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Employment Specialist for Individuals with Disabilities 1, Grade 21 (PEF)

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) is seeking candidates for an Employment Specialist for Individuals with Disabilities 1 position in the Southern Tier District Office. The incumbent of this position will assist in the development and implementation of employment marketing activities to expand and expedite job opportunities for ACCES-VR consumers.  Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Implement local marketing initiatives that compliment regional and State marketing plans;
  • Develop job opportunities and communicate job leads, marketing concepts and labor force information to District Office staff; and
  • Work with Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and job ready ACCES-VR consumers to identify employment opportunities and ensure successful employment outcomes.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Employment Specialist for Individuals with Disabilities 1.

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates who are reachable on the New York State Education Department’s Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) eligible list may be considered for appointment. 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 have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in any of the following titles: Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Manual Communications), or Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Spanish Language).

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

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, competitive 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 will be required at the time of interview for all candidates.

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

* Leads to a maximum salary of $88,877 based on annual performance advances.


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by December 15, 2021 to  (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (ACS-2594/43016) 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 21
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
Deadline Date: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Email Address: 
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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