Licensing Consultant SS (Licensing)
Job DescriptionSupplemental Information
Office of Early Childhood ? Division of Licensing
Job Focus Areas:
This classified Licensing Consultant-Social Services position is located within the Office of Early Childhood, Division of Licensing and will report to the classified Program Manager 1-Social Services. The person in this position will assist in the planning and directing of the statewide child care licensing program, which includes the review, analysis, and evaluation of facility operations for children of 1,600 providers. This position will primarily manage the intake and initial investigation of complaints received regarding licensed and unlicensed programs. He/she must possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of all State licensing programs as related to child care licensing.
In addition to the information above, duties and responsibilities that this Licensing Consultant may perform will include, but are not limited to the following:
* Reviews reports, and results of inspections to determine proper action relative to licensing of facilities;
* Plans and coordinates regular and special studies, inspections of phases or overall operations of facilities;
* Works closely with and coordinates programs with other state agencies pertaining to licensing activities;
* Prepares reports for management recommending adverse action against providers;
* Advise and consult with administrators pertaining to licensing procedures, policies, and regulations;
* Work closely with and coordinate programs with other state agencies pertaining to licensing activities;
* Provides consultation to providers regarding licensing issues and procedures; and
* Additional duties may be assigned by the Program Manager 1-SS, Program Manager 2-SS, or Assistant Superintendent of Early Childhood as they pertain to the overall operation and success of the Division of Licensing.
The preferred candidate should have strong communication skills (written and verbal), along with experience in developing data systems and/or changes to data systems. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in data reporting and project management; experience with child care centers and Early Childhood; experience in the system development life cycle within state government; and experience in ClearQuest, CAF?, CAPS, Onbase, BLAS, TIPS or other data management systems skills.
One position is available and depending on funding, this position may be filled as a job appointment, a new hire, by promotion of any permanent classified state employee OR promotion of a permanent classified employee of the Department of Education, Special School District, or the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
You may attach a resume; however only the information listed on the online application will be considered to determine qualification. All education, prior experience, including dates related to education and prior experience MUST be listed on the online application.
To be considered for this position, you are encouraged to attach a copy of your college transcript(s) to your online application, fax to the Department of Education (DOE) Human Resources Office at 225-###-####, or mail to the DOE Human Resources Office, P. O. Box 94064, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804 by the closing date of this announcement.
This is Announcement #50551288.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the \"Apply\" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.
NOTE: Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
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Eligible for consideration ? You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
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Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.
Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) ###-#### or Toll Free: (866) ###-#### during business hours for additional assistance.
(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at www.jobs.la.gov).
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Louisiana Department of Education ? Human Resources
PO Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
(225) ###-#### Qualifications
A baccalaureate degree plus four years of professional level experience in hospital, nursing home, or day care center administration; public health, social services, family life education, early childhood development regulatory experience, administrative services, or teaching at the elementary or secondary level.
A baccalaureate degree in early childhood education; early childhood administration; child development; Pre-K-3 education; general education/studies with a concentration in early childhood education/child development; early childhood education/elementary education; family & consumer sciences; family/child life & family studies; special education; elementary education or human ecology w/early childhood education will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A master's degree in any field will substitute for one year of the required experience.
Specialized and advanced degrees with less than a Ph.D. will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
A Ph.D. in any field will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Specialized and advanced degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.
Travel is required. Applicant must possess a valid LA Driver's license at time of appointment.
Day care center ? a licensed facility caring for seven (7) or more children.
Early childhood development concerns children from birth to eight (8) years.
Daycare Center Administration is the operation of facilities whose primary business is the care of a child by a person other than the child's legal guardians. This work involves directing and overseeing the business operations of the center as well as assuring compliance with state and federal regulations. Teaching/direct care giving is not qualifying.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To perform professional programmatic support functions in relation to social care facility licensing programs, such as those related to child care centers, residential homes and juvenile justice detention centers.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Broad from a Program Manager 1-SS or other higher level personnel.
May directly or functionally supervise a staff of clerical employees.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Children and Family Services.
Differs from Licensing Specialist 2 by the presence of responsibility for programmatic administrative functions such as contract monitoring, policy planning and clearances, and research and analysis.
Differs from Program Manager 1-Social Services (licensing manager) by the absence of managerial responsibility for the licensing program.
See allocation criteria memo.
Examples of Work
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Reviews reports and results of surveys for determination of proper action relative to licensing of facilities.
Advises and consults with administrators pertaining to licensing procedures, policies and regulations.
Formulates current and long range plans and policies.
Prepares and submits any required rulemaking to enact licensing regulations.
Revises rules, regulations, and procedures to meet changes in law or policies.
Assists in analyzing the impact of federal, state, and local legislation, advises agency officials, prepares position statements, presents testimony, and writes legislation.
Plans and coordinates regular and special studies, inspections or investigations of phases or overall operations of facilities.
Formulates recommendations regarding licensing of providers of services.
Manages the investigations of complaints received on unlicensed and licensed programs.
Provides consultation to providers regarding child care licensing issues, programs and procedures.
Works closely with and coordinates programs with other state agencies pertaining to licensing activities.
Identifies staff development needs and ensures that necessary training is obtained.
Prepares, conducts and participates in in-service training for professional specialists, providers and upon request, the general public.
Monitors and ensures collection of fees for licensure, license renewals and other required fees.
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