Friday, May 17, 2013

Job Posting: OklahomaDirector of DRS combined Agency

Colleagues and friends, ok, everyone!
Attached is the announcement for the position recently  and embarrassingly vacated in the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation. I have also pasted the full announcement below. I’ll remind everyone that Oklahoma is actually a pretty fantastic place to live. We have one of the lowest  cost of living indices in the nation. Please pass this along to anyone you feel would be interested.
Your help is always greatly appreciated,


Jeannie Massay, President
National Federation of the Blind
Of Oklahoma
457 N. Blackwelder
Edmond, OK 73034

Begin forwarded message:

Announcement Number

JOB: 2013-159


FROM:  Tom Patt, HR Programs Director

DATE:    5/14/2013

RE: Director, Department of Rehabilitation Services
       State Office – Oklahoma City
       Number of Positions to be Filled: 1-Unclassified

Yearly Salary Range:       Minimum                  Maximum

Beginning Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ending Date:  Friday, June 28, 2013                 11:59 PM

Essential Functions: This unclassified position has general supervisory and management responsibility over the activities of the agency; performs related work as required, under administrative direction of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services subject to the rules and regulations of the agency. The position  directs the development of and provides supervision over a comprehensive plan for the administration and management of agency activities; plans and develops a suitable organizational structure within which the prescribed functions of the agency can best be discharged; provides administrative oversight of agency work operations and/or functional programs and has responsibility for employees evaluations and for the hiring, firing, promoting, demoting and/or disciplining of employees; coordinates the development of the annual budget request; and directs the preparation of financial, statistical, operating and other reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations necessary to promulgate rules, regulations and decisions to safeguard the public interest. The position reviews and evaluates any bill in the legislature that has an effect on the agency’s policies and administrative activities and determines probable costs if enacted; initiates and conducts policy-level meetings and conferences; supervises the development of policies, programs and plans for the management of the fiscal activities of the agency; maintains liaison with state and federal officials; reviews all policies and procedures adopted by the agency, recommending changes as necessary.  The position is responsible for the preparation of policy statements, procedural guidelines and public announcements to the media.

Education and Experience Requirements: Master’s Degree and six (6) years of administrative experience in a large public or private agency, three (3) years of which must have included supervision; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Preference will also be given to applicants that have professional experience in vocational rehabilitation.

Annual Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience with a maximum annual salary possible set at $123,000.

Method of Application: Send cover letter, resume and three professional references, including contact information

Send to:     Department of Rehabilitation Services
                  Attn: Kathleen Reed
                   3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
                   Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73112

For additional information regarding the position, please contact Kathleen Reed at (405) 951-3411 or toll free at 1(800) 845-8476. All inquiries will be confidential at your request.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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