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Published
March 15, 2019
Location
Davidson County, Tennessee
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Description

Minimum Qualifications

LOCATION OF (1) POSITION TO BE FILLED: DEPARTMENT OF INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, MIDDLE TENNESSEE REGIONAL OFFICE DIVISION, DAVIDSON COUNTY

Education and Experience:Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in special education, rehabilitation or therapeutic health, nursing, sociology, social work, or any behavioral science field and experience equivalent to three years of professional developmental disabilities and/or mental health work, of which one year must include professional developmental disabilities work.

Substitution of Experience for Education: Qualifying professional developmental disabilities or mental health work may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of four years (e.g., experience equivalent to one year of full-time work in one or a combination of the above listed fields may substitute for one year of the required education).
Substitution of Education for Experience: Additional graduate coursework in special education, rehabilitation or therapeutic health, nursing, sociology, social work, or any behavioral science field may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of one year, there being no substitution for the one year of specialized experience.

OR

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and experience equivalent to four years of professional developmental disabilities and/or mental health work, of which one must include professional developmental disabilities work.

Other Requirements

Necessary Special Qualifications:None.
Examination Method: Education and Experience,100%, for Preferred Service positions.
Job Overview

Summary:Under general supervision, is responsible for professional intellectual and developmental disabilities staff advisory and coordinative work of considerable difficulty and/or supervisory work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: This is the highest class in the IDD Program Specialist sub-series. An employee in this class supervises professional staff and/or performs intellectual and developmental disabilities program work of considerable scope and complexity. An employee may be assigned to the central or a regional office or to a developmental facility where the individual independently or through professional employees provides technical assistance to program providers, monitors program compliance, gathers and disseminates information, and/or performs other functions relating to intellectual and developmental disabilities program administration. This class differs from IDD Program Specialist 2 in that an incumbent of the latter performs at the working level.
Competencies (KSA's)

Competencies:
  1. Decision Quality
  2. Problem Solving
  3. Organizing
  4. Developing Direct Reports and Others
  5. Conflict Management
  6. Confronting Direct Reports
  7. Action Oriented
  8. Organizational Agility
  9. Customer Focus
  10. Ethics and Values

Knowledge:

  1. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  2. Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office proceduresandterminology.
  3. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  4. Knowledge of the structure and content of language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  5. Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  6. Knowledge of arithmetic and its application.
  7. Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  8. Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

Skills:

  1. Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  2. Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  3. Using mathematics to solve problems.
  4. Monitoring/assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  5. Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  6. Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  7. Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  8. Teaching others how to do something.
  9. Actively looking for ways to help people.
  10. Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  11. Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  12. Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  13. Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  14. Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  15. Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  16. Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  17. Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  18. Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Abilities:

  1. The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  2. The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
  3. The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  4. The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
  5. The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
  6. The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  7. The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  8. The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
  9. The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  10. The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
  11. The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
  12. The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  13. The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

STATE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • Insurance
    There are a variety of insurance options available to state employees including:
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
  • Annual Leave
    Full-time employees earn annual leave each month at a rated based on years of service as follows:

    Years of Service

    • 0 up to 5
    • 5 up to 10
    • 10 up to 20
    • 20 or more

    Annual Leave Earned per Month

    • 1 day
    • 1 and days
    • 1 and days
    • 2 days

    Maximum Allowable days

    • 30 days
    • 36 days
    • 39 days
    • 42 days

    *Leave earned in excess of the maximum allowable days will be transferred to the employee's sick leave account annually on the employee's anniversary hire date.

  • Sick Leave
    All full-time employees accrue 1 day (7.5 hours) of sick leave per month, provided they work the major portion of that month.
  • Bereavement Leave
    Leave with pay is granted for three days in the event of the death of an employee's spouse, child, stepchild, grandchild, parents, grandparents, siblings, stepparents, foster parents, or parents-in-law without charge to the employee's leave time. Two additional days of sick leave may be granted to provide a total of five days absence for this purpose.
  • Family Medical Leave
    Allows up to twelve work weeks of leave* each year to eligible employees for certain family and medical reasons. Continued health insurance coverage is provided during the leave period, and the employee is reinstated to the same or an equivalent position once the leave period has ended.
    *Leave may or may not be paid leave, depending on individual employee's leave balances for earned leave.
  • ParentalLeave
    Parentalleave is an absence from work granted anyemployee who has been employed in state service for at least 12 consecutive months as a full-time employee.Parental leave is a combination of sick, annual, or special leave without pay for a period not to exceed four months following the birth of a child.
  • Military Leave
    Granted in accordance with applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Holidays
    Each year, full-time state employees receive 11 holidays off with pay.
  • Retirement
    State employees are automatically members of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System . (TCRS) Employees must accrue 5 years of creditable state service to be vested (guaranteed retirement benefits when age requirements are met). Vested members of TCRS become eligible for service retirement upon completion of 30 years of creditable service or upon attainment of age 60.
  • Deferred Compensation
    Employees may choose to make pre-tax contributions to a variety of investment options through the 401(k) plan or the 457 plan. A minimum $20 monthly contribution is required to participate in the plans. For the 401(k) plan, the state will match the $50 per month minimum contribution. The $50 match policy is evaluated on an annual basis.
  • Flexible Benefits Plan
    Under this program certain specific expenses (e.g.,medical and dental insurance premiums, medical expenses, dependent day care expenses) can be deducted from an employee's paycheck prior to taxes, resulting in a lower taxable income level.
  • Higher Education Fee Discounts and Waivers
    A 25% discount on undergraduate tuition at any state operated institution of higher learning in Tennessee is available to children 23 years of age or under of full time state employees. In addition, full-time state employees with six months of continuous service are eligible to have tuition fees waived for one course per semester at a state institution. For further information on higher education discounts, click on Chapter 1540 on the Secretary of State Rules and Regulations web page.
  • Baccalaureate Education System Trust (BEST) Program (BEST)
    The Baccalaureate Education System Trust (BEST) was created by the Tennessee General Assembly for the purpose of providing Tennessee families with a means to save for their children's future college education costs.
  • Wellness Program
    The State Employee Wellness Program works to increase employees knowledge of options for healthier lifestyles through information and events that focus on improving behaviors affecting your health. Some specific benefits offered through the program include health risk assessments, fitness events, smoking cessation programs, and various other benefits.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    EAP is a confidential counseling and referral service for all employees and their dependents. All services are strictly confidential and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
01
Which best describes your level of education? (Note: If you are within 120 days of graduating, excluding high school, please select your pending degree.)

  • Did not graduate from High School or obtain GED
  • High School or GED
  • Some College
  • Associates Degree
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 1 Year Masters Degree
  • 2 Year Masters Degree
  • Doctorate Degree
02
Please indicate what level of degree in special education, rehabilitation or therapeutic health, nursing, sociology, social work, or any behavioral science field you have completed. (Note: If you are within 120 days of graduating, please select your pending degree)

  • Not applicable
  • Associates degree
  • Bachelors degree
  • Masters degree
  • Doctorate degree
03
How many UNDERGRADUATE quarter hours from an accredited college or university in special education, rehabilitation or therapeutic health, nursing, sociology, social work, or any behavioral science field have you completed? (Note: To convert semester hours to quarter hours, multiply the number of semester hours you have completed by 1.5)

  • Not applicable
  • 1-44 quarter hours
  • 45-89 quarter hours
  • 90-134 quarter hours
  • 135-179 quarter hours
  • 180 quarter hours or more
04
How many GRADUATE quarter hours from an accredited college or university in special education, rehabilitation or therapeutic health, nursing, sociology, social work, or any behavioral science field have you completed? (Note: To convert semester hours to quarter hours, multiply the number of semester hours you have completed by 1.5)

  • Not applicable
  • 1-35 quarter hours
  • 1 Year Master's Degree
  • 36 quarter hours or more
05
How many years of professional developmental disabilities and/or mental health work experience do you have?

  • No experience
  • Less than 1 years
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 3 years to less than 4 years
  • 4 years to less than 5 years
  • 5 years to less than 6 years
  • 6 years to less than 7 years
  • 7 years or more
06
How many years of professional developmental disabilities work experience do you have?

  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year or more

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