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Facility Surveyor III

  • Facility Surveyor III
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$45,052.00 – $71,727.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,877.00 – $2,989.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is professional supervisory, inspection, investigative, and/or consultative work in surveying long-term care facilities including facilities for persons with physical disabilities, mental illness, and/or developmental disabilities, to determine compliance with state and federal laws, and regulations, certification, and licensure requirements.

Job Duties

Plans, coordinates, supervises, and/or manages inspections, investigations, quality assurance reviews and surveys to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, and agency policies.

Plans, supervises, reviews, and participates in surveys, inspections, and on-site investigations of complaints filed by the public and others.

Shares delegated responsibility with the Facility Advisory Nurse III, for the long-term care survey program including follow-up visits, reviews of corrective action plans, recommendations for state and/or federal penalty assessments, and/or federal remedies in situations where state licensing and/or federal regulations are not met within specified time limits.

Reviews facility and/or provider informal disputes of issued violations; participates in exit conferences on findings.

Assists in planning and implementing federal surveys and state licensure inspections on a statewide basis.

Assigns and coordinates special studies; participates in evaluating programs and procedures for the purpose of improving operational efficiency.

Assigns and/or supervises the work of others or serves as assistant to a program manager.

Implements and oversees quality control systems to ensure program standardization and consistency among long-term care facilities and service providers.

Assists in developing and implementing improvements in training programs and corresponding operating procedures.

Performs advanced specialized or managerial inspection and/or investigative work which may result in recommendations for enforcement actions against deficient facilities or service providers.

Performs quality assurance evaluations of work performed by other supervisors and staff.

Provides technical assistance and consultation to facility staff, in areas such as environmental health and/or fire safety; dietetic services and nutrition; physical, occupational, speech, recreational, or music therapy; and/or geriatrics, social services, developmental disabilities, and/or mental illness.

Provides consultation and technical assistance to health facility administrators, providers, or other facility personnel on ways to improve resident care, increase operational efficiency, and meet standards.

Provides information to state agency staff, providers, and the public in areas of regulations, policies, adult day care, employee disqualification list, nurse assistant registry, and complaints.

Assists in recruiting and training survey staff and provides technical supervision to multidisciplinary team members including informing staff of changes in procedures and/or laws affecting their duties and responsibilities and assisting with decisions related to the priorities and methods for securing evidence.

Explains licensure or certification requirements, discusses the programs with providers, consults on methods to improve the quality of services, and the ability of providers to meet requirements and/or standards.

Presents evidence or participate in hearings and other administrative proceedings related to institutions not meeting standards for licensure and/or certification, or individuals recommended for placement on the employee disqualification list.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with local, state, and federal agencies, facility and provider staff, other concerned individuals or groups, and communicates with state agency staff, facility staff, and others.

Exercises significant independence and initiative in the performance of responsibilities; receives general administrative direction.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

One or more years of experience as a Facility Surveyor II or Clinical Social Work Supervisor with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 earned credit hours in social or behavioral sciences; Environmental Science or Technology; biological, chemical, or sanitary sciences; Civil or Mechanical Engineering; Industrial Safety; Education; Physical Rehabilitation; Habilitation; Gerontology; Counseling; Physical, Occupational, Recreational, Music, or Speech Therapy; Nutrition or Dietetics; Public Health, Business, Public, or Health Care Administration; or Adjunctive Therapy; and,

Three or more years of professional experience in the areas of social work; mental health; sanitary inspection; environmental control; physical rehabilitation; habilitation; physical, occupational, recreational, music, or speech therapy; dietetics, foods, and nutrition; and/or health care facility surveying, licensed nursing home administration, or fire and safety inspection, of which one or more years must have been in the survey of health care facilities.

(Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified fields may substitute on a year-for year-basis for the stated general experience at a rate of 24 earned credit hours for one year of experience.)


Special Requirements

By assignment, a position may require:

Successful completion of the Federal Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Test within two years of the date of appointment for all positions, except those that exclusively survey intermediate care facilities and hospitals for persons with developmental disabilities or mental illness.

Possession of a current license to practice as a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, Professional Counselor, or other pertinent profession for which a license is required to practice in Missouri.

Registration as a Registered Dietitian by the Commission of Dietetic Registration.

Designation as a Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional (QDDP) under Federal standards for an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID).

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, and practices of environmental sanitation, sanitary inspection, and/or fire safety; social work and/or facility activity services; diet and nutrition; physical, occupational, speech, recreational, or music therapy; and/or physical rehabilitation, habilitation, gerontology, mental health, health facility surveying, and/or licensed nursing home administration.

Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state laws, regulations, and codes applicable to the licensure and certification of facilities.

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and methods of field inspection and investigation, quality control, basic rules of evidence, enforcement of laws, and business practices in regulated occupations.

Comprehensive knowledge of various federal, state, and facility guidelines and regulations concerning care for the aged and disabled including mental illness and developmental disabilities.

Comprehensive knowledge of the functions, services, needs, and operating procedures of long-term care facilities.

Intermediate knowledge of social and emotional effects of various mental and physical disabilities, and the provisions of active treatment for persons with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities.

Intermediate knowledge of chemistry and bacteriology, and the ability to apply this knowledge to problems of facility sanitation including water supply and treatment, sewage, and waste disposal.

Intermediate knowledge of the theory, nature, and objectives of the licensure and certification programs.

Introductory knowledge of the principles and techniques of supervision, mentoring, training, and evaluation of employees.

Introductory knowledge of the relationships of environmental conditions to communicable diseases.

Skill in facility investigation and analysis of findings.

Ability to express ideas in an effective and concise manner.

Ability to supervise, mentor, coach, and train other professionals and function effectively, as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

Ability to travel as required by work assignments.

Ability to compile, present, and interpret reports and related data, and document findings concerning facility operations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with other employees and staff of facilities under the licensing and certification programs.

Ability to use instruments and tools, including personal computers, necessary to perform surveys, inspections, and/or investigations.

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