[Nfbc-info] Job Opening: Administrator, Orientation Center for the Blind, Albany, CA
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From: "Newman, Stephanie M" <SNEWMAN at dor.ca.gov
Subject: Job Opening: Administrator, Orientation Center for the
Blind, Albany, CA
Date sent: Mon, 18 May 2009 17:39:37 -0700
Please carefully read the Examination Bulletin for specific
information on this exam.
Selection Services Unit is pleased to announce the release of the
Examination Bulletin for:
Exam Title: Administrator, Orientation Center for the Blind
Exam Code: 9RH13
Exam Base: Open Exam: Department of Rehabilitation
Specific information regarding the examination can be accessed as
* Attached is a 2-page 8 1/2 X 14 Exam Bulletin in standard
format. Double left click on the document icon below.
* Hard Copies will be distributed under the normal bulletin
* DOR Intranet Exam Schedule Bulletin Board.
A full text format copy is included as part of this email
immediately following the document icon below.
<<BB-OCB Admin-09 Rev.doc
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
ADMINISTRATOR, ORIENTATION CENTER FOR THE BLIND
SPOT FOR: Department of Rehabilitation - ALBANY, CA
FINAL FILING DATE: June 26, 2009
"An equal opportunity employer to all regardless of race, color,
creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status,
disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual
Open For: Department Of Rehabilitation
Spot: Albany, CA Spot Code: 0102
WHO MAY APPLY
Applicants who meet the Requirements for Admittance to the
Examination as stated below.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications (Form 678) are available and may be filed in person
or by mail with:
Department of Rehabilitation
Selection Services Unit
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, Ca. 95814
Applications are also available at the local offices of the
Employment Development Department and at the State Personnel
Board's offices or web site www.spb.ca.gov
<http://www.spb.ca.gov> or Department of Rehabilitation's web
site at www.dor.ca.gov <http://www.dor.ca.gov>.
DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO THE STATE PERSONNEL BOARD
If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements,
mark the appropriate box in Item #2 of the "Examination and/or
Employment Application." You will be contacted to make specific
It is anticipated that interviews will be held during July 2009.
$4728.00 - $5746.00
Accepted applicants are required to bring either a photo
identification card or two forms of signed identification to the
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMITTANCE TO THE EXAMINATION
All applicants must meet the education and/or experience
requirements for this examination by the final filing date. Your
signature on your application indicates that you read,
understand, and possess the minimum qualifications required.
All applications submitted must include: "to" and "from" dates
(month/day/year), time base, civil service or private sector
titles, and the duties performed. Applications received without
this information will be rejected.
Experience: Four years of experience working in a program for the
education/rehabilitation of adults who are legally blind, with
emphasis on non-visual living techniques including but not
limited to, daily living, mobility and communication skills. At
least two years of experience must have been in a
supervisory/administrative capacity. And
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college (additional
qualifying experience may be substituted on a year-for-year
The Administrator, Orientation Center for the Blind, leads and
administers the residential orientation center for the Department
of Rehabilitation, State of California. The Administrator
oversees the full range of business activities of the Center as
well as supervising the instructors who teach the educational and
occupational classes. The Administrator supervises the staff
that work at the Center as well as setting policy and practices
for the Center. The Administrator participates in the
development of curricula and training for the Center's residents
and also maintains cooperative working relationships with other
agencies serving the rehabilitation of the blind.
ELIGIBLE LIST INFORMATION
A departmental open list will be established for the Department
of Rehabilitation. The list will be abolished 12 months after it
is established unless the needs of the service and conditions of
the list warrant a change in this period.
Qualifications Appraisal - Weighted 100.00%
This examination will consist of a Qualifications Appraisal
Interview only. The interview will include a number of
pre-determined job-related questions and a Braille exercise. In
order to obtain a position on the eligible list, a minimum rating
of 70% must be attained. CANDIDATES WHO DO NOT APPEAR FOR THE
INTERVIEW WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
A. Knowledge of:
1. The principles of personnel management and supervision, with
an emphasis on hands-on techniques.
2. The principles of affirmative treatment of persons who are
blind which encourages, enhances and inspires these persons
to lead normal and productive lives.
3. The principles and practices for effective management of a
residential facility providing noncustodial services in a
4. Braille at a Grade 2 level.
5. The department's Equal Employment Opportunity program
B. Ability to:
1. Apply the principles and practices of effective management.
2. Communicate effectively.
3. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course
4. Plan, organize, and direct the work of others.
5. Develop effective curricula, training techniques, and
materials to meet the needs of the Orientation Center for
the Blind program.
6. Read and write Braille at a Grade 2 level.
7. Effectively contribute to the department's Equal Employment
Proficiency: Must be able to read and write Braille at a Grade 2
Career credits are not granted in Open examinations.
Veterans preference points will not be granted in this
examination because it is not an entry-level exam.
To learn more about the Department of Rehabilitation (e.g., how
to prepare for a civil service examination, information regarding
the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Limited Examination &
Appointment Program (LEAP), office locations, etc.) log on to
It is the candidate's responsibility to contact the Department of
Rehabilitation's Examination Unit in Sacramento at (916) 558-5545
three weeks after the final filing date if he/she has not
received a progress report.
If a candidate's notice of oral interview fails to reach him/her
prior to the day of the interview due to a verified postal error,
he/she will be rescheduled upon written request.
If you meet the requirements stated on the reverse, you may take
this examination, which is competitive. Possession of the
entrance requirement does not assure a place on the eligible
list. All candidates who pass will be ranked according to their
The Department of Rehabilitation reserves the right to revise the
examination plan to better meet the needs of the service if the
circumstances under which this examination was planned change.
Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and
rules and all candidates will be notified.
Examination Locations: When a written test is part of the
examination, it will be given in such places in California as the
number of candidates and conditions warrant. Ordinarily, oral
interviews are scheduled in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los
Angeles. However, locations of interviews may be limited or
extended as conditions warrant.
Eligible Lists: Eligible lists established by competitive
examination, regardless of date, must be used in the following
order: 1) sub divisional promotional, 2) departmental
promotional, 3) multidepartmental promotional, 4) service wide
promotional, 5) departmental open, 6) open. When there are two
lists of the same kind, the older must be used first. Eligible
lists will expire in one to four years unless otherwise stated on
Promotional Examinations Only: Competition is limited to
employees who have a permanent civil service appointment. Under
certain circumstances other employees may be allowed to compete
under provision of Rules 234, 235 and 235.2. State Personnel
Board Rules 233, 234, 235, 235.2 and 237 contain provisions
regarding civil service status and eligibility for promotional
examinations. These rules may be reviewed at departmental
personnel offices or at the State Personnel Board.
General Qualifications: Candidates must possess essential
personal qualifications including integrity, initiative,
dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively
with others, and a state of health consistent with the ability to
perform the assigned duties of the classification.
It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a
drug-free State work place. Any applicant for State employment
will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective
because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of
the State, the rules governing civil service and the special
trust placed in public servant.
TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf and is reachable
only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.
California Relay (Telephone) Service for the Deaf or
Only Individuals Authorized To Work In the United States Will Be
Department Of Rehabilitation
Selection Services Unit
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, Ca. 95814
Tel. No. (916) 558-5545
1-800-735-2829 (National Relay Service)
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