(DOR) is Recruiting an Admin. for the Orientation Center for the Blind (OCB)

February, 2011

The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) is recruiting an Administrator for the Orientation Center for the Blind (OCB).  The OCB Administrator administers the OCB three (3) acre residential campus, located in Albany California.  The program provides rehabilitative training in adjusting to living with
sight loss.  OCB is a residential 30-bed facility.  The program assists adults to adjust to vision disabilities by immersion in a residential environment that is respectful, of individuals experiencing sight loss, and knowledgeable in the physical and social process of adjusting and integrating back into society.  A program description and duty statement are attached.

An applicants ability to readily articulate and demonstrate the following will distinguish their preparedness for the position:

Leadership – Inspires and compels others to draw upon their talents, and to seek continuous self improvement;

Integrity – Earns, maintains, and is bestowed with trust from direct reports, peers, partners and stakeholders;

Judgment – Readily distinguishes between doing the right thing, and doing things right, by recognizing consequence of actions, accurately assessing the environment, applying appropriate discretion, and drawing upon relevant experience;

Relationships – Values and draws upon collaboration and artnership in executing the duties and responsibilities;
distinguishes between collaboration and competition;

Values – Readily identifies what drives, motivates and guides others; decision making – makes hard decisions, and assumes responsibility, and accountability for decisions made;

Vision and Outcome – Develops the vision and outcome to gain alignment.

A complete competency statement is attached.

The position reports to the Deputy Director of the Specialized Services Division (SSD) in the DOR.  The DOR works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living, and equality for individuals with disabilities.  A more complete
description of the DOR is attached.

Essential information
*      The position classification is Staff Services Manager II (SSM-II), with a monthly base salary range of $5,576.00 to $6,727.00.

*      The SSM-II minimum qualifications 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 must also meet the
minimum qualifications of welfare and institutions code section 19503 including proficiency in Braille.  A complete description of the minimum qualifications is attached, and can also be accessed at http://spb.ca.gov/jobs/resources/jobspecs.htm.

*      Those who are not already working in state government at the Staff Services Manager II level must be reachable on the Staff Services manager eligibility list or take the Staff Services Manager exam.  To achieve list eligibility you can take the SSM-II on-line examination.  To access the on-line SSM II examination link to http://www.spb.ca.gov/cmsMain.aspx?id1098

*      Interested candidates must submit an application and resume.  The application and instructions are attached and also available at http://www.rehab.cahwnet.gov/per/stateapp.htm.


If you use a screen reader, tips to assist you navigating the application are also attached.

In addition to an application, and resume, interested candidates must submit a statement of qualifications.  The Statement of qualifications is a narrative discussion of how the candidate’s education, training, experience, and competencies meet the minimum and desirable qualifications and qualify them for the position.  The Statement of Qualifications shall be no more than three pages and serves as a documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and should be typed and discuss the critical factors listed
above.  Although not required, applicants are encouraged to provide electronic copies of their submission.  Electronic copies can either be e-mailed to the contact person, or be included in he paper copy submission on a CD.  This position will be open until filled; however, the DOR anticipates screening of candidates to begin April 15, 2011; therefore you are encouraged to submit your application package before screening commences  Final hire will be subject to the state’s hire freeze.

Applications are to be submitted to:

Department of Rehabilitation
Specialized Services Division
Attn:  Jean E.  Dooley
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95814


One thought on “(DOR) is Recruiting an Admin. for the Orientation Center for the Blind (OCB)”

  1. My name is Erik Smiley, I
    am looking for employment at an angency like the orientation center for the blind. I have a master degree in the visual impairment. If you know of any possitions availabe please contact me via email.

    thank you
    Erik Smiley

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