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DeafDigest Blue – June 30, 2013

DeafDigest Blue – June 30, 2013

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Blue section.



DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Elizabeth Criswell, a Coda, who departed us. She believed that communications
between the deaf and the hearing should be made much
easier. She was the founder of the Deaf Action Center
in Dallas. This agency advocated on behalf of the deaf.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Stephen Marriott,
who departed us. A deaf member of the well known
Marriott International business empire, he rose through
the ranks. And at one time, his name was thrown into
the hat for a possible selection of a new Marriott corporate
CEO. He did not get the job. At the time of his death
he was the corporate executive vice president, overseeing
employees’ training and job promotion opportunities.

This just in –

A blogger of a deaf-related blog wanted to gain entry into the HLAA Convention, but security people, upon orders of the
convention people, ordered him off the premises. Angry, he
is considering legal action.

Top stories about the deaf:

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has
proposed changes to its rules to deal with interpreter
services. It would require interpreters to be
certified. Nothing, however, has been mentioned on
working with the RID re these changes.

Are Australians neglecting the needs of the deaf-blind?
An advocate has accused Australia of ignoring the deaf-blind,
calling it “Australia’s forgotten disability.”

The Reduced Mobility Rights, an European advocacy group,
said that most European airports are not accessible to
the deaf.

The East Africa Deaf Youth Education and Leadership summit
took place last week; it attracted 50 young deaf African
leaders from such nations like Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Said the conference coordinator – it was a great

There was a newspaper story about a federal judge ordering
Georgia to make public services accessible to the deaf. Yet
one part of the story is puzzling. It said Georgia must
maintain an Office of Deaf Services with a full-time director
and with regional offices across the state. There is a GACHI
(Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired) according to its
web site and its facebook. Not sure what is exactly going on?


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We are having Deaflympics soon in Bulgaria. Is it
a quiet event?
Years ago, we had Deaf American, a national monthly
magazine for the deaf. There were many stories about
Deaflympics in that magazine.
We do not have a national newspaper or a national
magazine for the deaf. It is very difficult to get a
full story on the Deaflympics any more.
This is why DeafDigest says it is a very quiet
Deaflympics. Very sad about it.

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Deaf Seniors of America Conference

Baltimore, MD

Wednesday, August 21 thru Tuesday, August 27


DeafDigest editor has met several deaf people that
say they own “several businesses.”
But when they are asked to explain what are these
businesses they own, they become vague with their
They would brag about their businesses but want
deaf people to just listen and not ask questions!
Are they really telling the truth? Hard to say.

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CI 2013 Symposium

Emerging Issues in Cochlear Implantation

October 24-26, 2013

Washington, DC

more information at:

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When people get hurt by accidents or athletic injuries
they often require the services of a physical therapist.
Always a hassle to find one that has interpreting services,
much less a therapist fluent in ASL.
There is one in Austin, Texas. Elizabeth Calabria is
a physical therapist/interpreter.

A social worker, working with the deaf of India, said
regarding their employment:

they can find jobs as a tailor or as a restaurant worker
or possibly these on-line jobs


Keynote speakers continuing to talk too fast even when
asked to slow down by the interpreters

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please


In the 1960s, the StenoComp Company and other early pioneers were
trying to convince the profession that the future of court reporting
was in computer-aided transcription (CAT). Their initial
demonstrations were successful, but they failed to convince people
that CAT would revolutionize court reporting.

This was at a time when many people believed that machines might
someday rule the world, taking away jobs from humans.  Also, the
early CAT systems were quite different from those of today.  The
hardware was huge and bulky, and the software was not user friendly.

Those who believed in CAT kept working on it, and a breakthrough came
in the late 1960s when new computers came on the scene which were
faster and had more memory.  For the first time, the focus shifted to
developing hardware and software that could meet the needs of machine
shorthand writers.


hearing people assume that deaf people always have

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user, etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)



We specialize in remodeling bath and kitchen of your dream throughout metro Washington, DC area.

This service is run by deaf owner with a mix of deaf and hearing crews.

To learn more about this company at


Job opening
kitchen and bathroom installer
Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only

We are seeking kitchen and bathroom installer with a minimum of 5 years experience in demolition, plumbing, electricity, tiling, carpentry,
painting, flooring, and a good attitude.

All projects are in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland only.

