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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/05/23

Applications Due12/26/23

Vacancy ID145393

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleAssociate in Education of Children with Disabilities, Box PIMS-716/48106

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade26

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

Salary RangeFrom $95588 to $117825 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of Performance Improvement and Management Services

Office of State Review

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12234

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Associate in Education of Children with Disabilities.

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 meet the eligibility requirements and have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in any of the Professional Educator Titles (Grade 26 or 28), as indicated here: http://www.nysed.gov/hr/section-701-transfer-determinations-between-professional-educator-titles-grade-22-26-and-28.

Section 70.4 Transfer to Associate in Education of Children with Disabilities: Candidates may be eligible for nomination for transfer under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law to Associate in Education of Children with Disabilities if they are a current NYS employee with one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-24 or higher AND have standing on the Associate in Education of Children with Disabilities eligible list AND possess:
1. A master's degree in any of the following areas: special education, reading education, elementary or secondary education, psychology, school psychology, school counseling, guidance and counseling, communications disorders, or speech pathology; AND
2. New York State permanent certification as a teacher of special education; a teacher of the deaf and hearing impaired, blind, or partially sighted; speech and hearing handicapped; as a school psychologist; OR New York State licensure as a speech/language pathologist; AND
3. Four years of professional experience in special education service delivery, administration of special education programs, evaluation for special education eligibility, teaching children with disabilities; OR design and/or development of special education programs.
For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website. https://careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/title-search/index.cfm

55b/c Appointment: This position is eligible for 55b/c designation and candidates with 55b/c eligibility are encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess a current 55b/c eligibility letter and the following minimum qualifications:
• A master's degree in any of the following areas: special education, reading education, elementary or secondary education, psychology, school psychology, school counseling, guidance and counseling, communications disorders, or speech pathology; AND
• New York State permanent certification as a teacher of special education; a teacher of the deaf and hearing impaired, blind, or partially sighted; speech and hearing handicapped; as a school psychologist; OR New York State licensure as a speech/language pathologist; AND
• Four years of professional experience in special education service delivery, administration of special education programs for ages 3-21, evaluation for special education eligibility, teaching children with disabilities; OR design and/or development of special education programs.
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 possess the following:
• A master's degree in any of the following areas: special education, reading education, elementary or secondary education, psychology, school psychology, school counseling, guidance and counseling, communications disorders, or speech pathology; AND
• New York State permanent certification as a teacher of special education; a teacher of the deaf and hearing impaired, blind, or partially sighted; speech and hearing handicapped; as a school psychologist; OR New York State licensure as a speech/language pathologist; AND
• Four years of professional experience in special education service delivery, administration of special education programs for ages 3-21, evaluation for special education eligibility, teaching children with disabilities; OR design and/or development of special education programs.
Provisional candidates must take the examination for Associate in Education of Children with Disabilities when it is next offered, and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Performance Improvement and Management Services is seeking candidates for an Associate in Education of Children with Disabilities position in the Office of State Review. This Office will assist State Review Officers in reviewing the decisions of impartial hearing officers concerning the identification, evaluation, program, or placement of children who have, or are suspected of having, an educational disability. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Assist State Review Officers in performing timely and independent reviews of appeals brought pursuant to Education Law 4404(2);
• Review evidence presented in appeal files, including formal and informal student assessments, evaluations, educational records, and expert witness testimony;
• Work both collaboratively on interdisciplinary teams and independently when examining hearing record evidence;
• Analyze evidence regarding educational issues raised in the appeal to assist State Review Officers in rendering written decisions;
• Provide strong writing and editing support to State Review Officers within stringent time frames; and,
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This will be a permanent appointment or a temporary provisional appointment. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Associate in Education of Children with Disabilities when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment. 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 are required to possess New York State permanent certification as a teacher of special education; a teacher of the deaf and hearing impaired, blind, or partially sighted; speech and hearing handicapped; as a school psychologist; OR New York State licensure as a speech/language pathologist at the time of hire. Continued employment as a Associate in Education of Children with Disabilities is dependent upon maintaining New York State permanent certification as a teacher of special education; a teacher of the deaf and hearing impaired, blind, or partially sighted; speech and hearing handicapped; as a school psychologist; OR New York State licensure as a speech/language pathologist. Failure to maintain New York State permanent certification as a teacher of special education; a teacher of the deaf and hearing impaired, blind, or partially sighted; speech and hearing handicapped; as a school psychologist; OR New York State licensure as a speech/language pathologist will result in removal from employment. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree and experience will be required at the time of interview for all candidates.

This position leads to a maximum salary of $117,825 based on annual performance advances.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by December 26, 2023 to omsjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (PIMS-716/48106) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

New York State Education Department (NYSED) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. NYS Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, domestic violence victim status, gender identity, prior conviction records, prior arrests, youthful offender adjudications, or sealed records.

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• https://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/
• https://www.cs.ny.gov/pio/publications/gettingajob.pdf

Generous benefits of working for New York State, including, but not limited to, the following:

Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave in year one, increasing to 20+ days with additional years of service.
• Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA and eight (8) days paid sick leave annually for M/C.
• Annual professional leave and educational leave opportunities for eligible staff.

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can choose from a variety of affordable and generous health insurance programs.
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost.

Additional Benefits
• Enrollment in the New York State pension system which has earned the distinction of being one of the best-managed and best-funded plans in the nation OR Optional Retirement Defined Contribution Plan with 8% salary match (eligibility requirements apply).
• NYS Deferred Compensation and an exclusive 403(b) Optional Retirement Savings Plan.
• Paid Parental Leave for all employees and Paid Family Leave (M/C Only).
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).
• Opportunities for telecommuting.
• Eligibility for various life insurance options.

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Name Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 474-5215

Fax (518) 486-5631

Email Address omsjobs@nysed.gov

Address

Street NYS Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, OHRM, Room 528 EB

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12234

 

Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by December 26, 2023 to omsjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (PIMS-716/48106) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

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