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Senior Child Care Licensing Insptr (#SCDCLIGENM) GENM
$17.23-$27.35 Hourly / $2,986.53-$4,740.67 Monthly / $35,838.40-$56,888.00 Yearly


Performs duties inspecting and providing consultations and training for prospective child care center and family day care home owners, managers, or operators; training and supervising inspectors of child care facilities and family day care homes.


An Associate's or higher degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Child Care Center Management or any Behavioral or Social Science field; and
Two years of experience as a licensing inspector of child care facilities or family day care homes.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and

Possession of a valid Driver License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of regulatory requirements concerning the licensing and operation of child care facilities and family day care homes.
  • Working knowledge of the functions, services, procedures and regulations of the unit to which assigned.
  • Working knowledge of building codes and ordinances.
  • Skill in the application of supervisory techniques.
  • Skill in making presentations to groups.
  • Skill in obtaining the cooperation of facility owners and operators.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Inspects child care facilities and family day care homes, observing conditions of physical plants and delivery of child care services, to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Recommends issuance or denial of licenses to child care facilities and family day care homes.
  • Provides training and onsite consultations for prospective child care center and family day care home owners, managers, or operators.
  • Provides indepth consultations on issues involved in operating a safe and healthy environment for young children, child development and establishing developmentally appropriate curriculums.
  • Identifies the need for specific programs that would promote a higher quality of child care.
  • Organizes, promotes and conducts workshops to educate owners, managers, operators, or parents of licensing requirements and issues involved in operating a safe and healthy environment for young children.
  • Provides information to the public regarding child care statutes and regulations, and offers technical advice and guidance to facility owners, managers, or operators.
  • Consults with management regarding policy changes and unusual cases.
  • Reviews case files for all renewal licenses and closures to determine whether the facility is in compliance with applicable laws.
  • Supervises, trains and provides guidance to subordinate inspectors.
  • Makes presentations to outside groups concerning child care and family day care facilities.
  • Assumes administrative responsibilities in the absence of the manager.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: SCDCLIGENM; EST: 11/20/1996; REV: 8/29/2011;