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Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist III

Recruitment #130510-K21C-02

Introduction

Position is located at VS #62 in Muskogee.

Position may be filled at a higher level.

Position recruitment runs 5/10/2013 to 5/23/2013

Essential Functions: This position is responsible for performing complex professional work in program consultation and monitoring.  Duties include guidance and counseling; client training and specialized job placement for the vocational rehabilitation of individuals with physical or mental disabilities, blindness or visual impairments.   Additional duties include evaluating client work capacities; providing assistive technology services; and administering tests to determine vocational aptitudes, interest, abilities and the potential of the client.  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 II - requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling or human resources with a rehabilitation counselor major that has been awarded by a program accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE); OR any master's degree and is eligible to sit for the certification/licensure exam specific to the professional job duties such as the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE), or the Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) certification.  Level III - requirements at this level consist of those listed at Level II plus two years of professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation or rehabilitation. Level IV - requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level III plus two years of professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation or rehabilitation. 

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

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 Office of Personnel Management Personal Data Summary Sheet (OPM-4B).  DRS’ requires applicants to provide copies of performance evaluations at the interview process.

Send OPM 4B 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 for performing complex professional work in program consultation and monitoring; in guidance and counseling; client training; and specialized job placement for the vocational rehabilitation of individuals with physical or mental disabilities, blindness or visual impairments.  Assigned responsibilities also include evaluating client work capacities, providing assistive technology services and administering tests to determine vocational aptitudes, interests, abilities, and potential of clients.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of four levels of work which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignments, the level of expertise required for the completion of duties assigned and the responsibility assigned for assisting, training and supervising others.
 
Level III:
This is the expert level of this job family where employees will assume full responsibility for a caseload/workload and serve as a subject matter resource person and consultant.  In addition to the subject matter expert functions, individuals working at this level may perform additional functions as a subject matter expert regarding: American Indian VR, Workforce/Navigator, Specific Disabilities, Multi-Cultural Competence, Home/Vehicle/Worksite Modifications, Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Acts, Transition, Public Agency Resources, Independent Living, Community Resources, Outreach, Mentoring, Job Placement/Job Development, Disability Legislation, Self-Employment/Entrepreneurship, Assistive Technology Services, and others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level III: 
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling or human resources with a rehabilitation counselor major that has been awarded by a program accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and two (2) years of professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation or rehabilitation; OR any master’s degree and is eligible to sit for the certification/licensure exam specific to the professional job duties such as Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE), or the Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) certification and two (2) years of professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation or rehabilitation.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Some positions in the Department of Rehabilitation Services will require proficiency in the American Sign Language as demonstrated by the successful completion of a competency test administered by the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Unit of the Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Applicants must be willing and able to perform all job-related travel normally associated with this position.

Selection Plan

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