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Maintenance Specialist IV (14-2719)

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) Pre-Employment Affidavit (670k) 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:  Printing Services Technician I                                                                 

DEPARTMENT:  Support Services                                                                              
POSTING #:  18-0087
MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,443.33 - $2,631.00         
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, Day Shift
OPENING DATE:  7/19/18                                                                                            
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  0331                                                                        
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

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs routine (journey-level) printing services work. Work involves operating and maintaining reproduction and bindery equipment, testing and troubleshooting equipment, and scheduling and completing print orders and other duplication services. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Sets up programs, and operates reproduction or bindery equipment
  • Selects methods and procedures for handling job orders
  • Maintains, adjusts, and makes repairs on reproduction and bindery equipment
  • Maintains files of offset masters and negatives
  • Maintains appropriate inventory levels
  • Maintains records of work performed and materials expended
  • Prepares printed material for storage or delivery
  • Monitors operations of data communications network and computer console, troubleshoots equipment problems, and starts corrective action
  • May operate cameras, take images from original forms, and transfer images to a mat to be reproduced on an offset press
  • May order supplies
  • May be called upon to fill in as back up for intercampus mailing distribution
  • May be called upon to assist with additional responsibilities within other departments in a sub capacity
  • May prepare chemicals for use in developing different types of film
  • 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

  • Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent
  • Experience in operating bindery or reproduction equipment work

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of the types, varieties, and uses of papers, inks, chemicals, developers, and fixers used in the operation of duplicating and reproduction equipment
  • Knowledge of the maintenance, operation, and adjustment of duplicating and bindery equipment; and of computer operations and communication networks
  • Skill in the operation of binding, duplicating, and reproduction equipment; and in the use of a computer and applicable software
  • Ability to adjust equipment for specific operations, to perform maintenance on equipment, and to communicate effectively

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/current-positions-available.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

 

 

POSITION:  Administrative Assistant II PART-TIME; OPEN TO CURRENT EMPLOYEES ONLY  

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home                                                     
POSTING #:  18-0086
MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,315.50 - $1,423.00                                                
SHIFT:  TBD; Mon/ Thurs – mornings required
OPENING DATE:  7/19/18                                                                
CLOSING DATE:  7/25/18
CLASSIFICATION #:  0152                                                              
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

  • Performs administrative functions for the department, including answering incoming calls, scheduling appointments and training, recordkeeping and filing
  • Contacts substitutes and schedules them to work as needed
  • Makes reservations for airline travel and charter buses as needed
  • Assists with review of employee electronic timesheets
  • Assists with processing of travel reimbursement requests for staff and parents
  • Assists with preparation of billings to school districts
  • Assists with maintaining records for department procurement card transactions
  • 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
  • Two years full-time general administrative support or closely related experience; may substitute 60 credit hours (two years) from an accredited college or university for required experience on a year for year basis
  • Extensive experience in using the Internet and a wide variety of computer software, including word processing, database, spreadsheet (Excel) and email software applications [Applicant selected for interview will be required to perform a job simulation using Excel]
  • Knowledge of office procedures and equipment
  • Skill in managing multiple priorities, following through on details and working independently in a busy and sometimes stressful environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Working knowledge of InDesign desktop publishing software application
  • Proficient on both MAC and PC platforms

TO APPLY:  Current TSBVI employees may apply for this position by completing a State of Texas Employment Application. The application is available online at 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. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

 

 

POSITION:  Licensed Specialist in School Psychology                                                       

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs                                                      
POSTING #:  18-0085
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience            
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, 7:45am-3:45pm (some evenings)
OPENING DATE:  7/16/18                                                                                 
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
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

