Regional Manager Bangor Vocational Rehab (Regional Director)

Bangor, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: Sept. 19, 2019

Department of Labor

Opening Date: September 5, 2019

Closing Date:  September 19, 2019 

Job Class Code: 4065
Grade: 27
Salary: $50,876 - $69,825 
Location: Bangor

The Maine Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation seeks a Regional Manager in their Bangor office.

DESCRIPTION: Typical duties will include oversight, direction and coordination of day to day operations of vocational rehabilitation services in the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation’s Northern  Region.  This position will evaluate program and client needs and services, develop resources and provide supervision, managing the regional budget (including case services allocation) and providing a major communication link between the region and central office. May include taking on special projects as time allows.   Based in Bangor with frequent regional and occasional statewide travel required.   

REPRESENTATIVE TASKS:  (A position may not be assigned all the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all the duties that may be assigned).

  • Determines and administers financial, personnel, and service delivery needs in order to meet established statewide and regional program goals, objectives, and priorities.
  • Oversees and coordinates case development and staff performance in order to evaluate regional and statewide programs and ensure employee effectiveness.
  • Gathers and compiles statistical and financial data in order to use in preparing long range plans and ensure adherence to state and federal regulations.
  • Presents workshops to consumers, providers, citizen groups, and governmental or program officials in order to enhance public understanding of the needs and abilities of people with disabilities.
  • Identifies needs, develops resources including facilities and services, and writes grants in order to advocate for services and support for people with disabilities.
  • Coordinates with public and private agencies in order to develop regional and statewide programs.
  • Develops, requests, and administers staff training needs, regional and statewide budgets, and grants in order to ensure availability of qualified staff and necessary resources.
  • Develops and recommends new and revised statutes, rules, policies, and procedures in order to improve program effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Studies and researches current rehabilitation trends, practices, programs, laws, rules, and regulations in order to maintain technical expertise.
  • Identifies and recommends case management tools and activities in order to assist in streamlining service delivery and monitoring outcomes.
  • Interviews and hires regional and statewide employees in order to meet established goals and objectives.
  • Implements and complies with human resource laws, policies, procedures and practices such as: AA/EEO, recruitment, employment, position classification, performance appraisals, training, discipline, contract administration, human resource components of security protocols of agency information security and confidentiality policies, and employee safety.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:  (Applicants will be screened for possession of these through written, oral, performance, and/or other evaluations).

  • Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Department and Bureau standard operating procedures.
  • Knowledge of modern management principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of Bureau goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of fiscal and resource management.
  • Knowledge of problem solving methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the disabled.
  • Knowledge of casework procedures, management, and systems.
  • Knowledge of the Rehabilitation Act as amended by federal regulations.
  • Ability to supervise subordinate personnel.
  • Ability to identify, analyze and resolve complex problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to write clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to manage and evaluate staff performance.
  • Ability to negotiate fees and contracts for services.
  • Ability to set and implement goals, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to define and clarify technical information.
  • Ability to use applicable computer programs.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   

Four (4) years experience in social or rehabilitative services including one (1) year experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity and a Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Rehabilitation, Social Services, Education, or Public Administration.  Directly related professional experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

 

Questions about this position should be directed to Libby Stone-Sterling at Libby.Stone-Sterling@maine.gov. 

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.  If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at (207) 623-6700. 

Contact Information: 

Melissa Weiner, Human Resources, at (207)623-6739 or melissa.weiner@maine.gov 

Benefits:

The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement Contribution: 14.47% of pay for bargaining unit positions

The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly.

The value* of State-paid Health Insurance: 

100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly / Employee pays nothing

95%  State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly / Employee pays: 5%  = $23.09 biweekly

90%  State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly / Employee pays:10% = $46.17 biweekly

85%  State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly / Employee pays:15% = $69.26 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.