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GENERAL APPLICANT INFORMATION: The State of Texas Employment application is required in order to apply for any open position. You may obtain the application by (1) applying in person in our Human Resources (HR) Office, (2) contacting the HR Department to request an application by mail, email or fax, or (3) downloading the application instructions with Criminal History Authorization (52 k) and application (468 k) . Please read the instructions very carefully before applying; they contain valuable information about the application process and tips on what type(s) of information to put on the application.

Please Note: The "Instructions" file contains an additional form entitled "Criminal History Authorization Form", which MUST be submitted along with your application. The applications are accessible and have Word Macros for better functioning with screen readers. If you are not a screen reader user, please ignore the information about macros.

TSBVI participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Applications are accepted in person Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or they may be returned by regular postal mail, e-mail, or facsimile, as long as they are received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Resumes are accepted in addition to the application but will NOT be accepted in lieu of the employment history section of the application, so please complete all sections in full.

The job postings for all current openings are located in the HR Office. The closing date for each position indicates only the minimum length of time a vacancy will be posted. Positions may remain open beyond the closing date if the hiring department has not received a sufficient number of applications. Some positions are posted internally for five days before they are offered to the general public. If you are interested in a position that is posted for current employees only, we encourage you to check our website again after its closing date to see if the position has been made available to all applicants.

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
ATTN: Human Resources Department
1100 West 45th Street
Austin, TX 78756
HR Office: (512) 206-9129
HR Fax: (512) 206-9403
HR E-mail:

The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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POSITION:  Teacher Aide I-II OPEN TO CURRENT EMPLOYEES ONLY                                       

DEPARTMENT:  Short-Term Programs                           
POSTING #: 
18-0021
MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,227.00 - $2,846.00                                                                                         
SHIFT:  Monday–Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (occasional weekends)                                                
OPENING DATE:  11/21/17                                         
CLOSING DATE: 
11/27/17
CLASSIFICATION #:  0812 / 0813                                 
GROUP #: 
A9 / A11
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides instructional monitoring and support, as directed by teachers
  • Assists students in getting to and from their instructional settings, cafeteria, Health Center, and other settings as needed; monitors students in the cafeteria as needed
  • Effectively uses technology to communicate, organize work, document student performance, and create or obtain instructional materials under teacher direction
  • Learns and uses effective teaching techniques and classroom strategies to accommodate the various learning styles and modes of students
  • Drives class to community activities using state vehicles
  • Effectively implements all department and school policies and procedures
  • Works with residential staff to coordinate programming for students
  • Continues professional growth and development, including participating in all assigned in-service training
  • Uses effective teaching techniques and classroom strategies to accommodate the various learning styles and modes of students
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Principal of Short-Term Programs

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Teacher Aide I:

  • High school graduation or equivalent Completion of two years (60 hours if institution considers 15 hours/semester as full-time or 48 hours if institution considers 12 hours/semester as full-time) coursework from an accredited college or university [Original college or university transcript(s) required at time of interview]

OR

  • one-year full-time experience working with children with disabilities plus one year of college plus a passing score on a local or state paraprofessional assessment**

OR

  • two years full-time experience working with children with disabilities plus a passing score on a local or state paraprofessional assessment

** If the applicant selected for the position has not passed a local or state assessment, the applicant will be offered the position contingent upon passing the TSBVI paraprofessional assessment administered during the interview.

  • Must receive TEA certification as an Instructional Aide III (at your own expense) within 6 months of beginning employment
  • Must have sufficient physical strength to assist in lifting and/or transferring students up to adult age
  • Good writing and data collection skills
  • Ability to communicate, receptively and expressively, through oral speech with students
  • Must be eligible to be approved to drive state vehicles
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Google Suite (Gmail, Docs, Drive)

Teacher Aide II:  All the above qualifications, PLUS:

  • Two years full-time experience as a Teacher Aide I at TSBVI 

OR

  • one year full-time experience as a Teacher Aide at TSBVI plus one year full-time experience as a Resident Specialist at TSBVI

