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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/16/24

Applications Due03/08/24

Vacancy ID151438

NY HELPNo

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleAssociate Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, (Open to current NYS/SED Employees only), Box ACS-3010/45605

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $90806 to $114444 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 40%

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 Adult Career and Continuing Education Services

Albany VR Central Office

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 Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Associate Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 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 52.6 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title allocated at salary grade 23 or higher and deemed eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. Candidates must also possess EITHER,
1. A current Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) credential as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC); OR
2. a master’s degree or higher in rehabilitation counseling OR
3. a master’s degree or higher in a related degree field* AND completion of the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Traineeship OR two year of professional work experience in a related field**.

*Related degree fields include the following:
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Disability Studies, Behavioral Health, Behavioral Science, Blindness/Vision Impaired Rehabilitation and Education, Deaf/Hearing Impaired Rehabilitation and Education, Orientation and Mobility Studies, Educational Psychology, Child/Family Studies, Communication Disorders (including Speech Language Disorders and Pathology), Health Administration, Health Services, Health Studies, Human Development, Human Relations, Human Services, Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resources, Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling, Counseling, Mental Health Counselor, Transition Counselor, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Services, School/Guidance/Education Counseling, Special Education, Substance Use Disorders, Vision Rehabilitation Studies, Vocational Assessment, and Vocational Evaluation, Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Counseling.

**Acceptable Professional Work Experience in a related field:
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, Vocational Assessment, and Vocational Evaluation, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling (including Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling, Mental Health Counselor, School/Guidance Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling), Orientation and Mobility, Disability Studies, Behavioral Health, Behavioral Science, Hearing Impaired Education/Rehabilitation, Visually Impaired Education/Rehabilitation, Communication Disorders (including Speech Language Disorders and Pathology), Special Education, School Rehabilitation Services (including Occupational and Physical Therapy) or experience with assisting persons with disabilities to attain employment, educational, and/or independent living goals.

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 qualified employee of the New York State Education Department and have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor or Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Manual Communications). Provisional candidates must take the examination for Associate Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

Employees of ACCES-VR who are currently in an Associate Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor position and are interested in transferring to the location indicated on this flyer MUST apply for the position as outlined in the Application section of this flyer.

Duties Description The New York State Education Department's Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) is seeking candidates to fill an Associate Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor position in their Central Office, located in Albany. Under the supervision of the Manager Educational & Vocational Services Coordinator 1, the incumbent of this position will work with the Central Office and District Office managers and supervisory staff as a resource to ensure staff have the support needed to successfully serve our customers. Duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:

• Review and analyze data and narrative reports to identify problems and highlight relevant issues and concerns, and proposed solutions to management;
• Determine compliance of VR policies and procedures and provide technical assistance and guidance to the central and district office staff as needed for consistent implementation of policy and procedures;
• Act as a liaison to coordinate with various SED department areas related to the needs of Central Office and District Offices;
• Respond to questions from staff, customers, stakeholders and vendors regarding policy, procedures and contractual requirements;
• Handle customer and vendor complaint inquiries, including reviewing the case and conferring with the District Office as needed;
• Represent the Manager Educational and Vocational Services Coordinator 1 at internal and interagency meetings and presentation;
• Oversee the VR case management system, ensuring federal and state regulations and VR policy and procedures are maintained;
• Participate in or oversee completion of special projects; and
• Assume an interdisciplinary role with the other ACCES-VR Central Office Units to mitigate and understand the impact on the District Offices.

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a contingent-permanent or temporary provisional appointment. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Associate Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment. 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 EITHER a current Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) credential as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC); OR a master’s degree or higher in rehabilitation counseling OR a master’s degree or higher in a related degree field* AND completion of the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Traineeship OR two year of professional work experience in a related field* will be required for transfer candidates. This position will require 40% in-state travel.

This position leads to a maximum salary of $114,444 based on annual performance advances.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by March 8, 2024 to ACCESJOBS@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 (ACS-3010/45605) 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 accesjobs@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 ACCESJOBS@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 (ACS-3010/45605) 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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