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

Children and Family Services Specialists 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.

Bachelor's degree and two years of qualifying experience;*
Master's or higher degree and one year of qualifying experience.*

* Qualifying experience is defined as either: professional experience providing services to children and their families either in 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 providing, supervising, monitoring, or administering human services; juvenile justice; criminal justice; local departments of social services; or local voluntary childcare service programs providing 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.

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. For further appointment information, see the Appointments tab in the PCO Overview.

To Apply

To apply for the examination for this PCO Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 22, 2017, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2017, and take the PCO written test in April of 2017. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: