NYS Education Department Building

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant, SG-13, (PEF)

LOCATION: Manhattan**
SALARY: $42,143*

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 Assistant position in the Manhattan District Office.  The incumbent of this position will perform a variety of paraprofessional tasks to support counselors as they provide vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities who are interested in becoming employed or retaining their current employment. Major responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct intake interviews, review eligibility for financial assistance and monitor training records;
  • Verify employment, which may require site visits to rehabilitation facilities, schools and training centers;
  • Authorize necessary medical diagnostic examinations;
  • Prepare financial and statistical records and reports;
  • Prepare routine correspondence to consumers and their families, vendors and other agencies concerning consumer status and progress; and
  • Schedule transportation, interpreters, readers and independent living services for disabled consumers.

Reassignment: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant.

§70.1 Transfer: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-11 or higher deemed eligible to transfer under §70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

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

If the eligible list has fewer than 3 acceptors, a 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, non-competitive, or labor class service in a title SG-06 or higher.

Employees of ACCES-VR who are currently in a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant 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. 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a contingent permanent or provisional 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.  Limited travel will be required.  Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all candidates at the time of interview. 

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 $53,927, based on annual performance advances.
**Plus $3,026 annual downstate location adjustment.

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-1963/45301) 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-1963/45301
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