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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.

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, along with complete job descriptions, 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: employment@tsbvi.edu

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

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POSITION:  Substitute 

DEPARTMENT(S): Comprehensive Residential A and B, Comprehensive Programs, and Weekends  Home                                               
POSTING #:  SUB
SALARY:  $11.98 per hour                                                    
SHIFT:  Will vary as needed          
OPENING DATE:  1/15/15                                            
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  Sub                                           
GROUP #:  N/A     

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   

 

 

POSITION:  Programmer III-IV  WORKING TITLE:  Java Developer

DEPARTMENT:  Information Resources                                                      
POSTING #:  15-2795
MONTHLY SALARY: $4,211-$4,622(Programmer III) or $4,763-$5,232(Programmer IV) DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS                              
SHIFT: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (flexible hours)
OPENING DATE: 1/8/15                                                                    
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  0242 or 0243                                                                 
GROUP #:  B21 or B23    

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs  complex to highly complex computer programming to modify and implement software applications, including writing, testing, deployment, revision, documentation and maintenance of code; functions as the team lead on programming projects
  • Works with end users to develop plans for proposed software applications and modifications of existing systems
  • Acts as primary liaison to software vendors in support and modification of programs and problem resolutionProvides technical assistance for deployed software applications, including security, user management, documentation and change requests
  • Provides complex to highly complex evaluation and analysis of third party programs for potential use or adaptation for the School
  • Performs complex to highly complex database queries, uploads, extracts and imports
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures  

SUPERVISOR

  • Director of Information Resources  

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related work as assigned  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Programmer III: 

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; may substitute full-time programming or closely related experience for required education on a year for year basis
  • Two additional years and six months full-time professional programming or closely related experience
  • Skill in performing complex to highly complex computer programming work, including using Java and SQL
  • Working knowledge of object-oriented programming techniques
  • Working knowledge of an integrated development environment for Java programming (e.g. NetBeans, Eclipse)
  • Working knowledge of a version control system (e.g. git, Subversion)
  • Working knowledge of basic Java web development using servlet containers (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty)
  • Familiarity with the concepts of MVC design
  • Working knowledge of relational databases and database query construction
  • Advanced problem solving and logical thinking skills
  • Advanced organization and attention to detail skills
  • Skill in analyzing complex to highly complex information systems
  • Skill in coordinating activities and maintaining schedules with development team and staff
  • Skill in planning and meeting schedules and deadlines
  • Skill in developing training materials and delivering training
  • Skill in working under minimal supervision and using considerable initiative and independent judgment
  • Excellent listening and communication skills, including writing clear instructions and documentation, and presenting ideas clearly to groups with widely varying education and skill levels

Programmer IV: - All the above qualifications for a Programmer III, PLUS:

  • One additional year full-time programming or closely related experience  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in computer science or closely related field
  • Advanced skills in using Spring, Hibernate, Net Beans, HTML, Eclipse, and other current frameworks and Java development tools
  • Working knowledge of additional programming languages (e.g. PHP, Python)
  • Knowledge and experience with Linux operating systems

 

POSITION:  Substitute Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) II or Substitute Nurse (RN) II                      

DEPARTMENT: Health Services                                                                                   
POSTING #:  15-2794
SALARY:  $18.50 (Sub LVN II) per hour/$25.50 (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:  1/5/15                                                                               
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  4421 or 4411                                                             
GROUP #:  A13 or B19

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

SUPERVISOR

  • Health Services Director

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related work as assigned

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

 

 


 

 

POSITION:  Accountant III                                                                   

DEPARTMENT:  Business Office                                                       
POSTING #: 15-2792
MONTHLY SALARY:  $3,301-$3,509  DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
OPENING DATE:  12/22/14                                                           
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  1016                                                          
GROUP #:  B17     

