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Accountant/auditor manager i - pierre, s.d. 

This position supervises and leads the work of a team of auditors/accountants for the Department of Human Services Office of Budget & Finance.

Responsibilities of this team include the following:

This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
A bachelor's degree in in Business Administration/Accounting or related field and 1-2 years of relevant experience in the accounting / auditing field is preferred;

Knowledge of:

Ability to:

For more information or to apply, please click here.

 

program specialist II (Transition Specialist) - statewide

The Division of Rehabilitation Services provides a variety of services to transition-age youth in South Dakota.  The person in this position will be responsible for the provision of pre-employment transition services and other services to youth with disabilities in the state.  The position will be expected to refine current services, develop new evidence-based services, and enhance working relationships with partner agencies and stakeholders.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

A bachelor's degree, along with a master's degree in a rehabilitation counseling or special education field.

Knowledge of:

Skill to:

Ability to:

For more information or to apply, please click here.

business operations leader - pierre, s.d. 

The Program Specialist II will function as the Business Operations Lead for the Division of Long Term Services and Supports. This position will provide oversight of other team members to include Program Specialists, Program Assistant and Clerical Staff. Major responsibilities include preparing and analyzing financial reports to monitor Division spending against annual budgets and allocated grant funding, projecting future expenditures and analyzing trends, management of the numerous contracts held by the Division as well as overseeing the invoice payment process for the Division.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have: 

Education and Experience with budgets and data analysis.

Knowledge of: 

Ability to: 

For more information or to apply, please click here.

senior claims clerk - Pierre, s.d. 

This position is located within the Office of Budget and Finance and is responsible for carrying out the claims and billing processes for various programs within the department.  This position will perform a variety of duties associated with the State of South Dakota accounting and fiscal support systems, as well as the Rehabilitation Services VRFACES system and the Developmental Disabilities Respite Care database.  The Senior Claims Clerk will become familiar with the rules and regulations surrounding program services in an effort to ensure billing methodologies are properly carried out and claims are accurately coded.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

Knowledge of:

Ability to:

For more information or to apply, please click here.

 

 

Rehabilitation or sr. rehabilitation counselor - central region 

The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor is a key position in the operations of the Rapid City Vocational Rehabilitation Office. This position works with individuals with disabilities who require Vocational Rehabilitation Services to obtain or maintain employment. Vocational Rehabilitation is a successful State and Federal funded program that has demonstrated success in assisting individuals with disabilities to obtain employment.  The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor will manage a caseload of approximately 70 individuals and will determine eligibilities, develop plans, approve services and provide Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. Qualifications of the successful applicant will determine the classification level assigned. Salary will be set depending on qualifications. To be eligible to be hired at the Senior Rehabilitation Counselor level, the applicant must be a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).

Travel will be required to deliver services in the assigned territory. This position is typically 8 hours a day, Monday thru Friday.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:  

A bachelor's degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling, social work, psychology, disability studies, business administration, human resources, special education, supported employment, customized employment, economics, or another field that reasonably prepares individuals to work with clients and employers; and a minimum of a year's experience in providing services to individuals with disabilities is preferred.

Knowledge of: 

 Skill to: 

Ability to: 

For more information or to apply, please click here.

 

program specialist II - pierre, s.d. 

The Program Specialist II position will have primary responsibility for all program evaluation in the DRS Vocational Rehabilitation Program. This position will assess compliance with regulations and policy, conduct provider reviews, and will be the subject matter expert for quality assurance within the division. The person in this position will also be responsible for policy development, training on policy, and will supervise staff. The person in this position must be an effective communicator, thorough, accurate, dependable, and committed to their work.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

A Bachelor's degree in the human services field and previous experience working with people with disabilities is preferred.

Knowledge of:

Skill to:

Ability to:

For more information or to apply, please click here.

behavior therapist, s.d.

The Behavior Therapist provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, behavior management, functional behavioral analysis, psychological testing reports, annual psychology reviews, and other psychological services to people supported, ages ranging from young adults to older adults with developmental disabilities. The Behavior Therapist provides professional services to ensure that development, direction, revision, and approval of behavioral programs are taking place in the best interest of the person being supported. Behavior Therapists also work with an interdisciplinary treatment team to monitor programs and services offered to their caseload by keeping close contact with people supported and staff, providing feedback to staff, and attending any professional consultations and special team meetings.

This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act. 

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Successful applicant(s) will undergo an abuse and neglect screening. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

A master's degree and background in psychology, sociology, counseling, and proven history of supervision/leadership. Certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) is preferred. Experience in providing sex offender treatment helpful. 

Knowledge of: 

Ability to: 

For more information or to apply, please click here.

direct support professional (multiple Positions) - redfield, s.d.

Carries out individual training, behavior management, and therapy programs from a variety of therapeutic disciplines to ensure that each person served at the South Dakota Developmental Center (SDDC) will develop to their fullest potential and maintains a structured and healthy environment designed to enhance the well being of persons served while providing continual guidance regarding life skills, academic skills, and work skills to ensure appropriate social interaction.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Successful applicant(s) will undergo an abuse and neglect screening. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:       

Knowledge of:

Ability to:

For more information or to apply, please click here.