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Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Grade 22 (PEF)

(Open to Current NYS Employees Only)

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) is seeking candidates for a Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor position in the Albany District Office. These offices assist persons with disabilities to attain employment, educational, and/or independent living goals. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervise and direct a unit of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors who plan and coordinate the vocational rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities;
  • Assign new cases to staff for evaluation and the preparation of an Individualized Plan for Employment with the consumer;
  • Evaluate the progress of counselors’ case activities to ensure that cases are being handled properly and expeditiously;
  • Expedite the processing of case referrals by developing and maintaining relationships with referral sources; and,
  • Conduct training for new counselors and interns in the techniques and principles of rehabilitation counseling through personal instruction and work review.
Minimum Qualifications: 

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

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the 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 be a qualified employee of New York State and have had one year of permanent competitive or 55b/55c service as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Manual Communications), or Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Spanish Language).  Provisional candidates must take the examination for Senior 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 a Senior 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.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a permanent appointment or a temporary provisional appointment. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Senior 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.  This position requires extensive statewide travel (40% of assignment).

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

* Leads to a maximum salary of $93,519 based on annual performance advances.

Application: 

Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by December 15, 2021 to accesjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (ACS-2580/40285) 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.

Location: 
Albany
Grade Level: 
Grade 22
Negotiating Unit: 
PEF
Salary: 
$73,863
Box #: 
ACS-2580/40285
Deadline Date: 
Wednesday, December 15, 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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