OR

  • one year full-time experience as a Teacher Aide at TSBVI plus one year of external classroom experience as a teacher or teaching assistant (Must provide letter from school district verifying experience at time of interview)

OR

  • Two years full-time experience as a Resident Specialist at TSBVI plus completion of college level coursework in child development, education, psychology, vocational education or a closely related field

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of college level coursework in child development, education, psychology, vocational or closely related field
  • Experience working with children and youth with disabilities in a classroom or work setting
  • Familiar with Braille
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Completion of training related to students with visual and multiple impairments

TO APPLY:  Current TSBVI employees may apply for this position by completing a State of Texas Employment Application. The application is available online at http://www.tsbvi.edu/current-positions-available or in the Human Resources Office.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The closing date indicates the minimum length of time a vacancy must be posted; the position may remain open beyond the closing date if the hiring department has not received a sufficient number of applicants. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

 

 

POSITION:  Resident Specialist II (Escort) PART-TIME

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home                                                            
POSTING #: 18-0020
MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,113.50
SHIFT: 20 HOURS/WEEK Fridays- 1:30pm-11:30pm and Sundays- 9:00am-7:00pm;  One time per month the work day may shift to Thursday or Monday.  Applicants must be available these days.
OPENING DATE:  11/16/17                                                                 
CLOSING DATE:  11/29/17
CLASSIFICATION #:  5203                                                                  
GROUP #:  A9
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Accompanies students to and from their home communities on weekend trips, ensuring their safety and well-being
  • Supervises and assists students at departure, during the trip, and at all stops
  • Participates as a member of student teams and implements the student’s educational plans during the weekends home trips
  • Fosters the education of the students in academic, daily living, leisure time and social skills based upon the programs written by the teachers and team
  • Maintains Vehicles and weekends home facilities so as to provide for safe transportation of students and a safe environment
  • May be required to enter the water and monitor students during swimming activities
  • May be required to drive students in a school vehicle
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Weekends Home Coordinator

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Skill in working harmoniously with children and adults
  • Must know or be willing to learn basic sign language (for certain assignments)
  • Must have sufficient physical strength to assist in lifting and/or transferring students up to adult age
  • Ability to communicate, receptively and expressively, through both sign language and oral speech, or just oral speech, with ASL fluent and non-signing staff and students
  • Ability to swim and to accompany students into the pool during swimming activities
  • Valid driver's license and clear driving record

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • One-year full-time experience as a Resident Specialist at TSBVI OR one-year full-time experience in a closely related direct care capacity
  • Skill in using sign language
  • Experience working with children
  • CPR and First Aid certification

TO APPLY:  Applicants should complete the State of TX employment application, which can be obtained in person, or by contacting HR to request it by mail or fax, or by downloading it from our web site at www.tsbvi.edu/human-resources.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The closing date indicates the minimum length of time a vacancy must be posted; the position may remain open beyond the closing date if the hiring department has not received a sufficient number of applicants. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

 

 

POSITION:  Vehicle Driver III PART-TIME         

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home                                                
POSTING #:  18-0019
MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,423.00                        
SHIFT:  20 HOURS/WEEK Fridays -  1:30pm-11:30pm and Sundays -  9:00am-7:00pm; One time per month the work day may shift to Thursday or Monday.  Applicants must be available these days. 
OPENING DATE: 11/16/17                                                       
CLOSING DATE: 11/29/17
CLASSIFICATION #:  9324                                                      
GROUP #:  A11
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Drives students and staff to designated cities throughout Texas on weekends for Weekends Home program; serves as an emergency back-up driver during shift when not driving
  • Serves in supportive role on trips by assisting staff with the management of students
  • Assists students on and off vehicles; ensures safe and timely arrival to destination
  • Maintains discipline and safety of students during transportation
  • Maintains vehicle operation records and provides information for vehicle repair log
  • Performs routine vehicle maintenance functions, including checking fluid levels, tire pressures and related items
  • Reports problems and potential hazards in vehicle operation to supervisor
  • Maintains vehicle cleanliness
  • Provides direct care as required
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Weekends Home Coordinator

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

** Applicants who meet all the minimum qualifications with the exception of the current CDL, Texas School Bus Driver Safety Training and Air Brake Certification may be considered on the condition that they obtain the required training and certification within the first two months of employment. 

