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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/28/23

Applications Due06/30/26

Vacancy ID146871

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleInstructor, Box BAT-482/00130

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary GradeNS

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

Salary RangeFrom $45780 to $95950 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Unclassified Service

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

"Other" Explanation Monday (7:45am – 3:30pm) and Tuesday through Friday (7:30am – 3:15pm)

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 7:30 AM

To 3 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Genesee

Street Address New York State School for the Blind

City Batavia

StateNY

Zip Code14020

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher AND a valid NYS teaching certificate in Special Education AND the ability to perform moderate to heavy lifting of children.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Preference may be given to candidates who have:
• Certification as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI)
• Experience and training in the areas of orientation and mobility or braille.

Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for an Instructor (Transition Specialist) position in the New York State School for the Blind. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Maintain understanding of transition service requirements as related to students’ post-secondary goals and coordinated transition activities;
• Maintain general knowledge of work-based learning;
• Assist Heads of Departments with implementing and monitoring a school-wide plan to provide appropriate and effective transition services;
• Act as the transition contact person for administrators, teachers, parents, and community partners;
• Collaborate with secondary staff in the preparation of IEPs and transition services;
• Work collaboratively with agency representatives to provide information sessions for students and parents, conduct eligibility and application activities, and work to transition students from public school services and supports to adult services and supports;
• Conduct regular evaluations of transition services effectiveness and compliance;
• Organize and schedule student and job-coach assignments, and transportation to and from work-based learning experiences;
• Liaise with employers/employees at non-paid, work-based learning sites prior to placing students to establish a meaningful learning format, assessment process, and collaborative support system;
• Work with students, parents, and school staff on transportation and orientation and mobility related to non-paid work-based learning and paid employment; and
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a permanent, 10-month position. 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. Fees associated with fingerprinting do not apply if applicant’s fingerprints exist in the NYS TEACH System. 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 degree and/or transcripts and New York State teaching certification in Special Education will be required for all candidates at the time of interview. Candidates are required to possess New York State teaching certification in Special Education at the time of hire. Continued employment as an Instructor is dependent upon maintaining New York State teaching certification in Special Education. Candidates with an Initial New York State teaching certification in Special Education will be required to obtain a Permanent New York State teaching certification in Special Education prior to the expiration of the Initial New York State teaching certification in Special Education. Failure to maintain a New York State teaching certification in Special Education will result in removal from employment.

* Leads to a maximum salary of $75,255 - $95,950 through annual performance advances.

APPLICATION: Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to nyssbjobs@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 (BAT-482/00130) 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/
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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.
• Thirty (30) hours of paid personal leave annually.
• Twelve (12) days of paid sick leave annually.
• 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 nyssbjobs@nysed.gov

Address

Street NYS Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, OHRM, Room 528

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12234

 

Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to nyssbjobs@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 (BAT-482/00130) 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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