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Workforce Development, Department of

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist (Limited Term Employment) 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-01332

County(ies):
Brown, Sheboygan
Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
VOCATIONAL REHAB SPEC 19-01332
    VRS

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Salary:
Starting hourly rate will be $20.81 - $23.31, depending on qualifications. The pay schedule-range for this position is 12-64. Pay will be set in accordance with the State of Wisconsin Compensation Plan in effect at the time of appointment.
Contact:
Lynn Kirsch, Human Resources Specialist - Senior, 608-266-0414, LSKjobs@dwd.wisconsin.gov.
Bargaining Unit:
Non-Represented
Area of Competition:
Open
Deadline to Apply:
Open
DEADLINE EXTENDED: To be considered in the first review of applications, you must submit your materials and finalize your assessment by 3 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019. Applications submitted after the May 20 at 3 p.m. deadline will be reviewed on an as needed basis. (Deadline was formerly 5/17)
Assessment Information:
49301 -  019  VOCATIONAL REHAB SPEC 
Preview Assessment  

Are you looking for meaningful temporary work? Are you highly organized and skilled in case management? If so, then, consider applying for this Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist (Limited Term Employment) position. This is a chance to put your skills in action to support the honorable mission of helping people with disabilities obtain, maintain, and improve employment.

The Department of Workforce Development's (DWD) Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) maintains 11 Workforce Development Areas (WDAs) across the state where teams of DVR staff work together to assist Wisconsin residents with their job search efforts. This position is headquartered out of either our Green Bay or Sheboygan office, depending on business needs and the location of the selected candidate.

DWD offers an exciting place to work with a flexible work environment and many opportunities to develop and grow your skills. Find out why we love to Work Wisconsin!

Position Summary:   

This exciting new position functions in a team environment within its headquartered office and WDA 5 and is responsible for the coordination of vocational rehabilitation services for DVR consumers; collaboration with and education of DVR stakeholders; program and/or project coordination; and other specialization of tasks related to program development and implementation.

The position also provides oversight and monitoring of programs funded and administered by DVR to ensure compliance, efficiency and effective services to people with disabilities as required by federal and state law and contract requirements.

For a full position description, click here.

Special Notes:   

Frequent travel within the WDA and occasional statewide travel is required.

The specific schedule and duration will be determined based on agency needs and employee availability. No more than 1039 hours may be worked in one year.

Please review information regarding Limited Term Employment (LTE) employment with the State of Wisconsin linked here. Of special note:

  • LTE positions are not civil service classified positions, do not give any rights to a permanent civil service classified position, and do not lead to permanent status.
  • Wisconsin residency is required for LTE positions.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e. a US citizen or national or a lawful permanent resident) at the time of appointment. DWD does not sponsor visas and is not an eligible OPT employer for those with F1 visas. This is not a contract position. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.

A Criminal Background Check may be required before an offer of employment is made.

Qualifications:   

Minimally qualified candidates will have experience performing tasks related to the following:

  • Providing case management services, including coordinating services with multiple entities.
  • Presenting information (re: programming/procedures, answering routine questions, etc.) to stakeholders (e.g., customers, consumers, businesses, service providers, etc.).
  • Performing administrative tasks (e.g., documenting information; completing forms/reports; inputting, tracking, and retrieving data; create purchase orders, route invoices, etc.), including the use of office software (e.g., Microsoft Office or similar).
  • Organizing and prioritizing tasks to successfully manage a workload.
  • Communicating and relating interpersonally with others to maintain effective working relationships.

Well-Qualified candidates will also have experience performing tasks related to the following:

  • Managing projects or portions of projects (i.e., project management that includes tasks such as gathering business requirements, creating timelines, assigning tasks, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, etc.).
  • Providing technical assistance and/or training others on complex topics such as guidelines, regulations, laws, etc.
  • Administering financial procedures (e.g., processing payments, researching cost comparisons, resolving payment disputes, etc.).
  • Working with persons with disabilities and/or related education.
  • Resolving problems.

How To Apply:   

To apply, click “Log In” to access your WiscJobs account (or to create a new account if you don’t already have one). Once you are logged in, click “Apply Now.” You will be asked to provide your personal applicant information and attach a resume.

You will also be asked to insert/paste a letter of qualifications into the assessment space provided. Your resume (required) and letter of qualifications are both part of the assessment and are used to determine eligibility for the next step in the selection process, so please be sure they clearly illustrate your qualifications as they relate to the information in this job announcement. It is highly recommended that you customize your materials before submitting them. For guidance on preparing your resume and letter of qualifications, click here.


Failure to submit all required materials and finalize the assessment will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Materials will be evaluated by subject matter experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

Information regarding the State's hiring process is provided via WiscJobs/FAQ.

To be considered in the first review of applications, you must submit your materials and finalize your assessment by 3 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019. Applications submitted after the May 20 at 3 p.m. deadline will be reviewed on an as needed basis. If you have questions, please contact Lynn Kirsch at LSKjobs@dwd.wi.gov or 608-266-0414.

All interested applicants, including current State of WI employees, should follow the application instructions provided above.

 

 
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