[Nfbc-info] FW: Staff Services Analysts Recruitment Announcement

Cervenka, Stacy@DOR Stacy.Cervenka at dor.ca.gov
Wed May 27 15:44:30 UTC 2015

The California Department of Rehabilitation was recently approved to
fill 31 new Work Incentives Planner positions (which are in the Staff
Services Analyst classification). Please see below for more details on
this exciting job opportunity and encourage people with disabilities in
your networks to apply! 


Staff Services Analysts - Various Locations

Salary: $2,873-$4,671 monthly salary

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

The Department of Rehabilitation is recruiting for Staff Services
Analyst positions located statewide. Positions are located in both
Northern and Southern California including the following districts and
surrounding counties: Redwood District, Northern Sierra District, San
Joaquin District, Greater East Bay District, San Francisco District, San
Jose District, Santa Barbara District, Inland Empire District, San Diego
District, Van Nuys District, Greater Los Angeles District, Los Angeles
South Bay District and the Orange/San Gabriel District. We are looking
for motivated, team-oriented individuals. 

Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager I, the Staff
Services Analyst (functional job title of Work Incentives Planner)
performs a variety of analytical duties related to benefits and work
incentives planning for Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) consumers who
receive Supplemental Security Income and/or Social Security Disability
Insurance (SSI/SSDI) benefits. The Work Incentives Planner (WIP) will
assist DOR consumers who are SSI/SSDI beneficiaries make informed
choices regarding the impact of employment on public benefits including
cash and health benefits, available work incentives, and reporting of
wages and work incentives usage. This includes providing one-on-one work
incentives planning, assistance and outreach services to Social Security
beneficiaries with disabilities who want to work. 

The goal is to assist SSI/SSDI consumers to successfully enter the
workforce and increase their self-sufficiency by providing clear,
accurate, and credible analysis and information about the impact of work
on benefits; providing access to work incentives; providing referrals to
other supports such as Ticket to Work Employment Networks and/or
appropriate community based organizations; and assisting with issues or
problems related to benefits that may arise as the individual begins
working. Responsibilities also include case reporting and recording in a
manner that will meet and/or exceed all standards established by the
DOR. The WIP will function within internal and external teams to deliver
seamless services and to ensure that positive relationships are
maintained resulting in the optimum outcome for SSI/SSDI consumers. 

Excellent oral and written communications skills which will allow the
employee to effectively and professionally communicate with
beneficiaries of Social Security and other individuals over the
telephone, in writing and in person, including but not limited to DOR
counselors/team members, governmental agencies, Employment Networks and
other service providers/entities involved in the Social Security
beneficiary's return to work effort; 
* Effective advocacy and problem solving skills; 
* Mathematical calculation proficiency; 
* Knowledge of vocational rehabilitation, employment, and training; 
* Sensitivity to individual needs, such as barriers created by
disability, language, or culture (bilingual/bicultural is preferred but
not required); 
* Excellent interpersonal skills, which will allow the employee to
maintain productive working relationships with all staff members and to
work in an interdisciplinary team with other professionals; and 
* Excellent organizational skills, which will allow the employee to
manage multiple priorities and tasks and allow the employee to meet
self-imposed and externally set deadlines. 

Individuals who have list, transfer or reinstatement eligibility for
appointment to the above class. In order to be considered for this
position, please state the basis of your eligibility (e.g., transfer,
list, reinstatement) in the "Explanations" area on the application and
your location preference. (Form STD 678). Employment provisions as
outlined by the California Department of Human Resources' State
Restriction of Appointments (SROA) policy will prevail. May also
consider a Training and Development assignment when applicable.

Those who are not already working in state government must be on the SSA
eligibility list or take the SSA examination at:

The state application (STD 678), along with instructions, is available
online at: http://jobs.ca.gov/profile/stateapplication

Melinda Wetzel 
721 Capitol Mall 
Sacramento, CA 95814 
Phone: 916-558-5659

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