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State of Nevada DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIALIST 1 - Underfill in Nevada


APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY - $49,047.12 to $72,119.52 PAY GRADE: 31

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Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.

Department: Health and Human Services (http://dhhs.nv.gov/)

Division: Aging & Disability Services

Location: Reno, Sparks

Job Class Code: 10.149


Announcement Number: 46147

Open to all qualified persons.

Posted 02/07/2024



Phone: (775)684-0132

Email: q.ashley@admin.nv.gov

Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

The Position

Developmental Specialists provide individual and group clinical, developmental and support services for individuals of all ages who have, or who may be at risk for, developmental delays, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities or related conditions, and social, emotional, and/or behavioral disorders.

Under immediate supervision, incumbents' function in a trainee capacity and learn to perform duties described in the series concept. The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) is currently recruiting for Developmental Specialist 1 Underfill in Reno/Sparks, Nevada. This recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies as they occur in the following programs: Nevada Early Intervention Services (NEIS) and Sierra Regional Center (SRC).

This position provides home-based specialized instruction and case management/service coordination services to children under the age of three with disabilities (that can include children with developmental delays, autism, vision and hearing impairments, genetic syndromes, and prematurity) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C federal regulations. The incumbent also serves on multi-disciplinary teams to determine program eligibility and services. Applicants who do not currently have an Endorsement License in Early Childhood Special Education will be required to obtain the endorsement at their own cost within the first 3 years of employment. ADSD provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, friendly co-workers, and is a great place to work. The mission of ADSD is to provide leadership and advocacy in the planning, development and delivery of a high quality, comprehensive support service system across the lifespan to allow all of Nevada's elders, children and adults with disabilities or special health care needs, to live independent, meaningful, and dignified lives to the greatest extent possible. The State of Nevada is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building diverse, inclusive, and innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages. * THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE*

To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-10_0/

To Qualify:

In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood special education, human growth and development, psychology, counseling, social work or closely related field.

Special Requirements

Some positions must obtain an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education issued by the Nevada Department of Education or a comparable certification issued by the Nevada Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C office within three years of appointment to this series or a comparable certification. (This license requirement applies only to those positions directly involved with children from birth to eight years of age with developmental delays.) Some positions must meet federal guidelines for Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional designation at the time of appointment. Some positions require a valid driver's license at time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment. Some positions require work on evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.


For more information about state employment, visit the following:

Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov

Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org

Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us

More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB


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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:

Division of Human Resource Management Northern Nevada 515 East Musser Street, First Floor Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868 Division of Human Resource Management Southern Nevada 7251 Amigo St, Suite 120 Las Vegas, NV 89119TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

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