|Department||Department of Rehabilitation Services|
|Date Opened||3/19/2020 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||10/19/2020 10:15:00 AM|
|Full or Part Time||
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, Level IV, K21D
May be filled at Level III, K21C
Location: VR#23 – OKC Evaluation Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Monthly Salary Range: Minimum Maximum
Level IV (Pay Band M) $4,130.74 $6,053.20
Level III (Pay Band L) $3,655.37 $5,464.63
This is a re-announcement of #19-129.2. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS MUST RE-APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED.
This position requires extensive knowledge of pencil/paper, computerized and work sample assessments related to vocational evaluations; the ability to facilitate group and individual evaluations; the ability to devise innovative means of testing/evaluating clients with unique challenges. This position partners with the VR Counselor and the client to determine appropriate vocational goals for Persons with Disabilities; generates clear, informative and timely reports; networks within the employment community to keep abreast of WIOA, local labor market needs and opportunities; participates in community outreach to develop relationships and promote partnerships with DRS; participates in area Unit meetings to provide accurate information regarding Vocational Evaluation procedures and options. Extensive overnight travel required throughout various areas of the state.
Applicant must be willing to perform all job related travel.
Probationary period (or trial period if applicable) is required.
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 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.
Method of Application: 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 Human Resources at HR@okdrs.gov
For inquiries on the application process or general application inquiries, please contact Applicant Services at (405) 521-2177.
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for performing complex professional work in program consultation and monitoring; in guidance and counseling; client training; and specialized job placement for the vocational rehabilitation of individuals with physical or mental disabilities, blindness or visual impairments. Assigned responsibilities also include evaluating client work capacities, providing assistive technology services and administering tests to determine vocational aptitudes, interests, abilities, and potential of clients.
This job family consists of four levels of work which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignments, the level of expertise required for the completion of duties assigned and the responsibility assigned for assisting, training and supervising others.
This is the expert level of this job family where employees will assume full responsibility for a caseload/workload and serve as a subject matter resource person and consultant. In addition to the subject matter expert functions, individuals working at this level may perform additional functions as a subject matter expert regarding: American Indian VR, Workforce/Navigator, Specific Disabilities, Multi-Cultural Competence, Home/Vehicle/Worksite Modifications, Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Acts, Transition, Public Agency Resources, Independent Living, Community Resources, Outreach, Mentoring, Job Placement/Job Development, Disability Legislation, Self-Employment/Entrepreneurship, Assistive Technology Services, and others.
This is the leadership level of this job family where employees carry a full caseload/workload and act as a team leader. Employees at this level will function independently and assign work and supervise lower level vocational rehabilitation professionals and/or rehabilitation technicians and/or develop new initiatives and serve as project manager.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling or human resources with a rehabilitation counselor major that has been awarded by a program accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE); OR any master’s degree and is eligible to sit for the certification/licensure exam specific to the professional job duties such as Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE), or the Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) certification.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those listed at Level II plus two years of professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation or rehabilitation.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level III plus two years of professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation or rehabilitation.
NOTE: Experience which was incidental or not reflective of a major responsibility or duty of the position shall not be accepted as qualifying.
Some positions in the Department of Rehabilitation Services will require proficiency in the American Sign Language as demonstrated by the successful completion of a competency test administered by the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Unit of the Department of Rehabilitation Services.
Applicants must be willing and able to perform all job-related travel normally associated with this position.