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Preschool Director   

JOB TITLE:

Preschool Director

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Sparks Nevada United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Job Information

The City of Sparks is currently seeking to hire one (1) Preschool Director in the Parks & Recreation Department.


Are you looking for a meaningful career that has a positive impact on the community? If you answered YES, come join the City of Sparks! Aside from working for an organization that is dedicated to the community, you will also receive a generous and competitive salary, benefit package, tuition reimbursement, bilingual pay (when applicable) and retirement plan.
People who come to Sparks stay in Sparks.


Application Tips:
  • Fill out and update your general online application before attaching it to any new job posting.
    HR reviews information listed on the application submitted to the specific job posting.
  • Contact information: use an email address you can easily access at any time.
  • The Qualifications section below is your guide to understand what the City is looking for on your application, use this to your advantage.
    It is up to the candidate seeking employment/promotion to include all relevant information for qualification purposes, on the application the candidate submits to be considered for the job.
  • Training & Experience Questions: In addition to submitting the application, you will need to answer the Training & Experience questions at the end of the application as this is your Civil Service Exam.
  • DO attach: licenses/transcripts/certificates that will demonstrate you meet the education or certification requirements (see qualifications section to determine what documents to attach) or preferred experience/education.
  • DO NOT attach resumes or cover letters.
    The City of Sparks does not review these items with the application.
  • Enable TEXT messaging in your application before you hit submit! This feature will allow the City to send you important reminders throughout the recruitment process.

If you have any questions, please email hrstaff@cityofsparks.
us.
The City of Sparks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Civil Service Testing
:
The Civil Service Exam for this position will be a Training and Experience Questionnaire.
All applicants interested in consideration must complete the Training and Experience questions attached at the end of this job posting.
Training and Experience Questionnaires will be evaluated and given a score.
The score received will be the candidate's Civil Service Exam score and will determine the candidate's rank on the eligibility list.
It is, therefore, in the candidate's best interest to answer each question completely and thoroughly.

DESCRIPTION

Instruct children (3 to 6 years of age) in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in a safe structured environment.


DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is a single class position expected to independently perform the full range of preschool director functions for Small Wonders Learning Center at both Alf Sorensen and Marvin Moss locations.

Qualifications

Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications to continue in the recruitment process:

Education and Experience
Associates Degree in early childhood education and 1,000 hours (6 months) of verifiable work experience in a child care facility.


OR

Associates Degree in a related field and fifteen (15) completed semester hours in early childhood education and 2,000 (12 months) of verifiable work experience in a child care facility.


OR

High School Diploma or equivalent (if approved by the Administrator of the Division of Public and Behavioral Health), fifteen (15) completed semester hours in early childhood education or related courses and 3,000 hours (18 months) of verifiable work experience in a childcare facility.


Licenses and Certificates
Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire.


Must possess within thirty (30) days of hire and maintain throughout employment, the equivalent to a valid Nevada Class C drivers license.


Must possess within 90 days of hire and maintain throughout employment, a valid CPR/AED and First Aid Certificate from a recognized institution.


Examples of Essential Duties

Recruit, supervise, and evaluate a diverse group of part-time and temporary employees.


Maintain accurate records including but not limited to, enrollment, attendance, medical and all other records.
Maintain organized separate personnel records for each staff, including volunteers, substitutes and part-time employees.


Provide a fun, safe, recreational, and social environment for children of all ages and groups while maintaining positive relationships with parents and guardians.


Plan, organize and lead a structured curriculum of activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as but not limited to, games, arts, singing, story time, indoor and outdoor play, playground play, crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips for children aged three to six.
Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.


Supervise children at all times during indoor and outdoor play.
Enforce safety procedures.
Administer first aid as required.
Assist children with personal needs when necessary.


Praise and encourage children and provide them with a variety of learning and social experiences.
Perform the general set-up and clean-up for daily activities.


Establish and enforce rules for behavior, procedures for maintaining order, and promote positive social behavior, while following best practices for children and the appropriate developmental levels.
Create opportunities for all children to be successful through behavior modification plans and best practices appropriate for the assigned age group.


Complete written accident reports, incident reports and attendance reports, and address concerns from parents.


Perform related duties and responsibilities as required and other duties which may be assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Knowledge and understanding of Social Services and Washoe County Health District childcare center licensing requirements
  • Knowledge of and ability to read, write, basic math and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of basic first aid and CPR methods and techniques
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures and proper use and maintenance of facilities and equipment
  • Knowledge of and ability to use computer applications and software related to the work, including but not limited to, Microsoft Office
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted during work
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and initiative within general policy guidelines, independently and in the best interest of the program, program participants, and the City
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with children and their parents regarding issues or concern
  • Ability to summon emergency assistance and respond to or initiate contact with parents and licensing authority
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to exercise patience and care when dealing with young children
  • Ability to train others in work procedures

Physical Demands
This position is regularly exposed to noise.
Requires sufficient manual dexterity, strength, and stamina to perform sustained physical activity such as bending, stooping, kneeling, running, and crawling.
Requires the ability to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time, to lift equipment and materials weighing up to 40 pounds, and to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions including extreme heat, wind, and dust.
Must be able to meet social service requirements.


Supplemental Job Posting Information
  • This is a Civil Service position and is Non-Exempt under FLSA guidelines
  • This position reports to a Recreation Manager
  • Supervision exercised: Supervise daily activities and train support staff
  • May be called back, held over, work off-hours, nights weekends and holiday shifts as required
  • May be required to work during emergency circumstances or inclement weather conditions
  • May be required to pass a pre-placement drug screen and background investigation

Application and Recruitment Information

Human Resources will require prior to the first examination for the position, necessary documentary evidence be submitted for fitness of any qualification.
Any requirement not met for the advertised position prior to the first examination for that position, will be cause for Human Resources to decline to examine, certify or hire the applicant.

Recruitment Communication
:

Human Resources will be contacting you at various stages of the recruitment process via email only, even if you have chosen U.
S.
mail for prior application processes or for applications with other agencies.
Please make sure your email address is accurate.

Reasonable Accommodation:

Human Resources will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled candidates in the selection process.
If you have special needs, please notify the Human Resources office when you turn in your application or at least three (3) business days prior to the examination/interview by calling (775) 353-2345.

Disclaimer:
The City of Sparks hires and promotes candidates based on a competitive merit selection process, which may include any or all of the following: screening for minimum qualifications, written examinations, supplemental training and experience questionnaires, assessment centers, interviews (oral or written), physical tests or any combination which the Sparks Civil Service Commission may order.


Scoring in the top five (5) for promotion or top ten (10) for entry level in any part of the selection process merely advances the applicant to a higher round of examination, which may consist of additional interviews and other evaluations.
Scoring in the top five (5) or ten (10) gives no right to be selected for the position.
The City of Sparks reserves the right to select applicants who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications for the position


The City of Sparks is proud to offer a quality benefit program for our employees.
Our plan offers a variety of benefits for a diverse workforce.


This is an overview of the City of Sparks benefit plans only.
This overview does not in any manner modify, alter or expand or add to the applicable contract or resolution.


If you have questions regarding the various benefits described, please contact Human Resources at 353-2345.


  • No State Income Tax
  • Nevada PERS Retirement Plan Fully Paid by the City of Sparks
  • No Social Security Participation, but Medicare Deduction Required (1.
    45%)
  • Twelve Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Leave Plan
  • Sick Leave Plan
  • Sick Leave Bank
  • Personal Day
  • City Paid Medical, Dental, Prescription & Vision Insurance Coverage for Employee; Employees Hired after 7/1/2006 will contribute to the cost of Dependent Coverage
  • City Paid Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Workers Compensation
  • Military Leave
  • Family Leave
  • Longevity Pay
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Deferred Compensation Plans

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

74027.2 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707243431-74e10a2252e86a9b921e895d6dbc142f

LOCATION:

Nevada United States

CITY:

Sparks

Job Origin:

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Job Information

The City of Sparks is currently seeking to hire one (1) Preschool Director in the Parks & Recreation Department.

