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State of Texas Application
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Criminal History Authorization
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Submit your completed application and required forms to:

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
ATTN: Human Resources Department
1100 West 45th Street
Austin, TX 78756
HR Fax: (512) 206-9403
HR E-mail:

Closing Dates

Complete applications must be received prior to 5pm on the closing date. The closing date indicates the minimum length of time a vacancy will be posted. Positions may remain open beyond the closing date if a sufficient number of applications have not been received.

If a position is posted as "Until Filled", TSBVI will close the position once a sufficient number of applications are received as defined by TSBVI.

Selective Service Requirement

As of September 1, 1999, an agency in any branch of state government may not hire a person as an employee if the person is of the age (18-25) and gender (male), that would require a person residing in the U.S. to register with the selective service system, unless the person presents proof of the person's registration with the selective service system as required by federal law or proof of exemption from registration with the selective service.

E-Verify

If you are hired, you will be required to submit proof of your identity and your eligibility to work in the United States within three working days of your date of employment.  TSBVI participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Current Positions, Detailed Descriptions

POSITION:  Accountant IV              

DEPARTMENT:  Business Office                              
POSTING #: 
19-090
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience                             
SHIFT: M-F; 8:00 – 5:00
OPENING DATE:  08/09/2019                                   
CLOSING DATE: 
08/16/19
CLASSIFICATION #:  1018                                      
GROUP #: 
B19
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Audits travel reimbursement vouchers for accuracy and completeness and ensures supporting documentation is present. Analyzes and processes travel vouchers for both advance and regular travel reimbursements
  • Responds to internal and external customers’ inquiries, both verbally and in writing, concerning voucher changes and payment status. Provides, exchanges, or verifies information, answers inquiries, addresses issues, and resolves problems or complaints
  • Determines accuracy of travel claims and appropriate coding for data entry
  • Travel Advance Reconciliation
  • Prepares, processes and validates all cash receipts and deposit vouchers
  • Prepares, processes and validates journal vouchers, accounting documents and transactions and initiates corrective action where necessary
  • Assists in the preparation of the Annual Financial Report, Non-Financial Annual Report, Board Reports and other reports as needed
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, or a related business field with one year of experience in accounting or related field. May substitute 5 years or more of full-time State governmental accounting experience for required education
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products including Excel and Word
  • Experience processing state travel vouchers

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, or related business field
  • Experience using USAS (Uniform Statewide Accounting System) or USPS (Uniform Statewide Payroll System) or CAPPS (Centralized Accounting and Personnel/ Payroll Systems)
  • Experience processing state travel vouchers and/or travel card transactions is preferred
  • Two years of experience processing state travel vouchers
  • Experience processing revenue deposits

POSITION:  Editor II (TEMPORARY)                                           

DEPARTMENT:  Information Resources                             
POSTING #: 
19-088
MONTHLY SALARY: Salary is contingent upon qualifications and is subject to salary administration and budgetary restrictions.            
SHIFT:  M-F, 8:00-5:00          
OPENING DATE:  08/02/19                                              
CLOSING DATE: 
Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  1876                                              
GROUP #: 
B19  
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs advanced editorial work. Work involves overseeing the laying out, indexing, and revising of written materials in preparation for final publication. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works with members of a multidisciplinary team, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Review, edit, and format the text "master documents" of our website content. These documents will total several thousand pages of work (roughly one page for each page of our website relaunch).  These documents will need to be:
     - checked for spelling, grammar, and punctuation,
     - formatted with correct and consistent markup (proper use of H1, H2, alt text),
     - checked to make sure best-practices for an accessible web are followed,
     - indexed with regards to authorship and maintenance (review/revise) schedules,
     - transferred into the content management system (CMS) for the new website.
    This role will also review, edit, and remediate current policy and procedure documents to ensure that in-house style guidelines are followed, that accessibility best-practices are maintained, and that documents are managed logically and clearly.
  • Contributes to the writing, editing, proofreading, layout, reproduction, and cataloging of various electronic and printed materials.
  • Coordinates activities of staff in preparing content for web publication.
  • Performs final editing and proofreading of documents to ensure proper content and format consistency.
  • Provides guidance and assistance to staff by making recommendations regarding content and format.
  • Selects appropriate artwork, such as photos, charts, graphs, or illustrations.
  • Prepares reports of editorial activities.
  • May supervise the work of others.
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all applicable security and safety rules, regulations and standards
  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college
  • Experience in editorial work, proofing, content management or other associated activities
  • Experience and education may be substituted for one another

