Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/09/22
Applications Due: 05/23/22
Vacancy ID: 104491

Position Information

AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleEmployment Counselor - Batavia

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $29.35 to $29.35 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Genesee

Street Address 587 E Main St

City Batavia


Zip Code14020

Job Specifics


A master’s or higher degree* in career development, counseling, education, psychology, or social work AND one year of full-time qualifying employment counseling experience** as described below.

*Degrees in other fields will NOT be substituted in lieu of the specific specialized degrees listed above.

Note: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States or its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency.

**Qualifying experience: Experience must include ALL of the following aspects of employment counseling:
1. establishment of a one-to-one employment counseling relationship, including gathering customer information and relating it to the labor market; AND
2. the selection and utilization of career assessments or standardized testing instruments; AND
3. the development and implementation of employment plans.

NON-QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE: Experience performing recruitment; academic advisement; interviewing customers for unemployment, health insurance, or public assistance benefits, etc.; case management where the major responsibility is coordination of services; social work; and home visits for health and welfare are NOT considered qualifying experience. This list is not all inclusive.

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders

Duties Description STANDARD DUTIES:

The Employment Counselor duties will include but are not limited to:
• provide complete employment counseling services to applicants in need of special assistance in determining and realizing potentials;
• provide vocational counseling and career development information to individuals looking for employment;
• use interview techniques and testing devices to assess the individual’s vocational needs and capabilities as well as help them understand and resolve their problems to obtaining employment;
• assist in developing an employment plan, maintain a record of interviews and provide follow-up assistance as necessary.

Additional Comments Pending Funding Approval

Position specific job duties may include occasional altered work schedule or job assignments which require availability and willingness to work occasional evening and/or out-stationed assignments.

IMPORTANT: All Department of Labor employees are required to be tested weekly for COVID-19 unless they are fully vaccinated. Employees who are vaccinated must provide proof of vaccine status through a secure online portal.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Carina Alfeo

Telephone (518) 457-1020

Fax EFax:

Email Address


Street New York State Department of Labor

Harriman State Campus, Building 12, Room 561

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12240


Notes on ApplyingCandidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Department of Labor is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity.

To be considered for this position, interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title, location and vacancy ID # 104491 you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. Failure to do so may result in the delay of processing your application.