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DCYF ESIT Tribal Program Consultant (Commerce Specialist 4) - Olympia

at State of Washington

Posted: 11/30/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2622898

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


This announcement has been reopened in order to expand the candidate pool.

The Department of Children, Youth, and Families is a new cabinet agency in Washington State that has been established for the purpose of delivering existing services in a way that produces better outcomes for children, youth, and families served by the State of Washington.
We're looking for a Tribal Program Consultant (CS4) to join the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers team in support of the agencies vision that... "Washington's children and youth grow up safe and healthy -- thriving physically, emotionally and academically -- and are nurtured by family and community."
The Opportunity:
As a Tribal Program Consultant (CS4) you will get to provide training and technical assistance to service providers in order to achieve child and family outcomes in the spirit of our mission and guiding principles. This position is part of the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers Program, part of the Early Learning Programs Division. The purpose of the Early Support for Infants and Toddler Program (ESIT) is to build upon family strengths by providing coordination, supports, resources, and services to enhance the development of children with developmental delays and disabilities through everyday learning opportunities. 

Some of what you will be doing: 
  • Contribute to the development, administration, implementation, and management of all program activities ensuring the consistent implementation of all aspects of the federal individuals with Disabilities Act, (IDEA) Part C and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) early intervention services requirements.
  • Facilitates communication between multiple agencies providing services to children with disabilities, with an emphasis on strengthening government to government relationships with Tribal early intervention providers.
  • Assures contracts and agreements are implemented consistently with all program policies relates to IDEA, Part C and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) requirements and early intervention services.
  • Assists the Program Administrator in revising program policies and procedures when the federal law and regulations governing the program change.
  • Represent ESIT and presents at state and national leadership conferences and statewide quarterly technical assistance and training meetings.
What we are looking for: 
  • Bachelor's degree in early childhood, special education, public policy or related field.
  • Four (4) years of substantive and varied experience working with federally recognized tribal governments at an executive level.
  • Master of Public Administration in Tribal Governance.
  • Two (2) years substantive and varied experience working with federally recognized tribal governments at an executive level.
  • Experience working in or administering an early intervention program provided for under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
  • Extensive knowledge of Native American culture, Indian treaties, federal Indian policy and history, federal laws and programs affecting tribes, Indian case law and tribal government structures and issues.
  • Proven ability to facilitate issues arising from cultural difference tribal government structures, federal and state laws, treaties and federal policies related to tribal governments. 
In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following: 
  • Know and understand the federal individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C early intervention services and accountability requirements.
  • Know, understand and provide training and technical assistance regarding the Individualized Family Service Plan and the concept of family-centered services.
  • Know and understand the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers policies and procedures.
  • Ability to facilitate effective cross cultural communication.
  • Provide leadership to work effort at all levels-state office, Local Lead Agency, service providers and stakeholder community.
  • Provide assistance by sharing needed support and resource information available through social, health, and education agencies.
  • Provide training and technical assistance regarding research bases on early intervention practices and principles.
  • Assists in the development, data gathering, and writing of the State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report.
  • Understand and work cooperatively within the organizational structure of the department and program division.
  • Consistently work as a member of a team, complete tasks in a timely manner and communicate effectively orally and in writing. 
How do I apply? 
In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:
  • Letter of interest describing how you meet the specific qualifications for this position
  • Current resume detailing experience and education
Supplemental Information:

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

The initial screening will be based on the content and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. Applications with comments such as "see attachments" or "N/A" in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete.

DCYF is an equal opportunity employer and supports equity, diversity, inclusion and respect.

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