STATE OF CALIFORNIA
OPEN EXAMINATION FOR
VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTOR, CULINARY ARTS
DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION OPEN EXAMINATION
FINAL FILE DATE: August 31, 2009
“An equal opportunity employer to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation.”
EXAMINATION BASE: DEPARTMENTAL OPEN FOR:
DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION
SPOT: ALBANY, CA SPOT CODE: 0102
WHO CAN APPLY
THIS IS A DEPARTMENTAL OPEN EXAMINATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications (Form 678) may be filed in person or by mail with:
Department of Rehabilitation
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
Applications are also available at the local offices of the Employment Development Department and at the State Personnel Board’s web site www.spb.ca.gov or Department of Rehabilitation’s web site at www.dor.ca.gov
DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO THE STATE PERSONNEL BOARD
APPLICATION DEADLINE/ REQUIREMENTS
Final Filing Date: August 31, 2009
Applications must be received and/or POSTMARKED no later than the final filing date. Applications postmarked, personally delivered or received via inter-office mail after the final filing date will not be accepted for any reason.
All applications submitted must include: “to” and “from” dates (month/day/year), time base, civil service or private sector titles, and the duties performed. Applications received without this information will be rejected.
SALARY RANGE (S)
Range A $3825-$4879
Range B $4001-$5105
Range C $4193-$5348
Range D $4390-$5603
Range E $4598-$5864
Range F $4819-$6454
It is anticipated that interviews will be held during September 2009.
SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS
If you are a person with a disability and need special testing arrangements, mark the appropriate box in Item #2 of the “Application for Examination.” You will be contacted to make specific arrangements.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMITTANCE TO THE EXAMINATION
Note: Applicants must meet the education and/or experience requirements for this examination by the final filing date.
Possession of a valid California teaching credential, which authorizes the holder to teach, on a full-time basis, a vocational course in the appropriate subject specialty.
Applicants who do not possess a valid California Teaching credential may take the examination, but must meet the requirements and a have a teaching credential application on file with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the appropriate credential before an appointment can be made, and must secure the credential within 120 working days after appointment. After issuance, the credential must be maintained by completion of any required examinations or course work.
This examination will consist of a Qualifications Appraisal Panel Interview only. The interview will include a number of predetermined job-related questions. In order to obtain a position on the eligible list, a minimum rating of 70.00% must be attained in the interview.
CANDIDATES WHO DO NOT APPEAR FOR THE INTERVIEW WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
QUALIFICATIONS APPRAISAL – WEIGHTED 100.00%
A. Knowledge of:
1. The principles of food and beverage planning, preparation, handling, serving and clean up, with an emphasis on hands-on adaptive blind techniques.
2. The principles of affirmative treatment of persons who are blind, which encourages, enhances and inspires these persons to lead normal and productive lives.
3. The principles and practices of independent living skills instruction for individuals with blindness and vision impairment, both individually and in a group setting.
B. Ability to:
1. Apply the principles and practices of effective food and beverage planning, preparation, handling, serving and clean-up, with an emphasis on hands-on adaptive blind techniques at a journey person level.
2. Communicate and teach effectively.
3. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
4. Develop effective curricula, training techniques, and materials to meet the needs of students at the Orientation Center for the Blind program.
5. Provide leadership and motivation to adult learners.
If conditions warrant, this examination may utilize an evaluation of each candidate’s experience and education compared to a standard developed from the class specification. For this reason, it is especially important that each candidate take special care in accurately and completely filling out his or her application. List all experience relevant to the “Requirements for Admittance to the Examination” shown on this announcement, even if that experience goes beyond the seven-year limit printed on the applications. Supplementary information will be accepted, but read the “Requirements for Admittance to the Examination” carefully to see what kind of information will be useful to the staff doing the evaluation.
ELIGIBLE LIST INFORMATION
Names of successful competitors placed on the list in order of final scores. Eligibility expires 12 months after it is established unless the needs of the service and conditions of the list warrant a change in this period. A candidate may be tested only once during any 12 month period.
POSITION DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION (S)
The Vocational Instructor, Culinary Arts works in concert with the Orientation Center for the Blind’s Living Skills instructors to provide adults with blindness or severe visual impairments a comprehensive array of courses that assist in maximizing an individual’s self-sufficiency in activities of daily living. The Vocational Instructor, Culinary Arts takes the lead in implementing a curriculum for all students that enables them to learn individually and in groups how to prepare, cook, eat, serve and clean up utilizing techniques tailored to their vision loss. The Vocational Instructor, Culinary Arts also assists those students considering employment in cafeteria or vending stand operations obtain an introduction to food and beverage preparation and handling, as appropriate.
Veterans’ preference points will be granted.
To learn more about the Department of Rehabilitation (e.g., how to prepare for a civil service examination, information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Limited Examination Appointment Process (LEAP), office locations, etc.) log on to web site at www.dor.ca.gov.
It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the Department of Rehabilitation’s Selection Services Unit in Sacramento at (916) 558-5545 three weeks after the final filing date if he/she has not received a progress notice.
If a candidate’s notice of oral interview or performance test fails to reach him/her prior to the day of the interview due to a verified postal error, he/she will be rescheduled upon written request.
If you meet the requirements, you may take this examination. Possession of the entrance requirement does not assure a place on the eligible list. All candidates who pass will be ranked according to their scores.
The Department of Rehabilitation reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revisions will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all candidates will be notified.
Examination Locations: When a written test is part of the examination, it will be given in such places in California as the number of candidates and conditions warrant. Ordinarily, oral interviews are scheduled in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. However, locations of interviews may be limited or extended as conditions warrant.
Eligible Lists: Eligible lists established by competitive examination, regardless of date, must be used in the following order: 1) sub divisional promotional, 2) departmental promotional, 3) multi departmental promotional, 4) service wide promotional, 5) departmental open, 6) open. When there are two lists of the same kind, the older must be used first.
Eligible lists will expire in one to four years unless otherwise stated on this bulletin.
Promotional Examinations Only: Competition is limited to employees who have a permanent civil service appointment. Under certain circumstances other employees may be allowed to compete under provision of Rules 234, 235 and 235.2. State Personnel Board Rules 233, 234, 235, 235.2 and 237 contain provisions regarding civil service status and eligibility for promotional examinations. These rules may be reviewed at departmental personnel offices or at the State Personnel Board.
General Qualifications: Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others, and a state of health consistent with the ability to perform the assigned duties of the classification.
It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free State work place. Any applicant for State employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing civil service and the special trust placed in public servants.
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Department Of Rehabilitation
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721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, Ca. 95814
Tel. No. (916) 558-5545
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