**Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8100-Professional Level Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered. **
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As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Licensing Specialist 1 or 2 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant.
Licensing Specialist 2 (SS-415)
$19.60 - $38.59
$3,397 - $6,689
$40,768 - $80,267
Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities" page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
Office of Early Childhood Operations – Division of Licensing
Job Focus Areas:
This position is located within the Office of Early Childhood Operations, Division of Licensing and will report to a classified Licensing Supervisor. The person in this position will assist in planning and directing statewide licensing programs. He/she will be directly responsible for all field operations through the supervision of a regional Licensing Supervisor and the Program Manager 1-Social Services that oversees the field staff. The person in this person must possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of all LDOE Licensing programs in order to effectively perform the duties of this Licensing Specialist position.
The duties and responsibilities of the Licensing Specialist 1 or 2 will primarily involve the review, analysis and evaluation of facility operations for child care providers, and may include, but not limited to the following:
Through the review of records, personnel interviews, client interviews and personal observation, the Licensing Specialist will obtain information that is relative to the quality of care, the operation of the facility and compliance with licensing standards;
Prepare reports and findings that will be used to make recommendations whether licensure should be granted, denied or deferred;
Explain and interpret the licensing laws and regulations to direct care staff, management and administrations staff in both an informal and formal setting to advise in providing quality care, as well as provide explanation and consultation regarding items found to be out of compliance;
Investigate complaints that are received from the public, professionals, law enforcement officials, other state agencies, etc. and prepare reports in a timely manner, as such findings could result in legal proceedings and revocation of licensure; and
Performs all other duties assigned by the supervisor and/or program managers.
The preferred candidate should have work experience with state and federal publicly funded programs, skilled in reading, interpreting, and implementing laws, regulations, administrative code, and policies in licensing programs.
**A child care criminal background check will be conducted by the LDOE on the selected candidate prior to beginning employment.
This position will require frequent travel and the candidate selected must to possess a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of hire (appointment).
**Note regarding the advertised pay range:
The maximum amount listed is the maximum salary a person can make while in this title and NOT the maximum amount we are allowed to pay a new hire.
One position is available; it will support the advertised area and surrounding parishes. This position may be filled as a job appointment, a probationary new hire, by promotion of any permanent classified state employee OR promotion of a permanent classified employee of the Louisiana Department of Education, Special School District, or the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
You may attach a resume; however only the information listed on the online application will be considered to determine qualification. All education, prior experience, including dates related to education and prior experience MUST be listed on the online application.
To be considered for this position, you are encouraged to attach a copy of your college transcript(s) to your online application, fax to the Department of Education (DOE) Human Resources Office at 225-342-1499, or mail to the DOE Human Resources Office, P. O. Box 94064, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804 by the closing date of this announcement.
This is Announcement #50401556.
Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8100-Professional Level Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.
Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test here.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.
Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
- Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*
Louisiana Department of Education – Human Resources
PO Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
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A baccalaureate degree plus two years of professional level experience in hospital, nursing home, or day care center administration; public health; social services; family life education; early childhood development regulatory experience; administrative services; or teaching at the elementary or secondary level.
A baccalaureate degree in early childhood education; early childhood administration; child development; Pre-K-3 education; general education/studies with a concentration in early childhood education/child development; early childhood education/elementary education; family & consumer sciences; family/child life & family studies; special education; elementary education or human ecology w/early childhood education will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A master's degree in any field will substitute for one year of required experience.
Specialized and advanced degrees with less than a Ph.D. will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
A Ph.D. in any field will substitute for all of the required experience.
Travel is required. Applicant must possess a valid LA Driver's license at time of appointment.
Day care center – a licensed facility caring for seven (7) or more children.
Early childhood development concerns children from birth to eight (8) years.
Daycare Center Administration is the operation of facilities whose primary business is the care of a child by a person other than the child's legal guardians. This work involves directing and overseeing the business operations of the center as well as assuring compliance with state and federal regulations.
Teaching/direct care giving is not qualifying.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To conduct surveys of social care facilities, such as child care centers, residential homes and juvenile justice detention centers, to determine conformity with program requirements or state and/or federal licensure regulations.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Direct from a Licensing Supervisor or other higher level personnel.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Children and Family Services.
Differs from Licensing Specialist 2 by the absence of advanced level duties.
Examples of Work
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Conducts statewide surveys of child day care centers, adoption agencies, foster care agencies, residential facilities, maternity homes, juvenile detention facilities and other facilities that are licensed by the state.
Chairs exit conferences with facility administrators and other officials to discuss inspection findings.
Studies the facility relative to construction, policies and procedures, organization, administration, and quality of services to determine the extent of compliance with program requirements or state licensure standards and/or federal standards.
Obtains information from review of records, personnel interviews, resident interviews, and personal observations relative to the operation of the facility and compliance standards.
Compiles information derived from surveys, prepares reports on results of surveys, describes findings and need for improvements or revision of facility operations, and formulates recommendations to enable the supervisor to determine whether licensure or star rating should be granted, denied or deferred.
Explains and interprets state and/or federal licensure and/or star rating standards to officials and staff or providers of service.
Furnishes explanation and consultation to administrative and direct care staff on rules and regulations found out of compliance during inspection visits.
Cooperates with administrators of facilities and professional groups in the preparation and presentation of educational programs for social care personnel.
May assist in training of new staff in performance of full range of tasks.
Assists providers on requested selected topics.
Conducts special investigations in response to complaints and prepares reports on findings.
May participate in legal proceedings, which includes testifying in court and appeal hearings.