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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/16/24

Applications Due03/08/24

Vacancy ID151379

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleAssociate in Education of Children with Disabilities (NY HELPS), Box P12-2469/48306

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 25%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of Education Policy

Office of Special Education

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 maybe 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 or higher in 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 or professional 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 designing and/or developing special education programs.

PROMOTION: Current NYSED State employees must have one year of permanent service as an Assistant in Education of Children with Disabilities.

COMPETITIVE 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 22, 26, and 28), as indicated here: http://www.nysed.gov/hr/section-701-transfer-determinations-between-professional-educator-titles-grade-22-26-and-28.

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 Education of Children with Disabilities. 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.

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 in 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; or speech and hearing handicapped; or 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, 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.

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:

• Candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in 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 or professional 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 designing and/or developing 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 Education Policy is seeking candidates for an Associate in Education of Children with Disabilities position in the Office of Special Education (OSE). This Office works to promote educational equity and excellence for students with disabilities, oversees the implementation of federal and State laws and policies for students with disabilities, provides general supervision and monitoring of all public and private schools, serves New York State preschool and school-age students with disabilities, and provides technical assistance to parents and school districts. Under the direction of the Supervisor in Education of Children with Disabilities, the incumbent of this position will implement the Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) review process to ensure compliance with federal and State regulations and statutes. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provide technical assistance and respond to inquiries to resolve concerns from parents, constituency groups, school districts and other State agencies;
• Collaborate with other State agencies and network partners to improve outcomes for students with disabilities;
• Conduct on-site program monitoring reviews;
• Implement complaint investigation procedures, and
• Review variance requests and special education program applications.

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 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 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 will require 25% statewide overnight travel.

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 March 8, 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 (P12-2469/48306) 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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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 p12jobs@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 March 8, 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 (P12-2469/48306) 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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