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Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: SAINT PETERSBURG, FL, US, 33701

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Requisition No: 472883 

Agency: Department of Education


Position Number: 48004436 

Salary:  $2,253.33 - $2,816.67 PER MONTH 

Posting Closing Date: 01/27/2022 



LOCATION: St. Petersburg, Florida


Position Number: 48004436

Minimum Hiring Salary: $2,253.33 per Month*


*The salary may be negotiable dependent upon years of experience, education level and available salary rate.


Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. VR is a 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 position works in St. Petersburg Unit 14D as a Vocational Rehabilitation Technician.
  • Preference given to qualified applications with bilingual skills in English and Spanish.
  • Applications submitted for this position should contain complete information including beginning and ending dates for each employer, address, supervisor’s name and contact information. Provide an explanation of gaps between employers greater than 3 months on the application.


Minimum Requirements:


Bachelor’s 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.


Job Description:

This is work assisting Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors to provide services to eligible individuals with disabilities related to the coordination of customer activities or special projects and in compliance with Federal and State requirements.  The person in this position is expected to perform administrative support and/or technical assistance to a Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) unit and its customers.


Employee must be productive under tight timeframes, balance multiple and competing priorities and maintain goal-directed behavior and performance sometimes under stressful conditions;  the employee must interact courteously with others; employee’s performance and behavior must demonstrate consideration of the workload concerns of others and must not negatively affect productivity and morale of the unit.  Attendance is an essential function of this position.


Receives referrals of school to work transition cases.  Refers these referrals to providers for pre-employment training.  Keeps up-to-date and accurate records of referrals.  Maintains up-to-date case notes on the referral cases.  Provides appropriate feedback to the schools.


Assists counselor with contract checklists.

Works directly with customers by obtaining and verifying referral information.

Receives, tracks, and submits monthly reports as assigned.

Facilitates orientation and assists in processing consumer applications for Vocational Rehabilitation services. 

Schedules appointments and notifies customer of counselor assignment. 

Conducts preliminary interviews as assigned.

Assists in identifying resources of comparable benefits in the community. 

Coordinates customers’ transportation.   

Assists customers with purchasing of services approved on the IPE.

Provides comparison costs for purchases.

Completes the authorization process as required.

Works with the counselor to ensure that services listed on the IPE are scheduled and completed.   

Maintains ongoing contact with customers to ensure vocational progress.

Assists Counselor and Supervisor with job placement and follow-up services. 

Assists Counselor and Supervisor in meeting Federal and State mandates for service delivery.

Assists in locating customers when services have been interrupted.

Verifies Customers’ employment and training status.

Develops and recruits new vendors.

Communicates with community partners to expedite services for new and existing customers. 

Processes files for case closure.

Documents activities in customers’ case records.

Answers phones and filing as required.

Performs other duties as required.




  • Ability to communicate effectively with others both verbally and in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Knowledge of computer software including applications 
  • Ability to effectively utilize computer to complete job tasks
  • Knowledge of operation of telecommunications systems
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services
  • Ability to talk to individuals and groups to effectively convey information
  • Ability to independently identify and solve problems
  • Ability to listen to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate
  • Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data for the purpose of monitoring and evaluating
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others




  • 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:


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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.




If you wish to submit a resume with your application, please attach when applying for this vacancy. However, all employment information must be submitted on the SOF employment application.







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. 

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