Job Opening Revised: Administrator for California’s Orientation Center for the Blind

We are seeking an Administrator for California’s Orientation Center for the Blind (OCB).  This position is a full-time, permanent civil service position with the State of California Department of Rehabilitation, and it offers great benefits and a pleasant, safe work environment.  The OCB campus is located in Albany, CA, on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay.  The climate is mild year-round and the air fresh from sea breezes.  OCB offers free parking and is located within easy access to public transportation.  The salary starts at $5576 or more per month, with merit salary increases leading to $6727 per month.

The OCB Administrator is responsible for the operation of a three-acre residential training center that assists up to 36 adults adjust to vision disabilities and prepare for independent living and employment.  He/she supervises staff consisting of teachers, counselors, clerical and administrative support staff.

This Administrator position will be filled at the level of a Staff Services Manager II (SSM II).  The minimum qualifications the SSM II for persons outside of CA civil service include four years of increasingly responsible analytical experience in the fields of management, personnel, fiscal, planning, program evaluation, or other related analytical experience.  At least one year of this experience must have been at the supervisor level.  In addition, a college degree is required.   While not a requirement for the SSM II exam, the Administrator position itself does require proficiency in Braille.

If you would like to apply and compete for this OCB Administrator position, you must take the following two steps:
1.    Take and pass the on-line SSM II examination (see link below)
2.    Submit a completed State application (Std. 678) and resume (optional) to:

Warren Hayes
Orientation Center for the Blind
400 Adams St.
Albany, CA  94706

The final filing date is September 14, 2009.

Link here to access the SSM II bulletin containing detailed application instructions, and the on-line Staff Services Manager 2 examination:

Link here for the State Application information:

For more information about his job opportunity, please contact:

Tony Candela
916-558-5822 or


Warren Hayes
510-559-1201 or