CHILD CARE PROG EVALUATOR 2-081518-169

State of Tennessee - Blount County, TN (30+ days ago)3.8

Full-time

LOCATION OF (1) POSITION TO BE FILLED: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES - APS/CHILD CARE/SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM, BLOUNT COUNTY

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and experience equivalent to one year in one or a combination of the following: 1) professional child care program evaluation or administration, 2) professional care of children, 3) professional education, 4) professional social services, 5) professional inspection of facilities for compliance with fire, safety, or health regulations, or 6) non-professional experience assisting teachers or in child care at a facility licensed or certified by a local, state, or federal government.

Substitution of Education for Experience: Additional graduate course work in one or a combination of the following may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of one year: (1) Education Administration; (2) Educational or Developmental Psychology; (3) Early Childhood or Elementary Education; or (4) any field related to child care (e.g., 36 graduate quarter hours may be substituted for one year of required experience).

Other Requirements:
Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:
Complete a criminal history disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority;
Submit to a review of the Indicated Persons Registry of the Department of Children's Services;
Agree to release all records involving their criminal history to the appointing authority;
Supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint based criminal history records check;
Submit to a review of their status on the Department of Health's vulnerable persons registry;
Possess a valid driver's license if driving is an essential function of the position.
Examination Method: Education and experience,100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview:
Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for professional child/adult day care program evaluation work of average difficulty in regulation of licensed or certified child/adult day care facilities and programs; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the working level class in the professional Child Care Program Evaluator sub-series. An employee in this class examines child/adult day care facilities for adherence with licensure and certification regulations, investigates complaints against licensed and unlicensed child/adult day care facilities, and makes recommendations for issuance, denial, or approval of licensure or certification. This class differs from that of Child Care Program Evaluator 1 in that the latter functions in an entry level capacity under immediate supervision.

Competencies (KSA's):Competencies:
Integrity and Trust
Listening
Patience
Priority Setting
Time Management
Problem Solving
Interpersonal Savvy
Written Communications
Conflict Management

Knowledge:
Basic knowledge of laws, government regulations, and agency rules
Basic math skills
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation

Skills:
Active Learning
Active Listening
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do
Critical Thinking
Effective Time Management
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
Instructing
Judgment and Decision Making
Monitoring/assessing performance of self, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
Negotiation
Persuasion
Service Orientation
Written Communication

Abilities:
Arm-Hand Steadiness
Auditory Attention
Deductive Reasoning
Finger Dexterity
Memorization
Multi-tasking
Originality
Speech Clarity - the ability to speak clearly so others can understand you
Speech Recognition - the ability to identify and understand the speech of another person
The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations)
The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs
The ability to combine pieces of information to form conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)
The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted
The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion
The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways
The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged
The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you
The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of materials
The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong
Verbal Communication
Written Comprehension