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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: employment@tsbvi.edu

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

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POSITION:  Resident Specialist I-II   PART-TIME (20 HOURS PER WEEK)

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Residential B                                                      POSTING #:  15-2807
MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,038-$1,317  DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT:  Will discuss at interview, but currently Wednesday 1:30pm-5:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 7:45am-3:45pm
OPENING DATE:  2/11/15
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  5201-5203
GROUP #:  A7-A9

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
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures

SUPERVISOR

  • Dorm Manager or Residential Director

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related work as assigned

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 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

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

  • One year full-time experience as a RS I at TSBVI OR one year full-time experience in a closely related direct care capacity

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Skill in using sign language
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Experience working with children

POSITION:  Resident Specialist (Escort) I-II – Internal Applicants Only   PART-TIME (20 HOURS PER WEEK)

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home
POSTING #: 15-2810
MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,038-$1,317   DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT: Generally Friday 1:30pm-11:30pm and Sunday 9:00am-7:00pm (on occasion, shift will change to Thursday and/or Monday)
OPENING DATE:  2/24/15
CLOSING DATE:  3/2/15
CLASSIFICATION #:  5201-5203
GROUP #:  A7-A9         

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

SUPERVISOR

  • Weekends Home Coordinator

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related work as assigned

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 one year full-time experience in a closely related direct care capacity

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with children
  • CPR and First Aid certification

POSITION:  Administrative Assistant II-III*

DEPARTMENT:  Center for School Resources
POSTING #:  15-2809
MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,385-$3,301** DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
SHIFT:  Will discuss at interview, but will be Monday-Friday
OPENING DATE:  2/17/15
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  0152-0154
GROUP #:  A11-A13

*TSBVI career ladder requires two years full-time experience as an Administrative Assistant II at TSBVI before becoming eligible to become an Administrative Assistant III  **Full range of current steps for eligible Administrative Assistant II/III candidate  

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Enters and ensures accuracy and quality of data in the school’s Medicaid billing and session log tracking system (SMART), including assisting with technical support for SMART system and updating student data on a regular basis
  • Assists with collection of monthly SHARS (School Health and Related Services) Medicaid billing tickets and session logs, including logging and reviewing for accuracy; assists with following up with staff who are behind on SHARS or session logs submissions
  • Attends annual RMTS (Random Moment Time Study) training and acts as RMTS secondary backup contact for RMTS staff training
  • Assists with referrals and admissions
  • Assists with summer and fall student registrations
  • Assists with student record management, including scanning and filing electronic and paper documents
  • Assists with creation and revision of Student Care Summaries
  • Assists with preparations for staff SHARS and session log trainings
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures

SUPERVISOR

  • Director of Center for School Resources

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Administrative Assistant II: 

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Two years full-time general administrative support or closely related experience; may substitute 60 credit hours (two years) from an accredited college or university for required experience on a year for year basis
  • Advanced technical competence and skill in using a computer, including experience with MS Word and Excel, and related software applications
  • Good spelling, punctuation and grammar skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and high level of organizational skills
  • 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

Administrative Assistant III: - All the above qualifications for an Administrative Assistant II, PLUS:

  • Currently classified as an Administrative Assistant III at TSBVI OR meet career ladder requirements for an Administrative Assistant III listed above*

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of 60 or more credit hours (two years) from an accredited college or university
  • Documented training in MS Office Excel and Word, database systems, or other technology systems relevant to duties for this position
  • Two or more years general administrative support experience
  • One or more years experience using MS Office Excel and Word on a regular basis
  • Experience with SHARS and/or other forms of Medicaid billing
  • Available to assist with five summer and fall Sunday registrations

 

POSITION:  Resident Specialist I-II    DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Residential B
POSTING #:  15-2806
MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,076-$2,634
SHIFT:  Will discuss at interview, but usually Sun-Thu, 2:00pm-10:00pm
OPENING DATE:  2/9/15
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  5201-5203
GROUP #:  A7-A9        

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
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures  

SUPERVISOR

  • Dorm Manager or Residential Director  

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related work as assigned  

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 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

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

  • One year full-time experience as a RS I at TSBVI OR one year full-time experience in a closely related direct care capacity  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Skill in using sign language
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Experience working with children

 


POSITION:  Lead Teacher - Internal Applicants Only

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs
POSTING #:  15-2805 
SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, 7:45am-3:45pm (2015-2016 School Year/192 day contract)
OPENING DATE:  2/5/15
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  Exempt
GROUP #:  Exempt          

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Assists with developing, organizing, maintaining and implementing the educational program
  • Works directly with teachers and other staff in order to improve and individualize instruction for students
  • Confers with teachers and other staff about teaching problems; assists teachers with lesson planning
  • Confers and coordinates with students, staff, parents and local school districts as appropriate in developing Individualized Education Programs for assigned students
  • Facilitates team meetings, ARD planning meetings and ARD meetings as required
  • Assists/trains teachers regarding documentation needed for ARD meetings (e.g., goals & objectives, modifications, reports, assessments, graduation plans)
  • Assists non-VI certified teachers to complete Functional Vision Evaluations & Learning Media Assessments; serves as TVI for students of non-VI certified teachers as assigned
  • Assigns, reviews, approves and facilitates timely completion of educational reports and materials for ARD meetings
  • Supervises student transition planning by the instructional team as required
  • Assists with planning and scheduling
  • Assists with teacher appraisals if qualified and approved by the board
  • Assists and/or trains teachers in using the school's educational software and information management system
  • Assists and/or trains teachers in completion of assessments and documentation for the Performance Indicator accountability system
  • Assists with planning and implementation of staff development
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures

SUPERVISOR

  • Assistant Principal

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related work as assigned 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university [Applicant selected for hire will be required to submit a copy of all college or university transcripts]
  • Texas teacher certification, including certification as a teacher of students with visual impairment
  • Experience as a teacher of students with visual and multiple impairments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including skill in consulting and collaborating effectively with colleagues
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent teaching skills and practices
  • Knowledge of the Admission-Review-Dismissal (ARD) process
  • Skill in learning and assisting others with the school's educational software and information management systems

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Faculty committee chairperson or project committee member experience
      

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-$4,086  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: 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