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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/26/18

Applications Due10/17/18

Vacancy ID60205

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleSenior Physical Therapist (50%), Box RDC-237/00155

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $28302 to $35990 Annually

Employment Type Part-Time

Part-time Percent 50%

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 20


From 10 AM

To 2 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Oneida

Street Address New York State School for the Deaf

City Rome


Zip Code13440

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Section 70.1 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service in a title SG-16 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Candidates must also possess a license and registration to practice physical therapy in New York State to qualify for transfer. For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Senior Physical Therapist Civil Service eligible list. 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. To qualify for the eligible list, you must possess a license and a current registration to practice Physical Therapy in New York State AND have one year of post-licensure physical therapy experience. Information about the Senior Physical Therapist continuous recruitment examination can be found at Candidates must submit the Application for Exams ( directly to or to the New York State Education Department in Albany (see address below in the Application section).


Preference may be given to candidates who have:
• Experience working with deaf students; and
• The ability to communicate through ASL/Sign Language.

Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s School for the Deaf (NYSSD) is seeking applicants to fill a Senior Physical Therapist (50%) position. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Plan and conduct treatments for students with physical disabilities;
• Utilize established principles and methods of physical therapy and modalities of treatment;
• Use therapeutic machines for treatments to bring about positive physical and psychological effects;
• Apply working knowledge of skeletal anatomy, and the pathology involved in diseases or injuries resulting in physical handicaps, to physical therapy;
• Utilize a working knowledge of the effects of commonly used medications;
• Develop and implement a physical therapy treatment plan to meet specific students’ needs;
• Recognize and act upon changes in signs and symptoms of students undergoing physical therapy treatment which warrant the immediate attention of the physician or indicate the need for a change in program;
• Serve as an evaluator and site visitor to programs and placements as they relate to students applying to the NYSSD from other districts;
• Assist students in reaching personal responsibility goals as defined in their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs);
• Prepare evaluation reports, report cards and deficiency notices, quarterly progress reports and IEPs for all students;
• Maintain daily attendance records; and
• Participate in departmental staff, parent, and multidisciplinary team meetings and meetings of various committees to discuss students’ learning progress, behavior, medical and other problems related to education.

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a permanent appointment. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of licensure and registration as a Physical Therapist will be required at the time of interview for all candidates. Candidates are required to possess a license and a registration as a Physical Therapist at the time of hire. Continued employment as a Senior Physical Therapist is dependent upon maintaining a license and registration as a Physical Therapist. Failure to maintain a license and registration as a Physical Therapist will result in removal from employment. Fingerprinting through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Division of Criminal Justice Services, a background check with the Office of Children and Family Services and clearance from the Justice Center Staff Exclusion List is required for employment. Fees associated with this process are at the applicant’s expense. The work schedule for this position includes hours of Monday through Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm.

*Leads to a maximum salary of $35,990 ($71,980 pro-rated to 50%) with annual performance advances. This position also includes an additional $2,250 ($4,500 pro-rated to 50%) Oneida County geographic pay differential.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a completed Application for NYS Examinations (, resume, and letter of interest by October 17, 2018 to (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (RDC-237/00155) of the position in all correspondence and in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application.

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Name Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 474-5215

Fax (518) 486-5631

Email Address


Street 89 Washington Ave, 528 EB

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12234


Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a completed Application for NYS Examinations (, resume, and letter of interest by October 17, 2018 to (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (RDC-237/00155) of the position in all correspondence and in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application.

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