New York State of Opportunity

New York State Department of Civil Service announces Continuous Recruitment Examination Open to All Qualified Individuals

Rehabilitation Technologist 1/2/3

Applications Accepted
Tests To Be Held


Exams Included on This Announcement
Exam Number Exam Title Salary Grade Salary Job Rate
20-791 Rehabilitation Technologist 1 20 $62,813 $78,076
20-792 Rehabilitation Technologist 2 22 $69,041 $85,819
20-793 Rehabilitation Technologist 3 25 $79,768 $98,974


Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment.

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Minimum Qualifications

On or before the date of filing your application, you must have a current license or certification to practice either Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Speech-Language Pathology OR a bachelor's degree in Engineering, specializing in Rehabilitation Engineering; AND

For Number 20-791: two years of professional experience of which one year must be in the area of assistive technology;
For Number 20-792: three years of professional experience of which two years must be in the area of assistive technology and one year must have been in a supervisory capacity;
For Number 20-793: four years of professional experience of which three years must be in the area of assistive technology and two years must have been in a supervisory capacity.

Substitution: A master's degree in any of the areas may be substituted for one year of professional experience.


  1. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
  2. New York State residence is not required.
  3. All Statements made on the application are subject to investigation.
  4. Your degree and/or college credit must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. If your degree or college credit was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. You can write to the Examination Information Desk of the NYS Department of Civil Service for a list of acceptable companies who provide this service. You must pay the required evaluation fee.

The Positions

These positions exist at the Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, NY, operated by the New York State Department of Health.

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As a Rehabilitation Technologist 1, 2, or 3, you would work to increase opportunities toward independence for persons with physical disabilities through the appropriate application of rehabilitation technologies. You would provide consultation to professionals and services to patients for prosthetic or orthotic devices, wheelchairs, seating and mobility systems, augmentative communication devices, computer access, environmental control units, and rehabilitation interventions.

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Subject of Examination

There will be no written test. If you meet the Minimum Qualifications your training and experience will be evaluated against the general background/critical activities of the position. It is essential that you describe your training and experience as completely as possible on the examination application NYS-APP form. Ambiguity, vagueness or omissions will not be decided in your favor. Do NOT send resumes. If you need more space, attach additional 8 1/2" x 11" sheets, following the same format used on the application form. Additional unsolicited information will not be accepted after the last day for filing.

Your final score must be 70 or higher in order to pass. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime veterans' and Civil Service Law Section 85-a credits to your final passing score.

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How to Apply

Where to Apply

Mail your completed application to:

Helen Hayes Hospital has an ongoing need for persons qualified for appointment to these positions and will accept applications at any time and rate applications whenever additional eligibles are needed. Applications received after a rating will be retained for the next rating. For the testing schedule and other information about this examination, write to: Helen Hayes Hospital, Route 9W, West Haverstraw, New York 10993.

Your final score will be based on the rating you receive on the evaluation of education and experience.

ELIGIBLE LIST: Candidates who meet the qualifications and pass this examination, will have their names placed on the eligible list in the order of final scores, regardless of the date on which they filed for the test. The names of qualified candidates will remain on the eligible list for 2 years.

RETEST POLICY: Qualified candidates may file as frequently as yearly, but a new application is required each time.

Additional Information

New York State is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

Appointment to many positions in State government require candidates to undergo an investigative screening. This may include a thorough character investigation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Record History Check, a Child Abuse Registry clearance, or other similar procedures. Candidates may be fingerprinted and may be required to pay any necessary fees for that procedure. Depending on the nature of the job, the criminal convictions discovered, or any falsified or omitted information revealed, the investigative findings may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment.

Eligibility for Employment

You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout your employment with New York State. If appointed, you must produce documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Reasonable Accommodations in Testing

It is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the New York State Human Rights Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide qualified persons with disabilities equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of the Department. It is the policy of the Department to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary to provide equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their application. Further information is available from the Test Accommodation Unit of the Department of Civil Service at

New York State Residence Is Not Required For Most Positions

However, you must be eligible for employment in the United States.

Continuous Recruitment/Eligible Lists

Candidates who meet the qualifications and pass this examination will have their names placed on the eligible list in the order of final scores, regardless of the date on which they filed or took the test. Generally, the names of qualified candidates will remain on the eligible list for two years. Appeal of ratings will not be allowed as the opportunity for retest exists. The Department of Civil Service reserves the right to terminate this special recruitment program.

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Reissued: 7/12

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