Contact Elijah Gold at
or VP at 202-400-2655


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for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section



The Disability Rights Legal Center has filed a lawsuit against
the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (California) which
denied the request of a deaf patient for an interpreter. She
repeated her requests and was denied each time.


Did you know that –

Jamie Clark, a Gallaudet graduate, founded an internet service provider (ISP) business in Ellicott City, Maryland in April 1993. It was the Baltimore area’s first ISP and the second ISP in
the state. The operations were originally based in a barn on
the Clark family farm. At its peak it had 20,000 dial up customers
and the company had 80 employees, many of them deaf. It was during
the primitive days of internet when access was telephone dial up.
The company constantly received media coverage, locally and
nationally. When internet access evolved from dial up to web access,
the company fortunes were impacted – and it was sold to Verio
in 1997, which in turn sold it to Nippon Telegraph and Telephone
in 2000. In due time, the company, sold twice, ceased to exist.
When DeafDigest started operations in 1996, it used the ClarkNet


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

When the Internet came to the masses over a decade
ago, there were three pioneering deaf sites – the Deaf
Wide World Web, the first deaf-related web site.
Now Gone.
“The Telephone For All” e-news was the first deaf-
related deaf e-news. Now Gone.
And the first deaf discussion group is Deaf-L.
It may or not be gone. Roy E. Miller founded
the Deaf-L discussion group in 1990, and after
being around for 13 years he has expressed a desire
to give up the reins. This announcement was made
on June 23rd.

(editor’s note: Deaf-L has been quiet in recent


News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

At a symposium at Columbia University,
a report was presented on communications
among babies. The conclusion was that:

Language is not required for children to
communicate with others


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

It is front page news in USA when a deaf child can hear
sounds after his brain stem implant.

It is front page news in the Third World when a deaf child
can hear sounds after his CI surgery.

It is not front page news when a deaf child, anywhere, can
hear sounds after getting his hearing aid.



A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

At a workplace, we were talking about a new employee.

I thought the hearing person was asking:
Is she doing better with the filters list?

Filters list?

The hearing person actually asked:
Is she doing better with the vendors list?



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–   Public Relations Director – Los Angeles

–   HIV Educator –  Los Angeles

–   LIFESIGNS Dispatcher – Los Angeles

–   Job Developer/Interpreter – Pacoima

–   Staff Interpreter – Los Angeles

–   Staff Interpreter – Riverside

–   Administrative Assistant –  Riverside (CODIE)

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204



Employment Opportunities Independent Living Skills Instructors (ILS)
Pathways Services
South Bay Area/East Bay Area (California)

We are currently seeking the following:

Independent Living Skills Instructors (ILS)

San Jose/Santa Clara – South Bay Area

Alameda County – East Bay

Applicants must have:

.    Fluency in ASL/Sign Language (for working with the Deaf)
.    Vehicle with valid registration and insurance
.    Valid CA. Drivers License
.    HS Diploma/GED
.    Current First Aid/CPR certification

Submit resume via:
877- 408-8197 Fax


position opening
General Manager
Communication Access for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Flint, Michigan (Genesee County)

Program:     Administration Reports to:    Board of Directors
Supervises:     Deputy Directors Status:         Exempt

Communication Access for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CACDHH) is looking for a General Manager.  This position will be the principle officer for CACDHH and report directly to the Board of Directors.

Duties will include:
.    Administer and evaluate the effectiveness of CACDHH.s four programs, Community Housing, Community interpreting, Senior citizens outreach and MSD.
.    Supervise day to day operations of five departments.
.    Negotiate, review and approve contracts with renters, funding agencies, various Community Mental Health organizations, Michigan School for the Deaf, and contract interpreters.
.    Prepare annual operating budgets, develop annual growth plans, projections and present them to the board for approval.
.    Maintain Organization’s records, prepare and present management, operations and cost analysis by program reports to the Board of Directors.
.    Insure Compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.
.    Maintain relationships with the deaf community, all vendors, funding agencies, renters, landlords, community mental health organizations, contractors, and consultants.
.    Solicit new business, develop and implement new marketing plans and strategies.
.    Perform Human Resources function including hiring, terminations, employee reviews, and discipline. Review, maintain and update employee handbook, job descriptions and personnel files.   Present all changes for board approval.
.    Review benefit plans for compliance with all federal, state and local law.
.    Develop, improve and expand relationships with agencies and organizations serving the Deaf community. .    Perform any other duties, prepare reports, and act as liaison to the community, civic groups, government agencies and elected officials as directed by the board of directors or appointed committees.

Qualifications and Requirements:
.    BA Degree required Masters preferred
.    Must be fluent in American Sign Language(candidate will be tested using ASLPI)

Strong Communication skills (ASL, Verbal/Written)
.    Strong Communication skills (ASL, Verbal/Written).
.    Must have working knowledge of standard administrative, accounting and human resources practices.
.    Ideal candidate will be energetic, creative, a self starter with a proven track record leading an organization and have prior management experience.
.    Must be familiar with Michigan Public Act 204.
.    Public Speaking Skills
.    Non profit experience a plus.

Salary commensurate with Experience. Please submit cover letters, resume, wage history and expectations to


PAHrtners Deaf Services is Hiring!
Glenside, PA

PAHrtners Deaf Services is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults. Located outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PAHrtners provides residential and out-patient services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children, adolescents and adults.  Over 85% of our staff members are Deaf or Hard of Hearing!

PAHrtners is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf culture to fill the following positions:

– Job Title:      Residential Program Director
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full Time

Description:    Position supervises all residential sites and program personnel.  This senior position provides program coverage, assists in completing staff schedules, secures shift coverage and monitors/limits overtime.  Other duties include: developing/monitoring the annual budget while approving expenditures; ensuring individual health needs are met by reviewing and assisting with the coordination of medical, dental and psychotherapy services and corresponding transportation; confirming homes and vehicles are maintained and operated in a clean, safe and secure manner.  This position also monitors and participates in the completion of required documents, including but not limited to: daily logs, medication logs, medical appointment forms, monthly and quarterly reports, incident reports, fire drill reports, behavioral data reports, goal plan forms, petty cash auditing forms, etc.  This position is responsible for recruiting, interviewing, hiring, orienting, training, evaluating and disciplining residential support staff while also ensuring staff perform all assigned duties.

Qualifications:     A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the human services field along with two years. experience as a program director, or three years of experience in a managerial level position in the human services field working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or behavioral health disorders.  Advanced fluency in ASL required.

– Job Title:    Therapist/Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position

Description:    This position provides individualized supportive counseling, group therapy and psycho-educational sessions designed to promote skill building and wellness maintenance.

Qualifications:     BA in Psychology, Counseling or any other human services field; must have two years. experience with individuals with behavioral health needs and/or intellectual disabilities, including treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and able to work in a team environment.

– Job Title:    Residential Counselors
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Various positions available

Description:    This position provides direct client services, including: encouraging client independence, assisting in daily living skills training and aiding in community integration. Duties: provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with behavioral health and/or intellectual disabilities living in the community; promote consumers. independence and social relationships.  Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.

Qualifications:     HS diploma + one year related experience; valid driver’s license; advanced fluency in ASL; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf consumers; strong interpersonal skills.

– Job Title:                   Office Manager
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position

Description:    This position supervises support staff, directs various aspects of human resources, maintains personnel files, oversees payroll, coordinates credentialing for licensed professionals, helps create procedures relating to company policies, collaborates with the benefits department, supervises audits and accreditations for all programs, monitors billing activities, maintains petty cash, oversees invoicing and ensures compliance with employment/labor laws and HIPAA guidelines.

Qualifications:     Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related field, plus three years office/managerial experience; or AA Degree with at least five years of supervisory/office experience. Fluency in American Sign Language required. Must possess strong writing/proofreading skills and excellent organizational/time management skills.

– Job Title:    Staff Interpreter
Location:    Glenside, PA
Employee Type:    Full time position

Description:    This position provides interpreting services for: emergency situations, mental health evaluations, staff meetings, home visits with Deaf children and adults and community meetings.  Must be able to work with a team of hearing and/or Deaf interpreters.

Qualifications:     AA degree with a minimum of three years. interpreting experience OR BA degree in Interpreting with one year of experience.  Knowledge of mental health disorders and/or developmental disabilities a plus.  Some evening and weekend work and local travel required.  Compliance with PA Act 57 (Certified & Registered with ODHH) also required.

Send your letter of intent and resumes to: Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR
PAHrtners Deaf Services, 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

Email:  Fax: 215-884-6301 Visit us at: Like us on Facebook:


job opening announcement
Teacher – Elementary
Kansas State School for the Deaf
Olathe, KS

SALARY:   Placement made within agency guidelines on salary schedule depending upon professional background and experience.

Excellent benefits.

SCHEDULE:   180 School Days / 2013 – 2014 School Year
EMPLOYMENT DATE:    August 2013

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teach students at the appropriate level utilizing state and local assessments, state standards, curriculum guides, and any other materials/tests deemed necessary.  Implement ASL/English bilingual methodology in daily instruction. Perform work associated with student instruction; prepares lesson plans and appropriate classroom materials, direct and monitor student progress in attaining IEP goals, maintain classroom control, begin and end class in a timely manner, keep students on task, and supervise students outside of instructional time. Use appropriate communication skills with students, staff, and public as determined by the ASL/English evaluation.  Complete and turn in to the designated person; all student evaluation reports, lesson plans, sub plans, I.E.P..s, comprehensive evaluations, grade cards, and other written reports as assigned by the due date. Maintain current school records as mandated by the State.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Qualify for Kansas certification by KSDE for Elementary and Hearing Impaired. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL). Applicants must be pre-approved for certification via KS Dept. of Education, Cert. Dept. prior to the issuing of a contract.  (ASL and writing skills will be assessed.)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon offer of employment: official transcripts are required, a background check will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation, & KS Dept. of Social & Rehabilitation Services.  Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled.  Send resume and copies of all college transcripts.  For consideration request an official KSD application or go to our website and submit application for KSD review.

CONTACT:  Ann Troyer, Human Resources Office; Phone: 913/791-0501 v/tty E-Mail:  Fax: 913/780-6563

An Equal Employment /Educational Opportunities Agency

KSD Embraces Diversity


position opening
University Ombuds
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators (excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University’s existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports directly to the President.

Requirements: Master’s degree and five years of experience in conflict management, organizational change or closely related experience.  Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the University, and with people with wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.  Fluent American Sign Language skills required at the time of application.  Must have excellent problem-solving skills and be able to gather and analyze information, and — as necessary– help the inquirers develop appropriate options and actions.  Must be willing to develop comprehensive knowledge and networking skills regarding the University’s structure, culture, policies and practices.  Must show evidence of ability to use and teach conflict management skills, have strong presentation skills and organize and communicate information to groups varying in size and hierarchical level in the University.  Must have reputation for integrity.  Proven discretion and demonstrated ability in personal and professional communications, presentations and written correspondence.  Must be able to work as a team member and act as an impartial problem solver. He/she must have exemplary decision-making and strategic thinking skills to be aware of issues on hand.

The University Ombuds serves as the designated neutral or impartial dispute resolution practitioner whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to constituents of the University community, which includes students, staff, faculty and/or administrators (excluding Clerc Center). Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds is neither an advocate for any individual nor the organization, but is rather an advocate for fairness, who acts as a source of resolution of concerns and critical situations. In considering any given instance or concern, the point of view of all parties that might be involved are taken into account. This office supplements, but does not replace, the University’s existing resources for formal conflict resolution. The Ombuds reports directly to the President.

To apply or for more information go to: or contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352.


position opening
Chief Enrollment Management Officer
Gallaudet University
Washington, D.C.

Reporting to the President and as a member of the President’s cabinet, the Chief Enrollment Management Officer is responsible to provide leadership for undergraduate enrollment and financial aid, shaping an enrollment program that meets strategic recruitment, retention, and financial goals; leads the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of a comprehensive enrollment management plan that fosters an integrative recruitment and admission effort consistent with the University’s strategic goals and direction; engages the entire community to establish strong collaborative efforts in enrollment and retention through to graduation of all undergraduate students, including international students; has direct managerial responsibility and oversight for the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Visitors Center, and Youth and Outreach Programs including pre-college programs such as summer youth programs, career exploration and preparation for college, and transition to college, all to support enrollment growth. This position requires continuous interaction with the President, Provost, academic deans, department chairs, and faculty committees and is expected to develop and enhance valuable partnerships with internal and external constituents to support enrollment growth; assesses the impact of admissions policies as determined by faculty committees, departments and councils; coordinates total enrollment projections, and the reporting on recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of all students; ensures the strategic and responsible awarding of financial aid; and serves as liaison with the Vocational Rehabilitation community including CSAVR and with many other external stakeholders involved with enrollment.

Qualifications:  Master’s degree required. At least ten years of management experience including a strong record of success in enrollment leadership, strategic marketing, and management within a complex, ambitious, and diverse institution. Extensive knowledge of enrollment trends and best practices, knowledge and skills in strategic planning, best practices in education, including student persistence, engagement and curriculum. Leadership skills in implementing best practices. Experience with and interest in using data to guide decision-making and measure results including the strategic use of need- and merit-based student financial aid and social media. Solid understanding of on-line business processes. Ability to inspire and, as needed, to mentor staff.  Ability to communicate in a bilingual environment using American Sign Language and English.

To apply or for more information go to: or contact the Human Resources Office at: 202-651-5352.


Employment opportunities

The William Center
At The
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brattleboro, Vermont

The William Center was started in 2004 by The Austine School-Vermont
Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to meet the special needs of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and youth whose
emotional/behavioral disorders prevent them from being served in more
traditional special education programs.

Due to an established new service model the William Center have the
following positions available.

– Job Coach
– Therapist   Multiple job positions available
– Therapeutic Coach Multiple job positions available
– Vocational Teacher of the Deaf
– Director of William Center

Minimum qualifications for these positions include:

21 years of age, required.

Effective communication skills to include ASL

Knowledge of child development and deafness

Willingness to receive CPI certification and have the ability to
perform restraints.

Valid driver’s license & willingness to obtain a VT Bus License.

To view full job description visit Vermont Center’s Website at

Excellent benefits package

To apply or for additional information contact:

Kelly Therieau
The Vermont Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Inc.
209 Austine Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301


Life Skills Coach – Deaf Group Home

Aspire Indiana, Inc. currently has the following positions: full-time Life Skills Coach, part-time Life Skills Coach and PRN Life Skills Coach available at their 24-hour Deaf Group Home located in Indianapolis, IN. The Life Skills Coach (LSC) will provide skills training and development to seriously mentally ill adults.  Duties include, but are not limited to: orienting consumers/clients to psychiatric rehabilitation process, observing and documenting their independent living skills, teaching critical skills (e.g., hygiene, personal care, safety, meal preparation, housekeeping, money management, etc.), as needed to reach the individual’s goals, training consumers/clients in the use of community services (food pantry, library, public transportation, etc), as needed, transporting residents, monitoring their health and self-administration of medication, and any other duties assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience Requirements:
. High School Diploma or equivalent
. Minimum of one (1) year related experience in a service capacity to individuals in need (e.g., children, youth, elderly, physically, emotionally, and/or mentally disabled, special needs, nursing care, etc.)
. Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment with shifting priorities and multiple deadlines
. Must be capable of exercising good judgment in crisis situations
. Must be extremely detail oriented
. Good communicator
. Good presentation skills
. Must be flexible and cooperative
. Must be able to learn quickly and grasp new procedures and concepts
. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
. Ability to work and effectively deal with multiple types of personalities in a variety of situations
. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
. Must be results driven
. Professional presentation
. Must be self-motivated and research oriented
. Must possess and demonstrate good problem solving skills
. Must support diversity
. Must be able to effectively communicate in American Sign Language (ASL) with deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing individuals
. Must have knowledge of deaf culture and resources related to deafness
. Must maintain a valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance and a driving record that meets the guidelines and requirements of the organization

Desirable Qualifications:
. Previous work experience in a health care setting; preferably Mental Health
. Prior work or life experience with adults who have a serious mental illness

Job Title:Emergency Management Specialist (Disability Integration Advisor)
Department:Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:Federal Emergency Management Agency
Job Announcement Number:FEMA-MJ007-IM/COR-13
SALARY RANGE:    $50,287.00 to $65,371.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 to Tuesday, July 02, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:    AD-0089-11
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time – Excepted appointment not to exceed [2 years];
DUTY LOCATIONS:    MANY vacancies – Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
WHO MAY APPLY: U.S. citizens and nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce.

This position is being announced under FEMA’s Incident Management CORE Program (Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery employees).  These positions are authorized under P.L. 93-288 to perform temporary disaster work and are funded from the Disaster Relief Fund.  Appointments are excepted service, temporary appointments.  This is a 2 year temporary appointment in the Excepted Service.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites.  All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee’s official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.


You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
Travel will be required.
You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.
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As a Disability Integration Advisor in FEMA’s CORE Reservist Program, you will be responsible for:

Participating as part of a team in facility site evaluation for Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) within 48 hours of a validated State’s request.
Working collaboratively and providing guidance to External Affairs, Community Relations, Individual Assistance, Recovery and other program areas that interface with the community.
Providing guidance for State and local governmental agencies to assist with ensuring people with disabilities and/or other access and functional needs, have equal access to programs and services.
In collaboration with Support Services Branch or designee, provides guidance & technical assistance to Individual Assistance, IT and Logistics staff to establish accessibility at Disaster Recovery Center locations.
Advising Support Services Branch and Equal Rights Advisors in the identification and evaluation of disability laws and regulations as they relate to space compliance in the various field locations.
Working with various entities to insure all programs and services meet the needs of individuals, agency priorities and policies, as well as federal laws and guidelines.
Collaborating with disability community members, advocates, and service organizations to meet the needs of survivors affected by a disaster. Acts as a liaison with community members and FEMA programs to address survivor needs.
Working with Voluntary Agency Liaisons in support of long term recovery efforts.
Providing guidance and technical assistance to the Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator, National Recovery Coordination Office and participating agencies. Participates in the National Disaster Recovery Framework when necessary.
Constructing and maintaining a local advocacy and services network.
Providing guidance regarding physical, programmatic, and effective communication access in all phases of emergency response, recovery, mitigation and preparedness.
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You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

The incumbent must have extensive knowledge and experience in disability related civil rights, laws, and regulations, integration, full inclusion and independent living philosophy Skilled vs medical model.

Your application includes your:

1.  Resume,
2.  Responses to the online questions,
3.  Required supporting documents;

Your application must show that you meet all requirements for this position.  You may be found “not qualified” if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.

To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. If you are qualified, you will be referred to a selection panel for consideration.

We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

To preview questions please click here.
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Benefits:  DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to and select .benefits..

Other info:

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
You may be required to work overtime, shift and weekend work with little advance notice.
You will be subject to a one-year trial period (unless already completed)
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time. When activated and deployed, you serve in a federal travel status and are entitled to lodging, transportation and per diem reimbursements for authorized expenses in accordance with federal travel regulations.
To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Public Trust as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a review of financial issues, such as delinquency, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

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The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday) – see Agency Contact Information. If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us as soon as possible.

Step 1 – Create or Upload a Resume with USAJOBS (
We suggest you go to the end of the “Qualifications & Evaluations” section of the job announcement to preview the online questions. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Resume Tips

Step 2 – Apply Online
Click the “Apply Online” link on this page. You will then be directed to USAJOBS where you must select a resume. After selecting a resume, click on the “Apply for this position now!” link, and follow the prompts to register (if you have not already done so). You will then be required to answer a few questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log into your USAJOBS account and click on “Application Status.” Click on the position title, and then select “Apply Online” to continue.

Step 3 – Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application
If this is your first time on FEMA’s CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select “Take me to the assessment” and click on the “Continue” button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the “Finished” button.

Step 4 – Review and Confirm Your Submission
You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents. (See Step 5 for details.) Once you click “Done,” you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click “Finished” at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted. You may also track your application status from your USAJOBS account.

Step 5 – Submit Required Documents
You can submit any required or optional documents (described below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your social security number from anything you submit. Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways:

1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you have already loaded on USAJOBS. OR

2. You may upload a document to an existing application by logging in to your USAJOBS account. Click on “My Applications” and search for the vacancy. Once you have located the vacancy, click on it and select “Apply Online.” Move through your existing application until you reach the “Documents” page and select “Upload” to add a document to your application. Be sure to review your complete application to confirm that the document(s) uploaded properly.

In the “Application Review” section, you should see your uploaded documents listed on the “Vacancy Documents” screen. Once you see them, click “Finished;” you will then be returned to USAJOBS.

Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the “Faxing Supporting Documentation” instructions. The fax number is on the cover-sheet.

1.  Your résumé

2.  Your responses to the job questionnaire. You can preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process. Please refer to the link under the “How You Will Be Evaluated” section of this announcement.

3.  Are you a veteran?  Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty). Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 (click“>here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. Click“>here for more veterans. information.

Marie Jordan
Phone: 800-879-6076
Fax: 999-999-9999
TDD: 800-877-8339
Agency Information:
FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency
Please read entire announcement
Please apply online
Washington, DC
Fax: 999-999-9999


Open Date: June 13th, 2013
Close Date: June 25th, 2013
Employer: Arizona Center for Disability Law
Contact: Peri Jude Radecic
Phone 1: (520) 327-7754
Phone 2: (520) 327-9547
Job Title: Staff Attorney Location: Tucson or Phoenix, AZ

Job Description:

POSITION:                Part-Time Staff Attorney (Tucson or Phoenix)

REPORTS TO:        ACDL Deputy Executive Director and Managing Attorney

DATE:                        July 1, 2013 . June 30, 2014


This position is funded through a grant from the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  Grant funds are available for one year with the potential to extend up to five years.

Attorney provides direct legal services and rights information to persons who are deaf and hard of hearing as well as advocating for the rights of the persons who are deaf and hard of hearing through systems reform. Legal services include: interviewing clients, reviewing records, conducting legal research and legal writing, negotiating outcomes and representing clients in administrative hearings and state and federal judicial proceedings.  The Attorney also provides education and training sessions about the legal rights of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing to persons with disabilities, advocates and professionals in the community.

The Arkansas School for the Deaf is seeking applicants for:
.Certified Masters Teacher . (1) position – Teach Elementary students and implement Common Core State Standards while following IEPs. Must hold an Arkansas teaching license in the subject area, hold a reciprocal license from another state or be participating in the Arkansas Professional Pathway to Teacher Licensure
.Certified Masters Teacher . (1) position – Teach Art to K-12 students and implement Common Core State Standards while following IEPs. Must hold an Arkansas teaching license in the subject area, hold a reciprocal license from another state or be participating in the Arkansas Professional Pathway to Teacher Licensure
.Education Paraprofessional . Assist teacher with classroom remedial instruction. Serve as a substitute teacher. Prepare visual aides. Supervise students in school settings and field trips. Handle disciplinary actions. The formal education equivalent to a high school diploma, plus one year of additional training and/or experience in child care or a related field For complete details of all positions advertised please visit our website listed below:
Applications may be obtained and submitted to Arkansas School for the Deaf, Personnel Department, 2606 W. Markham (Blind School Campus), LR, AR 72205, or on-line at, fax (501) 603.3533. Resume will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A State application must be submitted. EOE
A background ground check will be conducted on all applicants. Direct deposit and 6% contributory Teacher Retirement is mandatory. All persons selected must submit to a drug test for a precondition of employment. All hiring decisions are contingent on the selectee passing the drug test.


742 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah  84404

Telephone (801) 629-4700 Voice, 629-4701 TTY

Salt Lake Telephone (801) 298-3311 Voice and TTY

Toll Free in Utah 1-800-990-9328


the Position of

Finance Director, USDB

Location:        Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Announcement No. 20-13

742 Harrison Blvd. Schedule AD

Ogden, UT 84404 DPR 50736/6610

JOB SUMMARY   Manages the fiscal activities for USDB and has direct reporting relationship to the Utah State Office of Education; serves as chief fiscal officer; advises executive, division, and agency directors regarding fiscal operations; develops and implements procedures and controls to manage budgeting, accounting, contracts and other financial services; manages the formulation of a department’s appropriation requests; oversees the review of divisions/office budget requests, estimates and analyzes program needs, priorities, revenue sources, federal matching money and legislation; evaluates and applies executive and legislative guidelines for agency budget preparation and process; performs lead role in presenting budget requests; assists department executive and/or executive staff by providing detailed analysis of requests and defends proposals to the Governor, Legislature, Office of Planning & Budget and the Office of the Fiscal Analysts; manages the preparation of work programs, revisions and the monitoring of budgets; reviews reports of subordinate budget and accounting officers and offers suggestions to problems; advises department executives and managers of fiscal problems and alternatives to minimize impact of revenue cutbacks and shortfalls; directs and controls revenue receipting, adjusting and distribution of functions and controls expenditure authorization, purchasing, and inventory activities in accordance with state and federal law; explains and interprets state/federal guidelines to agencies and subordinate staff; responds to inquiries; provides reports to agency management, the Governor’s office, Legislature and federal government on agency fiscal activity; manages agency contract services; implements controls and standards to monitor the process and review of contracts; supervises subordinate personnel including hiring recommendations, determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions to include termination; attends meetings as required; performs other duties as assigned.


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