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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:  Systems Support Specialist II-III    

DEPARTMENT: Information Resources                                       
POSTING #:  16-0031
MONTHLY SALARY:  $3,007.00 - $3,597.00 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT: Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00
OPENING DATE:  2/11/16                                                       
CLOSING DATE:  Open Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  0229/0230                                             
GROUP #:  B15/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

  • Provides customer service and answers user inquiries regarding computer software, hardware operation, and the use and interface of systems and software applications
  • Troubleshoots and resolves IT-related problems
  • May train users in the proper use of specific hardware, software, and network-related services and applications
  • Installs, maintains, relocates, and assists in testing and upgrading new and existing hardware and software
  • Maintains records of all IR computer related purchases, assignments, and installation activities
  • Maintains records of all software licenses to ensure compliance with licensing agreements
  • Creates and maintains up to up to date disk images for all standard computer configurations
  • Ensures anti-virus/security software is kept up to date and deployed in a timely manner
  • Securely wipes all data from surplus computers and media and documents surplus procedures according to TSBVI policies and procedures
  • Maintains appropriate security controls over software, hardware and IT-related inventory
  • May assist in the review and recommendation of the procurement and inventory of information resources hardware or software
  • May train others
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Information Resources Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Two (Specialist II) or Three (Specialist III) years of directly related help desk/systems support experience
  • Extensive experience in support of Windows operating systems
  • Extensive experience with common software including browsers and plug-ins, email, and cloud based services
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft productivity suite, Adobe Products, and similar commonly used software
  • Substantial hands on experience with computer hardware troubleshooting to the component level
  • Knowledge of IP based LAN/WAN network technologies
  • Strong verbal skills and the ability to communicated technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Must be willing and able to take initiative and learn new skills in a constantly changing environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • College degree, preferably in Computer Science or closely related field from an accredited college or university
  • Microsoft Technical certifications such as MCP, MCSE, etc.
  • Experience in IP telephony support
  • Experience in Mac OS and Apple hardware and software support

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:  Substitute                                          

POSTING #:  SUB                                                                            
DEPARTMENT(S): Comprehensive Residential A and B, and Weekends Home
SALARY:  $12.28 per hour                                                      
SHIFT:  Will vary as needed         
OPENING DATE:  1/7/16
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, and 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:  Internal 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. 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:  VI Family Support Specialist                              

DEPARTMENT: Outreach                                                        
POSTING #:  16-0022
SALARY:  $3,822 - $4,589 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS        
SHIFT:  Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00 (or by arrangement)
OPENING DATE:  12/18/15                                                  
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  1573-1574                                         
GROUP #:  B19-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

  • Coordinates statewide and regional workshops for families of students with visual impairments with the Division of Blind Services and other related agencies
  • Participates in writing and gathering articles for TX SenseAbilities newsletter on topics relating to families who have children with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities
  • Engages with families on an individual basis to provide resources, support, and help them connect to others
  • Engages with parent organizations for families of children with visual impairment
  • Consults with Education Service Centers and local education agency personnel regarding needed services for families of students with visual impairment; assists such personnel with the design and implementation of appropriate programming
  • Develop collaborative relationship with community resources, related agencies and organizations throughout the state to improve service and resource options for families
  • Coordinates and collaborates with the VI Outreach team members around issues of programming and family support for individual students
  • Provides or facilitates activities in the area of family involvement for local programs and Education Service Centers
  • Provides or facilitates training to family members and family groups as requested
  • Maintains documentation of activities
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Outreach Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university [Original College or university transcript(s) required at time of interview] or relevant training plus experience may be substituted for education
  • Four years full-time experience working with families of children who have disabilities
  • Experience in conducting and/or setting up training
  • Knowledge of family engagement strategies, special education system, human services systems and program development; knowledgeable about family dynamics related to parenting children with disabilities
  • Extensive verbal and written communication skills, including good listening skills
  • Demonstrated skill in interacting effectively with families from diverse backgrounds
  • Willingness to travel and work weekends and evening hours
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills; skill in working as part of a team

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated knowledge of visual impairments
  • Conversational Spanish skills
  • Family member of a child/adult with disabilities

TO APPLY:  Internal 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. 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 (25%)

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home                                                            
POSTING #: 16-0020
MONTHLY SALARY:  $532.00 - $556.75 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT: 10 HOURS PER WEEK 2:30 – 7:30 Fridays and 2:00 – 7:00 Sunday. 1x monthly days shift to Thursday and/or Monday.
OPENING DATE:  12/2/2015                                                               
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 children
  • CPR and First Aid certification

TO APPLY:  Internal 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. 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:  Vehicle Driver III  PART-TIME         

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home                                                
POSTING #:  16-0018
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: 11/20/15  
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:  Internal 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. 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 #: 16-0017
MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,064-$1,350  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:  11/30/15
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 children
  • CPR and First Aid certification

TO APPLY:  Internal 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. 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: Systems Support Specialist I                                                     

DEPARTMENT:  Operations                                                       
POSTING #:  16-0013                                     
MONTHLY SALARY: $2,025.00 - $2,134.50 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS                       
SHIFT: DAYS, 30HRS/WK                                             
OPENING DATE: 11/13/15                                                        
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  0228                                                      
GROUP #:  B13
MOS CODE: 0203, 0205, 0207

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Maintains thorough knowledge of the Lenel OnGuard security program and the Lenel Knowledge Base, an online database addressing Lenel OnGuard and card reader issues; maintains documentation of solutions and steps required to update and maintain the Lenel OnGuard system
  • Adds/Edits card access for all users, including programming access levels, time zones and masked alarms, holiday schedules, and temporary access for special events; troubleshoots and researches issues with cards, doors, readers, alarms,  and push buttons
  • Creates reports for access monitoring, alarms and lockdowns as requested; performs weekly network backups
  • Works with vendor’s technicians regarding card reader installation, maintenance, repairs and other related issues
  • Uses Microsoft Access to create, edit and update cardholder database and key tag information, including setting up a bar code scanner for key tags; creates tables, queries, forms, reports and macros
  • Reviews and exports video as requested
  • Maintains credit card log of Operations, Support Services and Warehouse
  • Provides administrative support to the Director of operations
  • Types and submits requisitions for purchases, quotes, and bids to the Business Office
  • Performs timekeeping duties for department
  • Coordinates time and leave reporting for assigned staff
  • Skill in prioritizing workload and meeting established deadlines
  • Skill in exercising tact and diplomacy with coworkers and the public
  • Skill in providing information internally and externally
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Operations Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • One year related experience; may substitute 60 credit hours (two years) from an accredited college or university for required experience on a year for year basis
  • Maintains confidential records
  • Excellent attention to detail skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • In-depth knowledge of a security scheduling and access system such a Lenel or other similar system
  • Technical certification in programming  scheduling systems or equivalent systems
  • Technical training in On-Guard video monitoring system or similar systems
  • Experience filing large documents and labeling
  • Analytical skills

TO APPLY:  Internal 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. 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 #:  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:  Internal 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. 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.