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Nurse 2, Grade 16 (PEF)

(Second Shift)

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for a Nurse 2 position in the New York State School for the Blind (NYSSB).  The incumbent of this position will be responsible for the health care of students and the supervision of Nurse 1s and Licensed Practical Nurses.  Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serve as a resource and educate the nursing staff on student care;
  • Supervise and evaluate the Nurse 1s and Licensed Practical Nurses; 
  • Oversee the initiation, proper handling, and maintenance of student health records;
  • Communicate appropriately and professionally with students, direct care staff, parents, and other health agencies;
  • Conduct nursing assessments and evaluations;
  • Verify physician orders for correct transcription and administer medication and treatments as ordered;
  • Oversee the development and evaluation of individualized nursing care plans;
  • Implement nursing actions that promote and maintain health, prevent illness, and are unique to each students’ needs;
  • Readily and capably responds to medical emergencies;
  • Effectively communicate all pertinent information and data with the Nurse Administrator 1;
  • Evaluate and maintain infection control standards; and
  • Provide health education and guidance to parents, guardians, staff, and students.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment:  Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Nurse 2.

Eligible List Appointment:  Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for Nurse 2. If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for Nurse 2, you may receive a canvass letter.  You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.  To qualify for the eligible list, you must be licensed and currently registered to practice nursing in New York State AND have one year of full-time post-RN licensure clinical nursing experience. Information about the Nurse 2 continuous recruitment examination can be found at

Section 70.1 Transfer:  Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service in a title SG-14 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. To qualify for transfer, candidates must be licensed and currently registered to practice nursing in New York State AND have one year of full-time post-RN licensure clinical nursing experience. For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.

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. 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 licensure, registration and experience as a Registered Professional Nurse will be required at the time of interview for all candidates.  Candidates are required to possess a license and a registration as a Registered Professional Nurse at the time of hire. Continued employment as a Nurse 2 is dependent upon maintaining a license and registration as a Registered Professional Nurse. Failure to maintain a license and registration as a Registered Professional Nurse will result in removal from employment. Fingerprinting through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department 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. Candidates must have the ability to perform moderate to heavy lifting of children. The work schedule for this position will be Sunday through Thursday 3:00pm - 11:00pm.

*In addition to the listed base salary, this position receives additional $20,000 Statewide geographic pay differential and an annual $2,000 Genesee County shift pay differential.

**Leads to a maximum salary of $69,882 based on annual performance advances plus an annual $575 inconvenience pay.


Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should send a completed Application for NYS Examinations (, resume, and letter of interest to (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (BAT-437/00333) 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.

Grade Level: 
Grade 16
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
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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