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PROGRAM CONSULTANT - 48007068 (BLIND SERVICES)
Date: May 26, 2023
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Requisition No: 803550
Agency: Department of Education
Working Title: PROGRAM CONSULTANT - 48007068 (BLIND SERVICES)
Position Number: 48007068
Salary: $45,848.06 - $49,584.72
Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2023
DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES
LOCATION: TALLAHASSEE (LEON COUNTY)
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A LEVEL 2 BACKGROUND SCREENING IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
CANDIDATES ARE TYPICALLY HIRED AT THE MINIMUM SALARY.
ALL EMPLOYMENT GAPS MUST BE EXPLAINED AND INCLUDED WITH WORK HISTORY WHEN APPLYING.
THIS IS A STATE OF FLORIDA CAREER SERVICE (CS) OPPORTUNITY
Preference may be given to candidates with a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or Visual Disabilities.
The Division of Blind Services (DBS) is seeking a Program Consultant for their Bureau of Client Services and Program Support. The Division of Blind Services Employment Program provides opportunities for individuals who are blind and visually impaired by enabling them to improve and develop skills necessary for obtaining or maintaining employment. This position requires an understanding of various eye conditions and their impact on functional vision, and the ability to convey that knowledge to staff and partners in multiple settings.
Examples of Work:
This position will report to the Program Administrator (PA) and provide technical support and leadership to local and state level division staff related to Employment Programs. Examples of work include:
Consulting with program staff to plan, develop, and coordinate statewide training which includes developing an annual training plan/training calendar to ensure the district staff receive required training to meet client needs and perform duties within the workplace and their community.
Tracking statewide staff training and evaluations. Review evaluation responses to analyze efficacy of training delivery, information provided, training materials, etc.
Serving as the lead Employment Program Consultant, providing technical assistance related to case management and Employment Program services. This includes working collaboratively with unit staff to ensure policies and procedures are aligned with resources.
Providing in-service training to new employees on the client information system functions and reporting mechanisms.
Working collaboratively with program management to provide statewide training on program policies, procedures, and case management.
Planning and organizing the delivery of technical assistance, information, and referral required for the development and administration of the Employment Program.
Developing, maintaining, and improving techniques for caseload management, utilizing the electronic client information system to gather accurate data and generate reports to determine trends, and analyze data to guide programmatic decisions.
Attending meetings and conferences on behalf of the Division’s Employment Program as assigned.
Disseminating information to the field offices relative to Employment Programs and Transition.
Participating in cooperative working relationships with appropriate leaders of groups representing Employment Programs and other state agencies to maximize the quality of services to Employment Program consumers.
A bachelor's degree from a college or university and five years of professional and/or administrative experience in social, economic, health or rehabilitative programs.
A master's degree from a college or university can substitute for one year of the required experience.
Professional or nonprofessional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of social, economic, health or rehabilitative services objectives.
Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data.
Knowledge of problem-solving techniques.
Ability to plan and develop programs or program components.
Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
Ability to prepare proposals and funding requests.
Ability to evaluate and monitor service delivery and implement corrective action plans.
Ability to provide technical assistance regarding program and client issues.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
To be considered for a position with the Division of Blind Services:
All fields in the candidate profile (application) must be completed in its entirety.
All previous periods of employment must be listed and accounted for. Periods of employment should be entered with themost recent/current listed first.
Periods of employment should include the supervisor's name and contact information.
Account for and explain any gaps in employment so that the hiring process is not delayed. Gaps of employment of 3 months or moremust be addressed on the application.
Work history, hours worked, and formal education fields must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position. Putting "see resume" does not substitute for completing all sections of the candidate profile.
Responses to qualifying questions must be verifiable in the candidate profile. Not all applicants will be interviewed. Preference will be given for qualifying veterans, employees in layoff status and qualified candidates based on a review of their overall scores, KSAs, primary and supplemental applications, as well as completion of any required work samples, willingness questionnaires, and behavioral/personality/skills tests, and interview responses, as applicable. References and file reviews from previous employment will be verified to determine suitability.
Resumes and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information.
Individuals lacking the ability to competently do the job and those who are unable to positively contribute to a productive team environment, need not apply.
The successful candidate must be able to pass a Level II Background screening.
If you are claiming Veteran's Preference, youmustattach the correct supporting documentation to be considered (DD214).
If you are claiming Right to First Interview, youmustattach a copy of your official layoff letter when applying to be considered.
The Florida Division of Blind Services is committed
to increasing recruitment and hiring of Veterans and individuals with disabilities and
improving employment outcomes.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clickinghere (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545) . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.
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