Child Care Specialist Iii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$59,679.36 - $99,466.43 Annually
Posted
Nov 09, 2019
Closes
Nov 22, 2019
Ref
19-02467
Function
Childcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Under the supervision of the Child Care Administrator I, the Child Care Specialist III serves as the Director of the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) with reasonability for the overall planning, directing and supervision of the activities of the VPI program. Oversees the technical assistance, resources, information dissemination and monitoring activities for the community-based programs participating in VPI. Will be the expert on subject matter within the guidelines of the program.

Note: Salary will not exceed midpoint of the advertised salary range.

Illustrative Duties

  • Plans and directs the administration, programming, and management of a broad program area;
  • Provides fiscal management of grants, which may include managing the administrative budget and/or overseeing disbursements to participants;
  • Interprets federal, state, and local laws and regulations as they apply to programs;
  • Assists in developing various program policies and procedures;
  • Provides comprehensive training and technical assistance for child care programs;
  • Has ultimate responsibility for the development of all training programs on program planning and child development;
  • Provides quality assurance for programs and makes recommendations for improvements;
  • Performs short- and long-range planning and adjusts systems and resources to match current program strategies;
  • Monitors program statistics and oversees production of reports summarizing program accomplishments;
  • Oversees coordination of services with other governmental programs and community organizations to enhance effectiveness of partnerships;
  • Represents the program in task forces including other governmental agencies and community groups;
  • Directs and supervises a large staff of supervising professionals who develop, deliver and evaluate training in the field of child care or child development and/or child care specialists;
  • Oversees and coordinates recruitment and staffing issues.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methodology of assigned area of accountability;
  • Knowledge of county budget/fiscal policies and procedures;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to perform short- and long-range planning and monitor effectiveness of programs;
  • Ability to keep current on the latest theories of early childhood development and education;
  • Ability to work independently and as a leader of a team;
  • Ability to manage projects and supervise others;
  • Ability to serve as a supervisor of a training or technical assistance team;
  • Ability to work collaboratively to build partnerships with other jurisdictions and organizations (e.g. businesses, non-profit entities, etc.).


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in early childhood education, psychology, social work, or a closely related field; plus three years of professional experience in day care administration, early child education, or related human service administration.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:

Not applicable.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must complete a criminal background check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Fluent in English and Spanish language, both oral and written;
  • Virginia State Teaching Licensed with NK-4, PreK-6, or PreK-3 endorsement.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally sedentary in nature. However, incumbent may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items up to 25 pounds. Ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Sufficiently mobile to attend meetings at various locations and make presentations to county staff and community. All duties performed with or without reasonable accomodation.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may include exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.

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