[Nfbc-info] FW: OCB Administrator Recruitment Community Announcement

Jana Littrell janadlittrell at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 01:52:03 UTC 2015


From: DOR External Affairs [mailto:External.Affairs at dor.ca.gov] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:20 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: OCB Administrator Recruitment Community Announcement



Department of Rehabilitation

Orientation Center for the Blind


Community Recruitment Announcement (August, 2015)



The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) is recruiting for a Staff Services
Manager II (SSM II) to serve as the Administrator for the Orientation Center
for the Blind (OCB), a three acre campus located in Albany, California. The
OCB is a 30-bed, residential 24/7 program providing vocational
rehabilitation services for DOR consumers to support adjustment to
blindness, the development of appropriate vocational behaviors, attitudes
and interests, and the preparation of participants to achieve independence
and gainful employment. The OCB Administrator is responsible for planning,
organizing, directing, and evaluating policies and practices governing the
administrative, program/services and facility operations of OCB, managing
and leading an interdisciplinary team of professional and non-professional
staff, directing and participating in resident consumer development services
and processes, and serving as Chair of the Admissions Committee. The OCB
Administrator further represents the OCB at meetings with other department
divisions, advisory groups and other stakeholders, acts as ex-officio
trustee for the American Printing House for the Blind federal quota program,
and manages the OCB Trust Fund. The OCB Administrator will participate and
contribute to the long- term strategy planning on policy and operational
activities as a means to support the preparation of OCB participants to
achieve independence and gainful employment and to support the mission of
the department.


The OCB Administrator reports to the Deputy Director of the Specialized
Services Division (SSD) in the DOR.  The OCB Administrator position is based
in OCB in Albany, California. The DOR works in partnership with consumers
and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in
employment, independent living, and equality for individuals with


Desired Qualifications: 

. Ability to mentor, develop staff and promote team work
. Demonstrated ability to lead, supervise, and manage a multi-disciplinary
team and the ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships
with staff at all levels of an organization
. Able to multi-task in a dynamic, ever-changing environment while remaining
effective and exercising excellent problem solving skills
. Able to prioritize and meet deadlines
. Demonstrated possession of excellent verbal and written communication
. Demonstrated extensive experience, knowledge and background in services to
the blind and visually impaired 
. Demonstrated knowledge of the Department's mission, goals, programs, and
. A personal commitment to the vision of the Department of Rehabilitation.


Special Requirements: 

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications of the Staff Services
manager II (Supervisory) specifications, in compliance with the Welfare and
Institution Code, the Administrator for the OCB shall have all of the
following minimum qualifications: 
(a) Four years of full time, paid experience working in a program for the
education or rehabilitation of adults who are legally blind, with emphasis
on nonvisual living techniques, including, but not limited to, daily living,
mobility, and communication skills, at least two years' experience shall
have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity. 
(b) Proficiency in Braille as a second language. 
(c) Education equivalent to graduation from college with a bachelor's
degree. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted on a
year-for-year basis.


Essential Information:

*        The position classification is Staff Services Manager II,
Supervisory (SSM II) with a monthly base salary range of $5,830.00 to
$7,245.00.  The description for the SSM II classification is available at:


*        The incumbent will be hired using the Staff Services Manager II,
Supervisory (SSM II) eligible list.  The SSM-II minimum qualifications
include: Four years of increasingly responsible management, personnel,
fiscal, planning, program evaluation, or related analytical experience with
at least one year in a supervisory capacity.  In addition, a college degree
is required. 


*        Those who are not already working in state government at the SSM II
level must be on the SSM II eligibility list or take the SSM II examination
at: https://exams.spb.ca.gov/exams/ssm2/


*        A Training and Development (T&D) position may be considered when


This position will be open until filled; however, the DOR anticipates
screening of candidates to begin September 18, 2015; therefore you are
encouraged to submit your application package before screening commences.
Final hire will be subject to the state's hiring conditions.


Application Information:

Interested candidates must submit the following:

. Standard State Application (STD. 678)

. Statement of Qualifications

. Resume

. Evidence of their SSM II list eligibility, if applicable


The state application, along with instructions, is available online at:


A "Statement of Qualifications" is a discussion describing how a candidate's
education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities meet the desirable
qualifications and special requirements listed above for this position. The
statement should be no more than two (2) pages in length and serves as a
documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and
concisely in writing.


Resumes do not take the place of the "Statement of Qualifications. Although
not required, applicants are encouraged to provide electronic copies of
their submission along with the written copy. Electronic copies can either
be e-mailed to the contact person, or be included in the paper copy
submission on a CD.


Attached with this announcement is the duty statement for the OCB
Administrator position.


Representatives from Advisory Committees and or stakeholder groups may
participate in the interview process.


All complete application packages will be screened and only the most
qualified candidates will be scheduled for an interview. Travel expenses for
any interviews are the sole responsibility and at the expense of each


Applications are to be submitted to:

Department of Rehabilitation

Attn: Cresenda Manning

721 Capitol Mall

Sacramento, CA 94814


Questions about the position can be directed to the contact person, Cresenda
Manning, at (916) 558-5815 or cresenda.manning at dor.ca.gov
<mailto:cresenda.manning at dor.ca.gov> 

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