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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, 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:

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

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POSITION:  Accountant III                      

DEPARTMENT:  Business Office                                                         
POSTING #:  16-0044
MONTHLY SALARY:  $3,384.00 - $4,316.00 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
OPENING DATE:  5/23/16                                                               
CLOSING DATE:  6/3/16
CLASSIFICATION #:  1016                                                             
GROUP #:  B17           
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 general Journal entries (including grant entries) and prepares payments, purchase and related vouchers
  • Develops and prepares monthly reconciliations of the accounting system to USAS, SPA and bank statements. Prepares any needed documentation for correcting entries between these systems
  • Performs classifying, coding, entering, and balancing of accounting and payroll documents and records
  • Prepares reimbursements to parents and invoices to school districts, including providing assistance researching and reconciling discrepancies.  Reports findings to management
  • Prepares grant reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.  Performs monthly reconciliations of grants and corresponding correcting entries
  • Assists in the preparation of the Annual Financial Report, Non-Financial Annual Report, Board Reports and other reports as needed
  • Serves as payroll back up to include but not limited to entry and cross checking of 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
  • Maintains adequate records and controls for processing incoming mail
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Accounting Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, or related field.  Relevant experience above the minimum may be substituted for education on a year for year basis
  • Two years’ experience preparing, entering, reviewing and processing accounting and/or payroll entries
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products including Excel

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Three years accounting experience at a Texas state agency
  • Experience preparing a Texas agency Annual Financial Report with related schedules and working papers.
  • Experience analyzing and researching accounting data including preparing reconciliations.
  • Advanced experience with USAS, USPS and/or CAPPS

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:  Residential Director                                                                                      

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs                                 
POSTING #:  16-0043
MONTHLY SALARY:  $5,785.00 - $8,076.00                                                      
SHIFT: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm
OPENING DATE: 5/20/16                                                        
CLOSING DATE:  6/2/16
CLASSIFICATION #:  1620                                          
GROUP #:  B26
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

  • Directs and provides leadership for the staff and operations of the residential program and Weekends Home program, including hiring and supervision of Weekends Home Coordinator, dorm managers, residential instructors and an administrative assistant; coordinates orientation of new personnel and substitutes
  • Coordinates instructional technology planning, purchases and technical support for the residential and school day programs, including hiring and supervision of systems support specialist and audio-visual technician
  • Supervises the care and instruction of students in the residential program; assures coordination and communication with the school day staff members and parents
  • Participates in staff and administrative meetings
  • Plans and provides staff development training
  • Plans for and manages the budget for residential program and ensures fiscal accountability
  • Reviews and approves personnel requests for leave and compensatory time; student special activities; and purchase requisitions
  • Assigns staff and students to dorm placements and develops or approves work schedules
  • Oversees accountability for dorm property and equipment
  • Ensures safe and sanitary conditions of facilities, including taking positive action to reduce accidents and promote safety of staff and students
  • Develops, plans and supervises on-campus recreational and leisure opportunities for students
  • Coordinates with local organizations for recreational opportunities for students in order to access the community
  • Participates in team meetings and works closely with the principal and assistant principals to ensure consistency of instruction in the dorm and school day related to daily living skills; social skills; and recreation and leisure skills
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Comprehensive Programs Principal

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major coursework in special education or closely related human service field
  • Special Education or Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments teaching certification
  • Experience as an administrator or supervisor in a school or residential services program working with children with disabilities
  • Excellent organizational, communication and human relations skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Masters degree in special education, education administration or closely related field
  • Experience working with children with visual and multiple 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:  Licensed Specialist in School Psychology                            

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs                                         
POSTING #:  16-0042
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience       
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, 7:45am-3:45pm
OPENING DATE:  5/17/16                                                             
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  Exempt                                                        
GROUP #:  Exempt         
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

  • Principal

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

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:  Web Administrator II                                      

WORKING TITLE:  Webmaster                                  
DEPARTMENT:  Information Resources                                 
POSTING #:  16-0041
MONTHLY SALARY:  $4,063.00 - $4,316.00                                                   
SHIFT: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (flexible hours)
OPENING DATE: 5/17/16                                                  
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  0301                                               
GROUP #:  B20  
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

