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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 is seeking candidates for a Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor position in the Brooklyn District Office’s Transition Unit. This unit was formed to meet the priorities of the Board of Regents in supporting youth and emerging adults with disabilities in transition to careers and provide support to constituencies who serve these youth in planning for transition to employment. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide consultative and technical assistance services to educational agencies, parent groups, community rehabilitation programs, independent learning centers, youth programs, one-stop centers and youth groups within the District Office’s service area;
  • Ensure clear referral, eligibility, and service delivery processes are consistently implemented and relationships are formed among stakeholders to provide better employment outcomes for youth within the District Office’s service area; and
  • Support the District Office’s efforts to meet the newly created Rehabilitation Services Administration State Plan goal of increasing the employment rate for youth.
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 a 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 contingent-permanent or temporary provisional 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.  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. This position requires 40% in-state travel.

This position leads to a maximum salary of $95,392 based on annual performance advances.

Based on this position’s location, in addition to the listed base salary, this position receives a $3,026 Annual Downstate Adjustment.

Application: 

Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by February 14, 2023 to accesjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (ACS-2790/45215) 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.

Location: 
Brooklyn
Grade Level: 
Grade 22
Negotiating Unit: 
PEF
Salary: 
$75,340
Box #: 
ACS-2790/45215
Deadline Date: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
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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