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Programs Manager III

Recruitment #130206-H10C-01

Introduction

Position located at VS #72 – Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (OLBPH)-OKC.

Essential Functions:  This position is the Director of the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (OLBPH) and is responsible for directing and managing the daily operations of this statewide program. The OLBPH is part of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped network of libraries and provides information, and reading materials for both pleasure and educational purposes in accessible formats. The library provides general library services; operates an Accessible Instructional Material Center (AIM); operates an in-house digital recording studio, both online and telephone based audio information services, and has a repair facility for electronic audio book players; as well as braille writing devices. The OLBPH currently serves approximately 5, 000 Oklahomans and has a staff of 21 employees. Duties include supervising professional librarians, and overseeing the Travis Harris library building which also provides office space to other employees within the Visual Services division of DRS. Preference may be given to candidates with a Master’s degree in Library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association. Applicant must be willing to perform all job related travel. Probationary period (or trial period if applicable) is required.

Background Check:  Effective January 1, 2012, the successful candidates for positions at the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services will be required to pass an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation criminal investigation and background check.

Education and Experience Requirements:   Level I -  required at this level consists of a master’s degree and one year of professional supervisory, managerial, consultative or administrative experience in public health administration, social work, child support, adult protective services, child welfare, early childhood development and education, guidance and counseling, nursing, developmental disabilities, probation and parole, employment services, public administration, community-based prevention and diversionary youth services programs, juvenile justice, rehabilitation or disability services or counseling, or vocational evaluation or vocational rehabilitation, experience in instructing/directing a community service or recreational program or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of professional level experience in the above listed areas for each year of the required education. Level II - requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus one additional year of professional supervisory, managerial, consultative or administrative experience in one of the qualifying areas. Level III - requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus one additional year of professional supervisory, managerial, consultative or administrative experience in one of the qualifying areas.  NOTE: No substitution will be allowed for the required professional supervisory, managerial, consultative or administrative experience.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

Method of Application:  ALL SOURCES – Applicants, without previous classified state service, those that are in the unclassified status OR currently in probationary status, must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) OKCAREERS on-line applicant system (www.ok.gov/opm/).  Current State of Oklahoma employees with permanent status in the classified service, or those having reinstatement rights; Submit one (1) complete set of all of the following application materials:  A cover letter that contains the Job Announcement Number, Job Title and Job Code of the position for which you are applying, a telephone number where you can be reached during office hours, your home mailing address, your e-mail address, your current classification and job code and a completed Human Capital Management Personal Data Summary Sheet (HCM4-B, formally OPM4-B).  DRS requires applicants to provide copies of performance evaluations at the interview process.

Send HCM4-B and Cover letter to: 
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn:  Human Resources Unit
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112
Fax: (405) 951-3543

If you have any questions regarding this position or the application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527.  

An Equal Opportunity Employer

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the direction or supervision of programs related to the delivery of agency services on a statewide basis.  This may include the supervision of professional level staff in providing a variety of services and assistance to eligible clients, responsibility for a work unit of a division or a single program area, assisting in directing a major multifunctional program or unit, or overall responsibility for major program activities involving the principle operations of the agency.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Programs Manager job family consists of five levels which are distinguished based on the scope and breadth of responsibility associated with the program responsibilities assigned.

Level III:      
At this level employees are assigned responsibilities for assisting in the administration of a major multifunctional program or unit of the agency.  This includes assisting in planning, organizing and directing program or unit functions and activities and the supervision of lower level managers or supervisors who are responsible for individual units or programs.  Positions at this level are found only in programs or divisions which are large in size, scope and complexity and which have a major impact on the operations of the agency.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level III:     
Education and Experience required at this level consists of a master’s degree and three years of professional supervisory, managerial, consultative or administrative experience in public health administration, social work, child support, adult protective services, child welfare, guidance and counseling, nursing, developmental disabilities, probation and parole, employment services, public administration, community-based prevention and diversionary youth services programs, juvenile justice, rehabilitation or disability services or counseling, or vocational evaluation or vocational rehabilitation, experience in instructing/directing a community service or recreational program,  or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of professional level experience in the above listed areas for each year of the required education.

NOTE: No substitution will be allowed for the required professional supervisory, managerial, consultative or administrative experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Some positions with the Department of Rehabilitation Services require proficiency in American Sign Language.

Some positions with the Department of Rehabilitation Services require that applicants are eligible to sit for certification specific to the professional job duties such as Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) examination.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on a supplemental questionnaire

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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