Arizona Department of Child Safety
A New Beginning for Arizona's Children
DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SAFETY SPECIALIST
333 N. 8th Ave
Safford, AZ 85546
If you are interested in making a difference in the life of a child, the Arizona Department of Child Safety has job opportunities at various levels for you! Together we can ensure a safer, healthier world for children and their families.
Please review the video to learn more about the DCS Specialist's role and responsibilities
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQDOvSHfk_Y&feature=youtu.be
Department of Child Safety (DCS) Specialist Trainee - $34,978*
Applicant possessing previous experience as a DCS Specialist with the Arizona Department of Child Safety, may be placed a higher salary as determined by Human Resources
Under direct supervision in a training capacity, performs a variety of tasks at the professional entry level in child protective case management. Provides direct or indirect assistance to children and the families and performs related work as required. Employees remain in this position for 22 weeks. Promotion automatically occurs after 22 weeks to the DCS Specialist if employee is meeting expectations.
Requires Master's or Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university, OR Five (5) years of experience as a DCS Case Aide II in Arizona state service.
DCS Specialist - $38,665 $46,940
Under general supervision, performs a variety of tasks in child protective case management and provides direct or indirect assistance to children and the families. This position is distinguished from the DCS Trainee by greater emphasis on case management/case complexity and a higher level of authority assigned. This position may assume investigative responsibilities.
SPECIAL SELECTION FACTOR(S):
In-state travel is required. Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver license record checks, required to maintain acceptable driving records and complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
Employees may be required to use their own transportation, as well as maintain valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration. Mileage will be reimbursed when this occurs.
Employees will be required to obtain and maintain a CPR certification while employed as a DCS Specialist, as a condition of employment.
Must pass an oral interview and writing exam
Favorable background and employment reference checks
For valid Arizona driver license holders, a copy of your three (3) year Motor Vehicle Report will be required
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2903. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
State Of Arizona