[Nfbk] FW: Position Opening- Voc Training Services Manager- in Austin TX

Todd E. Stephens todde.stephens at windstream.net
Thu May 19 12:42:10 UTC 2016

Good Morning,



                ------From: diane.vivian at dars.state.tx.us [mailto:diane.vivian at dars.state.tx.us] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:11 AM
Subject: Please Distribute Position Opening in Austin TX


Position Opening Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (Texas) 


A position for the Manager of Vocational Training Services is open at the Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center in Austin, Texas. Closing Date: 05/31/2016

This position is responsible for five (5) departments: Industrial Arts, Technology Training, Adaptive Skills Training, Career Guidance, and Orientation and Mobility Training. The manager will also work in partnership with the Center Director and three (3) other managers to effectively operate the Center and provide quality training services to consumers. Please share this announcement with those who may be interested in applying. The position details are provided below for your convenience. 


To apply for the position access the following link: https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/careerportal/default.cfm? 


Category: Management FLSA Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt 


Agency: Dept. of Assistive & Rehab Services 


Job Title: Manager of Vocational Training Services Posting Number: 320279 Full Time/Part Time : Full Time Regular Job Location: 4800 N LAMAR BLVD City: AUSTIN 


Contact: CAPPS Service Center Telephone: 888-894-4747 Salary Range: $4,917.00 - $8,060.00 Salary Group: B24 Shift: Days (First) Travel: 10% Closing Date: 05/31/2016 


Job Description: Manager III The mission of DBS is to work in partnership with Texans who are blind or visually impaired to reach their goals. The Manager of Vocational Training Services (VTS) Department is hired by and reports to the Center Director. The VTS Manager supervises the daily operations and activities of the VTS Department and provides leadership as a member of the Center Leadership Team (CLT) in support of the Texas Confidence Builder’s philosophy and blind training services offered to consumers and staff at CCRC, developing, implementing, and coordinating Center and agency training in addition to the development of departmental goals and objectives. Duties include: planning, assigning, and supervising the work of others, including non-visual training and teaching; managing daily interdepartmental CCRC operations, training, and other activities in coordination with CLT members and departmental supervisors; establishing goals and objectives; coordinating development of departmental and center-wide guidelines, procedures, and training regulations; developing schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving established departmental and Center goals; coordinating with departmental supervisors, Center VR Counselors, and/or departmental team leader(s) to develop budget requests; evaluating and managing departmental budget requests and working with CLT to develop and plan center-wide budget plans and proposals. Works under general direction with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Participates in DBS-required blindfold training. Performs related work as assigned. 


Essential Job Functions: Manages activities of staff in program areas; develops and implements techniques for evaluating program activities; provides technical guidance in the program area to ensure efficient use of resources and quality of services. (30%) Manages personnel functions; coordinates and implements recruiting, interviewing, hiring, leave approval and time records; develops and approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals; directs evaluation reviews and documentation; plans, assigns, and supervises the work of CCRC departmental supervisors and staff. (20%) Leads the development and implementation of guidelines, procedures, and regulations impacting the consumer service delivery system in coordination with other agency components and monitors compliance with agency policies and procedures. (20%) Develops and evaluates budget requests and oversees the procurement of equipment and supplies. (10%) Represents the program area at meetings, conferences, and seminars or on boards, panels, and committees. (10%) Consults with and/or trains agency staff and community organizations regarding provision of services to persons who are blind. (5%) Oversees the preparation of management and productivity reports and studies, contracts and grants/agreements. (5%) Knowledge Skills Abilities: Extensive knowledge of the vocational rehabilitation process and of the role of VR counselors. Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to rehabilitation. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and management, including planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating. Knowledge of problems specifically related to the problems of blindness, including the psychological, social, vocational and independent living issues faced by people who are blind. Knowledge of DBS, DARS, and HHSC programs, operational methods, and personnel policies and procedures. Knowledge of agencies, individuals, facilities and vendors providing services and products to people who are blind. Knowledge of report and record maintenance principles and practices. Knowledge of the living and training issues inherent in a residential program, especially in terms of relevance to vocational rehabilitation. Skill in communicating orally and/or in writing. Skill in planning, organizing and reviewing essential functions for efficient results and accuracy. Skill in the use of standard agency computer hardware and software. Ability to manage program activities. Ability to establish goals and objectives. Ability to devise solutions to administrative problems. Ability to develop and evaluate administrative policies and procedures. Ability to prepare concise reports; Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with consumers, departmental staff, agency staff, and outside agencies positions interacts with. Ability to use agency systems. Ability to maintain confidential information. Ability to demonstrate flexibility by serving as a willing participant, team leader, member of a work group, or in another role required for consumer confidence building and/or effective Center operation. 


Initial Selection Criteria: Bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation, education, or a related field. Job requires years three (3) experience working with persons with disabilities in vocational rehabilitation or related field. Work experience must include three (3) years progressively responsible experience in supervision of persons in public or private sector. Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for up to one year of the work experience requirements. Ability to travel up to 20% of time, including holidays and weekends as required. Applicant must demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in agency standard software, including Microsoft Office applications and web based environments. Additional Information: Must be willing to participate in up to 6 weeks of non-visual Immersion Training. 

1602--Manager III. No direct military equivalent. Requisition ID: 320279. HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work. I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. 


If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview. 

For more information contact: Diane Vivian 
Email Address: diane.vivian at dars.state.tx.us

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