Doe/VR Vocational Rehabilitation Technician – 48004808 1

at State of Florida
Published March 11, 2023
Location Fort Myers, FL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Requisition No: 738231

Agency: Department of Education


Position Number: 48004808

Salary: $2,600.00 Per Month

Posting Closing Date: 03/19/2023



LOCATION: Fort Myers


Position Number: 48004808

Monthly Hiring Salary: $2,600.00

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

This advertisement can be used to fill current and future vacancies in Area 5 for up to 6 months.


Vocational Rehabilitation's mission is to help individuals with disabilities find, maintain or advance in employment, and enhance their independence. As a part of the Department of Education, the agency connects people with disabilities to employment and businesses to a qualified talent pool of job-seekers.

This position will work in Fort Myers as a Vocational Rehabilitation Technician

Job Description:

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is in the business of employment. Our agency has been committed to helping people with disabilities obtain, maintain or regain jobs that lead to meaningful careers. As a VR technician, you will work alongside rehabilitation counselors in support of our customers as they achieve their goals. Technicians are considered para-professionals and are responsible for coordinating and facilitating activities related to casework and special projects as assigned.

Your Specific Responsibilities: Technicians support their offices by:

* Greeting visitors or callers and handling their inquiries
* Creating, maintaining, and entering information into databases
* Managing paper or electronic filing systems, recording information, updating paperwork, and maintaining documents
* Scheduling and confirm appointments for clients, customers, or supervisors
* Completing authorizations and financial documentation in accordance with state and federal regulations and policies
* Communicating with vendors, staff, community rehabilitation providers, and community partners to facilitate services for customers and/or outreach events

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: As a Technician, you should be able to do the following with minimal direct supervision:

* Problem solve and think creatively- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems
* Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time
* Conduct case research and evaluate information for compliance- finding relevant information about customer case status and troubleshooting issues as they arise
* Communicate with supervisors, peers, customers and partners- providing information to the people you work with and for, in writing or verbally
* Schedule work and activities- Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others
* Work with computers- using PCs to write documents, enter data, maintain calendars, check email, conduct video calls, and processing information
* Perform administrative activities- Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining case files and processing paperwork

Experience: As a technician, you should be able to demonstrate your experience in:

* Customer service- at least 4 years experience working with customers or clients to gather information, resolve issues, and meeting quality standards for services. A proactive attitude in looking for ways to help or improve the experience of internal and external customers.
* Administrative assistance- at least 4 years experience in a professional office environment handling files, coordinating schedules, executing financial transactions, entering data, maintaining documentation, performing general clerical tasks and supporting team members.

Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Experience in a counseling, job placement, job coaching or public vocational rehabilitation program can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required education

The Benefits for working for the State of Florida:

State of Florida employees enjoy top tier benefits offerings including comprehensive health coverage to meet the needs of you and your family while maintaining low deductibles and low monthly out of pocket contributions. State employees also enjoy the option of selecting between two retirement options, including the FRS Pension Plan and the FRS Investment Plan. As an additional benefit, state employment affords you the opportunity to take part in the tuition waiver program within the state university and community college systems.

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For your application to be considered:

* Qualifying Questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities must be disclosed.
* All fields must be complete (supervisor name, phone numbers, addresses, etc.).
* Gaps in employment that exceed three (3) months must be explained during that time period (unemployed, caretaker, etc.).
* All employment history must be in chronological order by date with the most recent employer first.

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 requirement of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment of 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.