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Assists in preparation of payroll reports, schedules, exhibits, and statements in the Uniform Statewide Payroll System (USPS); prepares and audits vouchers, general journal entries (including grant entries), and prepares various payments, purchase and related vouchers
  • Prepares periodic analysis of fund balances and expenditures related to federal grant reporting, and prepares technical reports on payroll and federal grants
  • Reviews accounting, payroll and financial Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS)/USPS documents for accuracy and compliance with departmental policies, procedures and regulations, and state and federal statutes
  • Assists in classifying, coding, posting, and balancing of payroll and accounting documents and records
  • At the direction of the Accounting Supervisor, periodically reviews personnel action forms (PAF), payroll exception notices (PEN), and substitutes’ pay and extra/overtime hours; assists in payroll recordkeeping for shift patterns, leave without pay (LWOP) hours, sub/extra hours, and overtime reporting; assists in entry and crosschecking of PAF, PEN, sub and extra hours in USPS; serves as backup to payroll accountant
  • Maintains adequate records and controls necessary of mail opening, and revenue collected and deposited
  • Assists in approval of vouchers, including auditing supporting documentation for accuracy and recommending improvements; serves as a backup for voucher processing
  • Prepares quarterly parent travel reimbursements and weekend home invoices to school districts, including providing assistance researching and reconciling discrepancies in amounts provided by weekend home staff;  reports findings to management
  • Trains others on State of Texas travel guidelines and voucher processes, and disseminates information to other school departments regarding changes in travel rules
  • Assists in supporting the cashier operations as requested
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures

SUPERVISOR

  • Accounting Supervisor 

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related work as assigned 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting or finance; may substitute full-time direct USPS experience for required education on a year for year basis
  • Two additional years full-time USPS and/or USAS experience
  • Knowledge of state payroll and travel, governmental accounting, and state budget policies and procedures, including laws and regulations pertaining to financial operations
  • Skill in using adding machines, calculators, computers and Microsoft Office software applications
  • Skill in interpreting and applying accounting theory to plan and coordinate payroll operations, interpret travel laws and regulations, communicate effectively, and to train others
  • Skill in prioritizing workload and meeting established timelines
  • Skill in answering and responding to phone calls and emails regarding payroll or other accounting issues in a professional manner

 

POSITION: Custodial Manager I WORKING TITLE: Night Shift Custodial Manager

DEPARTMENT: Environmental Services                                        
POSTING #: 14-2725
MONTHLY SALARY: $2,634-$2,855 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT: Will discuss at interview
OPENING DATE: 4/1/14 CLOSING DATE: Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #: 8021                                                         
GROUP #: A12

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Supervises custodial  staff, including scheduling and assigning work activities
  • Provides guidance and direction, including setting standards and monitoring performance
  • Inspects work performed to ensure conformance to established standards
  • Confers with staff to resolve personnel and other work related issues
  • Trains workers in custodial cleaning methods, procedures and proper operation of equipment
  • Assists in interviewing and hiring new staff
  • Recommends personnel actions to ensure proper staffing
  • Performs general custodial functions, including sweeping, mopping, dusting, and cleaning windows, light fixtures and carpet as required
  • Drives trucks and vans and assists in the set-up for campus and off campus special events
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures

SUPERVISOR

  • Assistant Director of Operations for Facilities

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Five years full-time custodial or closely related experience
  • Three years full-time experience supervising two or more custodians
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current cleaning techniques and procedures, including the use of custodial materials and chemicals, and operation of custodial equipment [Applicant selected for interview will be required to complete a written examination]
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the management principles involving planning, leadership techniques and the coordination of people and resources [Applicant selected for interview will be required to complete a verbal examination]
  • Must possess physical stamina to perform basic custodial work without any restrictions, including the physical strength to lift up to 50 pounds of materials and equipment, and sufficient balance to work some distance above floors
  • Must possess the physical stamina to perform tasks that require continuous walking, repeated bending and reaching above shoulders
  • Skill in following verbal and written instructions
  • Skill in operating a low and high speed buffer and carpet extractor 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills

 

 


 

POSITION: Substitute Custodian II

DEPARTMENT: Environmental Services
POSTING #: 13-2667
SALARY: $11.03 per hour
SHIFT: Will vary as needed
OPENING DATE: 8/16/13
CLOSING DATE: Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #: 8005
GROUP #: A6

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs moderately complex custodial work on state buildings and premises
  • Performs indoor air quality clean up as required
  • Coordinates minor building repairs with technicians and other specialists, including requesting work orders as required
  • Operates floor buffer and carpet extractor; cleans carpet using a bonnet
  • Cleans light fixtures and changes lights as required
  • Cleans and performs minor maintenance of the janitorial tools and equipment
  • Unlocks and locks buildings
  • Performs groundskeeping duties as required
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures

SUPERVISOR

  • Custodian Manager

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years full-time custodial or closely related experience
  • Working knowledge of cleaning methods and minor building repair
  • Skill in using basic hand tools
  • Skill in reading and writing English
  • Must be able to effectively operate heavy cleaning equipment requiring sufficient physical strength and balance to work some distance above floors and the ground
  • Must be able to climb ladders and perform work above head level
  • Must be able to learn to operate self-propelled cleaning equipment
  • Must be able to learn to operate “no touch” cleaning systems