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • One year full-time professional driving or closely related experience; may substitute 30 college credit hours (one year) from an accredited college or university for required experience
  • Texas Commercial Driver License Class A or B, including a good driving record [Copy of Texas Commercial Driver’s License required at time of interview] ***If the route duties can be fulfilled using an AB mini bus, then the applicant has two months from date of hire to obtain a full CDL Class A or B.
  • Must have or be willing to obtain Texas School Bus Driver Safety Training Certificate which requires a physical exam before driving
  • Must have or be willing to obtain Air Brake certification
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English
  • Must have a work reference available by phone during regular business hours
  • Pre-employment alcohol and drug testing is required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current air brake and passenger endorsement
  • Experience with commercial or public transportation and working with children with disabilities

TO APPLY:  Applicants should complete the State of TX employment application, which can be obtained in person, or by contacting HR to request it by mail or fax, or by downloading it from our web site at www.tsbvi.edu/human-resources.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The closing date indicates the minimum length of time a vacancy must be posted; the position may remain open beyond the closing date if the hiring department has not received a sufficient number of applicants. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

 

 

POSITION:  Career Education Teacher              

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Programs                                              
POSTING #:  18-0018
SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience                                                          
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, 7:45am-3:45pm
OPENING DATE:  11/09/17                                                     
CLOSING DATE:  11/22/17
CLASSIFICATION #:  T021                                                      
GROUP #:  N/A
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

**THE START DATE FOR THIS POSITION IS JANUARY 2, 2018**

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Teaches Career Education Courses as assigned
  • Participates in IEP development and the ARD process as assigned
  • Consults with other teachers regarding student Career Education participation, progress, and needs
  • Consults with other teachers regarding worksite set up, training strategies, and adaptations
  • Maintains current knowledge about effective instructional strategies
  • Participates in staff development opportunities provided by the school
  • Conducts career guidance activities with students
  • Works cooperatively with other Career Education staff members to assure continuity of programming across campus
  • Works directly with students to provide assistance and guidance in setting vocational/career goals in collaboration with teachers, TWC/DBS counselors, local school district representatives and parents
  • Assists with curriculum development in the area of career education
  • Works directly with Assistant Principal, job coaches, teacher aides, teachers and other staff members in order to improve and individualize career education instruction for students
  • Assists in writing action plans for improved instructional programming related to career education
  • Completes Functional Vocational Evaluations (in conjunction with instructional staff) as assigned. Assists in assessing vocational strengths and preferences and developing instructional goals and objectives
  • Continually updates own knowledge about laws, procedures, and new services in the area of Career Education programming for persons with disabilities
  • Maintains and shares with students and staff members current information on research related to adults with visual impairments who are working successfully in jobs across the nation
  • Reviews and explores service delivery models, training methods and outcomes in the area of career education to make recommendations for improvement to the career education program
  • Assists with the development and monitoring of partnerships and apprenticeships with community businesses and organizations
  • Assures that high quality job coaching techniques and associated IEP goals, modifications and accommodations are being implemented by making visits and observations to work sites
  • Assists in developing materials and strategies for marketing the career education program
  • Assists with the development of web site information highlighting student work training opportunities and experiences
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all applicable security and safety rules, regulations and standards
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Assistant Principal

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university (Original college or university transcript(s) required at time of hire)
  • Must have or be eligible to receive Texas Special Education EC-12 Certification
  • Must have or be willing to obtain Texas Family and Consumer Sciences certification within a specified period of time
  • Must have or be willing to obtain Texas Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments supplemental certification within a specified period of time
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including skill in consulting and collaborating effectively with colleagues
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent teaching skills and practices
  • Experience working with students who are Blind/ Visually Impaired in an school setting

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience developing Career Education Curriculum
  • Job Coaching experience
  • Experience developing partnerships with community businesses for student work training
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Proficiency with sign language

