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Associate in Education of Children with Disabilities, Grade 26 (PEF)

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for an Associate in Education of Children with Disabilities position in the Office of Special Education (OSE). This Office works to promote educational equity and excellence for students with disabilities, oversees the implementation of federal and State laws and policies for students with disabilities, provides general supervision and monitoring of all public and private schools, serves New York State preschool and school-age students with disabilities, and provides technical assistance to parents and school districts. Under the direction of the Supervisor in Education of Children with Disabilities, the incumbent of this position will implement the Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) review process to ensure compliance with federal and State regulations and statutes. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide technical assistance and respond to inquiries to resolve concerns from parents, constituency groups, school districts and other State agencies;
  • Collaborate with other State agencies and network partners to improve outcomes for students with disabilities;
  • Conduct on-site program reviews;
  • Implement complaint management procedures, and
  • Review issues and determinations on innovative waivers, variance requests and special education program applications.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Associate in Education of Children with Disabilities.

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.

Section 70.4 Transfer: Candidates may be eligible for nomination for Section 70.4 transfer to Associate in Education of Children with Disabilities if they have standing on the Civil Service eligible list for this title and are currently a New York State employee in a title allocated at Grade 24 or higher.

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.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a permanent appointment. 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 at the time of interview for all candidates. This position will require 25% statewide, overnight travel.

*Leads to a maximum salary of $114,393 based on annual performance advances.


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by June 29, 2022 to (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box numbers (P12-2191/48723) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify for the position, when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by NYSED Personnel for your social security number to confirm your State employment history.

Grade Level: 
Grade 26
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
Deadline Date: 
Wednesday, June 29, 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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