[Nfbc-info] FYI FW: [nfb-talk] Fwd: DSB Job Bulletin - Orientation and Training Center Administrator

Michael Hingson info at michaelhingson.com
Thu Jun 19 23:33:24 UTC 2014

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Subject: [nfb-talk] Fwd: DSB Job Bulletin - Orientation and Training Center Administrator

Hello everyone.  Here's something I hope will interest some of you.  We're looking for some good applicants to take this orientation center director position.  

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> From: "Portillo, Jim (DSB)" <jim.portillo at dsb.wa.gov>
> Date: June 19, 2014 at 3:43:48 PM PDT
> To: "portillo.jim at gmail.com" <portillo.jim at gmail.com>
> Subject: FW: DSB Job Bulletin - Orientation and Training Center 
> Administrator
> Subject: DSB Job Bulletin - Orientation and Training Center 
> Administrator
> FYI, the following DSB job bulletin has just been posted on the state Careers-WA website: Orientation and Training Center Administrator_WMS2 (05285).
> Job Title:
> Orientation and Training Center Administrator _WMS 2 (05285) Opening 
> Date/Time:
> Thu. 06/05/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time
> Salary:
> $63,400.00 - $74,200.00 Annually
> Job Type:
> Full Time - Permanent
> Location:
> King County - Seattle - S. Seattle, Washington
> Department:
> Dept. of Services for the Blind
> Print Job Information Apply
> Description  Benefits  Supplemental Questions
> The Washington State Department of Services for the Blind’s (DSB) goal is to open doors of opportunity to those who are blind and visually impaired to: pursue their dreams, determine their goals, develop their skills and abilities, and participate socially and economically in the community. The primary responsibility of the agency is to assist customers with visual impairments retain their employment, become employed and/or increase independence and inclusion in their communities.
> Please Note: The Department of Services For the Blind is not a medical rehabilitation agency. 
> This recruitment announcement will remain open until filled. The hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early.
>  Duties:
> Program Profile
> The goal of DSB's Customer Services is to assist in the skills development and stable employment of Blind, Deaf Blind and Low Vision individuals.
> The Orientation and Training Center (OTC) contributes to the Customer Services mission of "Inclusion, Independence, and Economic Vitality" by providing intensive training and experiences that empower students to increase their self-awareness, self-advocacy, alternative skills of Blindness, and employability to each student’s maximum potential.
> The OTC accomplishes these goals through combinations of formal training in a classroom setting and a variety of community-based activities.
> This position takes the lead in managing the Orientation and Training Center by:
> Creating staff and student policies
> Managing OTC budget and services
> Analyzing data and trends
> Clarifying and communicating agency policy & procedure Identifying 
> staff training needs & gaps and developing training plans & 
> opportunities Providing detailed performance expectations and 
> evaluation Providing technical support and assistance to staff 
> Actively participating in and/or managing statewide agency projects 
> Ensuring work outputs match agency mission, requirements and goals
> Key Responsibilities
> Assign agency activities with mission, values and regulations 
> Communicate to staff, agency customers and external customers the 
> Agency's scope and mission, the VR process, and the scope and impact of broader laws and regulations such as the Rehab Act, Code of Federal Regulations, RSA technical guidelines, Americans with Disability Act (ADA), Washington State WAC 67-25, and DSB procedure Emphasize within team the Agency cultural values, including:
> Belief in DSB customer abilities, safety, respect, dignity, and 
> movement towards their maximum independence Direct Communications
> Performance- and Team-oriented
> Accountability
> Ensure that training program supports needs of adult learners with 
> range of disabilities Emphasize and encourage vocational context for 
> all multidisciplinary team staff roles Establish, review and revise 
> agency procedure
> Provide staff guidance, supervision, and training Develop clear and 
> feasible performance expectations through PDF and PDP process — 
> Provide clear, valid, and data-driven performance measurements and 
> feedback to staff Identify performance gaps, and 
> collaborate/communicate with staff to develop a plan to bridge gaps 
> and assess progress and best fit for position Evaluate and monitor 
> customer service delivery processes by conducting and analyzing 
> customer case record reviews regularly to assure best practices are 
> utilized, and federal & state regulations are followed Recruit, 
> recommend for hire, and develop staff
> Program oversight
> Oversee facility and residential needs for the OTC Provide direct 
> marketing and orientation of program and activities to DSB customers 
> and community members Provide supports for student scheduling, 
> comprehensive trainings and career experience for approximately 80 
