Vocational Rehabilitation Deputy Director

Recruitment #070720-MDDZ76-600800

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.

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.

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: 

  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.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.