This position is located at VR #49 in Oklahoma City.
Position may be filled at a higher level
Essential Functions: This position serves as the Department of Corrections (DOC) Outreach Technician. Duties include maintaining physical and scanned case files according to agency standards; timely and accurately process case information through the agency’s client data system, including applications, eligibility data, Individual Plans for Employment (IPE), case narratives and authorizations per agency policy. Provide assistance to the supervisor and one Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Specialist in case management, application interviews, arrange and gather diagnostic information, creating monthly reports, gathering verification documentation, and sending case related correspondence. Requires the ability to develop and maintain reports specific to the unit. Additional duties include presenting information to re-entry entities, offender job fairs and mock interviews; perform general office duties, provide customer service duties; and obtain information necessary to make appropriate referrals to alternative resources. 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.
Education and Experience Requirements: Level II - requirements at this level consist of two years of technical clerical work in a vocational rehabilitation program. Level III - requirements at this level consist of three years of technical-clerical experience in a vocational rehabilitation program; or a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, orientation and mobility, rehabilitation teaching or vocational evaluation; or a bachelor’s degree in education, a behavioral science or a closely related field and one year of experience in career counseling, job placement, habilitation or a rehabilitation related field.
STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION
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.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for performing skilled and complex technical work assisting professional rehabilitation staff in providing rehabilitation services to individuals with physical and mental disabilities, blindness or visual impairment.
The Rehabilitation Technician job family consists of three levels of work which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned and the expertise required for the completion of the duties assigned.
This is the career level where employees are assigned responsibilities for a full range of activities. At this level employees conduct client interviews, arrange and coordinate client services and disseminate required information to vendors, clients, and staff; assists clients in completion of application; reviews applications for referral to appropriate medical vendor; provides clients with area resource referral information; dispenses information regarding rehabilitation and visual services programs and procedures; learns client interviewing techniques and receives training in policies and procedures for rehabilitation services programs. Additional duties include general office operations, coordinating and arranging medical procedures with client and medical vendors; generates computerized vocational evaluation and skills analysis reports as assigned; researches, gathers and assembles case records, and maintains an information system; obtains and disseminates employment information for case closure.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of two years of technical clerical work in a vocational rehabilitation program.
Scores based on: 50% Written Test & 50% Typing Test
***NOTE: Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.