Community Care Licensing Specialist I

Workplace Alaska - Anchorage, AK

Full-time$4,100 a month

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

Become a part of the Child Care Program Office (CCPO) Team!

Our Mission:
We support families in accessing quality child care

Our Vision:
Safe, healthy child care is available and affordable for all families in Alaska

The Department of Health and Social Services, Child Care Program Office (CCPO) is recruiting for a Community Care Licensing Specialist I located in Anchorage.

The Child Care Program Office is seeking an individual to join the licensing team in continuing to meet the above mission and vision statements in their service to the children, families, and child care providers in Alaska.

The Department of Health & Social Services values more than just technical ability in our team members. We are seeking an individual who is enthusiastic and passionate about their work; demonstrates a high level of initiative; has excellent interpersonal skills; has a commitment to professional and respectful customer service; and who can adapt to a dynamic, changing work environment.

Key responsibilities include:
Maintaining a workload of licensed child care facilities.
Processing licensing applications for pending facilities.
Applying knowledge of complex statutes, regulations, and policies and procedures to specific situations, and being able to convey this information to other team members, providers, partner agency members, and the general public.
Conducting on-site inspections and investigations to determine compliance with State of Alaska Child Care Licensing Regulations and Statutes.
Conducting interviews during inspections and investigations and documenting the results.
Generating and issuing Reports of Inspection, Reports of Investigation, Notices of Violation, Enforcement Actions and Child Care Licenses.

We are looking for a team member with the following demonstrated knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience:
Work experience demonstrating the ability to read, understand, interpret, apply and explain complex regulations and statutes.
Experience in conducting on-site inspections and/or investigations, including conducting interviews, taking notes, and reviewing documents to determine compliance with Program Requirements and/or Regulations and Statues.
Full-time professional work experience within the field of early childhood care and education.
Ability in responding appropriately to inquiries and complaints from the general public, combined with the ability to determine if the allegations are substantiated or not.
Experience in dealing with stressful situations and managing interactions with angry or upset individuals in a professional manner.
Enthusiasm and passion for your work with exceptional attention to detail.
Ability to work as an individual and as a team member with critical thinking and effective decision making skills.
Experience in dealing with the various cultural and ethnicities through-out the State of Alaska.
Excellent organizational skills.
Proven ability to multi-task, manage time and adhere to established time lines with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Excellent oral communication skills, including experience in speaking in front of small or large groups of people.
Excellent written communication skills, including generating and issuing comprehensive Inspection or Investigation Reports.
A high level of computer skills: including experience demonstrating the ability to enter and retrieve data using a computerized records system.

This position will require travel, sometimes on short notice. Travel may be via commercial and small aircraft, vehicle, ferry, or may include a combination of transportation methods. This position requires a valid Alaska Drivers license.

For information about the Child Care Program Office go to:

To view the general description and example duties for a
Community Care Licensing Specialist I please go to the following link:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college
Two years of technical or professional experience in social services, education, health care, mental health, juvenile justice, or a closely related field.

Substitution: Additional technical or professional experience in social services, education, health care, mental health, juvenile justice , or a closely related field may substitute for the required bachelor's degree (3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours equals one month of work experience).

At time of application, applicant must attach the following items. (If unable to attach, please fax or e-mail the items to the contact listed below prior to the closing date of this recruitment).

NOTE: Omission of any required documentation listed below will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.

A copy of academic transcripts, to verify post-secondary education used to meet the minimum qualifications. Transcripts are required with each application. (Unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts).
Cover Letter, must describe your knowledge, skills, abilities, as they pertain to the points bulleted in the job description listed above.

At time of interview applicant must submit:
Three (3) professional references including daytime phone numbers. One (1) reference must be from your current or most recent supervisor, within the past two (2) years.
Copies of your last two (2) performance appraisals. If unavailable, two (2) supervisory letters of reference may be substituted.
A professional writing sample, additional to the cover letter requested.

At time of employment applicant must submit:
A valid Alaska Driver's License.

Please read the below information carefully. This applies to your application submission.

A cover letter is required. Please attach it as a separate document for this position. The cover must also describe your knowledge, skills, abilities, as they pertain to the points bulleted in the job description listed 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. Your cover letter will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process. Omission of any required documentation will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.

To verify education to meet the required minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. When a degree has not been received, please indicate the number of units completed. When transcripts are required to verify educational credentials for this position the transcripts must be attached at the time of application. Omission of required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Omission of required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.

When using work experience not already documented in your application, please provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. Work experience needed to meet the minimum qualifications must be documented in the application. A resume will not be used to determine that minimum qualifications have been met for the position in which you are applying. If the application does not support minimum qualifications, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

If you are currently or previously been appointed to a flexibly staffed position please ensure your work experience within a flexibly staffed position indicates the actual dates employed at each level. Ensure your time and any subsequent flex promotion(s) are documented as a separate position. This is required as there are minimum qualifications that require experience at a particular level in which the lower level may not be considered. If this information is not accurately reflected in your application this may cause the processing of your application for consideration to be delayed.

NOTE: Attaching a resume is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting "see resume" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.

The State of Alaska does not provide VISA Employer sponsorships.

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

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via hardcopy application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to successfully apply. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska "How to Apply" webpage, found here:

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This individual position is EXEMPT from the hiring restrictions. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:

Name: Christina Hulquist, Program Coordinator II
Phone: (907) 269-3439
Fax: (907) 269-4536