> residential and commuting students annually Maintain accurate data for 
> program evaluation and reporting such as Results Washington 
> presentations and other forums Analyze spending trends and outcomes to 
> assist teams in best stewardship of state resources Develop and 
> implement outreach strategies within teams to increase student 
> capacity and target awareness in underserved communities
> Additional responsibilities include:
> Communicate program updates within the teams, and communicate staff 
> needs to management group Manage change process for teams; 
> communicate, and implement change, addressing staff needs within 
> change process Communicate agency performance and budget goals and 
> outcomes with teams, and strategize with teams for continuous 
> performance improvements Act as mediator for resolution of 
> staff-to-staff or client-to-staff disputes Initiate, manage and guide 
> agency program improvement projects Manage contracts in accordance 
> with state and agency regulations Identify new resources and tools 
> that may assist clients in their DSB process Develop Agency Resources; 
> identify & secure new or alternate sources of funding and community 
> resources for customer services
> This position is based in Seattle with occasional travel. State vehicles are provided, however if a vehicle is unavailable, a personal vehicle or alternative transportation may be required to meet travel needs. Portable devices are offered to work remotely while in the field. The work schedule is 40 hours per week.
>  Qualifications:
> A Bachelor's degree in in the following or related fields: blind 
> rehabilitation (LV, O&M, VRT, Assistive Technology, education for the 
> blind); adult education; educational program management; vocational 
> rehabilitation
> Master's degree in the following or related fields: blind 
> rehabilitation (LV, O&M, VRT, Assistive Technology, education for the 
> blind); adult education; educational program management; vocational 
> rehabilitation
> 5 years experience in managing a blindness rehabilitation program
> 5 years experience in budget management Expert knowledge of federal 
> vocational rehabilitation mission, context and regulations Work 
> experience with a range of people with disabilities Experience in 
> current theories and practice of adult education and blind 
> rehabilitation and/or adaptive technology training Strong leadership 
> skills and experience Supervisory skill and experience Strong ability 
> to organize and prioritize workload Ability to manage risks while 
> exploring/encouraging innovative solutions and strategies Ability to 
> manage urgent situation calmly and clearly Experience in managing 
> reasonable accommodation needs in the workplace  Supplemental 
> Information:
> How to Apply:
> In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:
> A letter of interest describing how you meet the specific 
> qualifications for this position; and,
> A current resume, detailing experience, and education; and,
> A list of at least three professional references with current contact information.
> The act of submitting Failure to include the items requested above will disqualify your application from consideration.
> The initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the "work experience" section of your application in Careers.wa.gov, completeness of the application material submitted, and the supplemental questionnaire.
> A resume will not substitute for completing the "work experience" section of the application. Responses to the supplemental questionnaire regarding work experience must be reflected in the "work experience" section of the application.
> The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information provided in the application is complete and truthful to the best of your knowledge and the information submitted may be verified by the hiring agency.
> Prior to any new appointment into the Department of the Service for the Blind, a background check will be conducted. The selected candidate must pass the DSB FBI Criminal Background Check process.  Background checks, to include fingerprinting, are required for employees and applicants considered for positions within DSB when the employee will have unsupervised access to customers who are considered vulnerable adults or children.  
> For questions or information regarding this recruitment, call Joe Vidales at 360-407-8252 or email jobs at des.wa.gov.
> Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran's Preference MUST attach a copy of their DD-214, or other verification of military service.
> Note.  Applicants claiming veteran's preference points must attach the documentation with each on-line application. If you do not provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these preference points, the points will not be awarded. 
> For additional information on Veteran's Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here.
> The Department of Services for the Blind is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance with their application or that need this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.
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