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Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, SG-22 (PEF), Grade 22 (PEF)

(Open to current NYS employees only)

(Two Positions)

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) is seeking candidates to fill two Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor positions in the Transition Unit of the Rochester and Utica District Offices.  The Transition 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 these positions 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.

Provisional Appointment: If the eligible list contains fewer than three acceptors, a provisional appointment may be considered.  For provisional appointment, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Manual Communications), or Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Spanish Language).

NOTE: The Civil Service examination for this title has been announced and is being administered in March 2018.  In order to be considered for a provisional appointment, you must have applied and been approved to take the Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor examination.  The deadline to apply for this examination is January 31, 2018.

Conditions of Employment: 

These will be permanent or provisional appointments.  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. 

*Leads to a maximum salary of $86,398 based on annual performance advances.


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by February 16, 2018 to (email submissions preferred).  You must include the Box number (listed below) of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Grade Level: 
Grade 22
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
ACS-1982/40675 (Rochester) ACS-1983/40676 (Utica)
Deadline Date: 
Friday, February 16, 2018
Email Address: 
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services

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