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Programs Manager II

Recruitment #190703-H10B-06

Introduction

Position location: TBD
*The final work location may be dependent upon the selected applicant and may be Oklahoma City or Tulsa.

*This position supervises the DRS Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and also requires a full understanding of deaf culture and the ability to converse in American Sign Language.

Essential Functions:
This position is responsible for the supervision of the statute-mandated, statewide certification program for sign language interpreters for the State of Oklahoma. This includes providing a valid and reliable testing system, hosting testing dates, and evaluating applicants. This position is also responsible for the supervision, contracting and coordination of sign language interpreters throughout the state for the Department’s needs. Position is responsible for supervising professional level and support staff for unit operations in the provision of VR services, as well as assigning and designating project leadership responsibilities to lower level supervisors. Duties include conducting monthly unit and staff meetings in order to assess the effectiveness of program and service delivery. This position provides proper interpretation of agency rules and policies, reviews periodic reports, conducts administrative audits and implements controls for accountability.

Preference may be given to applicants who hold a current Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and/or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has experience providing counseling services.

Applicant must be willing to perform all job related travel. 

Probationary period (or trial period if applicable) is required.

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.

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.   

 

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).
   
For questions regarding specific duties or details of this job, please contact Melissa Atkinson at (405) 951-3468.

For inquiries on the application process or general application inquiries, please contact Applicant Services at (405) 521-2171.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the direction or supervision of programs related to the delivery of agency services on a statewide basis.  This may include the supervision of professional level staff in providing a variety of services and assistance to eligible clients, responsibility for a work unit of a division or a single program area, assisting in directing a major multifunctional program or unit, or overall responsibility for major program activities involving the principle operations of the agency.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Programs Manager job family consists of five levels which are distinguished based on the scope and breadth of responsibility associated with the program responsibilities assigned.

Level II:     
At this level, employees are assigned responsibilities involving the direction or supervision of a work section of a division or will have responsibility for a single program area administered by the agency and will perform all essential functions related to the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level II:     
Education and Experience required at this level consists of a master’s degree and two years of professional supervisory, managerial, consultative or administrative experience in public health administration, social work, child support, adult protective services, child welfare, guidance and counseling, nursing, developmental disabilities, probation and parole, employment services, public administration, community-based prevention and diversionary youth services programs, juvenile justice, rehabilitation or disability services or counseling, or vocational evaluation or vocational rehabilitation, experience in instructing/directing a community service or recreational program,  or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of professional level experience in the above listed areas for each year of the required education.

NOTE: No substitution will be allowed for the required professional supervisory, managerial, consultative or administrative experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Some positions with the Department of Rehabilitation Services require proficiency in American Sign Language.

Some positions with the Department of Rehabilitation Services require that applicants are eligible to sit for certification specific to the professional job duties such as Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE), Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) examination.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

The Department of Rehabilitation has been authorized to utilize a Selective Qualification when interviewing applicants for this position.

A full understanding of deaf culture and the ability to converse (proven fluency) in American Sign Language.

NOTES

Applicant must upload a copy of their transcript certifying 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 to their application submission

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire.

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.


Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.

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