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COMMUNITY PROGRAM SPECIALIST III

  • ... Department of Developmental Services Headquarters
  • ... Dallas, Texas, United States
  • ...

    Full-time

  • ... Salary: 8398 per year
  • Posted on: Apr 25, 2024       Expires on: Jun 09, 2024

COMMUNITY PROGRAM SPECIALIST III   

JOB TITLE:

COMMUNITY PROGRAM SPECIALIST III

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Dallas Texas United States

REMOTE:

No

JOB DESCRIPTION:

RE-ADVERTISEMENT: If you previously applied to this position, it is not necessary to submit a new application.


This is a Limited-term position which may be extended or become permanent.

Under the general direction of the Assistant Deputy Director of the Office of Community Operations (OCO), the Community Program Specialist (CPS III) will be performing and leading analytical and administrative assignments related to the Uniform Fiscal System Modernization (UFSM) and the Consumer Electronic Records Management System (CERMS) Projects. The CPS III will be responsible to provide leadership, guidance, and direction on all data needs related to federal and/or state programs. The CPS III will also work closely with program management, subject-matter experts, and development staff to facilitate communication, consultation, and development and dissemination of training materials. This CPS III will provide expertise in incorporating oversight and monitoring items into the new system(s) as well as initiate and lead workgroups to address program interests in the CERMS and UFSM platforms.
We will consider candidates from the Staff Services Manager I eligibility list; however, the appointment classification will be a Community Program Specialist III. You must meet the minimum qualifications for both classifications.
This position is eligible to participate in DDS’ hybrid telework schedule. Participation in telework is subject to DDS’ guidelines.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
  • COMMUNITY PROGRAM SPECIALIST III
  • STAFF SERVICES MANAGER I

Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist
  • Duty Statement

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-395606
Position #(s):
472-554-8362-302
472-554-8362-301
Working Title:
Community Program Specialist III (Specialist)
Classification:
COMMUNITY PROGRAM SPECIALIST III
$6,760.00 - $8,398.00

Shall Consider:

STAFF SERVICES MANAGER I

$6,760.00 - $8,398.00
# of Positions:
2
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Telework:
Hybrid
Job Type:
12 Month Limited Term - Full Time

Department Information

The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.

These disabilities include intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and related conditions. Services are provided through state-operated developmental centers and community facilities, and contracts with 21 nonprofit regional centers. The regional centers serve as a local resource to help find and access the services and supports available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
The DDS is located in a modern, sustainable and innovative office building at 1215 “O” Street, Sacramento, California. Some amenities of the building include:
  • First floor retail space (separate access from 12th Street)
  • Café with multiple vendors
  • Outdoor seating for meal breaks
  • Employee fitness center which includes a yoga studio, cardio equipment and weights
  • Plaza area with kitchenette on each floor
  • Lactation rooms

Department Website: http://www.dds.ca.gov

Special Requirements

The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be typed in 12-point Arial font, single spaced, and be no more than two pages in length. Applicants who fail to answer the question below or submit an SOQ may not be considered.

  • Based on the duty statement please indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.

If you are using list eligibility from an on-line exam to qualify for this position, you MUST include with your application any documentation (i.e., copy of transcript, degree, license, etc.) to verify meeting the MQ’s or you may NOT be considered for the position. Note: All foreign transcripts MUST be accompanied by a third party academic credential evaluation.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 5/5/2024

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:


Department of Developmental Services - Headquarters
Attn: Huyen Nguyen
Cert Unit
1215 O Street, MS 10-40
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:


Department of Developmental Services - Headquarters
Huyen Nguyen
Cert Unit
1215 O Street, MS 10-40
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Statement of Qualifications -
    A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required and is a narrative discussion of how the candidate's education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications and qualify them for the position. The SOQ serves as a documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. SEE “SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS” ABOVE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Knowledge of: The Lanterman Act and the California developmental disabilities services system and state and federal budgeting policies and procedures. The successful applicant will have including applicable state and federal laws, policies, and regulations; federally funded programs; skills and experience working with people in a teamwork environment. Analytical methods, principles and techniques are essential to the successful performance of job duties, as is knowledge of human service systems and agencies. Research methods are desirable.

Ability to: Read and analyze laws, regulations, policies, and data indicators. Coordinate activities, provide technical assistance, and use effective research skills. Develop cooperative and constructive working relationships with other agencies, regional centers, service providers, consumers, families and other stakeholders; reason logically and creatively; analyze data and present ideas and information effectively; analyze situations accurately and take effective, appropriate action; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; work in a fast-paced environment and organize/prioritize workload to meet demands. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.

Benefits

As a state employee working for the Department of Developmental Services, you and your family will have access to excellent medical, dental and vision insurance benefits in addition to retirement benefits.

Benefit eligibility may be based on job classification, bargaining unit, time base and length of appointment. Additional benefits may also be outlined for specific bargaining units in employee collective bargaining contracts. For more information, please visit the links below:

California State Employee Benefits Summary
CalPERS Health Benefits Summary 2024

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website: http://www.dds.ca.gov

Hiring Unit Contact:
Aaron Christian
(916) 879-6960 ext:
Aaron.Christian@dds.ca.gov

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Office of Human Rights and Advocacy
(916) 654-1888
OHRAS@dds.ca.gov

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Additional Information

The first cut-off date for this job posting is 10/13/2023.


Electronic application submission is highly encouraged.

Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment.

This recruitment may be utilized to fill future vacancies that may occur during the life of the certification list.

Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting Minimum Qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification. Official transcripts may be required upon appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the Minimum Qualifications, the candidate may be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the California Department of Human Resources.

