Virginia State Government Licensing Inspector - Child Welfare Unit in Henrico, Virginia

Position Information
Job Description

As a Licensing Inspector, the purpose of this position is to reduce risks to children, youth, and families served by child-placing agencies, children’s residential facilities, independent foster homes, and child-caring institutions through enforcement of state licensing laws and regulations. This position is responsible for conducting inspection of licensed programs, evaluating applications and other documentation, recommending enforcement action when warranted, investigation complaints upon receipt, providing training, technical assistance, and consultation to licensed providers, documentation, and maintain provider records, written and electronic.

Minimum Qualifications

Comprehensive knowledge of children’s social, physical, emotional, and developmental needs in order to evaluate children’s programs and to provide technical assistance to improve services. Knowledge of state and federal laws related to child welfare programs. Experience in information collection and analysis techniques. Demonstrated skill in working effectively with people to resolve difficult situations. Experience working collaboratively and cooperatively with others. Ability to travel statewide by car, including frequent overnight travel. Must have valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in social work, social sciences or related field with emphasis on the care, treatment and education of children or in field related to regulatory administration is preferred. Master’s Degree highly preferred. Experience as administrator or program director of a child-placing agency, children’s residential facility, or other experience with a human service program with responsibility for children’s services is preferred.

Special Requirements

Employment will be contingent upon successfully passing a criminal history background check.

VDSS Employees whose positions are in Band 5 and above perform in emergency roles if needed during state or federal disaster declarations. This is in accordance with the agency’s emergency responsibilities. The selected candidate will be assigned to an emergency role upon hire and is expected to perform in that capacity as needed.

VDSS will record information from each new employee’s Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this position, you must apply on-line through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Recruitment Management System by going to

If you have been affected by Policy 1.30 Layoff as a state employee and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Card (Blue Card), you must submit this DOCUMENT BEFORE the closing date for this position. The DOCUMENT may be scanned and attached to the application or faxed to (804) 726-7027. Please include your name and the position number on the fax cover sheet.

VDSS no longer accepts applications by mail, e-mail or fax. A resume will not substitute for a completed on-line State application. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. Failure to complete any section of may disqualify the application. Applicants are encouraged to fully represent their qualifications on a completed on-line State application.

VDSS values the service and experience of our Veterans. As such, Veterans are encouraged to apply and receive preference in hiring process.

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni also are encouraged to apply.

The Virginia Department of Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Information

Division of Human Resources


(804) 726-7050


801 E. Main Street Richmond, VA 23219-2901

Working Title: Licensing Inspector - Child Welfare Unit

Role Title: Prog Admin Specialist II - 19212

Job Open Date: 10/06/2017

Job Close Date: 10/19/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: $43,892 - $72,000 (salary commensurate w/experience)

Agency: Dept of Social Services (765)

Agency Website: Click Here for Agency Website

Location: Henrico - 087

Position Number: W4223

Job Posting Number: 1030096

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: Yes

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)

Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1

Pay Band: 05