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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant, Grade 13 (PEF)

(8 Positions)

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) is seeking candidates for eighteen Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant positions in multiple VR Offices across New York State. 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.
Minimum Qualifications: 

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 Civil Service 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 is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications and a current 55b/c eligibility 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 have a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or vocational rehabilitation; OR 60 semester college credit hours and one year of qualifying experience; OR three years of qualifying experience. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

Conditions of Employment: 

ACS-2737 will be a contingent permanent appointment. The following positions will be permanent appointments: ACS-2738, ACS-2740, ACS-2758, ACS-2759, ACS-2760, ACS-2761, and ACS-2762. For 55b/c appointment, candidates must possess the minimum qualifications, a current 55b/c eligibility letter and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. 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. Verification of degree will be required at the time of interview for all candidates. These positions will require occasional statewide travel (20% of assignment).

* Leads to a maximum salary of $59.542 based on annual performance advances.

**In addition to the listed base salary, this position receives a $3,026 Annual Downstate Adjustment.


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by October 10, 2022 to (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for these positions. You must include the Box numbers (ACS-2737/45306, ACS-2738/43489, ACS-2740/46454, ACS-2758/44739, ACS-2759/44740, ACS-2760/44741, ACS-2761/44742, ACS-2762/44743) of the positions 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-2737/45306 (Brooklyn)**
ACS-2738/43489 (Bronx)**
ACS-2740/46454 (White Plains)**
ACS-2758/44739 (White Plains)**
ACS-2759/44740 (Bronx)**
ACS-2760/44741 (Manhattan)**
ACS-2761/44742 (Long Island City)**
ACS-2762/44743 (Brooklyn)**

Long Island City
White Plains
Grade Level: 
Grade 13
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
ACS-2737/45306, ACS-2738/43489, ACS-2740/46454, ACS-2758/44739, ACS-2759/44740, ACS-2760/44741, ACS-2761/44742, ACS-2762/44743
Deadline Date: 
Monday, October 10, 2022
Email Address: 
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services

Office Information

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NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631

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