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District Manager Services For The Blind

Grade 61

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Summary of Job Description

As a District Manager Services for the Blind, you would directly supervise and coordinate all programs and services in district offices of the New York State Commission for the Blind which is part of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. The program units under your direction would include rehabilitation counseling, vending services, mobility and rehabilitation instruction, childrenís services, and community services. You would also be responsible for the fiscal management of the district office.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are two examinations for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be qualified employee of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must have you must have a bachelorís degree and four years of full-time professional experience in the direct provision of vocational, rehabilitation, educational, or counseling services to physically or mentally disabled clients, including the following specialized experience:

1. Two years of the experience must have been gained in meeting client needs primarily through utilization of a network of public and private community agencies and organizations; AND

2. One year of the experience must have involved full responsibility for supervising professional staff, including assigning work and monitoring and evaluating staff performance.

Substitution:

ē A certified Rehabilitation Counselor Certificate may be substituted for one year of the general experience; OR

ē A masterís degree in public administration, social work, rehabilitation counseling, or a related health and human services field* may be substituted for one year of the general experience.

*For the purpose of this examination, appropriate health and human services masterís degrees include the professional disciplines of audiology, community mental health, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, speech/language pathology, and therapeutic recreation (including concentrations in art, creative arts, dance, drama, music, or physical education). Also included are related academic disciplines associated with the study of human behavior (e.g., gerontology, human services, sociology, speech communication); or human skills development (e.g., counseling, education, human development). Examples of non-qualifying masterís degrees include but are not limited to: criminal justice, political science, liberal arts, and business.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

26-571 38-218

How to Apply

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Career Mobility

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