In the Department of Rehabilitation Services, plans and directs the operations and activities of a vocational rehabilitation services bureau.
Works under the general direction of the Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services.
Directs the staff and operations of a bureau.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs and plans the operations and activities of the vocational rehabilitation services bureau including vocational rehabilitation, disability determination and independent living services; daily supervision of various programs and services offered by the State to people with disabilities; acts as consultant with respect to these programs and services; coordinates programs and services to insure compliance with State and Federal policy; serves in a liaison capacity between the Department of Rehabilitation Services and the appropriate Federal agencies and other State agencies; prepares and/or assists in the preparation of the bureau budget, and administers the bureau budget; works to coordinate vocational rehabilitation programs and services across the State with State and local school authorities, community-based organizations, advisory councils and consumer groups; advises the Commissioner on significant issues, program developments and operations of rehabilitation services programs; represents the Commissioner on task forces, advisory boards and negotiating teams; does related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of philosophy, methods and programs of vocational rehabilitation services; knowledge of vocational rehabilitation finance and administration; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze and interpret complex statistical and technical data.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling or related field and a minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience in the field of vocational rehabilitation, public administration or a related human services area.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
An equivalent combination of education and professional experience as determined by the Commissioner of Social Services.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Director Bureau of Rehabiltation Services in Salary Group MP 73 approved effective February 11, 2011. (Revised to modify content and change agency assignment from the Department of Social Services)