THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
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;
- Implement complaint management procedures;
- Ensure the development and implementation of Special Education Space Requirement Plans, and
- Review issues and determinations on innovative waivers, variance requests, and special education program applications.
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 70.1 Transfer: Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements and have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in any of the titles linked here: Section 70.1 Transfer Determinations Between Professional Educator Titles Grade 22, 26, and 28.
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.
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 in special education, reading education, elementary or secondary education, psychology, school psychology, school counseling, guidance and counseling, communications disorders, or speech pathology; AND New York State permanent or professional certification as a teacher of special education; a teacher of the deaf and hearing impaired, blind or partially sighted; speech and hearing handicapped; as a school psychologist; or New York State licensure as a speech/language pathologist; AND four years of professional experience in special education service delivery, administration of special education programs for ages 3-21, evaluation for special education eligibility, teaching children with disabilities, or designing and/or developing special education programs. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Associate in Education of Children with Disabilities when it is next offered, and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.
This will be a permanent or temporary provisional 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 candidates must take the examination for Associate in Education of Children with Disabilities when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment. 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. This position will require 25% statewide overnight travel. Verification of degree and certification will be required at the time of interview for all candidates.
*Leads to a maximum salary of $114,393 based on annual performance advances.
**In addition to the listed base salary, this position will receive a $3,026 Annual Downstate Adjustment.
Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by October 5, 2022 to email@example.com (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box numbers (P12-2084/48591) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.