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Instructor (Substitute), NS (PEF)

Continuous Recruitment

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for an Instructor (Substitute) position at the New York State School for the Deaf. Duties of the position will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide instruction to students in the absence of the Instructor;
  • Supervise students in the classroom, cafeteria, and work study areas;
  • Follow emergency plans provided by the Instructor; and
  • Follow Individualized Education Plans for students.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Preferred Qualification: 

Special consideration will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • NYS Certification in Special Education or other State Certification;
  • Ability to communicate through American Sign Language (ASL);
  • Prior successful teaching experience; and
  • Experience working with special needs students, particularly students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a temporary, on-call, hourly position. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit.  Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all candidates at the time of interview. Fingerprinting through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Division of Criminal Justice Services, a background check with the Office of Children and Family Services and clearance from the Justice Center Staff Exclusion List is required for employment. Fees associated with this process are at the applicant’s expense. Fees associated with fingerprinting do not apply if applicant’s fingerprints exist in the NYS TEACH System. Candidates without a valid teaching certificate will be limited to 90 working days within a school year. Instructor (Substitutes) are notified by phone when services are needed, and every effort is made to give 24-hour advance notice.


Applications are accepted on a continuous basis; applicants will be contacted when a vacancy is available.  Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to (email submissions are preferred).  You must include the Box number (ROM-314/00196) 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.

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Salary: $31.13/hr. - $36.23/hr. (Depending on qualifications)
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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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