TO APPLY:  Applicants should complete the State of TX employment application, which can be obtained in person, or by contacting HR to request it by mail or fax, or by downloading it from our web site at www.tsbvi.edu/human-resources.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The closing date indicates the minimum length of time a vacancy must be posted; the position may remain open beyond the closing date if the hiring department has not received a sufficient number of applicants. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

 

 POSITION:  Resident Specialist II            

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Residential A                                         
POSTING #:  18-0017
MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,227.00 -$2,846.00 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT:  Sun – Thurs 11:30pm – 7:30am
OPENING DATE:  11/15/17                                                                   
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  5203                                                                 
GROUP #:  A9 
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Participates as a member of specific student teams
  • Implements the student’s educational plans during the evening and weekend hours
  • Plans activities to consistently foster the education of the students in academic, daily living, leisure time and social skills based upon the programs by the teachers and team
  • Maintains residential facilities in order to provide for an optimal learning environment
  • May be required to enter the water and monitor students during swimming activities
  • May be required to drive students in a school vehicle
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Dorm Manager or Residential Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • One-year full-time experience as a Resident Specialist at TSBVI OR one-year full-time experience in a closely related direct care capacity
  • Skill in working harmoniously with children and adults
  • Must know or be willing to learn basic sign language
  • Must be able to lift and/or transfer students up to adult age
  • Ability to communicate, receptively and expressively, through both sign language and oral speech, or just oral speech, with ASL fluent and non-signing staff and students
  • Ability to swim and to accompany students into the pool during swimming activities
  • Valid driver’s license and clear driving record 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Skill in using sign language
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Experience working with children

TO APPLY:  Applicants should complete the State of TX employment application, which can be obtained in person, or by contacting HR to request it by mail or fax, or by downloading it from our web site at www.tsbvi.edu/human-resources.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The closing date indicates the minimum length of time a vacancy must be posted; the position may remain open beyond the closing date if the hiring department has not received a sufficient number of applicants. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

 

 

POSITION:  Purchaser III             

DEPARTMENT:  Business Office                              
POSTING #:  18-0012
MONTHLY SALARY: $ 3,752.00 - $4,000.00 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT: M-F, 8:00-5:00
OPENING DATE:  10/20/17                                  
CLOSING DATE: 
Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  1932                                  
GROUP #: 
B16  
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Requisitions and orders merchandise, supplies, and equipment using guidelines, rules, policies, and laws 
  • Determines appropriate Centralized Masters Bidders List vendors to solicit or select state term contract vendors
  • Initiates, approves, and processes emergency purchases
  • Prepares, reviews, and tracks purchase orders
  • Prepares and reviews bids and orders to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications
  • Prepares and distributes bid invitations to vendors
  • Reviews and tabulates bids and orders to determine lowest and best bids or bids that provide best value
  • Audits invoices and checks for accuracy, receipt of material, and compliance with purchase orders
  • Processes competitive procurements
  • Processes receipts of purchases
  • Tracks the status of requisitions and purchase orders
  • Maintains and reviews various purchasing and procurement reports and records and maintains files
  • Assists with determining operational minimum and maximum inventory levels
  • Assists with negotiating settlement complaints and resolving disputes
  • Assists in monitoring legal and regulatory requirements pertaining to purchasing and procurement
  • Prepares all procurement documents necessary to manage contracts, maintain maintenance and service agreements, and ensure vendor compliance
  • Ensures the agency Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) goals are met and attends economic opportunity forums as needed
  • Communicates with requesters, accounting, and vendors to ensure timely delivery of goods and services
  • May train others
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Procurement Manager

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in the purchasing and procurement of goods and services
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business, public administration, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another
  • Knowledge of purchasing and procurement methods and procedures, of state procurement principles and practices, of assigned commodities and products on the open market, of supply sources, and of the principles of business administration and accounting
  • Knowledge of state purchasing laws and experience with the Department of Information Resources contracts, Comptroller of Public Accounts term contracts/Smartbuy System, TXMAS contracts, Texas Industries for the Blind and Handicapped contracts, Texas Correctional Industries contracts, and HUB program
  • Government purchasing experience in information technology and facility services/maintenance, to include construction projects
  • Ability to manage, and complete multiple assignments.Desire strong verbal and written skills and experience working in teams and customer service
  • Skill in problem solving and in the use of a computer and applicable software
  • Ability to perform arithmetical computations, to evaluate bids, to develop methods and procedures for locating supply sources, to maintain a system of record keeping, to maintain effective working relationships with vendors and suppliers, to communicate effectively, and to train others

