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Program Coordinator 1 (PCN 2010)

Program Coordinator 1 (PCN 2010)

Program Coordinator 1 (PCN 2010)

State of Alaska
Juneau, AK

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The Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, is recruiting for a Program Coordinator 1 located in Juneau!

The position is in the General Bargaining Unit (GGU) at a range 18.

What you will be doing
Under the general direction and supervision of a Program Coordinator II, this position provides oversight of the agency’s Community Rehabilitation Provider (CRP) program, which includes recruitment of qualified providers, approval of applications, fiscal and policy oversight, training, resource management, and quality assurance. This position is also responsible for administration of the the Older Individuals who are Blind and Assistive Technology grants.

Our organization, mission and culture
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) helps hundreds of Alaskans with disabilities prepare for, get and keep good jobs. You will be working with a dedicated team of professionals who have a sincere commitment to assisting individuals with disabilities obtain employment. DVR employees have specialized education and certifications unique to their jobs, resulting in longevity of staff. This position is responsible for ensuring quality services are provided by CRPs that result in employment outcomes. This position also administers grants to Independent Living and Assistive Technology organizations providing oversight and submitting annual federal reports as necessary.

The benefits of joining out team
DVR is committed to the principle that employment equals empowerment for Alaskans with disabilities. This position is essential within the Division and one of the only mid-range positions available within the Division that does NOT require a Masters degree. This position is a member of a team of two to three professionals who support field in their operations.

The working environment you can expect
This position is a member of a two to three person team located in the Juneau Central Office (CO) with approximately a total of 8-10 employees. Consumers of DVR are not served out of CO, however, much of the Division's planning efforts and fiscal work occur in this office, so it is a busy, yet quiet environment. At DVR we strive to ensure seamless experience for clients requiring our services and the administrative support provided by CO is necessary for the field to accomplish this. The Division operates during regular business hours (8-5), with flexibility within those hours and the ability for telework at times.

Who we are looking for
In addition to the Minimum Qualifications, we are looking for a candidate with the following competencies:
  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: Uses a logical, systematic, and sequential approach to address problems or opportunities or manage a situation by drawing on one’s knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources as necessary.
  • Grants Management: Knowledge of requirements, practices, and procedures for soliciting, receiving, reviewing, and processing proposals, and awarding and administering grants and agreements.
  • Manages and Organizes Information: Identifies a need; gathers, organizes, and maintains information; determines its importance and accuracy, and communicates it by a variety of methods.
  • Quality Assurance: Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools of quality assurance and quality control used to ensure a product fulfills functional requirements and standards.
  • Written Communication: Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.

If this sounds like your skill set, please submit your complete application through Workplace Alaska!

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in any field.
Two years of professional experience assisting with planning, coordinating, and implementing administrative controls, work processes, and procedures for a program, project, business, or organization.

Four years in any combination of post-secondary education from an accredited college (3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours equal one month of work experience) and technical or professional experience assisting with planning, coordinating, and implementing administrative controls, work processes, and procedures for a program, project, business, or organization, may substitute for the bachelor’s degree. There is no substitution for the required two years of professional experience.

A master's degree from an accredited college in a field closely related to the specific field of the program may substitute for the required experience (2 semester hours or 3 quarter hours equal one month of experience).

Additional Required Information

Special notice about this recruitment: For employment in this job class, a background investigation and fingerprinting is required.

The applicant is requested to submit:

  • A list of three (3) professional references, one of which should be your most recent supervisor, including name, job title, employer, and current phone number(s).
  • A copy of your last three (3) performance evaluations, or two (2) letters of reference if evaluations are unavailable.
  • Copies of post-secondary education transcripts, if education is being used to meet minimum qualifications


In addition to answering the supplemental question regarding how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, applicants are ALSO required to attach a cover letter to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not attach the required cover letter will not advance to the interview phase of this recruitment. The cover letter is used as a writing sample. Applicants are advised to pay particular attention to spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

Your cover letter should have the following:

  • The cover letter must describe how you possess the core competencies required for this position as they pertain to the bulleted points in the job description above. Give specific examples to demonstrate your experience.
  • The cover letter must specifically describe how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
  • The cover letter must be in standard business format.
Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, email it to the contact provided in the job posting (if email is not an option, please call the contact person to obtain a fax number). Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process

For your application to be evaluated you must answer the Supplemental Questions. Be specific in your answers and tell us how you acquired the relevant experience. Please use complete sentences and proof-read your submissions when answering the supplemental questions. Your responses will be considered a writing sample and will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment process.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

This position is open to Alaska Residents only. Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.


Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the ‘’ domains. For information on allowing emails from the ‘’ domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at the address above. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to

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For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:

Mariah Krueger
Chief, Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (907) 269-3559
Fax: (907) 269-3350

Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefits

The following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.

For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)

Insurance Benefits
  • Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental
    • The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See for additional information.
      • AVTEC
      • Confidential
      • Correctional Officers
      • Marine Engineers
      • Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers
      • Supervisory
      • Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union
      • Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)
    • The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.
      • General Government
      • Labor, Trades and Crafts
      • Public Safety Employees Association
      • Masters, Mates & Pilots
  • Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)
Optional Insurance Benefits
  • Group-based insurance premiums for
    • Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)
    • Long-term and short-term disability
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
    • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
    • Supplemental Survivor Benefits
  • Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expenses

Retirement Benefits
  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS)
  • Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees)
  • Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees)
  • Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security
  • Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program
  • Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options
See for additional information
Paid Leave & Other Benefits
  • Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
  • Eleven paid holidays a year
  • Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.

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