Department of Administrative Services

Child Care Licensing Supervisor (2540SH)

$40.57-$51.30 Hourly / $3,245.92-$4,104.23 BiWeekly /
$84,718.25-$107,120.14 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Office of Early Childhood, this class is accountable for supervising the statewide licensing and regulation of child care programs and providers.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives general direction from an administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Supervises a staff of Child Care Licensing Specialists and other staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; identifies staff training needs and designs and provides training to meet needs; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans program work; develops, implements and ensures maintenance of program procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; maintains daily communications with staff and child care licensed providers to ensure consistency in the implementation of regulations, policies and procedures; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies, procedures and legal proceedings; prepares reports and correspondence; provides budgetary input; interprets and explains child care licensing laws, regulations and policies to child care professionals and the public; reviews child care licensing proposals and makes recommendations concerning regulations and statutes that impact the child care licensing programs; oversees complaint investigations including the coordination of joint investigations with DCF, law enforcement officials, local officials and others; mediates disputes over regulatory compliance between licensing staff and child care provider staff; works with representatives of other state agencies and outside officials when establishing and implementing joint agreements and policies; contributes to preparation of statement of charges and notice of violations; prepares cases for referral to adjudication; represents agency in formal enforcement and administrative proceedings; represents the Division in agency meetings, community meetings and with Commission; alerts Commissioner of cases needing immediate attention; conducts staff meetings; works with information technology staff concerning programing requirements, testing and troubleshooting analysis; represents agency on committees, task forces and professional conferences; prepares and presents training to DCF staff on MOU; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies, procedures and regulatory practices; considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations related to child care programs; considerable knowledge of principles and techniques of planning and operating child care and youth camp programs; considerable knowledge of child care licensing functions; considerable knowledge of emergency procedures; considerable knowledge of investigative processes; knowledge of and ability to mediate conflict; knowledge of and ability to negotiate and support the drafting of settlement agreements; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; supervisory skills and leadership skills; ability to facilitate enforcement proceedings; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years of experience providing professional child care services with involvement in program development and operational policy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory or consultative capacity providing professional advice and/or technical support in the field of child care.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. A Master's degree in child development, early childhood education, public health, social work or other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  3. For state employees, two (2) years of experience as a Child Care Licensing Specialist may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(33)-Social Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(12)-SOCIAL SERV (P-2)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

SH 27

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Child Care Licensing Supervisor in Salary Group SH 25 approved effective July 1, 2014. (Revised to modify content and re-evaluate duties) Item No. 21-079

EFFECTIVE DATE

01/14/2022

CLASS: 2540SH; EST: 7/26/1979; REV: 4/20/2022;