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in Procurement Card management
  • Experience in cellular service hardware and service management
  • Certification as a Certified Texas Purchaser (CTP) or Certified Texas Purchasing Manager (CTPM) or able to achieve within six (6) months of hire date

**Remarks:  Applicants selected for an interview will be required to complete a MS Word and Excel test.

TO APPLY:  Applicants should complete the State of TX employment application, which can be obtained in person, or by contacting HR to request it by mail or fax, or by downloading it from our web site at www.tsbvi.edu/human-resources.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The closing date indicates the minimum length of time a vacancy must be posted; the position may remain open beyond the closing date if the hiring department has not received a sufficient number of applicants. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

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What Is The Texas School For The Blind And Visually Impaired?

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) serves as a special public school in the continuum of statewide placements for students who have a visual impairment. Students, ages 6 through 21, who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities, are eligible for consideration for services on the TSBVI campus through Comprehensive Programs or Short Term Programs.  The TSBVI Outreach Programs serve as a statewide resource to parents of these children and the professionals who serve them, from birth through transition from school.

The other major divisions of TSBVI are: School and Student Services (student admissions and  records); the Business, Operations and Technology Division (budgeting, accounting, purchasing, payroll, supply warehouse, maintenance, food service, security, transportation, duplication and technology); and Executive Administration (superintendent's office, human resources, curriculum, legal, internal audit and risk management).

 

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JOBS AT TSBVI

As you can tell from the above description of our school, we employ people in many diverse positions. The list below is by no means inclusive, but it does provide examples of the types of positions which may become available:

  • Accountant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Audio/Visual Technician
  • Clerk
  • Diagnostician
  • Dorm Manager
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Nurse
  • Occupational/Physical Therapist
  • Programmer
  • Resident Specialist
  • Security Officer
  • Substitute
  • Teacher
  • Teacher Aide

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THE APPLICATION AND HIRING PROCESS

TSBVI uses the standard State of Texas employment application. You may pick up a copy of this application at our school or download from the Current Job Vacancies and Application Information page on our website.

We strive to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, age, color, sex, religion, national origin or disability. It is our intention to fully comply with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including fulfilling requests by applicants and employees for reasonable accommodation. If you, as an applicant, need accommodation for any aspect of the employment process, please let us know.

Persons seeking employment at TSBVI may normally only submit an application in response to a specific, currently posted position. The exception to this is for high-demand, low-supply positions, such as Nurse or Teacher with Visually Impaired or other relevant special education certification, for which we accept applications at all times. Otherwise, we do not accept applications to be placed "on file". Also, we require that you submit multiple applications if you wish to be considered for more than one position. These rules allow us to process, route, and track applications in the most timely and efficient manner, thus serving you as well as our department supervisors better.

Since the State of Texas application is not customized for agency, we would like to call your attention to one item in particular. When the application asks you to list your "special skills and qualifications," it give examples concerning office machines, computers and so forth. We would encourage you to also indicate the skills or experiences you have had which relate to working with individuals with visual impairments.

When job vacancies occur, notices are posted here on campus and on our website (Current Job Vacancies). They are also sent to the Texas Workforce Commission to be included on the Work In Texas website and a variety of other agencies and organizations appropriate to the vacant position. Depending on the position and the anticipated size of the applicant pool, positions may also be advertised in the newspaper. Normally, positions are posted internally to invite in-house applicants five days prior to being advertised to the public. If the position is not filled internally, it will remain open for at least another five days, or until a sufficient applicant pool exists.

