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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Grade 19 (PEF)

(2 Positions)

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

  • Manage a caseload, including writing case notes and maintaining supporting documentation;
  • Determine eligibility;
  • Develop employment goals and Individualized Plans for Employment;
  • Purchase goods and services as needed for individuals to reach their employment goals;
  • Coordinate the resources of the family, community, and specialists; and
  • Determine case closure.
Minimum Qualifications: 

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

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.

Section 70.1 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in either of the following titles: Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Spanish Language) or Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Manual Communications).

NOTE: The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor is a continuous recruitment examination.  To qualify for the examination, you must have a current Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) certificate; OR a master's in rehabilitation counseling including a supervised internship, from a Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) accredited program; OR a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling or counseling and notice to sit for the Counsel on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) certificate examination.

Areas of evaluation and application instructions for this examination are available on the Department of Civil Service web site at Please send application forms for the exam to the Department of Civil Service.

Employees of ACCES-VR who are currently in a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor position and are interested in transferring to a location listed on this flyer MUST apply for the position as outlined in the Application section of this flyer.

Conditions of Employment: 

These will be permanent appointments. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating units. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree, and/or Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification certificate will be required at the time of interview for all candidates. These positions will require 40% in-state travel.

* Leads to a maximum salary of $82,036 based on annual performance advances.

** Plus $3,026 annual Downstate adjustment.


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by June 28, 2022 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 (see list below) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

ACS-2695/44432 (Syracuse)
ACS-2697/44039 (Harlem)**

Grade Level: 
Grade 19
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
ACS-2695/44432 (Syracuse), ACS-2697/44039 (Harlem)**
Deadline Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Email Address: 
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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