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Initially works closely with assigned mentor to learn best practices for assessing students with visual and multiple impairments
  • Compiles evaluation information for student Full and Individual Evaluations using methods and adaptations needed for students with vision loss and severe impairments
  • Conducts evaluations relating to educational achievement, intellectual functioning, and adaptive behavior; and social, emotional and behavioral functioning
  • Leads multidisciplinary team completing autism evaluations
  • Writes reports of evaluation results and makes recommendations for IEP development
  • Makes recommendations regarding counseling as a related service and provides counseling services as assigned
  • Consults with instructional staff regarding test interpretations and recommended teaching strategies
  • Communicates evaluation results in jargon-free manner to parents
  • Participates in IEP Planning Meetings, IEP Committee Meetings, and other team meetings as assigned; leads discussions on evaluation at these meetings
  • Conducts training regarding evaluation, disability conditions or other areas
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and remains current in state and federal laws, policies and procedures regarding evaluation; continues professional growth and development
  • Serves as a member of the school’s crisis team and occasionally may be asked to respond to a student in crisis at night or on weekends
  • Collaborates with team members to implement positive behavior interventions and supports, including completion of functional behavior assessments and developing behavior intervention plans; assists with related training of staff
  • Provides consultation to team members and parents regarding emotional issues
  • Coordinates communication and consultation with school nurses, psychiatrists, parents, administrators and staff members regarding psychiatric recommendations and psychotropic medications management
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Special Education Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in psychology with Licensed Specialist in School Psychology credential from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists [Applicant selected for hire will be required to submit a copy of all college or university transcripts]
  • Skill in working well as a team member and with diverse groups of students, parents and staff members in direct service delivery and consultation
  • Skill in learning and implementing best practices for assessing students with visual and multiple impairments
  • Must be available during the evening or weekend for emergency interventions on an infrequent basis

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience assessing students with visual and multiple impairments in a public school setting
  • Experience with data-based decision-making in the development and implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans
  • Experience consulting with psychiatrists, parents and staff members for students with severe behaviors
  • Familiarity with IDEA and Texas regulations and rules governing assessment of students in special education
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (may be eligible for Bilingual Stipend of $2,500.00)

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 http://www.tsbvi.edu/current-positions-available.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

 

POSITION:  Resident Specialist V                                         

WORKING TITLE:  Dorm Manager
DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Residential B                      
POSTING #:  18-0084
MONTHLY SALARY:  $3,191.00 - $4,063.00 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS         
SHIFT:  Sun-Thurs 2-10pm w/occasional shift to 11:30pm.
OPENING DATE:  7/21/18                                                     
CLOSING DATE:  7/25/18
CLASSIFICATION #:  5209                                                  
GROUP #:  A15         
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

**POSITION STARTS AUSGUST 2018**

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Manages the operations of a dormitory unit
  • Supervises dormitory staff, including ensuring the students’ individual programs, which primarily focus on language development, socialization, use of leisure time, personal hygiene and grooming, and behavior are appropriately implemented
  • Provides training and supervision to residential instructors, including direct child care responsibilities as required
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Residential Program Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Six months full-time direct care experience at TSBVI
  • Three years and six months full-time direct care, social services, human services, or closely related experience; may substitute 105 credit hours from an accredited college or university for the required experience on a year for year basis
  • Skill in completing assigned tasks and meeting established deadlines
  • Skill in data collection and report writing
  • Skill in developing professional relations with parents, other staff and community
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills
  • Must have sufficient physical strength to assist in lifting and/or transferring students up to adult age
  • Currently or eligible to be a TSBVI driver

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • CPR and First Aid certification

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. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

 

 

POSITION:  Resident Specialist II                 

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Residential B                      
POSTING #:  18-0083
MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,227.00 - $2,700.00 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT: Sunday – Thursday 2:00pm – 10:00pm.  Hours vary day to day.   
OPENING DATE:  7/16/18                                                    
CLOSING DATE:  7/27/18
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

**POSITION BEGINS AUGUST 2018**

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/current-positions-available.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

 

 

POSITION:  Resident Specialist II (PART-TIME; 20 HOURS/WK)            

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Residential B                      
POSTING #:  18-0082
MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,113.50 - $1,350.00 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT: 20 hours/week Schedule to be discussed at interview
OPENING DATE:  7/16/18                                                    
CLOSING DATE:  7/27/18
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

**POSITION BEGINS AUGUST 2018**

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/current-positions-available.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date.

 

 

POSITION:  Technology Analyst / Systems Analyst IV                                               

DEPARTMENT:  Information Resources                                            
POSTING #: 
18-0079
MONTHLY SALARY:  $4,900.00 - $5,500.00                                    
SHIFT:  M-F, 8:00-5:00          
OPENING DATE:  6/28/18                                                                
CLOSING DATE: 
Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  0255                                                              
GROUP #: 
B22         
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 DESCRIPTION

