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Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 51899 

Agency: Department of Education


Position Number: 48004072 

Salary:  $40,948.18 

Posting Closing Date: 02/24/2019 

LOCATION: Tallahassee
Vocational Rehabilitation Senior Consultant

Position Number: 48004072
Minimum Hiring Salary: $3,412.35 Monthly

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


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 Tallahassee as a Vocational Rehabilitation Senior Consultant 



Job Description:

The 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.  The 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.  The employee represents the Director and the agency as assigned.  Attendance is an essential function of this position.


The employee is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating and promoting new and existing vocational rehabilitation programs as required in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, including the exercise of independent judgment in formulating or assisting in the formulation of policies and procedures to expand and improve services to individuals with disabilities which have a significant impact on the administration of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) programs.  The employee also assists in establishment of policies, rules and guidelines for programs and services to youth with disabilities, including those youth seeking Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) who are not required to apply for VR services.


Plans, develops, organizes and delivers technical assistance and training to VR field staff and stakeholders required for the development of services to individuals with disabilities, including Pre-ETS, transition youth services, on-the-job training, and postsecondary services leading to successful employment.  Researches best and evidence-based practices; develops, maintains and disseminates resources related to VR programs and services. Makes recommendations for training and resource materials to meet anticipated needs resulting from legislative updates, including final rules and regulations.


Monitors and analyzes case work trends, program development needs, and the provision of services for youth with disabilities.   Develops, prepares, and delivers ad hoc and other reports and summaries as assigned.


Participates in ongoing meetings and committees with programs assisting youth, other state agencies, and community programs to maximize the quality of services to youth involved in VR programs.


Develops and assists with updates or revision of the guidelines/best practices on Pre-ETS and other transition youth services. Provides technical assistance briefings and reports, as needed. Develops and updates forms, tools, and other resources to assist VR staff and stakeholders improve delivery of services to youth with disabilities.  Recommends updates to policy to improve VR programs and meet legislative requirements. 


Prepares information and required data reports on transition youth services for inclusion in the Unified State Plan and state planning documents.  Prepares responses to inquiries, surveys and correspondence regarding program services and services to youth with disabilities.


Responsible increasing programmatic awareness, engagement in, and expansion of VR Third Party Cooperative Arrangements with local education agencies.  Liaison with other agencies to advance the VR model that individuals with disabilities receive competitive, integrated employment.  Liaison with state and local education agencies to improve coordinated processes and procedures designed to enhance VR programs and increase services to youth with disabilities.  Promotes increased and improved collaboration with state and local partners to improve awareness of VR programs and improve outcomes for youth with disabilities.


Assists in the development of innovative approaches to enhance the quality and efficiency of employment and other outcomes for individuals with disabilities.  Assists with interagency collaboration in planning, development and implementation of cooperative agreements and joint programs to serve individuals with disabilities. 


The employee performs related duties as required




Working knowledge of WIOA, IDEA and laws impacting transition youth.


 ***Information contained in responses to Qualifying Questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities must also be disclosed on the State of Florida Employment Application.***


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 requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment or 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.



  • State of Florida Retirement - 3% Employee Contribution Required
  • 10 Paid Holidays annually
  • Employees with up to 5 years of creditable service earn 8.667 hours per month, with 5 to 10 years earn 10.833 hours per month and those with over 10 years of service earn 13 hours per month.
  • Career Service employees earn 8.667 hours of sick leave credits per month
  • Health Insurance for Individual or 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
  • Tax Deferred Savings Program available through payroll deduction

    Benefits information can be found on the following website:



    If you wish to submit a resume with your application, please attach when applying for this vacancy.


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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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