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State of Minnesota Rehabilitation Representative - Pre-Employment Transition Services Rehabilitation Representative in Hastings, Minnesota

Job Class: Rehabilitation Representative

Working Title: Pre-Employment Transition Services Rehabilitation Representative

  • Who May Apply: This vacancy is open for bids and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bidders will be considered through 02/20/2023.

  • Date Posted: 12/07/2022

  • Closing Date: 05/01/2023

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Employ & Econ Development Dept / Employ & Economic Dev-MAPE

  • Division/Unit: Employee Payroll / RS VR Field SVS X

  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday

  • Telework: Position may be eligible to telework up to four (4) days per week based on business needs

  • Travel Required: Yes, 80% regional day time travel, up to five (5) days per week

  • Salary Range: $21.43 - $31.00/hourly; $44,745 - $64,728/annually

  • Classified Status: Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional

  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/)

The successful candidate may be eligible for a $5,000.00 hiring incentive

This position was previously posted 10/08/2022 – 12/02/2022. Applicants that previously applied do not need to apply again and will still be considered.

Location openings:

  • Austin

  • Bemidji

  • Brooklyn Park

  • Cambridge

  • Duluth

  • Faribault

  • Fergus Falls

  • Hibbing

  • Marshall

  • Minneapolis (North)

  • Minneapolis (South)

  • St Paul

  • Woodbury

This position works in DEED’s Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) Division, which empowers Minnesotans with disabilities to achieve their goals for competitive, integrated employment and career development. You’ll be part of, and contribute to, a lively and energetic team with a positive internal culture that ensures this isn’t just a job – but a career. Together the VRS team makes an impact and creates possibilities that make a real and lasting difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Share your passion for this work and join the VRS team.

This position will ensure the application of applicable laws, regulations and DEED/VRS policy in planning and implementing Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) for students with disabilities who are potentially eligible for VRS services and serves as a coordinator for services for transition-age students who need Pre-ETS and who meet other requirements as specified in the Rehabilitation Services Act of 1973, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

This position will collaborate with Rehabilitation Counselors and partner agencies in supporting students with disabilities by assisting students in gaining experiences that allow for early job exploration and enrich their transition planning. Specifically, the position will conduct outreach to schools and recruit students for Pre-ETS services, identify individual needs and implement services, refer students to Pre-ETS contractors for services as needed, implement Pre-ETS coordination services, and participate in professional development and training.

This position requires extensive travel to meet with students, high school and transition program staff, businesses, and other partners in the service area. Travel is expected up to 5 days per week.

Applications received from this posting will be used to fill current and future vacancies in this job class at the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) until filled. This posting may be used to fill multiple positions.

*Hiring Incentive: The successful incumbent of this position may be eligible for a hiring incentive of $5,000 paid in 2 lump sums following the completion of the required probationary period and following 2 years of successful service in the role.

Minimum Qualifications

To receive credit for your education and experience, your resume should clearly describe how you meet each minimum and/or preferred qualification listed, including dates of employment.

Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, Human Services, Sociology, Education, Social Work, Psychology, or another related degree as determined by the agency.

Experience working with youth with disabilities.

Incumbent must maintain valid driver's license, & insurance, OR have other reliable transportation.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience providing employment-related services for persons with disabilities (i.e., job placement, special education work coordinator, case aid).

Cultural awareness and ability to communicate in a second language (specifically Deaf and Hard of Hearing-American Sign Language, Somali, Hmong, or Spanish).

Experience in any of the following: Job Exploration Counseling, Work-Based Learning Experience, Postsecondary Education Counseling, Workplace Readiness Training and/or Instruction in Self-Advocacy.

Experience developing and maintaining relationships with a diverse client set including BIPOC and Native American populations.

Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you. Employee reference checks will be conducted on all finalists. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance and education. It includes contact with the applicant's current and/or former employers.

A Criminal Background Check will be conducted on all finalists for this position. A criminal conviction will not automatically remove you from consideration for employment.

When the position requires travel and the applicant drives a state owned or leased vehicle, a driver's license record check will be conducted.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.