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Requisition No:31199

Agency: Department of Education


Position Number:48004493

Salary: $2,575.19 - $3,422.75 (Monthly)

Posting Closing Date: 03/11/2018



Position Number: 48004493
Minimum Hiring Salary: $2,575.19 Monthly

*The salary may be negotiable dependent upon years of experience, education level and available salary rate.

***Information contained in responses toQualifying Questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilitiesmust also be disclosed on the State of Florida Employment Application. ***

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers. Our Mission is "to help people with disabilities find and maintain employment and enhance their independence." Our Vision is "to become the first place people with disabilities turn when seeking employment and a top resource for employers in need of qualified employees."

This position works in the Tampa Unit 15D as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.

Preference may be given to:

  • Qualified applicants with current Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Certification. For additional information: (link removed)
  • Qualified applicants with fluent bilingual skills in English and Spanish.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelors Degree:

Attainment of a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study reasonably related to vocational rehabilitation, to indicate a level of competency and skill demonstrating basic preparation in a field of study such as:

  • vocational rehabilitation counseling
  • social work
  • psychology
  • disability studies
  • business administration
  • human resources
  • special education
  • supported employment
  • customized employment
  • economics
  • another field that reasonable prepares individuals to work with consumers and employers

Years of Experience:

For each year of work experience required in the qualifications, an applicant shall have 12 months of full-time work experience to receive credit for an entire year.

Bachelors degree plus not less than 1 year of paid or unpaid experience consisting of:

  • direct work with individuals with disabilities in a setting such as an independent living center
  • direct service for advocacy activities that provide such individual with experience and skills in working with individuals with disabilities
  • direct experience as an employer
  • direct experience as a small business owner or operator</li>
  • direct experience in self employment
  • experience in human resources
  • experience in recruitment
  • experience in supervising employees
  • experience in training
  • experience in other activities that provide experience in competitive integrated employment environments

Advanced Degree:

Attainment of a Masters or Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in field of study such as:

  • vocational rehabilitation counseling
  • law
  • social work
  • psychology
  • disability studies
  • business administration
  • human resources
  • special education
  • management
  • public administration
  • another field that reasonably provides confidence in:
    • the employment sector
    • in a disability field
    • or in both business-related and rehabilitation-related fields

Years of Experience

No work experience is required with an advanced degree listed above.

Job Description:

This position is responsible for providing technical assistance on vocational rehabilitation issues to internal and external customers, and developing resources and implementing special projects to expedite and expand services on an Area wide basis. This position is also responsible for providing independent, professional vocational rehabilitation counseling to individuals with diverse disabilities with the provision and coordination of complex services in order that they may attain or maintain employment. The incumbent of this position will access client information, maintain case records, produce correspondence, and perform other automated functions within the scope of the position's responsibilities.


  • Knowledge of the theories and techniques of counseling
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective verbal and written communication
  • Knowledge of the methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data
  • Knowledge of medical and psychological aspects of disability groups
  • Knowledge of interviewing techniques
  • Ability to interview clients in order to determine eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services
  • Ability to compile, organize and analyze medical and psychological data
  • Ability to provide counseling and guidance in the area of career planning
  • Ability to develop individual vocational rehabilitation programs
  • Ability to assess test results
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

***Information contained in responses toQualifying Questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilitiesmust also be disclosed on the State of Florida Employment Application. ***


  • State of Florida Retirement - 3% Employee Contribution Required
  • 10 Paid Holidays annually
  • 104 Hours of Paid Annual Leave annually
  • 104 Hours of Paid Sick Leave annually
  • Health Insurance for Individual or Family Coverage State pays 80% of premium
  • Life Insurance State payspremium for$25,000 basic term life insuranceforfull time employee
  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, vision, etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available

Benefits information can be found on the following websites:

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Pretax Benefits:

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Background Screening Requirement:

It is the policy of the Florida Department of Education that applicants for employment undergo level 2 employment screening in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment or being permitted to serve as a volunteer.

All applicants for employment or to volunteer who are selected for an interview will be provided with the Consent to Background Screening form for level 2 screening, the Affidavit of Good Moral Character, and the Notice of Rights. The leading candidate for employment or to volunteer will be required to execute the Consent form and Affidavit, report to a designated location, and submit fingerprints for level 2 screening.

No applicant for a designated position will be employed or permitted to volunteer until the level 2 screening results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Department.

Level 2 background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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