New Job Cfs Policy Administrator I In Nebraska

CFS Policy Administrator I
CFS Policy Administrator I

CFS Policy Administrator I

Company : State of Nebraska
Salary : $29.35 an hour
Location : Nebraska

Full Description

The State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services is seeking a Policy Administrator I for the Division of Children and Family Services. This position is responsible for the oversight of the division’s policy and legislative process for the Division of Children and Family Services.

Are you a compassionate, organized professional with expertise and knowledge in all aspects of child welfare, economic assistance programs, and child support enforcement? Do you have prior leadership experience within a human services organization? Do you want to help children and families care for themselves resulting in healthier families and safer, more prosperous communities? If so, WE NEED YOU!

What we can offer you:

  • Stable Employment Opportunity
  • Career Development and Learning, including LinkedIn Learning subscription
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 156% match of first 4.8% contribution to Retirement Plan
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Leave Accruals and benefits
  • Some remote work opportunities
  • Opportunity to be part of a caring organization

DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or genetics.

For more information about the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Division of Children and Family Services, please visit our website,

Examples of Work

As the Policy Administrator I, the incumbent will demonstrate a high level of professionalism while facilitating meetings, creating opportunities to collaborate across divisions, and implement CFS’s strategic vision. Other duties include:

  • Working collaboratively with Deputy Director in overseeing the division's policy and legislative process.
  • Leading team of talented staff in overseeing state central registry checks, training, and expungements.
  • Providing assistance to the team while managing the constituent services and grievance process.
  • Working collaboratively with Child Welfare in critical incidents reviews and reports.
  • Providing administrative and technical direction to subordinate staff regarding day-to-day operations, personnel matters, development of performance indicators, and evaluation of staff performance and assessments.
  • Providing feedback to staff on work performance and productivity and assert corrective action.
  • Instilling a sense of accountability among team members by modeling tight oversight of individual and organizational performance standards.
  • Facilitating meetings or task force comprised of multiple participants across divisions; creating agendas

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, social work, human development, public health, behavioral science, law, finance, human resources or other program related field AND two years of experience in a field related to the assigned program area including supervisory experience; OR a Master’s degree in any of the above mentioned fields. Experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year for-year basis.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in Children and Family Services programs, such as: protection and safety, economic assistance programs or child support enforcement programs. Familiar with the policies that govern these programs on the state and/or federal level.
  • 3-5 years’ experience working in Children and Family Services or related field;
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of leadership and management experience; including overseeing policy at the state and/or federal level.
  • Previous experience with strategic planning, project management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The ideal candidate must exercise a comprehensive knowledge of child welfare and economic assistance programs, be knowledgeable of laws, policies, and regulations governing departmental operations, possess skills in managing a team of talented staff and the ability to work effectively with colleagues, eternal stakeholders, cross-departments and divisions, and members of the public. The candidate must possess a positive attitude and has expertise in managing projects and seeing them through to completion.