Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Employment Specialist for Individuals with Disabilities 1, G-21

Occupation Group

Health and Human Services

General Information

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Job Description

Employment Specialists for Individuals with Disabilities provide technical assistance and services to improve job opportunities for persons with disabilities.  Employees typically work in a field office of the appropriate, Education Department operation providing technical assistance to integrated programs and supported employment programs.  These positions are located in the New York State Education Department.

Who has this title?

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

A bachelor's or higher degree; AND three years of professional experience in originating employment programs resulting in new and increased employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. This experience must have included job development and creating targeted marketing plans directed toward hiring persons with disabilities. One year of this experience must have included either preparation and delivery of presentations to business groups on employing persons with disabilities or negotiating agreements to hire persons with disabilities.

To Apply

You must have or expect to receive a bachelor's or higher degree by September 1, 2020.

The 2019 PCO will be open for application from January 18, 2019. To apply for the examination for this PCO Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 20, 2019, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2019, and take the PCO written test in April of 2019. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: