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Principal Executive/Manager C (Vocational Rehabilitation Branch
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Principal Executive/Manager C (Vocational Rehabilitation Branch
Principal Executive/Manager C (Vocational Rehabilitation Branch Managers)



Principal Executive/Manager C (Vocational Rehabilitation Branch Managers)


$54,276.00 - $80,076.00 Annually


Multiple Locations (as stated in job posting), OR

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Human Services-Children, Adults & Families

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4/26/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS)/Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is seeking TWO professional and experienced Vocational Rehabilitation Branch Managers to join our team.

What you will be doing:

These positions demonstrates behaviors that inspire consensus to fulfill the agency's mission. Manages personnel to achieve the goals of the program by hiring; training; and providing regularly scheduled feedback sessions and performance evaluations utilizing the DHS' Leadership Model which includes mentoring and coaching strategies.

What's in it for you:

You will be charged with the leadership of a high performance team of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and staff that ensure agency standards for compliance, time lines, and quality are met for all clients. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors collect, synthesize, and analyze medical and psychological information to determine eligibility for VR services.


VR is a statewide resource for people with disabilities and is part of the Department of Human Services. We assist individuals with disabilities in getting and keeping a job. VR is a state and federally sponsored program. VR works in partnership with the community and businesses to develop employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

These full-time employment opportunities are with the Oregon Department of Human ServicesVocational Rehabilitation. These positions may be located in Beaverton, Hillsboro and/or Portland. The hiring manage will work with the incumbents to determine work site locations. These positions are management service and are not represented by a union.

These positions are included in a classification and compensation study of the state's managerial positions. Changes to its assigned classification and salary range may occur.


+ Most of the work is accomplished in a typical office environment.

+ Limited physical exertion is required.

+ Extensive regular travel to other offices, meetings, trainings, etc., is required, sometimes in inclement weather.

+ Monthly travel to Salem for participation in Leadership meetings is an expectation of this position.

+ The position requires occasional contact with persons who present difficult behaviors, and may present a danger to self or others.

+ It will often be necessary to work beyond normal assigned work hours of 8-5, as urgent matters arise. Occasional evening and/or weekend travel or work assignments may be necessary.


Five years of experience in supervision, staff-technical, or professional-level work related to a vocational rehabilitation program. One year of this experience must have included supervision and management of a vocational rehabilitation program, section, or unit which included one or more of the following areas:

a) Development of program rules and policies,

b) Development of long- and short-range goals and plans,

c) Program evaluation, or

d) Budget preparation/management.

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent course work (144 quarter or 96 semester hours in a field related to human services/vocational rehabilitation may be substituted for three years of the required experience, but will not substitute for the one year of specialized experience.


Five years of experience related vocational rehabilitation program supervision, staff-technical, or professional-level work. One year of this experience must have included program/project leader responsibility involving one or more of the following areas:

a) Development of program rules and policies,

b) Development of long- and short-range goals and plans,

c) Program evaluation and/or project evaluation, or

d) Monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget.

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent course work (144 quarter or 96 semester hours) in a field related to management, such as Business or Public Administration, or a field related to a vocational rehabilitation program, may be substituted for three years of the required experience, but will not substitute for the one year of specialized experience.


+ A Masters degree in Vocational Rehabilitation

+ Demonstrated customer service skills

+ Strong Interpersonal communication skills to motivate and provide guidance.

+ Experience embracing cultural diversity as an asset in the work place.

+ Working experience with a wide variety of disability consumer populations.

+ Rapport building skills for networking with community partners and vendors.

+ Demonstrated critical thinking skills.

+ Experience in the supervision of case load and time management of co-workers, interns and/or subordinates.

+ Experience analyzing medical, psychological, social, educational and vocation information to determine functional limitations and resulting vocational impediments.

+ Experience understanding and applying federal and state laws, regulations and policies.

+ Budget management skills.

+ Leadership experience or activities which demonstrate measurable outcomes.

+ Demonstrated writing skills.

+ Working experience building teams and conflict resolution.

+ Develops and maintains positive, professional relationships.

+ Demonstrated patterns of respect and cooperation for ethical and culturally diverse populations.

+ Demonstrated skills developing professional relationships.

+ Demonstrated pattern of respect and cooperation


For more information on veterans' preference points, visit: Veterans Resources

Questions and inquiries may be directed to:

Workforce Recruitment Consultant

TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900 and ask the Telecommunications Assistant to connect you to 503-945-5698 (8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday).

If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the DHS, Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.


The Oregon Department of Human Services is committed to affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and workplace diversity.

Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

+ Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

+ $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

+ Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

+ Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

+ Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

+ Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

+ 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

+ Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

+ Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

+ Long-term and short-term disability

+ Accidental Death and Dismemberment

+ Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

+ Flexible spending accounts

+ Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.

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