[Nfbc-info] Job Opening: Administrator, Orientation Center for the Blind, Albany, CA

Robert nfbcal at sbcglobal.net
Tue May 19 01:27:47 UTC 2009

Hello All,
If the job opening at the Orientation Center for the Blind 
interest you, I suggest that you submit your application.
Good luck,

Robert Stigile

 ---- Original Message ------
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 
distribution process.
*	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

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

Applicants who meet the Requirements for Admittance to the 
Examination as stated below.

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>.


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 

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.

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 
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 
positive environment.
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 
of action.
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 
Opportunity objectives.

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 
www.dor.ca.gov <http://www.dor.ca.gov>.
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 
this bulletin.
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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