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Date: Jan 9, 2019

Location: LEESBURG, FL, US, 34788

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Requisition No: 51852 

Agency: Department of Education


Position Number: 48004624 

Salary:  Monthly Hiring Salary $2,048.30 

Posting Closing Date: 01/23/2019 




Position Number: 48004624

Monthly Hiring Salary: $2,048.30

*Preference given for experience, education level and/or language skills/Spanish.*


Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people with physical or mental disabilities be successful in employment.  VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers.  Our Mission is “to help people with disabilities find and maintain employment and enhance their independence.”  Our Vision is “to become the first place people with disabilities turn when seeking employment and a top resource for employers in need of qualified employees.”

This advertisement may be used to fill current and future vacancies for up to 6 months.


Job Description:

This is professional work providing casework assistance for vocational rehabilitation clients or monitoring client/reimbursement activities.


(Note: The examples of work as listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. Examples of work performed are not to be used for allocation purposes.)

  • Interviews clients to assess their resources and make referrals for appointments.
  • Implements necessary procedures to acquire or purchase medical/psychological information and arranges for the necessary medical evaluations at the direction of the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.
  • Schedules client training and makes appointments for treatment.
  • Accompanies clients when purchasing clothing, tools, equipment or similar items.
  • Performs job placement and job development activities for clients.
  • Resolves client transportation problems.
  • Follows-up on cases and maintains client contact through telephone calls and home visits.
  • Reviews data for accuracy and completeness, performs research, records and traces documents.
  • Maintains specialized records, compiles information on costs, budgets and other data for reporting purposes.
  • Coordinates out-of-district services for clients.



(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication.
  • Knowledge of interviewing techniques.
  • Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data.
  • Ability to interview clients to identify needs.
  • Ability to provide information and referral services.
  • Ability to locate and develop community resources.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work activities.
  • Ability to actively listen to others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding information on internal and external customer. 
  •  Ability to select and use information from the management information system. 
  • Ability to use agency automated systems. 
  • Ability to participate in a unit team.



Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university.  Experience in a counseling, job placement , job coaching or public vocational rehabilitation program can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.


For your application to be considered:

  • Qualifying Questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities must be disclosed on the State of Florida Employment Application.  
  • Please do not leave incomplete fields, respond to any gaps in employment that exceeds three (3) months, and list all duties and responsibilities.



  • State of Florida Retirement – 3% Employee Contribution Required
  • 10 Paid Holidays annually
  • 104 Hours of Paid Annual Leave annually
  • 104 Hours of Paid Sick Leave annually
  • Health Insurance for Individual of Family Coverage – State pays 80% of premium
  • Life Insurance – State pays premium for 25,000 basic term life insurance for full time employee
  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, vision, etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available.

 Benefits information can be found on the following websites: 


Background Screening Requirement:

It is the policy of the Florida Department of Education that applicants for employment undergo level 2-employment screening in accordance with the requirement of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment of being permitted to serve as a volunteer.  All applicants for employment or to volunteer who are selected for an interview will be provided with the Consent to Background Screening form for level 2 screening, the Affidavit of Good Moral Character, and the Notice of Rights.  The leading candidate for employment or to volunteer will be required to execute the Consent form and Affidavit, report to a designated location, and submit fingerprints for level 2 screening.


 No applicant for a designated position will be employed or permitted to volunteer until the level 2 screening results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Department.  Level 2 background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.

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.  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. 

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