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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:  Digital Archivist II –INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY              

DEPARTMENT: Outreach                                              
POSTING #:  18-0007
MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,814.00 -$3,052.00 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT:  30 hrs per week; Day Shift
OPENING DATE:  9/20/17                                           
CLOSING DATE:  9/26/17
CLASSIFICATION #:  7407                                          
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

  • Implementation of departmental and campus-wide survey to develop a plan for digital management, including digital library/repository solutions
  • Oversees the appraisal, organization, and processing of archival collections; identifies, analyzes, creates naming conventions, arranges digital records, and prepares digital inventories, indexes, and systems to facilitate access to records such as photos, recordings, videos, and other documents
  • Provides consultative services and technical assistance on archival activities
  • Implements and documents specialized cataloging and processing procedures
  • Develops and maintains web applications that are standards-compliant, meets accessibility standards and is compatible with School systems
  • Assists with designing, analyzing, and developing databases
  • May interact and communicate with the agency’s information resources team or hosting agency to address hardware or software issues affecting archival materials
  • Communicates effectively, working in collaboration with key players and customers as needed
  • Supervises volunteers, interns, or college student projects related to digital asset management on an occasional basis
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Outreach Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in library science or information science with a specialization in Digital Libraries or closely related field
  • Six months full-time database/repository archive management experience
  • Experience editing, converting, compressing, and preparing digital media files for database retrieval and for archival storage
  • Knowledge of professional digital archival methods, practices, procedures and standards
  • Knowledge of digital records management issues and practices 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Expertise in usability standards for designing systems
  • Expertise in digital accessibility standards

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 –INTERNAL FEMALE APPLICANTS ONLY              

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Residential A                                         
POSTING #:  18-0006
MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,227.00 -$2,846.00 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT:  Evenings
OPENING DATE:  9/19/17                                                                   
CLOSING DATE:  9/25/17
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

  • 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:  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 - FEMALE APPLICANTS ONLY          

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Residential B                                         
POSTING #:  18-0005
MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,227.00-$2,846.00 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT:  Sun- Thurs 2:00 – 10:00; Hours subject to change
OPENING DATE:  9/19/17                                                                   
CLOSING DATE:  10/2/17
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

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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:  Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) II or Nurse (RN) II

DEPARTMENT: Health Services                                               
POSTING #:  18-0004
MONTHLY SALARY:  $3,097.00 (LVN II) or $4,063.00 (Nurse II) DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT: Full Time; Night Shift starting at 10:00pm; Sun-Thurs.
OPENING DATE:  09/21/17                                                  
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  4421 or 4411                                       
GROUP #:  A13 or B19
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 direct health care services to students
  • Maintains health center operations
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Health Services Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) II:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Graduation from an accredited program for Licensed Vocational Nurses or the equivalent
  • Current LVN license for the State of Texas [Copy of license required at time of application]
  • Good clinical assessment and judgment skills

Nurse (RN) II:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Graduation from an accredited school for Registered Nurses
  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license for the State of Texas [Copy of license required at time of application]
  • Good clinical assessment and judgment skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Pediatric, psychiatric, and/or school health experience
  • Experience providing nursing care to special needs patients
  • Skill in using MS Word and MS Excel software
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Skill in using 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:  Motor Vehicle Technician III

DEPARTMENT: Transportation                                                   
POSTING #:  18-0003
MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,846.00 - $3,191.00 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT:  Day Shift
OPENING DATE:  9/14/17                                                       
CLOSING DATE:  9/27/17
CLASSIFICATION #:  9418                                                      
GROUP #:  A14
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

  • Complies with all applicable safety rules, standards, and regulations
  • Performs repairs and services on all school vehicles, motorized grounds keeping equipment, emergency generators, electric carts and miscellaneous maintenance equipment
  • Tests motors and engines for satisfactory performance after reassembly
  • Inspects vehicles and equipment for defects affecting operational safety, reliability and appearance; performs preventive maintenance as needed
  • Prepares vehicles for State Safety Inspections and transports them to Inspection Stations
  • Performs minor body repairs and spot painting
  • Procures parts and supplies. Obtains repair estimates from outside sources
  • Exchanges, rebuilds, and overhauls motors, transmissions, carburetors and similar assembles
  • Checks and repairs electrical and cooling systems
  • Travels to retrieve vehicles if required
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Director of Support Services

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of twelve months experience as Motor Vehicle Technician I. Or 24 –36 months (depending on similarity of equipment to TSBVI) of progressive experience as an automotive mechanic in another setting
  • Texas Operator's license and driving record meeting TSBVI requirements
  • Will be required to obtain a Commercial Drivers License and a State of Texas school bus driver license

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:  Security Officer II 

DEPARTMENT: Support Services                                               
POSTING #:  18-0002
MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,336.20 per month
SHIFT:  Night shift
OPENING DATE:  9/8/17                                                         
CLOSING DATE:  9/21/17
CLASSIFICATION #:  6230                                                      
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

