NYS Education Department Building

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Manual Communications), SG-19, (PEF)

SALARY: $58,501*

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) is seeking to fill a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Manual Communications) position in the Utica District Office.  The incumbent will work as part of a team effort to assist persons with disabilities to attain employment, and achieve educational and/or independent living goals. The incumbent will coordinate the resources of the family, community and specialists; utilize rehabilitation facilities and workshops, schools and universities, employers and employer groups; and through direct personal counseling, bring the consumer to the best possible rehabilitation outcome.

Reassignment: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Manual Communications).

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates who are reachable on the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Manual Communications) eligible list may be considered for appointment.

The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor is a continuous recruitment examination. To qualify for the examination, you must have a current Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) certificate OR a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, including a supervised internship from a Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) accredited program OR a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling or counseling and notice of eligibility to sit for the CRCC certificate examination.
Areas of evaluation and application instructions for this examination are available on the Department of Civil Service web site at http://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/oc-cr/20-881.cfmPlease send application forms for the exam to the Department of Civil Service.

Employees of ACCES-VR who are currently in a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Manual Communications) position and are interested in transferring to the location listed on this flyer MUST apply for the position as outlined in the Application section of this flyer.  

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:   This will be a contingent 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.  Candidates will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the use of manual sign language at a level that will permit them to perform the duties of the position satisfactorily.

NOTE:  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.

*Leads to a maximum salary of $74,301 through annual performance advances.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by August 4, 2017 to accesjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred).  You must include the Box number (ACS-1923/44635) of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.     

Office of Human Resources Management
Box ACS-1923/44635
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631
E-mail: accesjobs@nysed.gov

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Last Updated: July 14, 2017