101 Ryder Hill Road
Minimum Qualifications One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in this title or in a title eligible for 70.1 transfer.
Vocational Instructor 1 (Provisional):
I. four years of appropriate trade experience and a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma issued by a recognized state educational authority;
Or II. associate's degree in a related trade area and two years of appropriate trade experience;
Or III. bachelor's degree in any area and one year of related trade experience.
Vocational Instructor 2 (Provisional):
I. four years of appropriate trade experience and a minimum of 9 college credits in pedagogy core coursework earned from a New York State Education Department approved program. These must include 3 college credits in each of the following areas: Human Development and Learning; Teaching Students with Disabilities & Special Health-Care Needs; and Curriculum and Instruction.
Or II. an associate's degree in a related trade area including or supplemented by 9 college credits of pedagogy core coursework earned from a New York State Education Department approved program. These must include 3 college credits in each of the following areas: Human Development and Learning; Teaching Students with Disabilities & Special Health-Care Needs; and Curriculum and Instruction, and two years of related trade experience;
Or III. a bachelor's degree in any area including or supplemented by 9 college credits of pedagogy core coursework earned from a New York State Education Department approved program. These must include 3 college credits in each of the following areas: Human Development and Learning; Teaching Students with Disabilities & Special Health-Care Needs; and Curriculum and Instruction; and one year of related trade experience.
Vocational Instructor 3 (Provisional): Initial certification as a teacher of trade subjects in the appropriate specialty as issued by the New York State Education Department.
Vocational Instructor 4 (Provisional): Professional certification as a teacher of trade subjects in the appropriate specialty as issued by the New York State Education Department.
This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.
Duties Description Teach a trade subject to residents at an Office of Children and Family Services residential facility.
Prepare lesson plans, course outlines and educational progress reports.
Establish and maintain a shop health and safety program.
Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.
Additional Comments Preferred specialties are in Business and Distributive Education*, Commercial Art, Computer Technology (Computer Operator)*, Cosmetology/Barbering**, Culinary Careers (Food Services), Drafting, Graphic Imaging (Printing) Plant Science (Ornamental Horticulture).
*You may refer to the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives for a description of experience requirements by specialty title.
*Candidates for Business and Distributive Education must have a bachelor's degree and follow the New York State Education Department academic teacher certification guidelines.
*Candidates for Computer Technology must meet the minimum qualifications under option II or III for Vocational Instructor 1 or Vocational Instructor 2.
**Candidates for cosmetology/barbering must show proof of current licensure from the New York State Department of State to practice. A current license must be maintained to continue employment.
Salaries are paid for a ten month teaching year. If you work in the summer school program, you will receive additional compensation.
Certificates, Pedagogy Core Coursework, Degrees and/or Trade and Apprenticeship: list any educational teaching certificates you may hold or any pedagogy coursework credits you may have earned. If you have a degree, list the type of degree and major. You may also provide information on any relevant trade or apprenticeship training completed.
Level of appointment is based on training and experience.
Background Investigation Requirements:
1) All prospective employees will be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees.
2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.
3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable.
The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is an equal opportunity employer. OCFS does not discriminate based upon age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, military or veteran status, sex, disability (including pregnancy-related conditions), predisposing genetic characteristics, familial status, marital status or status as a victim of domestic violence, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We devote special attention to dismantling racial injustice and recognize that diversity in our workforce is critical to fulfilling our mission. We are committed to the diversity of our staff, and encourage applicants from marginalized communities to apply. All applicants must be dedicated to working in and sustaining an environment of inclusion that affirms and celebrates the backgrounds, learned and lived expertise, whole identities, and individual perspectives of our staff. Applicants of all backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to self-identify during the application process.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
52 Washington Street, 231 North
Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should e-mail their resume and letter of interest to email@example.com You MUST include the Vacancy number of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.