Programs Manager I

Recruitment #191011-H10A-I04


Position location:   VR #80 – Tulsa, OK

Essential Functions:
This position is responsible for supervising professional level and support staff for unit operations of the Tulsa Transition Unit serving students with disabilities within the Tulsa area Public School system. The position provides proper interpretation of agency rules and policies, reviews monthly reports, conducts administrative audits, and implements controls to assure accountability

Applicant must be willing to perform all job related travel.

Position requires certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and/or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Probation 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.  

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


DRS Only – Current DRS 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 (

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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.


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 I:  
At this level employees are assigned responsibilities related to direct supervisory responsibility over a professional level staff.  This will include responsibility for all phases of program staffing, conducting local on-site staff meetings and training to provide information about program policies and procedures, counseling with local officials about needs and problems at the local level, and initiating corrective actions concerning program procedures and staff management.


Level I:     
Education and Experience required at this level consists of a master’s degree and one year 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.


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.


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.