The Virginia of the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBV) is seeking a Rehabilitation Technology Specialist (Wage) to provide individualized technology assessments for training and job-related needs of individuals referred by field staff or assigned by supervisor. Travel is required throughout the assigned region to individual work sites or home to conduct assessments and make recommendations for specific equipment that meets individual and employer requirements.
Assist with timely selection, adaptation, and delivery of custom-built computer systems. Troubleshoot installation and operational problems and modify or repair systems to meet the individual and employer needs.
DBVI enables blind or visually impaired individuals to achieve their maximum level of employment, education, and personal independence.
Demonstrated knowledge of engineering techniques as applied to the design and use of adaptive aids and equipment. Demonstrated skill to analyze and solve complex problems related to adaptive aids and technology. Demonstrated ability to design, select and install the proper equipment depending on a specific individual’s need.
College degree with course work in an engineering discipline, preferably rehabilitation engineering, or equivalent. Combination of education and directly related experience in engineering techniques and uses of adaptive aids and appliances for individuals who are blind, deafblind, or vision impaired. Specific knowledge of computer-related adaptations.
You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during the application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact recruitment [at] dars.virginia.gov for assistance.
Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, Americorp, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:55 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.