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in communications- or liberal arts-related fields

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires the incumbent to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (standing and walking) is routinely required to carry out some duties. It requires extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact. It requires the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, and reach as needed for filing and similar routine office duties. The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. Marginal or corrected visual and auditory requirements are required for reading printed materials and computer screens and communicating with internal and external customers.

IMPORTANT NOTES TO THE CANDIDATE

  • Candidates will be asked to participate in a skills demonstration and/or presentation.
  • This is considered a full-time temporary position. The selected candidate will be a full State of Texas employee with regular employee benefits. The current expectation is that this position will be required for 12-18 months. It is possible that the job responsibilities will expand and but there is no guarantee that the need for the position won’t end and the position will be

POSITION:  Resident Instructor III – INTERNAL EMPLOYEES ONLY                                       

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home (WH)                                           
POSTING #:  19-085
MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,283.00 - $1,595.50
SHIFT: Friday 1:30pm -11:30pm; Sunday 9:00am-7:00pm (occasionally Thursday and/or Monday).  This schedule could change as duties are assigned.
OPENING DATE:  7/30/19                                                    
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  5205                                                  
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

  • Supports the Weekends Home (WH) Manager to develop and maintain programs and routines, including activities adapted for students with visual impairments in the following areas: boarding and debussing, safe public travel methods, restroom and other vehicle stop activities, social, recreational and leisure activities, etc.
  • Ensures appropriate implementation of the programs in the absence of the WH Manager.
  • Provides constructive feedback on staff performance and develops ways to support WH Chaperones and Drivers in teaching and transporting students with visual impairments.
  • Effectively uses and demonstrates behavior analysis and management techniques; follows established guidelines and procedures for behavior management/student discipline.
  • Ensures students are effectively and appropriately supervised in a manner to ensure their physical and psychological safety, health, and well-being.
  • Facilitates and teaches to maximize the greatest level of independence for each student in all situations.
  • In the absence of the WH Manager, ensures incident reports, route notes and shift notes are professional, objectively stated, free of factual error, and without the need for significant editing.
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy.
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Six months part-time direct care experience at TSBVI
  • Skill in completing assigned tasks and meeting established deadlines
  • Skill in data collection and report writing
  • Skill in developing professional relationships with parents, staff and the community
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills
  • Must have sufficient physical strength to assist in lifting and/or transferring students up to adult age

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Texas Bus Driver certification
  • ASL and adapted Sign Language
  • Spanish Speaker

POSITION:  Orientation & Mobility Specialist                                               

DEPARTMENT:  Outreach                                                                
POSTING #: 
19-083
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience                               
SHIFT:  M-F, 8:00-5:00          
OPENING DATE:  07/05/19                                                              
CLOSING DATE: 
Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  T021                                                             
GROUP #: 
n/a
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Plans with other members of the Outreach team and TSBVI staff to provide comprehensive support to local schools and agencies who serve students with visual impairment and deafblindness
  • Assists Education Service Center and local administrators with the design and implementation of O&M programming in in the home, school and community as required by IDEA
  • Provides technical assistance to local direct service providers with respect to particular students
  • Plans and conducts workshops and other training experiences for professionals
  • Designs and maintains an O&M portal for new COMS on the TSBVI Outreach webpage
  • Consults with families of students with visual impairments regarding orientation and mobility issues
  • Participates with other members of the Outreach team and other TSBVI staff in the development and implementation of statewide conferences and training on education of students who have visual impairments and/or additional disabilities
  • Develops and/or collects and maintains appropriate materials that may be used in consulting, providing technical assistance, assisting parents, or other aspects of the duties of the position
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • 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 college or university transcript(s)]
  • Certified by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals as an O&M Specialist [Copy of certificate required at time of interview]
  • Five years full-time experience as an O&M Specialist working with students in public schools
  • Extensive organizational, interpersonal and presentational skills
  • Skill in working successfully with professionals, paraprofessionals, parents, local schools and other agencies

