[Mn-abs] Minnesota State Services for the Blind Director's Job Open, St. Paul
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Thu Jul 16 19:26:16 UTC 2009
The job of Director of Minnesota State Services for the Blind is now
open. You can apply on line, and the closing date is July 27th. You
can view the job, and apply at:
Please circulate, as we need to get somebody good into the position
State of Minnesota Job Posting: View
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DIRECTOR SERVICES FOR THE BLIND
$ 32.42-$ 46.56 hourly, $ 67,693-$ 97,217 annually
Employment & Econ Development Dept
Who May Apply:
Open to all qualified job seekers
Days of Work:
The Director is responsible for leadership in developing and managing
State Services for the Blind's (SSB) State Plans and programs for
Rehabilitation (including Assistive Technology) and Independent
Living, its Independent Living-Older Blind program and
Randolph-Sheppard vending facilities
program, and the Communication Center.
It is the Director's responsibility to provide fiscal leadership,
secure resources, manage the preparation of financial plans and SSB
program budgets and
to manage the disbursement, accounting, and reporting of federal and
state appropriations for the blind and including grants and gift
funds so that all
resources are utilized effectively and in accord with both federal
and state regulations.
Provide leadership, initiative and management in the design and
implementation of new developments and technologies, ideas, and
directions as well as effective
strategies for research, program evaluation and quality assurance.
The Director creates a clear focus on the unique character of the
work of SSB and its role in the Minnesota Workforce Center System.
The position supervises
(directly and indirectly) 110 staff members including Program
Directors for: Workforce Development (Vocational Rehabilitation); the
and Senior Services; Technology; Administrative Services. SSB has a
central office in St. Paul and at 12 Workforce Centers across the state.
3 years experience as a manager or administrator responsible for a
program providing vocational rehabilitation services (or employment
and training services),
AND you must possess a graduate degree in Rehabilitation, Public or
Business Administration, Education, Psychology or a closely related area.
Applicants who meet the experience and educational requirement will
be further evaluated on their qualifications (education/training,
paid or volunteer
work/life experience, and accomplishments/achievements) for this
position as demonstrated in the areas listed below. Preference will
be given to applicants
with experience working in rehabilitation for persons who are
Please use the Job Specific Questions Section to respond to each of
these four areas:
a) Knowledge of rehabilitation programs and services - including
vocational rehabilitation, independent living rehabilitation, special
education and the
One-Stop (Workforce Center) system of the Workforce Investment Act;
b) Experience in rehabilitation programs for persons who are blind
and visually impaired;
c) Knowledge of State and Federal laws and regulations governing the
provision of rehabilitation services to persons who are blind and
a) Managerial, supervisory and related administrative roles and functions;
b) Planning and development of program policies and procedures.
Include here a description of achievements/accomplishments which
demonstrate the highest
level of: 1) leadership and initiative; and 2) problem solving and creativity;
c) Quality assurance (e.g., case reviews, compliance, auditing, etc),
program evaluation (e.g., vendor effectiveness studies, etc.),
and forecasting future resource needs and service demands.
3) Budget development and fiscal management. Please include the
approximate amounts of dollars controlled.
4) Experience in making presentations to and working with policy
making bodies (e.g., legislative committees) and with professional,
consumer and provider
groups and councils.
The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Your
resume will be entered into a database. The software program matches
your skills with
the skills needed to perform the duties of the position. If your
skills match the required skills for this position, the department
may contact you.
If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the
last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills,
abilities, and experience,
you do not need to submit another.
How to Apply:
You are strongly encouraged to submit your resume through the online
Resume Builder at <
>. You may copy and paste in your existing resume or let the
software create a resume for you. You may edit your resume later
should your contact information
or experience change. The Resume Builder also collects your work
preference information so we can match you with future job openings
that meet your interests.
Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions
(including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among
the three branches
of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another
branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore
For assistance, please direct questions to both your current and
anticipated Human Resources offices.
If you wish to apply with a paper copy, submit your resume AND a
completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to:
Minnesota Management & Budget
(MMB), 200 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN
55155. Be sure to indicate the posting number of this job on your
paper application is available on the State Employment Web and MMB
web sites, at any state agency HR office, or by calling 651-259-3637.
Contact for More Information:
Sue Zeches, 651/259-7107/sue.zeches at state.mn.us.
David Andrews and white cane Harry.
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