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Programs Field Representative

Recruitment #190225-H11A-I08

Introduction

Position location:VR #09 – Employment Support Services (ESS), OLBPH - OKC

Essential Functions:
This position is responsible for development, negotiation, and implementation of employment contracts, including those mandated under the 2014 WIOA legislation requiring Customized Employment Services, WIOA Intensive Supported Employment Program and Extended Services for transition youth contracts. This position will be responsible for audits according to federal and state regulations and DRS policy; monitors contract compliance for assigned contractors and initiates appropriate action related to fiscal responsibilities and ethical standards up to and including, corrective action to contract termination. Submits any unethical and fraudulent findings to DRS legal and Director. Provides coaching and mentoring to employment contractors to adhere to ethical standards and best practices. Develops and implements specialized training for Academy, new DRS employment contractors, DRS staff, and employment consultants. Provides specialized consultation and support to DRS field staff and employment contractors related to clarification and resolution of billing and payments, case analysis and problem solving. Will be assigned to collaborate with community partners and agencies including: Developmental Disability Services of the Department of Human Services (DDS), Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMASAS), Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC), Oklahoma Department of Education (DOE), and the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority.

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. 

Preferred Qualifications:
Prefer applicants who currently meet CSPD requirements or are eligible to sit for certification such as the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) examination.

Application must include transcript which shows Master’s Degree has been awarded and any current Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) certification or documentation of eligibility to sit for above certifications.

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).
   
If you have any questions regarding this position or the application process, contact Michelle Marston at (405) 951-3454.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family serve as liaison between the state or area office of a large agency and field offices which are involved in the delivery of social services, juvenile services or rehabilitation services on a statewide basis.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of only one level and incumbent employees are responsible for performing all functions related to the position to which assigned. 

  • Regularly visits local offices in an assigned area of the state as a representative of the central agency headquarters and/or area offices to insure proper interpretation and uniform application of policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the agency, in such program areas as income maintenance, medical assistance, rehabilitative services, court-related and community services, child welfare services, or other human services or human resources programs.
  • Regularly conducts frequent on-site reviews of local records, files and other documents; personally observes work activities of local staff to determine quality and quantity of work performed; analyzes and evaluates both administrative program plans and operations on an on-going basis.
  • Prepares written reports and recommendations regarding the general status and progress of each local program for which responsible; presents findings about relevant problems or issues to the state office; as directed, conducts studies and investigations of unusual occurrences or special projects within the assigned program area.
  • Advises local administrators on all phases of program staffing, organization and management; conducts local on-site staff meetings and training sessions to provide information about program policies and procedures and to communicate relevant changes; counsels with local officials about needs and problems at the local level.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience required at this level consists of a master’s degree and three years of professional experience in social work, child support, adult protective services, child welfare,  early childhood development and education, guidance and counseling, nursing, intellectual disability, probation and parole, public administration, community-based prevention and diversionary youth services programs, juvenile justice, rehabilitation counseling, vocational evaluation or vocational rehabilitation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of additional qualifying experience for each year of the required education.

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.



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