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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:  Receptionist - Internal Applicants Only                    

DEPARTMENT: Executive Administration                                               
POSTING #:  18-0014
SALARY:  $2,445.00 - $2,772.00 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS                                                       
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5:00pm
OPENING DATE:  10/19/17                                                     
CLOSING DATE:  10/25/17
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

  • Serves as switchboard operator for the TSBVI campus.  Answer calls; look up phone numbers and direct calls from both on- and off-campus.  Also refers callers to appropriate personnel or agencies serving the visually impaired population
  • Serves as receptionist for the TSBVI campus. Greet and direct visitors to appropriate areas/persons.  Conducts Raptor System checks for visitors
  • Use the computer system to access the intranet and TSBVI's home page as needed
  • Become familiar with the campus layout in order to direct visitors
  • Function in an open area with many visitors and deal with a variety of situations and/or questions
  • Monitor activities in reception area for safety and security
  • Serves as member of TSBVI's Emergency Response Team for the campus. Monitors School’s emergency phone extension and weather alert radio.  Communicates emergencies to appropriate staff and to first responders
  • Prepare correspondence/reports as needed
  • Train TSBVI career education students as switchboard operators and receptionists
  • Trains substitute staff to serve as the School’s receptionist/Switchboard Operator/Emergency Response Coordinator and schedules subs to work
  • Maintains the Schools facility calendar for scheduling meetings in various rooms on campus
  • Display high degree of judgment, discretion and confidentiality
  • Check and use school email
  • Enter work hours in Clockwise timekeeping system
  • Achieve familiarization and knowledge of the TSBVI organizational chart
  • Achieve familiarization and knowledge of the management staff names, departments, locations and functions
  • Generate work orders for reception area as needed
  • 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

  • Executive Administrative Assistant

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Two years full-time administrative assistant experience or sixty credit hours from an accredited college or university
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and other office software
  • Ability to type accurately at least 30 words per minute
  • Skill in effective written and verbal communication
  • Skill in working as an effective team member
  • Skill in responding to customers in a positive, courteous manner

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • One year of experience in a school or state agency setting
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Experience working with visually impaired population

***Applicants selected for interview will be required to perform a job simulation to assess ability to type 30 words per minute.***

 

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:  Cook III – Internal Applicants Only                                                            

DEPARTMENT:  Food Service                                          
POSTING #: 
18-0013
MONTHLY SALARY: $2,227.00 - $2,245.00 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS                              
SHIFT:  Days
OPENING DATE:  10/19/17                                           
CLOSING DATE: 
10/25/17
CLASSIFICATION #:  8118                                           
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

  • Prepares regular and modified diets from daily and weekly menus
  • Makes changes and substitutions to menus as directed by the food service manager and/ or dietician; tests recipes
  • Makes recommendations for improving the operating efficiency of kitchen and dining areas
  • Compiles count of students eating lunch daily and prepares production records
  • Instructs staff in setting up serving lines and serves food; closes the kitchen as required
  • Supervises the preparation of field trip food packages
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Food Service Manager

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Two years full-time experience as a cook in a school or related food service environment
  • Skill in reading and writing English
  • Skill in computing basic mathematical calculations
  • Knowledge of large quantity food preparation techniques and procedures
  • Must be able to work in a kitchen environment, including lifting and moving medium to heavy pots and pans of food

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:  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.

 

 

POSITION:  Resident Specialist II - FEMALE APPLICANTS ONLY                  

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Residential B                                         
POSTING #:  18-0011
MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,227.00-$2,846.00 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT:  Sun- Thurs 2:00 – 10:00; Hours subject to change
OPENING DATE:  10/13/17                                                                 
CLOSING DATE:  10/26/17
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:  Security Officer II

DEPARTMENT: Support Services                                               
POSTING #:  18-0010
MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,336.20 per month 30 HOURS PER WEEK
SHIFT:  Night shift
OPENING DATE:  10/19/17                                                       
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
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:  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:  9/28/17                                                       
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
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:  Substitute                                          

POSTING #:  SUB                                                                      
DEPARTMENT(S): Food Services, Security, Comprehensive Residential A and B, Comprehensive Programs, and Weekends Home
SALARY:  $11.76 / hour - $12.85 / 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:  Food Services, Security, 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.