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Expertise with assistive technologies for use in O&M training
  • Experience using distance learning technologies, including webinars, videoconferencing, web-based products, blogs and/or social networking
  • Teacher certification in visual impairment, deaf and hard of hearing, deafblindness, or speech/language
  • Experience using distance learning technologies professionally such as webinars, videoconferencing, web-based postings, and / or social networking

POSITION:  Short Term Programs Teacher                           

DEPARTMENT: Short-Term Programs                                  
POSTING #:  19-080
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience
SHIFT:  M-F 7:45 – 3:45, several weekends
OPENING DATE:  07/02/2019                                                
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  T021                                                 
GROUP #:  N/A         
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Creates academic and technology curriculum for new short-term (school year) and summer classes
  • Plans and prepares for short-term and summer classes
  • Assesses student needs to address instructional goals and objectives
  • Teaches short-term program classes; both in-person and via distance learning platforms
  • Assists in coordinating summer programs
  • Supervises aides, and all others assigned
  • Performs assignments effectively relating to all department and school policies and procedures
  • Utilizes equipment and facilities in the most effective manner to support the instructional program
  • Promotes positive relations through effective communication and involvement with family, appropriate agencies, and community members to meet individual student needs
  • Utilizes professional classroom management techniques to assist students in learning
  • Continues professional growth and development
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • 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 college or university transcript(s)]
  • Must have Texas Special Education EC-12 and elementary or secondary level certifications
  • Must have or be willing to obtain the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments supplemental certification (TVI) within a specified period of time
  • Must have or be willing to obtain ESL certification within a specified period of time 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with students who demonstrate on grade-level academic skills
  • Proficiency with Google tools (Google Certified Educator)
  • Knowledge of various screen-readers including JAWS, NVDA and Voiceover
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Master’s degree in Education, Visual Impairments or a related field

POSITION:  Resident Instructor II WEEKENDS HOME EMPLOYEES ONLY                         

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home / Residential                            
POSTING #: 19-079
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT: 20 HOURS/WEEK Shift TBD
OPENING DATE:  07/02/19                                                        
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  5203                                                        
GROUP #:  A9
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

***OPEN TO WEEKENDS HOME EMPLOYEES ONLY.  Shift TBD, likely be Thursday and Monday.  Residential shift will allow time to also work in WH***

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Already being performed by WH staff)

  • 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

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (In addition to Weekends Home duties)

Participates as a member of specific student teams

Implements the student’s educational plans during the evening and weekend hours

  • Plans activities to consistently foster the education of the students in academic, daily living, leisure time and social skills based upon the programs by the teachers and team
  • Maintains residential facilities in order to provide for an optimal learning environment
  • May be required to enter the water and monitor students during swimming activities
  • May be required to drive students in a school vehicle
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Skill in working harmoniously with children and adults
  • Must have sufficient physical strength to assist in lifting and/or transferring students up to adult age
  • Willingness to accompany students to swimming pools

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • One-year full-time experience as a Resident Specialist at TSBVI OR one-year full-time experience in a closely related direct care capacity
  • Experience working with children
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Must be willing to learn basic sign language
  • Ability to communicate, receptively and expressively, through both sign language and oral speech
  • Ability to swim and to accompany students into the pool during swimming activities
  • Previous child/adult related experience in a child care, group home, educational, or medical facility setting
  • Current driver’s license. Good driving record

