The state of Florida’s employment process is decentralized with each state agency being responsible for their recruitment, selection and hiring decisions. The selection of candidates for employment is based on a job analysis of the position being filled using minimum qualifications, and on an assessment of the specific knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) necessary for the successful performance of the duties of the position.
The first step an employing agency takes in the selection process is to review candidate applications from People First information to determine who is eligible to compete further in the selection process. The hiring official will compare the candidates education, experience and/or professional license and/or certification to the requirements of the vacant position. After the initial screening, only those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications, appear to possess the required entry-level KSAs, and any required certification or licensure will be considered further in the selection process. Only those candidates who appear, after the initial screening, to possess the required entry-level KSAs and any required certification or licensure will be considered further in the selection process. The hiring authority then uses job-related criteria to determine those candidates who will be asked to participate in additional selection techniques such as an oral interview or a work sample exercise. The job-related information gained during the selection process will assist the hiring official in making the final selection decision. Veterans’ Preference and Affirmative Action goals are also considered by the agency in the decision-making process.
The Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is an equal opportunity employer. It is against the law for VR as a recipient of Federal financial assistance to discriminate against any individual in the United States on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief. The application process used by VR to determine eligibility for services, any subsequent services and the entire VR process are subject to these non-discrimination requirements. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. VR program receives 78.7 percent of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. For the 2021 Federal fiscal year, the total amount of grant funds awarded were $176,836,896. The remaining 21.3 percent of the costs ($47,860,557) were funded by Florida State Appropriations. Revised October 2021.