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Director of Child Care Services

Recruitment #181019-UNCH-18


This is a full-time Unclassified position.

Announcement #: 18-N153U


Organization: CCS-Administration
Address: 2400 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4601
Travel: Extensive

Monthly Salary: $7,496.19 

Applications must be received at DHS by 11:59 pm of closing date of this job announcement.

Under administrative direction of Chief Coordinating Officer plans, organizes, coordinates & directs the administration of Oklahoma Child Care Services (CCS).

*Plans, organizes & directs development & implementation of CCS program to include regulatory program to license child care facilities & development & implementation of state plan to meet requirements of Child Care Development Fund; coordinates efforts with other divisions & human services entities to assure agency is represented in local, district & multi-district cooperative social services ventures;
*Directs development & implementation of goals, policies & procedures for CCS; coordinates activities within division to ensure uniform application; coordinates work with other divisions of Oklahoma DHS;
*Directs development of quality system to ensure services are appropriately provided;
*Directs development & implementation of communications systems to ensure managers, supervisors & employees are informed on current policies, procedures & cross-divisional activities & ensure uniform implementation, efficient & effective delivery of services & gather feedback on proposed changes & problems;
*Participates in Agency administration; ensures CCS activities are consistent with mission & aid in achievement of goals & objectives;
*Directs formulation & evaluation of budget recommendations for CCS to provide effective & efficient use of resources & achievement of program objectives; determines organizational lines of authority & accountability;
*Applies current rules & regulations with respect to selection, appointment, promotion & retention of personnel; maintains in-service program for training staff; directs & assists in staff supervision; evaluates staff performance;
*Evaluates, interprets & makes recommendations on enacted & proposed state & federal legislation; directs development of policies, rules, regulations & procedures to ensure uniform implementation, monitoring & control;
*Represents agency at meetings & hearings; reviews & makes recommendations on personnel & administrative issues
*Ensures compliance with state & federal requirements through:
*Implementing & monitoring budget work plans, funding requests, contracts, expenditures & program reports to state & federal government, new developments in state & federal statutes & regulations
*Performs related work as needed

*Ability to coordinate multiple priorities across program lines;
*Development of staff through personal leadership & strong interpersonal skills;
*Knowledge of state & federal laws, rules, regulations & policies related to child development programs & human services administration;
*Superior oral & written communication skills
*High level of managerial talent, ethical business judgment & knowledge of agency's policy & procedures

Completion of requirements for a master's degree in early childhood education, child development, social work, business or public administration, behavioral science or closely related field AND 8 years of professional level experience in human services or closely related work, including 4 years in administrative or supervisory capacity; OR equivalent combination of education & experience

Note: No substitution is permitted for required administrative or supervisory level experience.


A conditional offer of employment to final candidate will be contingent upon a favorable background check & a substance abuse screening.

Veteran's preference points do not apply to this position.

This is a full-time unclassified state position with full state retirement & insurance benefits, including paid health, dental, life, & disability insurance. Annual leave of 10 hours per month & sick leave of 10 hours per month begin accruing immediately.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


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