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Date: Dec 29, 2020

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 285761 

Agency: Department of Education


Position Number: 48004065 

Salary:  $3,865.10 - $6,612.81 

Posting Closing Date: 01/29/2021 

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.  Attendance is an essential function of this position.


As a supervisor, the incumbent must communicate with, motivate, provide or coordinate training, and direct the work of his/her subordinates.  In addition, the employee must complete timely performance appraisals, develop timely and accurate work plans, and timely approve monthly attendance and leave for each position under his/her direct report.  Timesheets will be completed in the People First system in accordance with DOE policy.  The incumbent has the authority to make hiring recommendations as well as disciplinary recommendations.


The employee in this position exercises independent judgment in formulating or assisting in formulating policies and procedures which have significant impact in the administration of the statewide Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) program.  Directs, coordinates and administers the establishment of policies, standards, rules, regulations, best practices and guidelines for program planning in the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Title I Funding Program.  Disseminates information regarding these to all staff.


Supervises assigned staff to ensure successful completion of expectations; provides staff training; and completes required personnel actions.  Supervises VR staff interpreters working in VR Areas Statewide.  Works closely with Area/Unit supervisors and their local staff to maintain effective working relationships and to provide continued support for VR staff interpreters. 


Conducts periodic team meetings with VR staff interpreters and interested staff. Reviews the delivery of local interpreting services, including contracts and vendors.  Counsels or intervenes in resolving personnel or service issues.  Explores new initiatives, strategies, and projects to improve interpreting services.  Assists in the recruitment, hiring, and evaluation of VR staff interpreters.  Provides status/data reports as required.


Plans, organizes and directs the delivery of technical assistance required for the development of programs for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind.  Develops and establishes operating procedures, techniques, and best practices for vocational rehabilitation serving individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind.  Provides statewide coordination and program planning to ensure that eligible individuals who are deaf-blind have access to services at either or both DVR and DBS as they pursue employment.  Reviews assigned programs to determine compatibility with the state plan, accomplishment of objectives, availability of funds and need for corrective action.  Organizes the program data compilation and analyzes pertinent data for management to better evaluate rehabilitation programs


Reviews and analyzes cases in regards to program development needs and the provision of services for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind.  Conducts random case reviews to ensure individuals who are deaf-blind are adequately served by DVR and/or DBS.  Develops and participates in ongoing cooperative working relationships with appropriate organizations representing individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind, and other state agencies and community programs, to maximize the quality of VR services to these populations.  Participates in state and national forums, public meetings and conferences to provide and receive information on deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind issues, communications topics and disabilities.


Provides and facilitates in-service training for DVR field staff serving individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind.


Performs other related duties as required.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee