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Assistant in Bilingual Education, Grade 22 (PEF)

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for an Assistant in Bilingual Education position in the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL). This Office provides guidance, technical assistance, and support to New York State Districts, Charter Schools, Religious and Independent Schools, educational organizations, and the public in the development of programs for English Language Learners (ELLs) and other Multilingual Learners (MLs) including World Language students. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide technical assistance on State and federal law regulation, policy and practice to school personnel, professional associations, community-based organizations, parents, and others in areas that include instruction and support for all ELLs/MLLs including Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE), ELL students with disabilities, and immigrant students;
  • Collaborate on the development of educational resources and initiatives with the Regional Bilingual Education Resource Networks (RBERNs), NYSED offices, and statewide and national educational organizations;
  • Plan and conduct on-site program monitoring visits, desk audits, and program reviews of schools, school districts, and charter schools, and subsequently draft reports to the Associate Commissioner, with recommendations on how to improve instruction;
  • Assist with research, preparation, and delivery of professional development workshops to schools, school districts, charter schools, independent and religious schools, community-based organizations, and parents to provide content knowledge in the development of ELL and ML-related regulations, programs, and procedures;
  • Collect, maintain, and support analysis of up-to-date program-related data and prepare required program reports;
  • Research and draft Requests for Proposal (RFP), grant applications, amendments, Memorandums of Understanding (MOU), contracts, proposed regulatory and policy statements, and informational materials;
  • Review grant applications submitted in response to Department RFP’s; collect and analyze data related to grant funding;
  • Draft and review memoranda, instructional guides, and other resources related to legislation, regulations, and policy statements;
  • Respond to daily written and oral inquiries, suggestions, and concerns from teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders, and
  • Undertake special assignments, as needed and directed by the Associate Commissioner.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Assistant in Bilingual Education.

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for this title. If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.

55b/c Appointment: This position is eligible for 55b/c designation and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications and a current 55b/c eligibility letter.

Provisional Appointment: In the absence of an eligible list with three or more candidates willing to accept a position, a temporary provisional appointment may be considered. For provisional appointment, candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher AND New York State permanent or professional certification in Bilingual Education, Teacher of English as a Second Language, English to Speakers of Other Languages, or in classroom teaching with an extension in Bilingual Education AND two years of experience teaching in an education program for English Language Learners (ELL) in grades K-12. One year of this experience may be in an administrative or supervisory capacity or teacher training program at a higher education institution, in the field of Bilingual Education or English as a Second Language. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Assistant in Bilingual Education when it is next offered, and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a permanent or temporary provisional appointment. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Assistant in Bilingual Education when it is next offered, and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment. For 55b/c appointment, candidates must possess the minimum qualifications, a current 55b/c eligibility letter and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree and certification will be required for all candidates at the time of interview. This position will require up to 50% Statewide travel.

All NYSED employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19.

*Leads to maximum salary of $93,519 based on annual performance advances.

** In addition to the listed base salary, this position receives a $3,026 Annual Downstate Adjustment (ONLY if being appointed to the Brooklyn location).


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by January 21, 2021 to (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (P12-2086/20620) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

Grade Level: 
Grade 22
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
Deadline Date: 
Friday, January 21, 2022
Email Address: 
Office of Education Policy

Office Information

Office of Human Resources Management
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631

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