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Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Tribal Liaison Job Posting

May 9, 2012

Are you looking for a new career opportunity?

Do you want to work for an agency that values Wisconsin's children and families?

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of Wisconsin's Native American Indian children and families?

Then come join the Department of Children and Families team!

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is seeking well-qualified, knowledgeable candidates who will be responsible for the planning, policy development, administration and coordination of Department programs for Wisconsin Native American Indians. These programs cut across agency bodies, geographic and functional program jurisdictions at the state and federal levels as well as encompassing various state and federal laws.

DCF is located on East Washington Avenue in the heart of downtown Madison, near the state capitol and the Madison Metro route. In addition, there is an on-site cafeteria and plenty of nearby restaurants and shopping venues. For more information about DCF, visit our website at

Job Duties: The Tribal Liaison plans and coordinates the activities of the Department staff that provide program management, technical assistance, program support and monitoring. The position is responsible for assuring quality services are integrated, available, and efficiently delivered to Tribal communities. The Tribal Liaison provides leadership by facilitating a dynamic consultation process with Tribes in systems development, quality improvement, development and compliance with quality outcomes and measurement, and implementation of initiatives and policies.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to work effectively with the leaders of sovereign tribal nations and complex government to government relationships; write and speak clearly and effectively; form and maintain positive working relationships with Department units and state agencies to support program collaboration and coordination of efforts with tribes; analyze administrative data and fiscal reports; lead teams and workgroups; facilitate problem resolution, including identifying solutions and negotiating agreement among parties; and provide technical assistance to tribal agencies on effective delivery of services.

Knowledge of the political, cultural and social status of Tribal governments and Native American experience; children and family services, including child welfare, TANF/W-2, child support and child care subsidy; other programs impacting children and families, such as mental health, substance abuse, economic support, workforce development, health care, developmental disabilities, juvenile justice and the legal system; and the principles and practice of public administration.

For complete information and application instructions, go to:

Application deadline: June 6, 2012


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