Doe/VR – Government Operations Consultant II – 48004034 – Tallahassee

at Florida Department of Transportation
Published February 25, 2023
Location Tallahassee, FL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Requisition No: 795781

Agency: Department of Education


Position Number: 48004034

Salary: $3,394.99 Monthly

Posting Closing Date: 03/09/2023



Government Operations Consultant II

Position Number: 48004034

Minimum Hiring Salary: $3,394.99 Monthly

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

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 Tallahassee as a Government Operations Consultant II.

Job Description:

The employee must be productive under tight timeframes, balance multiple and competing priorities and maintain goal-directed behavior and performance sometimes under stressful conditions. The employee must interact courteously with others. The employee's performance and behavior must demonstrate consideration of the workload concerns of others and must not negatively affect productivity and morale of the unit. Attendance is an essential function of this position.

The employee in this position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and promoting vocational rehabilitation programs; developing technical assistance and guidance for vocational rehabilitation programs; and/or planning activities involved in the interpretation, application and enforcement of the rules pertaining to vocational rehabilitation. The employee in the position exercises independent judgment in formulating or assisting in the formulation of policies and procedures. The employee in this position is responsible for the Division's coordination and collaboration with the Workers' Compensation program serving injured workers and establishment of effective practices and procedures in this area.

* Develops and establishes operating procedures, techniques, and standards for vocational rehabilitation programs serving special populations.
* Organizes the program data compilation and analyzes pertinent data for management to better evaluate rehabilitation programs.
* Reviews assigned programs to determine compatibility with the state plan, accomplishments of objectives, availability of funds and need for corrective action.
* Coordinates with other agencies to ensure collaboration.
* Assists in the establishment of policies, standards, rules, regulations and guidelines for program planning.
* Develops procedures and tools for monitoring services provided.
* Represents the Division on various committees, councils and workgroups, as assigned.
* Perform related work as required

Minimum Requirements:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of professional or technical experience in areas such as training, teaching, staff development, research, evaluation, and personnel.


Work with minimal supervision;

Extensive RIMS knowledge

Comprehensive knowledge of VR policies and procedures

Competent in other VR applications

At least 3 years of VR counseling experience

Ability to influence people effectively;

Communicate effectively with internal work associates and external partners;

Foster a healthy, positive work environment, treating others with trust and respect;

Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others;

Understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to management analysis activities;

Synthesize and analyze data and make public policy recommendations based on data analysis and proven best practices;

Solve problems collaboratively with internal agency associates and external partners with common interests in serving individuals with disabilities;

Document work flow and other activities relating to the improvement of management practices and service delivery practices;

Knowledge of process improvement methods and systems to ensure accountability for the completion of activities that will support the strategic goals and objectives of the division;


* 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 pays premium for $25,000 basic term life insurance for full 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:

Insurance Benefits:

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.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. Candidates claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans' Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee