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Associate Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Grade 25 (PEF)

(open to current NYS employees only)

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) is seeking to fill an Associate Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor positions in the Utica District Office.  Under the supervision of the District Manager, Vocational Rehabilitation (District Office Manager), the incumbent will serve as supervisor of all counseling services in the district office and as the direct supervisors for Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors (SVRCs) in charge of counseling units. 

Duties include: 

  • Coordinate and direct counseling activities in the office to include review and analysis of counseling programs, conduct special studies, and recommend corrective action to address issues or problems;
  • Review and analyze reports for caseload quality and quantitative controls;
  • Advise counseling unit supervisors on policy questions and adherence to procedures;
  • Investigate major complaints concerning the provision of client services, handle consumer compliant inquires, and serve as an informal resource to SVRCs in consumer appeals;
  • Prepare reports to illustrate the effectiveness of current programs and the extent of unmet program needs, and to make proposals for program development;
  • Promote and encourage public interest in ACCES-VR services and represent ACCES-VR at conferences and meetings with providers, schools, colleges, employers, and the community;
  • Assist the District Office Manager in the preparation of budget requests including CRS contract usage, all other contract usage, and staff needs.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Associate Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Associate Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Civil Service eligible list.  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 52.6 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title allocated at salary grade 23 or higher and deemed eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. Candidates must also possess a current Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) certificate OR a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, including a supervised internship from a Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) accredited program OR a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling or counseling and notice of eligibility to sit for the CRCC certificate examination to qualify for transfer.

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 be a qualified employee of New York State and have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor or Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Manual Communications).  Provisional candidates must take the examination for Associate Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

Employees of ACCES-VR who are currently in an Associate Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor position and are interested in transferring to the location(s) indicated on this flyer MUST apply for the position as outlined in the Application section of this flyer. 

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a contingent-permanent appointment or temporary provisional appointment. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Associate Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 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. Verification of a current Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) certificate OR a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, including a supervised internship from a Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) accredited program OR a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling or counseling and notice of eligibility to sit for the CRCC certificate examination will be required for transfer candidates. This position will require 20% Statewide travel.

*Leads to a maximum salary of $102,661 based on annual performance advances.

Application: 

Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by September 21, 2021 to accesjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (ACS-2507/43406) 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 SED Personnel for your social security number to confirm your State employment history.

Location: 
Utica
Grade Level: 
Grade 25
Negotiating Unit: 
PEF
Salary: 
$81,446
Box #: 
ACS-2507/43406
Deadline Date: 
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Email Address: 
Office: 
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services

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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