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Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist III

Recruitment #170808-K21C-02

Introduction

Position may be filled at a higher level.

Position is located at VR #23-Oklahoma City Career Planning Center

Essential Functions:

This position requires extensive knowledge of pencil/paper, computerized and work sample assessments related to vocational evaluations; facilitates group & individual evaluations; requires the ability to devise innovative means of testing/evaluating clients with unique challenges; partners with the VR Counselor and the client to determine appropriate vocational goals for persons with disabilities; generates clear, informative and timely reports; travels to perform evaluations upon specific requests of counselors; studies labor market statistics to determine trends; networks within the employment community to keep abreast of local labor market needs and opportunities; participates in community outreach to develop relationships and promote partnerships with DRS; works cohesively in a team setting; participates in Unit meetings to provide accurate information regarding Vocational Evaluation procedures and options.

Preference may be given to applicants currently holding a Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE), Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certification.

Applicant must be willing to perform all job related travel.

Probationary period (or trial period if applicable) is required.

Background Check: 
The Department of Rehabilitation Services will conduct a criminal background check on new hires as part of an offer of employment that is made contingent upon a successful criminal background check.  
 
If you have questions regarding this position or the application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527 or Stephanie Roe at (405) 951-3454.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

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 OKJOBS on-line External Listings applicant system (www.jobaps.com/ok/). 

Current State of Oklahoma employees with permanent status in the classified service, or those having reinstatement rights must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line Internal Listings applicant system (
www.jobaps.com/OK/promo.asp). 

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.

Level IV:
This is the leadership level of this job family where employees carry a full caseload/workload and act as a team leader.  Employees at this level will function independently and assign work and supervise lower level vocational rehabilitation professionals and/or rehabilitation technicians and/or develop new initiatives and serve as project manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level II: 
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); 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.
 
Level III:
Education and Experience 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:
Education and Experience 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.

NOTE:  Experience which was incidental or not reflective of a major responsibility or duty of the position shall not be accepted as qualifying.

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.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

The Department of Rehabilitation has been authorized to utilize a Selective Qualification when interviewing applicants for this position

Applicant must show eligibility 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.

 

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.

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