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Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist IV

Recruitment #130107-K21D-01

Introduction

Positoin is located at Vs62- in Muskogee

Position recruitment is from January 7, 2013 thru January 11, 2013

Essential Functions: This position is responsible for performing complex professional work in program consultation and monitoring.  Duties include guidance and counseling; client training and specialized job placement for the vocational rehabilitation of individuals with physical or mental disabilities, blindness or visual impairments.   Additional duties include evaluating client work capacities; providing assistive technology services; and administering tests to determine vocational aptitudes, interest, abilities and the potential of the client.  The VR Specialist IV position is a leadership position and will have additional duties as well as carry a full caseload. Applicant must be willing to perform all job related travel.  Probationary period (or trial period if applicable) is required.

Background Check:  Effective January 1, 2012, the successful candidates for positions at the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services will be required to pass an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation criminal investigation and background check.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

Education and Experience Requirements: Level II - 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 the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE), or the Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) certification.  Level III - 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. Level IV - 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.
 
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 Personnel Management OKCAREERS on-line applicant system (
www.ok.gov/opm/).  Current State of Oklahoma employees with permanent status in the classified service, or those having reinstatement rights; Submit one (1) complete set of all of the following application materials:  A cover letter that contains the Job Announcement Number, Job Title and Job Code of the position for which you are applying, a telephone number where you can be reached during office hours, your home mailing address, your e-mail address, your current classification and job code and a completed Office of Personnel Management Personal Data Summary Sheet (OPM-4B).  DRS’ requires applicants to provide copies of performance evaluations at the interview process.
 
                        Send OPM 4B and Cover letter to: 
                        Department of Rehabilitation Services
                        Attn:  Human Resources Unit
                        3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
                        Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112
                        Fax: (405) 951-3543
 
If you have any questions regarding this position or the application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527 or Randal Zotigh at (405) 951-3454.
 
An Equal Opportunity Employer

BASIC PURPOSE

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.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

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.
 
Level IV:
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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level IV: 
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) and four (4) years of professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation or rehabilitation; 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 and four (4) years of professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation or rehabilitation.

NOTE:  Experience which was incidental or not refective of a major responsibility or duty of the position shall not be accepted as qualifying.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

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.

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.



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