Remove Confidential Information

Do NOT include ANY confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State application, resume, or educational transcripts.

Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver’s license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information on the first page of applications submitted electronically online, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver’s license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Position Details

POSTED:

Apr 25, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

8398 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1715028354-ea8b849620c8f672c9a86e20c2f50ceb

LOCATION:

Texas United States

CITY:

Dallas

Job Origin:

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This is a Limited-term position which may be extended or become permanent.

Under the general direction of the Assistant Deputy Director of the Office of Community Operations (OCO), the Community Program Specialist (CPS III) will be performing and leading analytical and administrative assignments related to the Uniform Fiscal System Modernization (UFSM) and the Consumer Electronic Records Management System (CERMS) Projects. The CPS III will be responsible to provide leadership, guidance, and direction on all data needs related to federal and/or state programs. The CPS III will also work closely with program management, subject-matter experts, and development staff to facilitate communication, consultation, and development and dissemination of training materials. This CPS III will provide expertise in incorporating oversight and monitoring items into the new system(s) as well as initiate and lead workgroups to address program interests in the CERMS and UFSM platforms.
We will consider candidates from the Staff Services Manager I eligibility list; however, the appointment classification will be a Community Program Specialist III. You must meet the minimum qualifications for both classifications.
This position is eligible to participate in DDS’ hybrid telework schedule. Participation in telework is subject to DDS’ guidelines.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
  • COMMUNITY PROGRAM SPECIALIST III
  • STAFF SERVICES MANAGER I

Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist
  • Duty Statement

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-395606
Position #(s):
472-554-8362-302
472-554-8362-301
Working Title:
Community Program Specialist III (Specialist)
Classification:
COMMUNITY PROGRAM SPECIALIST III
$6,760.00 - $8,398.00

Shall Consider:

STAFF SERVICES MANAGER I

$6,760.00 - $8,398.00
# of Positions:
2
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Telework:
Hybrid
Job Type:
12 Month Limited Term - Full Time

Department Information

The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.

These disabilities include intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and related conditions. Services are provided through state-operated developmental centers and community facilities, and contracts with 21 nonprofit regional centers. The regional centers serve as a local resource to help find and access the services and supports available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
The DDS is located in a modern, sustainable and innovative office building at 1215 “O” Street, Sacramento, California. Some amenities of the building include:
  • First floor retail space (separate access from 12th Street)
  • Café with multiple vendors
  • Outdoor seating for meal breaks
  • Employee fitness center which includes a yoga studio, cardio equipment and weights
  • Plaza area with kitchenette on each floor
  • Lactation rooms

Department Website: http://www.dds.ca.gov

Special Requirements

The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be typed in 12-point Arial font, single spaced, and be no more than two pages in length. Applicants who fail to answer the question below or submit an SOQ may not be considered.

  • Based on the duty statement please indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.

If you are using list eligibility from an on-line exam to qualify for this position, you MUST include with your application any documentation (i.e., copy of transcript, degree, license, etc.) to verify meeting the MQ’s or you may NOT be considered for the position. Note: All foreign transcripts MUST be accompanied by a third party academic credential evaluation.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 5/5/2024

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:


Department of Developmental Services - Headquarters
Attn: Huyen Nguyen
Cert Unit
1215 O Street, MS 10-40
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:


Department of Developmental Services - Headquarters
Huyen Nguyen
Cert Unit
1215 O Street, MS 10-40
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Statement of Qualifications -
    A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required and is a narrative discussion of how the candidate's education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications and qualify them for the position. The SOQ serves as a documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. SEE “SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS” ABOVE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Knowledge of: The Lanterman Act and the California developmental disabilities services system and state and federal budgeting policies and procedures. The successful applicant will have including applicable state and federal laws, policies, and regulations; federally funded programs; skills and experience working with people in a teamwork environment. Analytical methods, principles and techniques are essential to the successful performance of job duties, as is knowledge of human service systems and agencies. Research methods are desirable.

Ability to: Read and analyze laws, regulations, policies, and data indicators. Coordinate activities, provide technical assistance, and use effective research skills. Develop cooperative and constructive working relationships with other agencies, regional centers, service providers, consumers, families and other stakeholders; reason logically and creatively; analyze data and present ideas and information effectively; analyze situations accurately and take effective, appropriate action; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; work in a fast-paced environment and organize/prioritize workload to meet demands. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.

Benefits

As a state employee working for the Department of Developmental Services, you and your family will have access to excellent medical, dental and vision insurance benefits in addition to retirement benefits.

Benefit eligibility may be based on job classification, bargaining unit, time base and length of appointment. Additional benefits may also be outlined for specific bargaining units in employee collective bargaining contracts. For more information, please visit the links below:

California State Employee Benefits Summary
CalPERS Health Benefits Summary 2024

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website: http://www.dds.ca.gov

Hiring Unit Contact:
Aaron Christian
(916) 879-6960 ext:
Aaron.Christian@dds.ca.gov

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Office of Human Rights and Advocacy
(916) 654-1888
OHRAS@dds.ca.gov

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Additional Information

The first cut-off date for this job posting is 10/13/2023.


Electronic application submission is highly encouraged.

Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment.

This recruitment may be utilized to fill future vacancies that may occur during the life of the certification list.

Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting Minimum Qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification. Official transcripts may be required upon appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the Minimum Qualifications, the candidate may be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the California Department of Human Resources.

Remove Confidential Information

Do NOT include ANY confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State application, resume, or educational transcripts.

Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver’s license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information on the first page of applications submitted electronically online, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver’s license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

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