Licensing Specialist – Salt Lake City

State of Utah

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Job Description


Licensing Specialist – Salt Lake City

If you want to help our mission – promote the health and safety of individuals through the effective licensing and monitoring of health and human services programs, this job is for you.

The Office of Licensing within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is looking for an individual who would love to work in a supportive team environment with a focus on monitoring license compliance, including investigation of complaints, critical incidents, and unlicensed programs.

Why You Should Join Our Team
You will not only work in a supportive team environment, you will also receive great benefits. Click here to see the variety of benefits including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program the State of Utah offers.

The Agency
The Office of Licensing is a part of the Department of Human Services. For more information on the Office of Licensing, click here.


Example of Duties

This position is located in Salt Lake City, Utah
This position may require some statewide travel

The Licensing Specialist will need to be able to:
schedule and conduct inspections/investigations of complaints and critical incidents regarding DHS licensing settings
audit and review systems and practices to ensure compliance with procedures, regulations and standards
interview providers and clients to assess rules compliance or the presence of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or fraud
maintain detailed activity logs
review, restrict, deny, suspend, or revoke licenses
conduct and compose assessment home studies for potential foster/adoptive providers

Typical Qualifications
The Ideal Candidate
The model candidate for this position is someone who:

has experience in investigations and/or auditing
has a bachelor’s degree in a related area of study
has experience working in or with the Office of Licensing
has a current SSW license through the State of Utah
has experience in a human services program (treatment or foster care)
is able to work with people in a manner showing sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
understand laws governing access to public and private records (Government Records Access and Management Act)

Supplemental Information

Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc..
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.
This position may require some statewide travel

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