As applications are received in the Human Resources Office, we screen them to ensure that they meet the position's minimum qualifications and then forward qualifying applications to the interviewing supervisor on a daily basis. Some supervisors prefer to begin interviewing immediately while others wait until all applications have been received. In either case, you will be contacted by the department supervisor if you are selected for an interview. You are welcome to call us to check the status of the position, but once the applications leave the Human Resources Department, it is up to the supervisor to begin the interviewing and selection process. Once the supervisor has completed interviewing and identified the applicant of his or her choice, that choice will be reviewed by the head of that department, the Director of Human Resources, who serves as the Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator, and the Superintendent. Once a final selection has been approved, the successful applicant will be contacted by phone and those applicants who were interviewed, but not selected will be notified by letter.

IMPORTANT NOTES!

  • During the selection process, your name, date of birth, race, and sex will be submitted to the Department of Public Safety for a criminal records check. The information gathered through this check is held strictly confidential. Furthermore, possession of a criminal record does not automatically exclude an applicant from consideration.
  • As of September 1, 1999, an agency in any branch of state government may not hire a person as an employee if the person is of the age (18-25) and gender (male), that would require a person residing in the U.S. to register with the selective service system, unless the person presents proof of the person's registration with the selective service system as required by federal law or proof of exemption from registration with the selective service.
  • If you are hired, you will be required to submit proof of your identity and your eligibility to work in the United States within three working days of your date of employment.  TSBVI participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. 

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ANNUAL TERM OF EMPLOYMENT

The TSBVI calendar is based on the school year. Depending on their positions, employees work either year-around or while school is in session only. The regular school year extends from mid-August through late May; then, in the months of June and July, TSBVI operates a number of special summer programs of varying lengths and types. Employment in those programs is based on student enrollment and is not guaranteed. For employees whose jobs do not permit them to work when school is not in session, part of that time off may be covered by annual leave (vacation) earned but not used during the school year, but the majority of the time off is leave without pay. It is important to note that accepting employment at TSBVI may mean having significant amounts of leave without pay each year, depending on your position.

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HOLIDAYS

Because our calendar is based on the school year, we observe a different holiday schedule than most other state agencies. Students go home and the school is closed for four days at Thanksgiving, two weeks at Christmas, and one week at Spring Break. Because the total number of these holidays usually exceeds the number of state holidays by several days in any given year, employees must use annual or other leave to make up the difference. Employees who do not have adequate leave to cover the excess of school during state holidays will be placed on leave without pay status and have the appropriate amount deducted from their pay.

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BENEFITS

All TSBVI employees become members of the State of Texas Employees Retirement System which results in an automatic monthly payroll deduction of 9.5% contributed toward eventual retirement benefits. Employee contributions are refunded if employment terminates before retirement is reached.

A selection of health care plans and various forms of optional insurance are available to our employees and their dependents.

The State's contribution to employees' insurance premiums is sufficient to cover the cost of health insurance for full-time employees (30 hrs /week) with no dependents. Part-time employees (less than 30 hrs/week) pay 50% of their health insurance premium. For benefits purposes only, a full-time employee is an employee who is regularly scheduled to work at least 30 hrs/week.

Full-time employees (40 hrs/week) earn paid sick leave at the rate of 8 hours per month and at least 8 hours of annual leave (vacation) per month. Earned leave is pro-rated for part-time employees (less than 40 hrs/week). The amount of annual leave earned monthly increases with the length of state service.

These and other optional benefits will be explained fully to applicants who are offered and accept employment.

NOTE: Some of the above information about leave and holidays will vary somewhat for contract employees (primarily teachers).

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QUESTIONS?

Please ask staff in the Human Resources Department if you have questions about employment at TSBVI. We ask for your cooperation in not contacting individual department supervisors unless you have been asked to do so. The departments are not set up to handle a large volume of outside inquiries, so we hope you will help them do their jobs by directing your questions to us. The phone numbers within the HR Department are:

(512) 206-9129 -- Roseanna Godinez, Records Specialist *This is the primary number!
(512) 206-9160 -- Carmen Garza, Leave Accountant
(512) 206-9340 -- Amanda Anguiano, HR Employment Specialist
(512) 206-9135 -- Betty Lindgren, Benefits & Worker's Compensation Coordinator
(512) 206-9132 -- Kate Mainzer, HR Director

The general email address for the Human Resources Department is

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