Child Care Specialist Iii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$59,679.36 - $99,466.43 Annually
Posted
Sep 26, 2020
Closes
Oct 10, 2020
Ref
20-01572
Function
Childcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Oversees the implementation of the Preschool Development Grant B-5 (PDG B-5) initiative. Supervising Child Care Specialist IIs funded by the PDG B-5 initiative; coordinating CLASS observations and feedback sessions for early childhood programs participating in the PDG B-5 initiative, providing professional learning opportunities to early childhood educators in curriculum implementation, on-going child assessment, positive adult-child interactions, creating engaging environments and partnering with families. Works under the supervision of the Program Administrator I.

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, experience, and training equivalent to the following: :
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training 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:

Valid driver's license.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Fluent in English and Spanish language, both oral and written.
  • Grant management experience.
  • Program management experience.
  • CLASS certified observer.

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 accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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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