GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT II - 48007072 (BLIND SERVICES)

Date:  Feb 16, 2024
Location: 

DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32114 DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32117 DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32118 DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32124 DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32120


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Requisition No: 820865 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT II - 48007072 (BLIND SERVICES)

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 48007072 

Salary:  $42,776.81 - $47,054.49 

Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2024 

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DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES
LOCATION:   DAYTONA BEACH (VOLUSIA 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) POSITION. 

 

 

Job Description:

The incumbent in this position will serve as a Government Operations Consultant II for the Division of Blind Services (DBS) providing support to the Career, Technology, and Training Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CTTC) located in Daytona Beach. The incumbent will provide direct classroom instruction, develop lesson plans, communicate with Center staff, maintain equipment and supplies, attend workshops and conferences for professional growth, and provide additional support where needed at the Center. 

 

Examples of Work:

  • Provide direct classroom instruction in career exploration.
  • Incorporate and fully utilize the Pre-Employment Program to enhance the students' ability to obtain and retain comprehensive integrated employment.
  • Make use of work experiences, informational and mock interviews with local employers, job shadowing, self-advocacy, and community networking to assist the student in achieving their vocational goals.
  • Assist students' with developing and/or improving the work characteristics and skills needed for competitive integrated employment or to function independently in a home and/or work environment.
  • Develop programs and curricula as needed.
  • Teach in other area(s) as required.
  • Develop lesson plans that reflect the daily objectives needed to meet the established goals.
  • Produce reports of staffings' for each assigned student/client.
  • Make recommendations to management and staff for appropriate career assessment strategies including vocational evaluations, situational assessments, and career counseling for inclusion in students' and clients' Individual Plans for Employment (IPE). 
  • Evaluate new vocational evaluation and career exploration tools as they become available and/or as updates become available on the market.
  • Maintain office equipment and supplies, keeping inventory stocked and in good repair as well as create purchase orders or requisitions for new items and replacements. 
  • Prepare and maintain records and case files, including progress observations.
  • Attend workshops and conferences for professional growth.
  • Participate in public education as needed and serve as a resource person for staff, students, and the public.
  • Assist with student/faculty/department needs as required. 
  • Acquire new skills as needed to meet program changes and goals.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and four years of professional experience in systems analysis, management analysis, program planning, program research, program evaluation, engineering or administrative work.
  • A master's degree from an accredited 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 post-secondary educational training options, including preparing to go to work, and job retention strategies. 
  • Knowledge of interviewing techniques, job search strategies and job-related behaviors. 
  • Ability to assist with updating resumes, job applications and data sheets.
  • Knowledge of programs and services available to assist students' and clients'. 
  • Knowledge of the methods of data collection and analysis.
  • Knowledge of basic management principles and practices.
  • Ability to interpret federal and state laws and rules. 
  • Ability to collect, evaluate and analyze data to develop alternative recommendations, solve problems, document workflow and other activities relating to the improvement of operational and management practices.
  • Ability to organize data into logical format for presentation in reports, documents, and other written materials.
  • Ability to conduct fact-finding research.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to operational and management analysis activities.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to travel as needed.

 

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 the most 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 more must 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, you must attach the correct supporting documentation to be considered (DD214). 
  • If you are claiming Right to First Interview, you must attach 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 clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Daytona Beach