  • Patrols assigned routes within buildings and grounds to ensure that only authorized persons are on campus by directing or escorting visitors to appropriate area for visitor clearance and to ensure staff are wearing identification badges (and issue temporary badges as needed)
  • Oversees and responds to fire alarms and is the direct contact for all emergency services that arrive on campus
  • Is responsible for checking on the well-being of all overnight dorm staff and the security of the dorms
  • Maintains consistent communication between the, Administrator on Duty for overnights, and the Health Center on campus
  • Watches for fires and any hazardous situations; has an understanding of the operation of the fire system and will be required to conduct fire drills and assist in any other drills set up by the program supervisor and safety officer
  • Conducts the daily operation of security access badge stations; will be required to open and close doors for staff both electronically and manually as needed, including the pedestrian and vehicular gates and shall be acting as a liaison to the Wildcat inn for any check-ins/check-outs
  • Investigates reports of disturbances and responds according to campus procedures and reports directly to the program supervisor
  • Notes physical structural defects or safety hazards and submits a work order for correction
  • Questions suspects in cases of unauthorized entry into buildings, and work areas; malicious mischief; or other violations
  • Checks for vehicles parked in fire lanes and other prohibited areas; directs the flow of traffic and parking of vehicles during conferences and on weekends home days
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations for changes to security regulations
  • Monitors daily video surveillance, access control systems
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Program Supervisor

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Two years full-time experience as a security officer
  • Ability to enforce security rules and regulations, to prepare electronic reports, to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to communicate effectively
  • Skill in monitoring and assessing situations and determining the appropriate response; in the use of verbal de-escalation tactics and communication

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with children with disabilities
  • Eligibility to drive state vehicles

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:  Budget Analyst III             

DEPARTMENT:  Chief Financial Officer’s Office               
POSTING #:  17-0075
MONTHLY SALARY:  $4,024-$6,000 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT: M-F; 8-5
OPENING DATE:  8/25/17                                           
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  1157                                          
GROUP #: 
B21
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

  • Performs complex budget preparation and analysis work as well as developing budget procedures
  • Prepares or assists in the development of the Agency operating budget and Legislative Appropriations Request
  • Assists in providing and coordinating instruction and guidance to divisions, departments, and other organizational units on various process-related procedures relative to the development of the LAR and operating budget
  • Assists in the analysis of expenditure patterns and cost drivers, and in making recommendations on the use of funds
  • Prepares and reviews monthly operating budget reports, identifying areas where more effective use of funds can be made
  • Interprets and applies statutes and regulations, sets priorities, and meets deadlines.  Prepares effective written communication on the interpretation and analysis of applicable GAA, federal regulations, or requests from the Legislature
  • Communicates and works effectively with external and internal parties. May be involved in cross training and resource sharing with other areas within the Finance Department
  • Prepares and reviews fiscal notes on legislation filed in the Legislature which could affect and financially impact the agency
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Chief Financial Officer

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university plus two years of full-time experience in budget preparation, accounting, auditing, financial planning or management, or positions which provided knowledge of public sector budgetary controls, administrative procedures, and related state and federal regulatory laws
  • Experience and competence in Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Word, Excel, and Access) or equivalent and other computer related programs
  • Skill in communicating effectively with other divisions of the School, various state agencies and the federal government

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or other business related field
  • Experience with executive and legislative budgetary procedures and reports
  • Experience and competence in Legislative Budget Board Systems to include ABEST (Automated Budget and Evaluation System of Texas) and FNS (Fiscal Notes System)
  • Experience in preparing state agency operating budgets, legislative appropriations requests, and fiscal notes
  • Experience with budgeting and working with Federal and or State grants

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:  Substitute                                          

POSTING #:  SUB                                                                      
DEPARTMENT(S): Comprehensive Residential A and B, Comprehensive Programs, and Weekends Home
SALARY:  $12.85 per hour                                                       
SHIFT:  Will vary as needed           
OPENING DATE:  4/19/17                                       
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  Sub                                       
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

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Applicants may now apply to be a substitute for the following position(s) at TSBVI:  Resident Specialist, Teacher Aide, Teacher, or Transportation Escort. All substitute applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be required to attend a Substitute Information and Interview Session.  If you are selected to be a substitute, you must attend New Employee Orientation. As a substitute, you will be called on an as needed basis only; work hours are not specified or guaranteed. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of closely related coursework from an accredited college or university Experience 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:  Substitute Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) II or Substitute Nurse (RN) II                       

DEPARTMENT: Health Services                                                               
POSTING #:  17-0038
SALARY:  $18.96 (Sub LVN II) per hour/$26.13 (Sub Nurse II) per hour DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT:  Varies (6:00am-2:00pm, 2:00pm-10:00pm, or 10:00pm-6:00am)
OPENING DATE:  4/19/17                                                                   
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  4421 or 4411                                                     
GROUP #:  A13 or B19
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 direct health care services to students
  • Maintains health center operations
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Health Services Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Substitute Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) II:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Graduation from an accredited program for Licensed Vocational Nurses or the equivalent
  • Current LVN license for the State of Texas [Copy of license required at time of application]

Substitute Nurse (RN) II:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Graduation from an accredited school for Registered Nurses
  • Current Registered Nurse license from the State of Texas [Copy of license required at time of application]

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Pediatric, psychiatric, and/or school health experience
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Skill in using Word and Excel software applications

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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