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EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT SPECIALIST - 48007008

Date:  Sep 17, 2022
Location: 

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Requisition No: 699361 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT SPECIALIST - 48007008

Position Number: 48007008 

Salary:  $34,455.91 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2022 

DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES

LOCATION: TALLAHASSEE (LEON 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 Opportunity.

 

Job Description:
This position serves as an Employment Placement Specialist in the Tallahassee, District 02 Office. The incumbent in the Employment Placement Specialist position will be responsible for providing direct job development and placement services for blind and visually impaired consumers of the Division of Blind Services. The incumbent will develop and provide job opportunities for eligible individuals by using marketing and job development techniques. The incumbent will secure contacts and meet with employers for the purpose of identifying prospective job opportunities. The incumbent will provide job coaching and other support services to obtain competitive employment.

 

 Examples of Work: 

  • Conduct client intake.
  • Assess client resources.
  • Perform job placement and job development activities for clients.
  • Perform follow-up and maintain client contact through telephone calls and home visits.
  • Interview, counsel, and evaluate clients to determine individual therapeutic activity needs.
  • Consult with other professionals and team members concerning recommended programs.
  • Prepare reports on client progress and their reactions to various activities.
  • Evaluate rehabilitation therapy programs and make recommendations for adjustment and revisions.
  • Conduct in-depth interviews with a diverse group of blind and visually impaired clients to determine their eligibility for rehabilitation services and the feasibility for achieving a vocational independent living or educational goal.
  • Determine existing problems and evaluate individual needs for achieving independence in daily living, in acquiring communication skills, and/or obtaining suitable employment.
  • Develop community contacts for employment opportunities, similar benefits, and socialization.
  • Assist in the establishment of policies, standards, rules, regulations, and guidelines for program planning.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of professional experience in health, social, economic, or rehabilitative programs, health care or hospital administration or planning.
  • 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.
  • Ability to maintain a clear driving history and a valid Florida Driver’s License.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of social, economic, rehabilitative or health care services, administration or planning techniques.
  • Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing, and analyzing data.
  • Ability to develop program manuals, policies, procedures, standards, and rules.
  • Ability to analyze the effectiveness of service programs and identify resources or adjustments needed to meet needs.
  • Ability to conduct research studies.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to drive a state-owned vehicle, complete accurate and timely vehicle logs, follow all safety and driving procedures, complete a defensive driving course, and the ability to assist with vehicle maintenance as needed.
  • Ability to maintain a clear driving history and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License.

 

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.

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: Tallahassee