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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/08/18

Applications Due05/22/18

Vacancy ID53128

AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleEmployment Counselor (Hourly) Spanish Language - Brooklyn

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeHourly

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

Salary RangeFrom $27.11 to $27.11 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Kings

Street Address Workforce1 Career Center

250 Schermerhorn Street

City Brooklyn


Zip Code11201

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. A master's degree or higher including or supplemented by 15 graduate credit hours in counseling, social work, psychology, education, or career development with a total of 6 graduate credit hours in TWO of the following areas:

Counseling Theory and Practice
Group Counseling/Group Dynamics
Lifestyle and Career Development
Statistics or Test & Measurements
2. A bachelor's degree supplemented by 30 graduate credit hours, 15 of which must be in counseling, social work, psychology, education, or career development with a total of 6 graduate credit hours in TWO of the following areas:

Counseling Theory and Practice
Group Counseling/Group Dynamics
Lifestyle and Career Development
Statistics or Test & Measurements

AND one year of (full time equivalent) experience in counseling which MUST include all of the following:
establishment of a one-to-one employment counseling relationship, including gathering customer information and relating it to the labor market;
the selection and utilization of standardized testing instruments; and
the development and implementation of customer employment plans.

One additional year of the qualifying employment counseling experience may substitute for 15 of the general 30 graduate credit hours.

Non-Qualifying Experience:
Recruitment; academic advisement; interviewing customers for health, insurance, or public assistance benefits, etc.; or case management where the major responsibility is coordination of services.

Conditions of Employment:
To be considered for appointment you will be required to pass a
Civil Service language exam to demonstrate proficiency in speaking, writing, and reading Spanish at a level that will ensure your ability to perform the duties of the position.

Duties Description STANDARD DUTIES:

As an Employment Counselor, you would provide complete employment counseling services to applicants in need of special assistance in determining and realizing their occupational potentials. Employment Counselors provide vocational counseling and career development information to individuals looking for employment. They use interview techniques and testing devices to assess the individual’s vocational needs and capabilities as well as help them understand and resolve their problems to obtaining employment. Employment Counselors assist in developing an employment plan, maintain a record of interviews and provide follow-up assistance as necessary.

Additional Comments Position specific job duties may include occasional altered work schedule or job assignments which require availability and willingness to work occasional evenings and or out-stationed assignments

All candidates must submit a resume, and proof that clearly demonstrates how they meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
You MUST include a copy your unofficial transcript(s) for consideration.

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

Name Bonny O'Mara

Telephone 518-457-1020

Fax 518-485-9495

Email Address


Street State Office Campus - Personnel

Building 12, Room 561

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12240


Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume and copy of your unofficial transcript in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title, location and vacancy ID#53128 you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. Failure to do so may result in the delay of processing 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 the NYSDOL Personnel Bureau for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

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