Are you looking for a meaningful career that has a positive impact on the community? If you answered YES, come join the City of Sparks! Aside from working for an organization that is dedicated to the community, you will also receive a generous and competitive salary, benefit package, tuition reimbursement, bilingual pay (when applicable) and retirement plan. People who come to Sparks stay in Sparks.


Application Tips:
  • Fill out and update your general online application before attaching it to any new job posting. HR reviews information listed on the application submitted to the specific job posting.
  • Contact information: use an email address you can easily access at any time.
  • The Qualifications section below is your guide to understand what the City is looking for on your application, use this to your advantage. It is up to the candidate seeking employment/promotion to include all relevant information for qualification purposes, on the application the candidate submits to be considered for the job.
  • Training & Experience Questions: In addition to submitting the application, you will need to answer the Training & Experience questions at the end of the application as this is your Civil Service Exam.
  • DO attach: licenses/transcripts/certificates that will demonstrate you meet the education or certification requirements (see qualifications section to determine what documents to attach) or preferred experience/education.
  • DO NOT attach resumes or cover letters. The City of Sparks does not review these items with the application.
  • Enable TEXT messaging in your application before you hit submit! This feature will allow the City to send you important reminders throughout the recruitment process.

If you have any questions, please email hrstaff@cityofsparks.us. The City of Sparks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Civil Service Testing
:
The Civil Service Exam for this position will be a Training and Experience Questionnaire. All applicants interested in consideration must complete the Training and Experience questions attached at the end of this job posting. Training and Experience Questionnaires will be evaluated and given a score. The score received will be the candidate's Civil Service Exam score and will determine the candidate's rank on the eligibility list. It is, therefore, in the candidate's best interest to answer each question completely and thoroughly.

DESCRIPTION

Instruct children (3 to 6 years of age) in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in a safe structured environment.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is a single class position expected to independently perform the full range of preschool director functions for Small Wonders Learning Center at both Alf Sorensen and Marvin Moss locations.

Qualifications

Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications to continue in the recruitment process:

Education and Experience
Associates Degree in early childhood education and 1,000 hours (6 months) of verifiable work experience in a child care facility.

OR

Associates Degree in a related field and fifteen (15) completed semester hours in early childhood education and 2,000 (12 months) of verifiable work experience in a child care facility.

OR

High School Diploma or equivalent (if approved by the Administrator of the Division of Public and Behavioral Health), fifteen (15) completed semester hours in early childhood education or related courses and 3,000 hours (18 months) of verifiable work experience in a childcare facility.

Licenses and Certificates
Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire.

Must possess within thirty (30) days of hire and maintain throughout employment, the equivalent to a valid Nevada Class C drivers license.

Must possess within 90 days of hire and maintain throughout employment, a valid CPR/AED and First Aid Certificate from a recognized institution.


Examples of Essential Duties

Recruit, supervise, and evaluate a diverse group of part-time and temporary employees.

Maintain accurate records including but not limited to, enrollment, attendance, medical and all other records. Maintain organized separate personnel records for each staff, including volunteers, substitutes and part-time employees.

Provide a fun, safe, recreational, and social environment for children of all ages and groups while maintaining positive relationships with parents and guardians.

Plan, organize and lead a structured curriculum of activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as but not limited to, games, arts, singing, story time, indoor and outdoor play, playground play, crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips for children aged three to six. Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.

Supervise children at all times during indoor and outdoor play. Enforce safety procedures. Administer first aid as required. Assist children with personal needs when necessary.

Praise and encourage children and provide them with a variety of learning and social experiences. Perform the general set-up and clean-up for daily activities.

