Overview

This position is open to Alaska Residents only.
Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.

This position will be filled at either the I or II level depending on the applicant’s qualifications and job experience.
It is recommended that you apply for all levels if you are qualified.

The Department of Health & Social Services,
Office of Children’s Services (OCS) is recruiting
for 4 (four) full-time Children’s Protective Service Specialist I/II located in the
Fairbanks Field Office in the Family Services unit.

The individual in this position is responsible for Child Protection Services which may include:
Conducting family assessments which includes gathering comprehensive information about a family to determine whether or not a child is safe
Developing care and safety plans, both for in-home and out-of-home care
Developing case plans
Taking custody of children
Placing children in foster or relative care
Attending court hearings and testifying as needed
Conducting at least monthly home visits to parent and child homes
Extensive case-related documentation, including legal writing
Making referrals for services
Attending a variety of community based, case-related meetings

Please read through this entire recruitment carefully!
As a requirement of these positions, the selected candidates must have a valid Alaska Driver’s License or be able to obtain one within thirty (30) days of hire.
Relocation costs are not provided by the State of Alaska for this job class.
For some positions in this job class, a child protective history check will be performed per AS 12.62.160 and/or 13 AAC 68.315.
The successful candidate will be required, expenses paid, to attend two, one-week training course in Anchorage.
All positions require a valid Alaska driver’s license and successful completion of a background investigation, including fingerprinting and a criminal records check.

To view the general description and example duties for a
Protective Services Specialist I/II please go to the following link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/Alaska/classspecs
Protective Services Specialist I:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a major in a social, behavioral or health science, law or a related field.

Substitution:
Four years of any combination of postsecondary education (3 semester/ 4 quarter hours equal 1 month of experience) in a social, behavioral or health science, law or a related field and/or paraprofessional experience (any level) providing assistance, information or referrals to the public related to social services, health care or legal services may substitute for the bachelor’s degree.

Special Note:
Some positions require a valid Alaska driver’s license and/or a background investigation including fingerprinting. These requirements will be indicated at the time of recruitment.

Protective Services Specialist II:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a major in a social, behavioral or health science, law or a related field;
AND EITHER
One year of trainee level professional experience in child, adult, family, or group social work. This is met by experience as a Protective Services Specialist I with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere;
OR
One year of full proficiency experience in child, adult, family, or group case management, licensing, and/or probation work. This may be met by any combination of experience as a Community Care Licensing Specialist I, Adult Probation Officer II, Adult Probation Officer II ASAP, Juvenile Probation Officer II or Investigator II with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.

Substitution:
Four years of any combination of postsecondary education (3 semester/ 4 quarter hours equal 1 month of experience) in a social, behavioral or health science, law or a related field and/or paraprofessional experience (any level) providing assistance, information or referrals to the public related to social services, health care or legal services may substitute for the bachelor’s degree.

Special Note:
Some positions require a valid Alaska driver’s license and/or a background investigation including fingerprinting. These requirements will be indicated at the time of recruitment.
At time of interview applicant must submit:
1. Copy of degree or college transcripts, official or unofficial;
2. Resume with complete work history; and
3. Names and current contact phone numbers of three (3) professional references.

FLEXIBLY STAFFED
This position is flexibly staffed. This vacancy may be filled at either the I or II level, depending on the applicant’s training and/or experience. The full range of salaries is listed above. Starting salary will be determined by the level of the position. If filled at Level I, promotion to the Level II will only occur upon successful completion of the probationary period and required training, as well as the applicant meeting the minimum qualifications of the higher job class and final approval by supervisor. It is recommended that you apply for all levels if you qualify.

COVER LETTER
A cover letter is required for this position. The cover letter should highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the responsibilities listed in the job description above. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax it to the contact number provided in the job posting. The cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process. Your cover letter will be used as a writing sample. Omission of any required documentation will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.

EDUCATION
To verify education to meet the required minim


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