Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Children & Family Services Specialist 1, G-18

Occupation Group

Health and Human Services

General Information

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Job Description

As a Children and Family Services Specialist, you would assist in the administration, implementation, and development of the various service programs offering assistance to children and families in need.  They also may recommend policy, plan programs, operate or monitor programs, and provide oversight and technical assistance to other organizations and facilities.  These positions are located in the Office of Children and Family Services.

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

A bachelor's degree; AND two years of professional qualifying experience*.


A master's or higher degree; AND one year of professional qualifying experience*.


A master's or higher degree in social work.

*Qualifying experience is defined as:

Either 1: providing services to children and their families either in the inspection, management, or administration of: foster care programs; day care programs; adoption programs; domestic violence programs; youth detention facilities; or other providers of care, support, and assistance to children, assuring compliance for certification or licensing purposes;

OR 2: providing, supervising, monitoring, or administering services for children, adults, or their families, including but not limited to: providing social casework, case planning, case management, counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy on behalf of clients, or direct investigation of potential abuse and neglect in one or more of the following settings: human services; juvenile justice; criminal justice; local departments of social services; or local voluntary childcare service programs.

Appointment Information

Appointment Information

Candidates may also be appointed to a traineeship to this job title from the PCO eligible list. See the Generalist Job Titles description for more information.

To Apply

You must have or expect to receive a bachelor's or higher degree by September 1, 2020.

The 2019 PCO will be open for application from January 18, 2019. To apply for the examination for this PCO Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 20, 2019, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2019, and take the PCO written test in April of 2019. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: