Jobs in Nevada – Family Services Specialists

Website State of Nevada

Job Description:

Family Services Specialists assist families in achieving self-sufficiency; determine eligibility for a variety of public assistance and health-related programs; and/or provide coordinated employment and training services including assessment, vocational guidance, support services, and education to clients; and/or provide child support enforcement services. Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities required in this occupation.

Family Services Specialists interview applicants and recipients of public assistance; explain eligibility; and elicit information to determine which public assistance programs are applicable; assist clients in completing required applications; research and verify information provided by clients by contacting landlords, employers, utility companies, and personal creditors in order to confirm and process information to establish eligibility; compute income and evaluate other factors impacting the level of benefits; and make determinations according to required time frames and program regulations, policies and procedures.

The Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) uses intermittent positions to supplement full-time staff. DWSS intermittent positions are full-time positions with a regular work schedule, but have different layoff rights than permanent positions. DWSS moves intermittent positions to permanent positions based on attrition and seniority. Please reach out to DWSS Human Resources at with questions on intermittent status.

This posting is for positions located in the Reno, Sparks, and Carson City areas.

If you have a typing certificate issued within the last twelve (12) months verifying your net typing speed of a least 35 wpm in a five-minute test, please attach it. This typing certificate may be attained through any One-Stop Career Center office at no charge or through a staffing agency for a nominal fee. No online typing tests will be accepted. Otherwise, a typing test will be given as part of the interview process.

Job Requirements:

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of experience in a clerical/administrative/program support role which included customer relations; obtaining, verifying and evaluating information; organizing and prioritizing work in order to meet timelines and standards; applying and explaining program rules, regulations, policies and procedures; and performing mathematical computations; OR two years as an Administrative Assistant II in Nevada State service; OR sixty semester credits from an accredited college or university in general studies; business administration, social science or human services and one year of experience as described above; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
  • Skill in typing at a rate of speed designated by the hiring authority.
  • A valid driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
  • A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
  • A State of Nevada/FBI fingerprint based background check is required as a condition of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

Job Details:

Company:  State of Nevada

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Information Technology

Job Location: Sparks, NV, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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