POSITION:  Resident Instructor II FULL-TIME                        

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home / Residential                            
POSTING #: 19-078
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT: Shift TBD
OPENING DATE:  07/02/19                                                        
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  5203                                                        
GROUP #:  A9
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

***Shift TBD, Most likely Thursday, Friday, Sunday, Monday.  20 hours as a Weekends Home Chaperone, and 20 hours as Residential Staff. ***

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (50%)

  • 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

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (50%)

  • Participates as a member of specific student teams
  • Implements the student’s educational plans during the evening and weekend hours
  • Plans activities to consistently foster the education of the students in academic, daily living, leisure time and social skills based upon the programs by the teachers and team
  • Maintains residential facilities in order to provide for an optimal learning environment
  • May be required to enter the water and monitor students during swimming activities
  • May be required to drive students in a school vehicle
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Skill in working harmoniously with children and adults
  • Must have sufficient physical strength to assist in lifting and/or transferring students up to adult age
  • Willingness to accompany students to swimming pools

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • One-year full-time experience as a Resident Specialist at TSBVI OR one-year full-time experience in a closely related direct care capacity
  • Experience working with children CPR and First Aid certification
  • Must be willing to learn basic sign language
  • Ability to communicate, receptively and expressively, through both sign language and oral speech
  • Ability to swim and to accompany students into the pool during swimming activities
  • Previous child/adult related experience in a child care, group home, educational, or medical facility setting
  • Current driver’s license.  Good driving record

POSITION:  Teacher of Students with Multiple Impairments                        

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs                                       
POSTING #:  19-077
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience       
SHIFT:  Monday-Friday, 7:45am-3:45pm
OPENING DATE:  6/20/19                                                                
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  T021                                                             
GROUP #:  n/a
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

***2019 – 2020 School Year***

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Cooperates with other teachers in planning and implementing the instructional program for the students assigned
  • Works with the team members in identifying and solving problems related to students in school, dormitory, and community environments
  • Diagnoses and assesses student needs to determine instructional goals and objectives
  • Utilizes teaching techniques and classroom strategies to accommodate the various learning styles and modes of students
  • Assists in the selection of programs, equipment and materials to meet the needs of students
  • Supervises aides, and all others assigned
  • Performs assignments effectively relating to all department and school policies and procedures
  • Utilizes equipment and facilities in the most effective manner to support the instructional program
  • Promotes positive relations through effective communication and involvement with family, appropriate agencies, and community members to meet individual student needs
  • Utilizes professional classroom management techniques to assist students in learning
  • Continues professional growth and development
  • Attend work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Comply with all applicable security and safety rules, regulations, and standards
  • Perform 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 transcript(s)]
  • Must have Texas Special Education EC-12 and elementary level certifications
  • Must have or be willing to obtain the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments supplemental certification within a specified period of time
  • Must have or be willing to obtain ESL certification within a specified period of time

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with students with visual and multiple impairments
  • Proficiency with Sign Language
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Texas Tech DeafBlind graduate certificate 

POSITION:  Resident Instructor II (Chaperone) PART-TIME   

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home                                               
POSTING #: 19-072
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT: 10 HOURS/WEEK Friday and Sunday 2:00pm-7:00pm.  Schedule may shift to Thursday and/or Monday approximately once a month.  Must be available these days.
OPENING DATE:  06/13/19                                                        
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  5203                                                        
GROUP #:  A9
Veterans: Compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser.
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • 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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Skill in working harmoniously with children and adults
  • Must know or be willing to learn basic sign language (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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • One-year full-time experience as a Resident Instructor at TSBVI OR one-year full-time experience in a closely related direct care capacity
  • Skill in using sign language
  • Experience working with children
  • CPR and First Aid certification

POSITION:  Internal Auditor            

DEPARTMENT: Executive Administration                            
POSTING #:  19-069
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT:  Days
OPENING DATE:  06/12/2019                                               
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  1048                                                  
GROUP #:  B21         
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

