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Vocational Rehabilitation Deputy Director (#MDDZ76)
$62,776.00 Yearly Min / $78,470.00 Yearly Mid / $94,164.00 Yearly Max




Summary Statement

The purpose of the class is to manage the assigned section of the Agency efficiently and effectively so that yearly goals and objectives are met.

Nature and Scope

This is administrative management work overseeing one of the following major sections: disability determination service, vocational rehabilitation client service or administrative services. A class incumbent functions under the direction of the Division Director and is responsible for the achievement of the division goals and objectives set for the assigned section. Incumbents in this class have responsibility for overseeing functions that include production, personnel, fiscal, planning, evaluation and quality control. The  class incumbent develops and implements program policies and procedures. Assignments require independent judgment and are carried out in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Oversees and directs, through subordinates or supervisory staff, a major section, either disability determination service, vocational rehabilitation service or administrative services.
     
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, rules, regulations and policies.
     
  • Determines staffing needs, sets standards for performance, establishes performance evaluation procedures and recruits new staff for the purposes of performance and production.
     
  • Develops and ensures that production goals are met by taking all necessary action through staff and resource utilization.
     
  • Oversees and directs the planning, implementing and evaluating of all ongoing programs.
     
  • Assesses the need for, oversees, and directs the development and implementation of new programs that meet changing priorities or new national program initiatives.
     
  • Develops budgets and monitors expenditures.
     
  • Develops new policies and programs to meet the changing needs of disabled people.
     
  • Represents the Division at conferences, meetings and serves on local, regional and national committees related to Divisional programs.
     
  • Handles special assignments at the discretion of the Director.
     
  • May serve as Acting Director in the absence of the Director.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and processes of Vocational Rehabilitation, Disability Adjudication and Administrative Services.
  • Knowledge of relevant laws, rules, regulations and policies and their interpretation and application.
  • Knowledge of the techniques and program administration and supervision including budget development and staffing.
  • Ability to learn state budgeting process and auditing procedures.
  • Ability to conceptualize and develop new programs, based on identified needs or new initiatives.
  • Ability to plan, direct and evaluate the work of staff.
  • Ability to define goals and develop policy and procedures.
  • Ability to organize, analyze and interpret information.
  • Ability to identify and resolve program obstacles or deterrents.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, both internally and externally.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Vocational Rehabilitation Deputy Director
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

Vocational Rehabilitation:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Behavioral or Social Science, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field.
  2. Three years experience in vocational rehabilitation program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of vocational rehabilitation programs and services; planning and establishing short and long range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
  3. One year experience in budget administration which includes managing, developing, analyzing and implementing budgets; developing strategic plans and establishing internal control.
  4. One year experience in interpreting and ensuring compliance with vocational rehabilitation laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  5. One year experience in developing policies and procedures.
  6. One year experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.

Disability Determination Services:

  1. Three years experience in disability determination program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of disability determination programs and services; planning and establishing short and long range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
  2. One year experience in budget administration which includes managing, developing, analyzing and implementing budgets; developing strategic plans and establishing internal control.
  3. One year experience in interpreting and ensuring compliance with Social Security Administration laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  4. One year experience in developing policies and procedures.
  5. One year experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.

CLASS:
MDDZ76
EST:
7/1/1987
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
79462