THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant, Grade 13 (PEF)
The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) is seeking candidates for five Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant positions in the Rochester, Utica, Brooklyn, and Manhattan District Offices and Middletown Satellite Office. The incumbents of these positions will perform a variety of paraprofessional tasks to support counselors as they provide vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities, who are interested in becoming employed or retaining their current employment. Duties of these positions include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Conduct intake interviews, review eligibility for financial assistance, and monitor training records;
- Verify employment, which may require site visits to rehabilitation facilities, schools and training centers;
- Authorize necessary medical diagnostic examinations;
- Prepare financial and statistical records and reports;
- Prepare routine correspondence to consumers and their families, vendors and other agencies concerning consumer status and progress, and
- Schedule transportation, interpreters, readers, and independent living services for disabled consumers.
Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant.
Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for this title. If you are on the eligible list for this title, 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 a title SG-11 or higher deemed eligible to transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.
Employees of ACCES-VR who are currently in a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant 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 posting.
55b/c Appointment: These positions are eligible for 55b/c designation and are subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications and a current 55b/c eligibility letter.
The following position will be a contingent permanent appointment: ACS-2519/46103 (Rochester). The following positions will be a permanent appointment: ACS-2520/46077 (Utica), ACS-2521/45307 (Brooklyn), ACS-2522/46451 (Manhattan), ACS-2523/45188 (Middletown). These positions are 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. 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. Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all open competitive eligible list candidates at the time of interview. These positions will require occasional statewide travel (20% of assignment).
*Leads to a maximum salary of $55,008 based on annual performance advances.
** Plus $3,026 annual Downstate adjustment.
*** Plus $1,513 annual Mid-Hudson adjustment.
Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by September 21, 2021 to email@example.com (email submissions are preferred). 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. 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.