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    The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is located in the beautiful Black Hills of Western South Dakota. South Dakota has No State Income Tax, has been named one of the Happiest and Safest States in the nation, is home to Top Ten Scenic Drives and Top Ten National Forests, features an Outdoor Life's Top City for Outdoor Enthusiasts and hosts the legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

    VA BHHCS is where we live and work in rural small town settings, only minutes from Rapid City's shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment venues.  The Black Hills experiences more sunny days than Miami or Honolulu, ensuring year round outdoor recreation. Hiking, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, water skiing, golf, snowmobiling, hunting, camping, downhill and cross country skiing, motorcycling--the opportunities are endless. You'll find the Black Hills hosting local and national theatre groups, movie companies, national pow-wow competitions, international dance troupes, symphony orchestras, and a variety of entertainers. Sports enthusiasts will find auto races, college sports, semi-pro hockey, and some of the best in rodeo.

    With primary campuses at Fort Meade and Hot Springs and numerous Community Based Outpatient Clinics, VA BHHCS provides primary and secondary medical and surgical care, along with Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program services, for Veterans from North and South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska. VA Black Hills Health Care is part of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23) -- where we've been caring for America's Heroes for over 100 years.

    Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

    For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

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    Responsibilities

    This is a Program Manager position for the CWT Program under the supervision of the VA Black Hills Health Care System CWT Program Coordinator.  The incumbent independently is responsible for the organization, administration, planning, fiscal integrity and evaluation of the CWT Program.  This is a vocational psychosocial rehabilitation program requiring knowledge, insight, and skills for evaluating and placing individuals with disabilities in supported and competitive employment.  Directing staff to identify and reduce barriers to employment and to assume advocacy roles for the disabled will be a major duty. Provides daily oversight to employees at McLaughlin and Eagle Butte, SD. 

    Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM

    Location:  VA Black Hills Health Care System, Eagle Butte and McLaughlin, SD

    Position Description Title/PD#:  Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, PD# 20193-0

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel between Eagle Butte and McLaughlin will be required

    Supervisory status

    No

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/445781300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.