Pre-ETS Rehabilitation Representative - Rehabilitation Representative

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

St Cloud, MN, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024
Working Title: Pre-ETS Rehabilitation Representative

Job Class: Rehabilitation Representative

Agency: Department of Employment and Economic Development

  • Job ID: 77051
  • Location: Various; St. Cloud
  • Telework Eligible: Yes, may be eligible for some telework
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Unlimited
  • Who May Apply: This vacancy is open for bids and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bid information will be listed below based on location(s).
  • Date Posted: 06/01/2024
  • Closing Date: 07/01/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Employ & Econ Development Dept / Employ & Economic Dev-MAPE
  • Division/Unit: Rehabilitation Services / RS VR Field SVS X
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift, 8:00am to 4:30pm
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: Yes, up to 80% regional day time travel, up to five (5) days per week
  • Salary Range: $25.79 - $37.65 / hourly; $53,849 - $78,613 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

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

Accepting bids and applications for the following location(s):

  • St. Cloud - Open to all applications. Bidders will be considered through 06/07/2024.
  • Note: This job posting may not reflect updated availability of locations; however, once a location is removed from this job posting, it is no longer available

During the application process, you will be able to indicate your preferred location(s).

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 laws, regulations, and policies in planning and implementing Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) for students with disabilities who may be eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting outreach out to schools, developing relationships with school staff, and recruiting students who may be eligible for Pre-ETS.
  • Identifying student needs related to Job Exploration Counseling, Work-Based Learning Experience, Postsecondary Education Counseling, Workplace Readiness Training, and/or Instruction in Self-Advocacy.
  • Coordinating and implementing services for 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.
  • Referring students to Pre-ETS contractors for services as needed.
  • Maintaining case records for each participant.
  • Developing, managing, and expending case service funds.

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 five (5) days per week.

This position will be open on a continuous basis until posted end date or until all positions are filled.

  • Hiring Incentive: The successful incumbent of this position may be eligible for a hiring incentive of $5,000.00 paid in two (2) lump sums following the completion of the required probationary period and following two (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 other closely related field as determined by the agency


One (1) year of work experience supporting youth with disabilities related to employment services in any of the following areas: Job Exploration Counseling, Work-Based Learning Experience, Postsecondary Education Counseling, Workplace Readiness Training, and/or Instruction in Self-Advocacy.

Applicants that meet the above minimum qualification will be further evaluated on the following:

Experience in cultivating relationships with external stakeholders or customers (e.g., school staff, students, businesses, vendors).

Skill in communication to provide prompt and accurate information to colleagues and customers.

Ability to create and maintain case notes, reports, and records.

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

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in:

  • Working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Any of the following areas: Job Exploration Counseling, Work-Based Learning Experience, Postsecondary Education Counseling, Workplace Readiness Training, and/or Instruction in Self-Advocacy.
  • Providing employment-related services for persons with disabilities (e.g., job placement, special education work coordinator, case aid).
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with a diverse client set including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and Native American populations.

Ability to communicate in a second language (specifically American Sign Language, Somali, Hmong, or Spanish).

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).

How To Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.


If you have questions about this position, contact Sarah Beaverson at sarah.beaverson@state.mn.us or 651-259-7293.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Talent Acquisition at talent.acquisition.deed@state.mn.us.

The Department of Employment and Economic Development is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply for job opportunities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application and search tools, please contact Karen Lilledahl at Karen.Lilledahl@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance is needed.

Working together to improve the state we love.

What do Minnesota's State employees have in common?

  • A sense of purpose in their work
  • Connection with their coworkers and communities
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth


As an employee, you'll have access to one of the most affordable health insurance plans in Minnesota, along with other benefits to help you and your family be well.

Your benefits may include:

  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Low-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug plans
    • Fertility care, including IVF
    • Diabetes care
    • Dental and orthodontic care for adults and children
  • 6 weeks paid leave for parents of newborn or newly adopted children
  • Pension plan that provides income when you retire (after working at least three years)
  • Employer paid life insurance to provide support for your family in the event of death
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance that can provide income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury
  • Tax-free expense accounts for health, dental, and dependent care
  • Resources that provide support and promote physical, emotional, social, and financial well-being

Support to help you reach your career goals:

  • Training, classes, and professional development
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid website at studentaid.gov)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for work/life support:

  • A voluntary confidential program that helps employees and their families with life challenges that may impact overall health, personal well-being, or job performance
  • Common sources of stress can be addressed through the EAP: mental health, relationship challenges (personal and work), grief and loss, finances, and legal issues
  • Daily Living/Convenience Services: Chore services, home repair, trip planning, child/elder care

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. State agencies are committed to creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of the state and strongly encourages persons of color and Indigenous communities, members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve Minnesotans.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and disabilities related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status regarding public assistance, disability, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants With Disabilities

Minnesota state agencies make reasonable accommodations to their employees and applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and need assistance in searching or applying for jobs with the State of Minnesota, call the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us and let us know the support you need.