[nfbwatlk] [NCUEB] FW: OCB Administrator Recruitment Community Announcement

Debby Phillips semisweetdebby at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 00:43:37 UTC 2015

Would hate to lose anyone but this would be a great opportunity.

 ---- Original Message ------
From: "Edward Bell" <ebell at pdrib.com
Subject: [NCUEB] FW: OCB Administrator Recruitment Community 
Date sent: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 14:03:01 -0500

The California Department of Rehabilitation is currently 
recruiting for the
position of Administrator of the Orientation Center for the 
Blind.  This is
an excellent opportunity to make a significant impact on 
rehabilitation services.  Please distribute widely to your 
networks and
encourage qualified candidates to apply!

Stacy Cervenka
Advisory Committee Analyst
California Department of Rehabilitation

Department of Rehabilitation
Orientation Center for the Blind

Community Recruitment Announcement (August, 2015)

The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) is recruiting for a Staff 
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 
blindness, the development of appropriate vocational behaviors, 
and interests, and the preparation of participants to achieve 
and gainful employment.  The OCB Administrator is responsible for 
organizing, directing, and evaluating policies and practices 
governing the
administrative, program/services and facility operations of OCB, 
and leading an interdisciplinary team of professional and 
staff, directing and participating in resident consumer 
development services
and processes, and serving as Chair of the Admissions Committee.  
Administrator further represents the OCB at meetings with other 
divisions, advisory groups and other stakeholders, acts as 
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 
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 
Services Division (SSD) in the DOR.  The OCB Administrator 
position is based
in OCB in Albany, California.  The DOR works in partnership with 
and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting 
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 
team and the ability to develop and maintain excellent working 
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 
* 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 

Special Requirements:
In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications of the Staff 
manager II (Supervisory) specifications, in compliance with the 
Welfare and
Institution Code, the Administrator for the OCB shall have all of 
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 
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 
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 
include: Four years of increasingly responsible management, 
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 
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 
screening of candidates to begin September 18, 2015; therefore 
you are
encouraged to submit your application package before screening 
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 
education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities meet the 
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 
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 
qualified candidates will be scheduled for an interview.  Travel 
expenses for
any interviews are the sole responsibility and at the expense of 

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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