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PRINCIPAL - 60007781
Posting Close Date:  N/A


Requisition Id:  3205





*Pay Grade: GRADE 39 

Salary Range: $61,011.36 - $91,350.00

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time 



Phone: 775 684-0126 




Position Description

The Nevada DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS) is seeking a Principal to work at Independence High School located on the campus of the NEVADA YOUTH TRAINING CENTER (NYTC) in Elko, NV.  NYTC is a 64-bed staff secure facility for male youth aged 12 to 18.  Located in Northern Nevada Elko is a growing, progressive small City with an exceptional quality of life.  Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. Under the general direction of the Superintendent is responsible for the planning, development, organization, supervision and management of comprehensive academic, vocational, and athletic high school education programs. Organize and administer the overall program of extra-curricular athletics activity that will foster physical skills, a sense of worth and competence, and the principles of fair play. Prepare Grant Proposals and manage established Grant Projects for the purpose of receiving Federal and State monies to support academic programs. This includes; justifying the need, establishing project priorities and objectives, developing staffing and budget projections, designing an implementation plan, supervising Grant Program activities, implementing projects, maintaining required records and preparing reports, monitoring project budgets, and authorizing expenditures, evaluating results and redesigning project plans as necessary. Administers the total school curriculum by supervising the Teachers, administrative support and instructional staff in the implementation of academic, vocational and athletic offerings, including class objectives and teaching methodologies to educate students. Is responsible for financial analysis planning, preparation and administration of selected portions of the agency budget with multiple funding sources in order to appropriately correlate available fiscal resources with departmentally programmatic needs.


This is a permanent position open for ANY candidate with a valid Nevada teaching license and a Nevada Professional School Administrator Endorsement. It is a full time position with an anticipated work schedule of 7:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday that includes a variable work agreement with overtime after 40 hours per week. The State of Nevada and DCFS offer an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), accrual of 15 days of annual and 15 days of sick leave, 11 paid holidays and no city, county, state or social security tax! DCFS also encourages education by providing on-going trainings and paid release time for staff to obtain CEU's. Some positions may also be eligible for an additional 5% Shift Differential pay. DCFS together in partnership with families, communities and other governmental agencies provides support and services to assist Nevada's children and families in reaching their full human potential.  We recognize that Nevada's families are our future and children, youth and families thrive when they live in safe permanent settings, experience a sense of sustainable emotional and physical wellbeing, and receive support to consistently make positive choices for family and the common good. DCFS is an extremely complex organization with incredibly dedicated and professional staff committed to serving Nevada’s youth and families!  


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Minimum Qualifications

  • Possession of a valid Nevada limited school administrator endorsement OR a professional school administrator endorsement and four years of teaching experience at K-12 in schools approved by the State.


The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.


Special Requirements

  • A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
  • Possession of a valid Nevada teacher's elementary, middle school/junior high, secondary, or special teaching (excluding Business and Industry or Special Qualifications) license is required.
  • Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, positions in this class have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in these positions must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
  • Possession of a valid Nevada limited school administrator endorsement is required at the time of appointment. A professional school administrator endorsement is required to continue in the position after the expiration of the limited endorsement
  • May require work on evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.


The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.


Nearest Major Market: Elko