Vocational Rehabilitation District Administrator

Open to Department of Labor Merit Employees Only

Recruitment #102119-MDDZ73-600800

Summary Statement

The incumbent of this position will be managing all operations of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Wilmington office location.

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.
  • Plans and develops for approval and interprets service delivery policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with State and Federal regulations.
  • Provide administrative and management direction to district staff to ensure quality vocational rehabilitation service, adherence to qualitative performance standards, availability of case service funds and current casework forms and related needs.
  • Interviews, recommends on hirings and assists in orientation and training of staff and recommends and implements strategies for recruitment of new staff.
  • Develops for approval and maintains Employee Performance Evaluation Standards and directs completions of employee performance reviews, employee recognition and disciplinary actions.
  • Assists in achieving cooperative working agreements with public and private organizations and monitors such agreements.
  • Participates in performance monitoring of rehabilitation facilities through quarterly reviews of service providers and extended employment reviews of sheltered employment.
  • Acts as liaison with community agencies and organizations and state agencies representing the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation at meetings and conferences and acts as an advocate for the handicapped.
  • Participates in and cooperates with Federal and State audits, Federal Program Administration Reviews and special studies.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Vocational Rehabilitation District Administrator
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 Rehabilitation Counseling, Social or Behavioral Science or related field.
  2. Three years experience in health or human services work such as applying theories, principles, laws and practices of health or human services programs and services that assist with and improve life for individuals, families, or communities such as financial support, employment, unemployment, housing, health care, disease prevention, substance abuse, child protective services, physical/mental health treatment and prevention or rehabilitation.
  3. Three years experience in interpreting vocational rehabilitation laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  4. Knowledge of program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and services; planning and establishing short and long range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
  5. Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.

Additional Posting Information

Applicants may only apply if they are current permanent employees of the Department of Labor in a position covered by the Merit System who have completed their initial probationary period.


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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