If anyone is interested, here is a job opening that was sent to me. Announcement Employment Program Manager Job Description The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC) is seeking a full-time Employment Program Manager based in Tallahassee, to plan, manage and implement initiatives for the Council's goals in Employment. Candidates with experiences in working with individuals with developmental disabilities in the employment arena and knowledgeable about the DD system are preferred. If you would like to be considered for this position you must submit both a resume and a statement describing the skills you would bring to the position. You may submit your resume and statement to: Allison Cruz-Mitchell, via fax (850) 922-6702; or email: allisoncm@xxxxxxxx or postal mail: 124 Marriot Drive, Suite 203 Tallahassee, Fl 32301. The Deadline to submit your resume and statement is Friday, September 4, 2009 Employment Program Manager The primary responsibility of this position is the planning, program management, contract management, development, implementation, and monitoring of council initiatives in the employment area. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Program Planning. Job duties include: * Planning, developing, implementing, and monitoring the Council's Employment Task Force projects. This includes all aspects of the project development and implementation process, including but not limited to the following: o Researching and developing project ideas/proposals o Presenting the task force projects to the council for approval; o Developing and administering the Request for Proposal and Invitation to Negotiate process; o Negotiating the specific requirements of the contracts; o Preparing the contracts; o Ensuring the contracts meet the standard and minimum programmatic requirements; o Ensuring that the task force's expectations are adequately understood and captured in the contracts; o Serving as liaison between the council and contract providers; o Providing technical assistance to providers to facilitate accomplishment of task force's intended outcomes; o Monitoring the implementation of the contracts for compliance; o Reviewing, assessing, and processing deliverables; o Initiating necessary action in response to implementation problems or non-compliance with contract requirements; and o Documenting actions relative to the contracts. * Staffing the Employment Task Force and assisting the task force in its required functions which include, but are not limited to the following: o Advising the task force relative to council policy, DD Act requirements, and employment ; o Facilitating the development and revision of state plan goals and objectives; o Researching and developing initiatives to implement the state plan goals and objectives; o Maintaining the task force budget to ensure funds are properly expended; o Facilitating the allocation and utilization of task force funds to meet the council's obligation and liquidation schedule; o Facilitating the institutionalization and utilization of task force projects and outcomes; o Coordinating the task force monitoring and reviews of projects; o Scheduling and planning task force meetings in collaboration with the task force chair; and o Maintaining the necessary documentation of task force decisions. * Staying current in the areas of employment, including research, practice, and policy. * Representing the council at meetings with state and local agencies to coordinate interagency planning and promote the council's goals and positions relative to employment of individuals with developmental disabilities. * Analyzing project information and prepares the employment related components of the 5-year state plan, revisions to the state plan, and the annual program performance review report. * Supervising the staff assistant responsible for supporting the Employment Program Manager, if the person in this position has the longest span of service with the council of the three positions supported by the staff assistant. This supervisory role is conducted in collaboration with the other two positions supported by the staff assistant. * Managing other council initiatives as assigned. * Performing other related duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES * Knowledge of general employment issues and, in particular, those issues relating to individuals with developmental disabilities. * Knowledge of the various national/state/local organizations that address developmental disability issues. * Ability to review and evaluate plans, programs, and budgetary reports. * Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. * Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and complete multiple work assignments in a timely manner. * Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing in a clear, concise and effective manner. * Ability to accurately analyze situations that relate to employment, particularly employment of individuals with developmental disabilities, and present proposed courses of action. * Ability to coordinate and conduct meetings. * Ability to work independently with limited supervision. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS * A Bachelor's Degree and four years of professional experience in health, social, disability, or rehabilitation services required. * A Master's Degree may substitute for one year of the required experience. I hope this information is helpful to you. Stacia Woolverton, Administrative Assistant The Governor's Commission on Disabilities 4030 Esplanade Way, Suite 260 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0950 Phone: (850) 487-3423 Fax: (850) 414-8908 Email: Stacia.Woolverton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:Stacia.Woolverton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Website: http://dms.myflorida.com/other_programs/governor_s_commission_on_disabil ities <http://dms.myflorida.com/other_programs/governor_s_commission_on_disabi lities> We serve those who serve Florida. P Before printing, please think about the environment For information regarding the Florida Discount Drug Card visit: flddcp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:flddcp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> www.FloridaDiscountDrugCard.com <http://www.FloridaDiscountDrugCard.com> .