  • Performs senior-level consultative services and business analysis including reviewing, assessing, and developing business processes; performing post-implementation support of systems; and providing research and special project support 
  • Plays an instrumental role in web content analysis, content migration, website design, user experience design, content management and management of interactions with campus content creators
  • This position requires innate sense-making and organizational skills, and the ability to collaborate with anyone
  • Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Collect, update and organize existing processes, policies and procedures pertaining to the purchase and provision of or consumption of technology services
  • Contribute to the development and documentation of new and improved technology processes
  • Update and manage existing technology program policies, procedures and processes
  • Analyze legacy web content and collaborate on development of an information architecture, content strategy and user experience design for a new TSBVI website
  • Manage TSBVI’s web properties including the tsbvi.edu website and all associated micro-sites, landing pages, and related communications
  • Assist in the development and publishing of web content for new pages and updates to existing pages
  • Analyze web content for accessibility; recommend changes to make content more richly accessible; independently remediate most identified accessibility issues
  • Establish and enforce web content, accessibility and style standards
  • Review, revise and integrate content produced by campus content creators
  • Design, track, and report website metrics to gauge site performance, and provide continual optimization strategies, interactions or other recommendations
  • May train others
  • 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

  • Director of Information Resources

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration, computer science, management information systems, or a related field is generally preferred.  [Applicant selected for hire will be required to submit a copy of college or university transcript] PLUS: 2 years’ experience in technical systems analysis, systems documentation and user needs assessment, and 2 years’ experience in website design, website development, content strategy, or content management.  Experience and education may substitute on a year for year basis.  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A solid understanding of information architecture, web usability, web governance, user experience, WCAG 2.0 Accessibility standards and best practices for web content creation
  • Demonstrable experience with web content management systems, especially Joomla or Drupal
  • Experience with web analytics tools
  • Experience in education or non-profit environments
  • Documented ability to work on multiple, deadline-driven projects within a collaborative environment
  • Excellent writing, organization, communication and customer service skills – being multilingual is a plus
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize projects and switch focus quickly without losing sight of the big picture

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/current-positions-available.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 #: 18-0078
MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,113.50 – 1,252.50 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT: 20 HOURS/WEEK Friday 1:30pm-11:30pm, and Sundays 9:00am-7:00pm OR Friday 12:00pm-11:00pm, and Sunday 8:00am-7:00pm
*Schedule may shift to Thursday and/or Monday approximately once a month. 
OPENING DATE:  6/20/18                                                                
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

  • 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
  • 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

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/current-positions-available.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications must be received in the HR office by 5PM on the closing date. 

                                                            

Instructional Developer for Student E-Learning

DEPARTMENT:  Short-Term Programs (STP)                                    
POSTING #:  18-0066
MONTHLY SALARY:  $4,023.00 - $5,202.00
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00; occasional weekends
OPENING DATE:  6/13/18                                                              
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  1785                                                                  
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

  • Work with subject matter experts to develop online courses both synchronous and asynchronous
  • Work with a wide range of multimedia software including audio, video, web, animation, and photography to develop layout design and concepts for online instruction
  • Develop instructional web and media-based interactive learning tutorials, demos, training modules, presentations and social media posts. Lead TSBVI social media committee
  • Use Google Classroom to create courses and conduct research to identify potential applications for new and emerging instructional technologies
  • Collaborate with co-workers on departmental and campus wide projects
  • Work with office staff on student admission and enrollment tasks including support for teachers new to online instruction from across the state
  • Create best practice and procedural manuals for workflow processes; collaborates with STP staff and other campus wide departments
  • Ensure consistency, accuracy and compliance with required standards
  • 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

  • Principal of Short-Term Programs

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in instructional technology, instructional design, e-Learning design and development, educational technology or educational media design is required. Relevant experience may be substituted for education ...
  • Three (3) years of experience working with e-learning and blended learning programs, web-based training development, and asynchronous learning content
  • Proficient with Office and Gsuite products, social media systems, and Mac and Windows operating systems
  • Knowledge and experience with a variety of Learning Management systems such as Canvas, Blackboard
  • Skills in communicating technical concepts in non-technical terms. The ability to convey a message orally and in writing using proper grammar is a basic requisite for this position
  • Skill in cooperating and working as part of a team with other staff
  • Skills in the use of web and media-based technologies for education
  • Knowledge of instructional design principles, online course development standards and procedures

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Accessibility experience and expertise; Knowledge of Federal Accessibility standards and W3C code validations
  • Experience as a classroom or assistive technology teacher
  • Project management experience
  • Experience using web-meeting platforms
  • Knowledge of foreign languages, specifically Spanish, and/or sign language
  • Advanced coursework in multimedia, graphic design, and Web design

TO APPLY:  Current TSBVI employees may apply for this position by completing a State of Texas Employment Application. The application is available online at 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. 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 #:  18-0026
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:  12/5/17                                                                   
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  4421 or 4411                                                     
GROUP #:  A13 or B19
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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.

 

Contents of this page:


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 -- Zeke Zaragoza, 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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