Establish and enforce rules for behavior, procedures for maintaining order, and promote positive social behavior, while following best practices for children and the appropriate developmental levels. Create opportunities for all children to be successful through behavior modification plans and best practices appropriate for the assigned age group.

Complete written accident reports, incident reports and attendance reports, and address concerns from parents.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as required and other duties which may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Knowledge and understanding of Social Services and Washoe County Health District childcare center licensing requirements
  • Knowledge of and ability to read, write, basic math and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of basic first aid and CPR methods and techniques
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures and proper use and maintenance of facilities and equipment
  • Knowledge of and ability to use computer applications and software related to the work, including but not limited to, Microsoft Office
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted during work
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and initiative within general policy guidelines, independently and in the best interest of the program, program participants, and the City
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with children and their parents regarding issues or concern
  • Ability to summon emergency assistance and respond to or initiate contact with parents and licensing authority
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to exercise patience and care when dealing with young children
  • Ability to train others in work procedures

Physical Demands
This position is regularly exposed to noise. Requires sufficient manual dexterity, strength, and stamina to perform sustained physical activity such as bending, stooping, kneeling, running, and crawling. Requires the ability to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time, to lift equipment and materials weighing up to 40 pounds, and to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions including extreme heat, wind, and dust. Must be able to meet social service requirements.

Supplemental Job Posting Information
  • This is a Civil Service position and is Non-Exempt under FLSA guidelines
  • This position reports to a Recreation Manager
  • Supervision exercised: Supervise daily activities and train support staff
  • May be called back, held over, work off-hours, nights weekends and holiday shifts as required
  • May be required to work during emergency circumstances or inclement weather conditions
  • May be required to pass a pre-placement drug screen and background investigation

Application and Recruitment Information

Human Resources will require prior to the first examination for the position, necessary documentary evidence be submitted for fitness of any qualification. Any requirement not met for the advertised position prior to the first examination for that position, will be cause for Human Resources to decline to examine, certify or hire the applicant.

Recruitment Communication
:

Human Resources will be contacting you at various stages of the recruitment process via email only, even if you have chosen U.S. mail for prior application processes or for applications with other agencies. Please make sure your email address is accurate.

Reasonable Accommodation:

Human Resources will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled candidates in the selection process. If you have special needs, please notify the Human Resources office when you turn in your application or at least three (3) business days prior to the examination/interview by calling (775) 353-2345.

Disclaimer:
The City of Sparks hires and promotes candidates based on a competitive merit selection process, which may include any or all of the following: screening for minimum qualifications, written examinations, supplemental training and experience questionnaires, assessment centers, interviews (oral or written), physical tests or any combination which the Sparks Civil Service Commission may order.

Scoring in the top five (5) for promotion or top ten (10) for entry level in any part of the selection process merely advances the applicant to a higher round of examination, which may consist of additional interviews and other evaluations. Scoring in the top five (5) or ten (10) gives no right to be selected for the position. The City of Sparks reserves the right to select applicants who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications for the position


The City of Sparks is proud to offer a quality benefit program for our employees. Our plan offers a variety of benefits for a diverse workforce.

This is an overview of the City of Sparks benefit plans only. This overview does not in any manner modify, alter or expand or add to the applicable contract or resolution.

If you have questions regarding the various benefits described, please contact Human Resources at 353-2345.

  • No State Income Tax
  • Nevada PERS Retirement Plan Fully Paid by the City of Sparks
  • No Social Security Participation, but Medicare Deduction Required (1.45%)
  • Twelve Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Leave Plan
  • Sick Leave Plan
  • Sick Leave Bank
  • Personal Day
  • City Paid Medical, Dental, Prescription & Vision Insurance Coverage for Employee; Employees Hired after 7/1/2006 will contribute to the cost of Dependent Coverage
  • City Paid Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Workers Compensation
  • Military Leave
  • Family Leave
  • Longevity Pay
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Deferred Compensation Plans


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