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Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

09/24/2021

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Salary: $52,440.00 - $58,512.00 Annually

Location: Denver, CO

Job Type : Full Time

Department: Department of Labor and Employment

Job Number: KAA TSIII 9.2021

Closing: 10/7/2021 5:00 PM Mountain

This announcement will remain open until 5pm on October 7, 2021

A residency waiver has been granted for this announcement.

Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado.

The Department of Labor and Employment keeps Colorado strong and competitive. We connect workers with great jobs and assist those who have been injured on the job. We help people who are unemployed through no fault of their own by providing temporary wage replacement and we ensure fair labor practices. We provide an up-to-date and accurate picture of the economy that helps in decision making. And we protect the workplace – and Colorado communities – with a variety of consumer protection and safety programs.

This is a values-driven organization, committed to accountability, agility, collaboration, and respect.

We believe in outstanding customer service, an inclusive culture, continued process improvement and in our role as a trusted and strategic partner. Recognizing that knowledgeable employees drive our success, we are seeking dedicated individuals who exhibit our shared values and our passion for quality and excellence in all we do.

In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:


Our agency website: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Description of Job

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation helps individuals with disabilities prepare for and secure employment. We help them take their rightful place in the workforce and in the community. This position, as a member of a highly specialized team of professionals, operating within the Personal Adjustment Training Program exists to train individuals who have severe visual and/or other disabilities. This position provides training on computer programs for consumers of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Provides instruction in the use of access technology and computer application programs for personal, educational, and vocational use. This individual will be responsible for conducting individualized interviews with clients to determine the nature and scope of computer training needed to meet client expectations. They will be responsible for formulating instructional plans and providing appropriate instruction to meet the needs of students, including monitoring student performance, satisfaction, progress, and outcomes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education, Adult Education, Counseling/Guidance, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field.

 AND 

Two year of professional experience in providing services and education to disabled individuals in assistive technology and ongoing education to include volunteer and internships as part of ongoing professional education and development.

Substitutions:

Additional appropriate experience will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Possession of a current certification in Orientation and Mobility Specialist and/or Vision Rehabilitation Therapist from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP), or a Commission on Rehabilitation Counseling Certification credential (CRCC) 

OR

 Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Special Education, Social Work, Behavioral Science, Disability Studies or closely related human services field.

Preferred Qualifications

 Professional experience working for a state vocational rehabilitation agency.

 Professional experience working to assist people with disabilities to achieve successful employment outcomes. 

Experience in vocational, career counseling, academic advisement. 

Background with Information Technology

 Experience with Screen Reading Software/Screen Magnification Software Experience with Blind and Low Vision services

Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Applications

E_mail: elizabeth.robertson@state.co.us

Phone: 719-985-0549

Cert: Any Certification

Conditions of Employment
As a condition of employment, you must successfully pass a background check (both criminal and unemployment insurance benefit overpayments).
Once COVID related restrictions have lifted, this position can expect to travel 25% of the time in order to meet with individuals served by the program to provide on-site training. This travel will be within the Denver Metro area.

Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or, submit to twice-weekly serial testing. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination, or begin twice-weekly serial testing for COVID-19.
Testing will take place in-person/at home/TBD and will be considered paid work time. 

Note:    Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. 

While a wide salary range is posted for this position, an eventual salary offer is determined by a comprehensive salary analysis, which considers multiple factors including but not limited to education and experience compared to others in the organization doing substantially similar work.

APPEAL RIGHTS:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (dpa_state.personnelboard@state.co.us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.colorado.gov; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules.

Background Check – Condition of Employment You must pass a thorough background check prior to employment.

Minimum Qualification Screening
A Human Resources Analyst will only review the work experience/job duties sections of the online job application to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Cover letters and resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of the official State of Colorado online application, but may be attached. Part-time work experience will be prorated.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications to continue in the selection process for this position. Work experience and qualifications must be specifically documented on your online application. Do not use "see resume" or "see attached" statements on your application. Resumes WILL NOT be reviewed for minimum qualification screening.

Comparative Analysis Process – Structured Application Review

After minimum qualification screening, the comparative analysis process for this position will involve a review and rating of all the information you submit with your application materials. Therefore, it is extremely important to document in the work experience/job duties portion of your online application the extent to which you possess the education, experience, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications as outlined in the job announcement. It is also important to thoroughly answer all supplemental questions (if listed) as your answers to these questions will be evaluated during this phase. Any attachments such as cover letters, resumes or other documents that support your experience may also be reviewed during this phase.

Supplemental Questions

Answer the supplemental questions on the application completely and thoughtfully. Your answers may be