  • Assists with the maintenance of the TSBVI Internet website, including the reviewing, testing and deployment of content management system(s), online user interfaces, online reporting systems, and associated technical designs in order to promote usability and accessibility across browsers and mobile platforms; assists with the coordination of web environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities
  • Assists with the installation, configuration, and maintenance of web server software, content management system, server-side scripting software, and web-enabled database software, including the creation and administration of access permissions and implementation of Internet and Intranet security
  • Analyzes and identifies potential problems and risks related to web sites, web pages, usability and accessibility, including recommending solutions
  • Develops, implements and maintains procedures, including training and assisting staff in the proper use of the content management system
  • Collaborates with Information Resources staff on the administration, maintenance and system patching of web server hardware
  • Assists with preparing graphics, text and tables; assists staff with determining the appropriate size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy
  • Uses web logs and appropriate tools to track, analyze, and report access and usage statistics of on-line systems, web sites, and web pages
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Director of Information Resources

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; may substitute full-time closely related experience for required education on a year for year basis
  • Two additional years full-time experience in web administration, including one year full-time webmaster experience with full site responsibilities in a Content Management System (CMS)
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3, PHP, ECMAScript/JavaScript, XML and other web technologies and standards
  • Knowledge with Apache, Linux, Microsoft IIS, and SSL
  • Excellent listening and communication skills, including writing clear instructions and documentation, and presenting ideas clearly to groups with widely varying education and skill levels
  • Advanced problem solving and logical thinking skills, attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of social media and Google analytics
  • Customer service / support experience with users of widely varying education and skill levels
  • Available to be on call infrequently as required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Two or more years experience in Content Management System Administration, preferably Joomla and/or Drupal
  • Extensive knowledge of web related accessibility issues, including two years experience with significant responsibility for Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliance and web accessibility

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 (Escort) I-II (PART-TIME)

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home                                                            
POSTING #: 16-0037
MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,019.50-$1,252.50 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT: 20 hours/week Friday 1:30pm-11:30pm and Sunday 9:00am-7:00pm (On occasion, shift will change to Thursday and/or Monday)
OPENING DATE:  4/1/16                                                                    
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  5201-5203                                                         
GROUP #:  A7-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

  • Resident Specialist (RS) I:

  • 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

  • Resident Specialist II:-All the above qualifications for a RS I, PLUS:

  • One year full-time experience as a RS I at TSBVI OR

  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with childrenCPR 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. 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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  • POSITION:  Vehicle Driver III  PART-TIME         

  • DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home                                                
    POSTING #:  16-0036
    MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,423.00                         
    SHIFT:  20 HOURS/WEEK Varies, but primarily Fri 1:30pm-11:30pm and Sun. 9:00am-7:00pm 
    OPENING DATE: 4/1/16                                                          
    CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
    CLASSIFICATION #:  9324                                                    
    GROUP #:  A11
    Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
    http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

  • ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Drives students and staff to designated cities throughout Texas on weekends for Weekends Home program; serves as an emergency back-up driver during shift when not driving

  • Serves in supportive role on trips by assisting staff with the management of students

  • Assists students on and off vehicles; ensures safe and timely arrival to destination

  • Maintains discipline and safety of students during transportation

  • Maintains vehicle operation records and provides information for vehicle repair log

  • Performs routine vehicle maintenance functions, including checking fluid levels, tire pressures and related items

  • Reports problems and potential hazards in vehicle operation to supervisor

  • Maintains vehicle cleanliness

  • Provides direct care as required

  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy

  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures

  • Performs related work as assigned

  • SUPERVISOR

  • Weekends Home Coordinator

  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

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

  • High school graduation or equivalent

  • One year full-time professional driving or closely related experience; may substitute 30 college credit hours (one year) from an accredited college or university for required experience

  • Texas Commercial Driver License Class A or B, including a good driving record [Copy of Texas Commercial Driver’s License required at time of interview] ***If the route duties can be fulfilled using an AB mini bus, then the applicant has two months from date of hire to obtain a full CDL Class A or B.

  • Must have or be willing to obtain Texas School Bus Driver Safety Training Certificate which requires a physical exam before driving

  • Must have or be willing to obtain Air Brake certification

  • Must be able to speak, read and write English

  • Must have a work reference available by phone during regular business hours

  • Pre-employment alcohol and drug testing is required

  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current air brake and passenger endorsement

  • Experience with commercial or public transportation and working with children with disabilities

  • TO APPLY:  Applicants should complete the State of TX employment application, which can be obtained in person, or by contacting HR to request it by mail or fax, or by downloading it from our web site at www.tsbvi.edu/current-positions-available.  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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  • 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

  • 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. 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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