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Date:  May 21, 2022


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Requisition No: 375721 

Agency: Department of Education


Position Number: 48007095 

Salary:  $60,000-$75,000 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 06/07/2022 

LOCATION:  Daytona Beach



**Open until filled.**

Job Description:

The Bureau Chief of the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired reports directly to the Deputy Director of the Division of Blind Services and alerts and advises the Director and Deputy Director on any relevant issue affecting the division’s operations. The incumbent is expected to be a judicious and pragmatic steward of the State of Florida budget while providing the required services to its clients. This position oversees the administration of the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, rehabilitation teaching and support services, career and technical education programs, credentialing and certification, and other relevant training programs, as well as the Bureau’s budget to ensure the accountability of operational and supervisory staff. This position is responsible for participating in the development, implementation, monitoring, and management of the Division of Blind Services budget.

Job Duties:

  • Oversees the development and delivery of all rehabilitation teaching and support services, including career and technical education programs, credentialing and other compatible career and technical center training at the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
  • Provides leadership and has the general responsibility for the functions of the Bureau of the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired; regularly reviews the Bureau’s organizational structure, develops, and implements work plans for the Bureau and makes changes as necessary, makes work assignments to appropriate Bureau personnel to carry out assignments.
  • Oversees maintenance and security of all DBS facilities and vehicles on the 25+-acre DBS Daytona Beach complex.
  • Participates in the planning of construction projects and related activities and provides on-site supervision of projects.
  • Ensures the safety and well-being of residential clients participating in services at the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
  • Ensures that operations remain within the designated respective budgets for grounds and facility maintenance, dormitory and instructional services provided on the campus.
  • Participates in the preparation of the Division’s annual operating budget and strategic plan.
  • Ensures that the Bureau of the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired develops, executes, and concludes the procurement and contract process including solicitation, invoice approval, record keeping and closeout within specified time requirements.
  • Ensures that performance and expenditures of contracted providers are monitored, and corrective action is implemented, when required. 
  • Ensures that invoices are reviewed and processed within specified time periods and that original master contracts are maintained and complete in content.
  • Collaborates with the Bureau of Client Services and the Bureau of Business Enterprise in support of vocational rehabilitation of DBS clients.
  • Effectively communicate with, motivate, provide and/or coordinate training, and direct the work of subordinates. 
  • Collects, monitors and analyzes data to evaluate the performance of the Bureau of the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, maximizes funding, capitalizes on opportunities for improvement and takes action whenever necessary.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations to stakeholders and partner groups.
  • Ensures that Bureau personnel are engaged in training and cross training activities to maximize the skills and capabilities of the Bureau to fulfill the operational needs of the Division.
  • Timely complete performance appraisals, develop accurate work plans, and approve monthly attendance and leave for each position under his/her direct report. 
  • Reinforce the expectation of internal and external cooperation and teamwork to subordinates.
  • Utilize effective counseling and coaching strategies in accordance with agency personnel policies and procedures to ensure acceptable job performance of subordinates.
  • Keep supervisor and the Personnel Administrator advised of personnel issues that may require corrective action.
  • Meets with each subordinate quarterly to discuss job performance to ensure each employee is fully aware of their level of performance as it relates to established performance standards.
  • Demonstrates professional, courteous, and constructive behavior with coworkers, subordinates, administrators, and the public.
  • Prepares job description and qualifying questions for job postings, conducts interviews and makes hiring recommendations for the Bureau of the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
  • Performs other work as necessary.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and four years of professional experience in health, social, economic or rehabilitative programs.
  • A master's degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for one year of the required experience.
  • Professional or nonprofessional experience as required above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Personnel Management; program evaluation and rehabilitation as it relates to the blind.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct program activities.
  • Ability to evaluate employee effectiveness.
  • Ability to supervise.
  • Ability to manage a rehabilitation program; formulate policies and procedures and work within a budget.
  • A general knowledge of construction projects and facility maintenance
  • Skill in evaluating budgetary needs.

To be considered for a position with the Division of Blind Services:

  • All fields in the candidate profile must be completed.
  • 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.
  • All previous periods of employment must be listed and accounted for.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Daytona Beach