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PROGRAM CONSULTANT - 48007068

Date: Aug 11, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 28063 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: PROGRAM CONSULTANT - 48007068

Position Number: 48007068 

Salary:  $43,507.32 

Posting Closing Date: 08/24/2018 

This is a readvertisement. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES
LOCATION:   Tallahassee 

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A LEVEL 2 BACKGROUND SCREENING IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Preference may be given to candidates with a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or Visual Disabilities.

CANDIDATES ARE TYPICALLY HIRED AT THE MINIMUM SALARY.

ALL EMPLOYMENT GAPS MUST BE EXPLAINED AND INCLUDED WITH WORK HISTORY WHEN APPLYING.

 

Job Description 

The Division of Blind Services is seeking a Program Consultant for their Bureau of Client Services and Program Support.  This is work coordinating policy development and activities related to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (“WIOA”), providing program monitoring evaluation, and technical assistance for pre-employment transition services, transition services and other vocational rehabilitation programs and services. The incumbent will also be responsible for developing partnerships with external entities for the purpose of strengthening resources for program participants who are blind or visually impaired, to achieve success.

 

Examples of Work

  • This position will report to the Program Administrator and provide technical support and leadership to local and state level division staff related to transition, children’s and blind babies programs. 
  • Provides coordination of specified policy development and activities related to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (“WIOA”), providing program monitoring and evaluation of the transition program, developing partnerships with external entities for the purpose of strengthening resources for transition age students to achieve success. In addition, this position performs other administrative duties related to various agency-wide functions.
  • Provides technical assistance and training to the field staff.
  • Responds to oral and written correspondence regarding the Transition, Children’s and Blind Babies programs.  Maintain user manual, procedures and policies related to the Transition, Children’s and Blind Babies programs
  • Coordinates camps, conferences and other activities. Participates in the development and implementation of program evaluation activities.
  • Responsible for the implementation of the WIAO requirements related to transition. Responsible for program reports and project proposals related to WIAO.  Coordinates with the technology unit to ensure the division is capturing WIAO required data elements.  Collects and reports performance data related to the Transition Program.
  • Monitors DBS services in relation to goal attainment (pre vocational skills, essential skills “soft Skills” post-secondary education, etc.) and agency standards.
  • Collaborates with the Contracts Unit relative to the Transition Program.  Works to establish a seamless process for generating referrals to contracted vendors.
  • Works with the transition and IL-CP counselors to facilitate educational and vocational planning.
  • Serves as the liaison between Client Services and all other stakeholders (Federal, State, and Local Vision Leadership, Interagency team BEES, DVR, APD, CMS, High-School High-Tech, Abilities First, etc.) as it relates to transition.
  • Identifies, establishes and maintains partnership with Community Agencies and ESE Coordinators.  Assures that transition counselors are actively working collaboratively with ESE teachers, guidance counselors, vision teachers, college advisors and offices providing services and support to students with disabilities.
  • Coordinates cohesive relationship with DBS and FSDB which should include meetings and visits by Transition counselors to the FSDB campus.
  • Works with other state office staff to ensure seamless services to the Transition Program.  Works to assure statewide implementation of WIOA as it relates transition services throughout the Division of Blind Services.
  • Leads Interagency and Statewide Transition Meetings.
  • Promotes understanding of federal and state law.

 

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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