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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/13/24

Applications Due03/05/24

Vacancy ID150960

NY HELPNo

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleAssociate In Instructional Services (School Counseling), (NY HELPS) Box P12-2412/60006

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 50%

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? No

County Albany

Street Address Office of Education Policy

Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12234

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

NY HELPS

This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).

For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title may be filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

NON-COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS, or 55 b/c, candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position. The qualifications are:
• Master’s degree AND New York State permanent or professional certification as a School Counselor AND four years of full-time experience as a School Counselor.

PROMOTION: Current NYSED State employees must have one year of permanent service as an Assistant in Instructional Services (School Counseling).

COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Associate in Instructional Services and possess a New York State permanent or professional certification as a School Counselor.

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.

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:
• Master’s degree AND New York State permanent or professional certification as a School Counselor AND four years of professional experience as a School Counselor.

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 be a current New York State Education Department employee AND have one year of permanent service as an Assistant in Instructional Services (School Counseling). Provisional candidates must take the examination for Associate in Instructional Services (School Counseling) when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

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 Master’s degree AND New York State permanent or professional certification as a School Counselor AND four years of full-time classroom experience as a School Counselor. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Associate in Instructional Services (School Counseling) when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Preference will be given to candidates with experience providing counseling support to English Language Learners (ELLs) and with school and/or district administrative experience including, but not limited to, oversight of ELL identification and annual evaluation, development and enforcement of policies to ensure equitable access to instruction and school activities for all students including ELLs and ELLs with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), assisting a principal with all aspects of school administration (e.g., school governance, teacher evaluation, supervision of instruction), responsibility for conducting and facilitating Response to Intervention (RTI) meetings, collaborating with the Language Proficiency Team (LPT) on the recommendation of research-based Tiered Interventions.

Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for an Associate in Instructional Services (School Counselor) position in the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL). This Office provides guidance, technical assistance, and support to New York State Districts, Charter Schools, Religious and Independent Schools, educational organizations, and the public in the development of programs for English Language Learners (ELLs) and other Multilingual Learners (MLs) including World Language students. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provide direction, guidance, and technical assistance to district and school personnel on State and federal law, regulation, policy, and practice related to social-emotional and academic guidance support for ELLs, with a focus on how they relate to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education;
• Conduct and lead teams in research on topics regarding ELL social-emotional support and academic guidance, including leading teams of staff from the Regional Bilingual Education Resource Networks (RBERNs) and other interested stakeholders;
• Exhibit an understanding of the policy and best practices regarding standards and instruction for ELLs;
• Enforce State and Federal policy regarding ELLs and multilingual learners, including monitoring, review, and desk audits of ELL related programs to ensure that the programs provide quality instruction that addresses all NYS learning standards and sufficiently support student social-emotional learning; draft final reports, including recommendations to improve social-emotional support and guidance;
• Develop guidance, deliver professional development workshops, and provide technical assistance to help improve quality education of ELLs within New York State;
• Research, prepare, and review Requests for Proposal (RFP), grant applications, amendments, Memorandums of Understanding, contracts, proposed regulatory and policy statements, and informational materials;
• Respond to daily written and oral inquiries, suggestions, and concerns from educators and family members; and
• Undertake special assignments, as directed by the Associate Commissioner.

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a permanent, competitive appointment or a permanent non-competitive appointment. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin. This may be a temporary provisional appointment. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Associate in Instructional Services (School Counseling) when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment. This position will require up to 50% Statewide travel.

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.

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

Based on this position’s location, in addition to the listed base salary, this position also receives a $3,087 Downstate Adjustment (ONLY if being appointed to the Brooklyn location).

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by March 5, 2024 to p12jobs@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 (P12-2412/60006) 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.

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

Name Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 474-5215

Fax (518) 486-5631

Email Address p12jobs@nysed.gov

Address

Street NYS Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12234

 

Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by March 5, 2024 to p12jobs@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 (P12-2412/60006) 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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