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Amend Degree Requirements for Family Services Occupational Group
Stage: Fast-Track
22VAC40-670-20

22VAC40-670-20. Policy Minimum employee entrance and performance standards.

Section 63.2-219 of the Code of Virginia requires the board to establish minimum entrance and performance standards.

A. In order to be evaluated for vacancies hired for positions in the Family Services Occupational Group, applicants individuals shall possess prior to their employment date a minimum of:

1. Possess a minimum of a A baccalaureate degree in the human services field; or

2. Possess a minimum of a A baccalaureate degree in any field accompanied by a minimum of two years appropriate and related experience in a human services related area; or.

B. In order to be evaluated for positions in the Family Services Occupational Group, individuals who do not meet the degree requirement at the time of application for employment must be in their last semester of a degree program that will meet the requirements of subsection A of this section.

3. C. To be considered for promotion, persons currently individuals employed in the Family Services Occupational Group or its equivalent without a break in service by a local department prior to September 1, 1990 who do not meet the requirements of subdivision 1 or 2 of this section, January 1, 1999, shall possess four:

1. Meet the requirements in subsection A or B of this section; or

2. Posses four years of appropriate and related experience in a human services area and must have successfully completed all available competency-based required training related to the promotional area.

If an individual does not indicate possession of the requirements in subdivision 1, 2, or 3 of this section on the application, he will not be qualified for the position.

Once the applicant has noted the possession of a baccalaureate degree in the human services field on the application or resume, the evaluation process will continue using knowledge, skill, and ability criteria.

D. For individuals who indicate meeting the requirements in subsection A, B, or C of this section on the application for employment, the evaluation process will continue using knowledge, skill, and ability criteria. Individuals who do not indicate meeting the requirements in subsection A, B, or C of this section on the application for employment, the individuals will be unqualified and will not be further evaluated.

E. Individuals employed in the Family Services Occupational Group or its equivalent without a break in service by a local department prior to September 1, 1990 January 1, 1999, who do not meet the requirements of subdivision 1, 2, or 3 of this section subsection A of this section, will be retained in their current occupational title or any lesser occupational title without having to meet the above requirements of subsection A of this section. This includes the same occupational title in another local department These individuals may be considered for employment in the same occupational title in another local department provided that there is no break in service. These individuals will be required to meet the requirements of subdivision 1, 2, or 3, subsection A, B, or C of this section for application to any higher occupational title in the Family Services Occupational Group other than their current occupational title.