  • Examines and analyzes management operations, internal control structures and systems, and accounting records for reliability, adequacy, accuracy, efficiency, and compliance with legal regulations
  • Recommends changes in business processes, information systems, and accounting or management practices
  • Facilitates the annual risk assessment update process to identify and prioritize agency activities and risks associated with those activities. Develops and maintains a list of management control activities associated with each risk identified
  • Develops an annual Internal Audit Plan for Board review and approval, using risk assessment techniques that identifies individual audits to be conducted during the year, including required (e.g., PFIA and ANE audits) and other periodic audits of the agency’s major systems and controls (e.g., accounting systems and controls, administrative systems and controls, and electronic data processing systems and controls)
  • Audit planning: Defines audit issues by researching specific topics through interviews, document reviews, evaluating prior audit findings, and other research techniques.  Develops audit objectives and project procedures and deliverables for each individual audit engagement
  • Audit implementation: Conducts audit procedures such as data gathering, data review and analysis, document review, verification and criteria development for compliance testing ensuring timely reporting and submission
  • Audit reporting: Prepares individual audit reports including the preparation of outlines, preparation of draft reports, review of the drafts with the clients, preparation of final reports incorporating comments as appropriate and submission of the final reports to the Board for review and approval.  Approved reports are subsequently submitted timely to oversight agencies in accordance with the Internal Auditing Act and the Board is copied on all submittals
  • Audit Quality Control: internal review of audits for completeness, compliance with standards; uniformity in method; and adherence to statutes, departmental rulings, and legal decisions
  • Audit Follow Up: Conducts post audit assessments and routine follow up on open recommendations and quality control procedures.  Maintains a tracking mechanism for prior audit recommendations that are still open or in the process of implementation.  Reports to the Board periodically on the status of open recommendations
  • Conducts quality assurance reviews in accordance with professional standards as provided by Section 2101.011 and periodically takes part in a comprehensive peer review
  • Ensures that external Quality Assurance Reviews are conducted every 3 years
  • Coordinates management response for external audits
  • May conduct special investigations into questionable accounting or management operations, practices or records
  • Maintains current procedures to be used in the event of an investigation
  • Reports at least annually to the Board on the Internal Audit Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP)
  • Ensures that the Annual Internal Audit Report is compiled and submitted to the Board for approval and subsequently submitted to the oversight agencies as required by November 1 of each year
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) required
  • Must have five years of experience in internal auditing

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in either public or governmental accounting and audit work preferred

POSITION:  Nurse II (RN) – PART-TIME              

DEPARTMENT: Short-Term Programs                                  
POSTING #:  19-067
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT:  Day & Evenings
OPENING DATE:  06/12/2019                                               
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  4411                                                  
GROUP #:  B19         
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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Reviewing all applications prior to the coordinators decision on acceptance and provide feedback regarding the medical needs of each student
  • Calling the parent/guardian regarding any medical and/or psychiatric problems listed on the med/diet form
  • Requesting physician orders for medications and emergency action forms for students needing emergency medication prior to registration
  • Registering all STP students in the health center with the assistance of the health center nurses
  • Reports regularly to charge nurse on STP student’s health conditions, medication, or potential problems
  • RN-Provides training to all STP staff regarding student’s condition and medications
  • Lead the summer school application review process and delegate duties to other health center nurse with approval of health center director

As well as Performs daily nursing duties including; assessments, medication administration, care, and treatment of patients including:

  • Provides emergency care to students to stabilize and await EMS arrival
  • Conducts physical and psychosocial assessments of students
  • Assists in carrying out regular nursing shift duties relating to health care delivery, record keeping, and maintaining health center operations
  • Facilitates completion of doctor’s orders for treatment
  • Uses proper procedures relating to documentation, medications, doctor’s orders, supplies, and records
  • Implements instruction to students to foster knowledge of their medical needs and to increase self-responsibility for their own medical regimens
  • Conducts medical history interviews with new and returning student’s families when needed
  • Updates student care summaries and alerts distributes to appropriate staff
  • Ensures timely completion of physician’s orders
  • Notifies parents and appropriate school staff or student health conditions and obtains informed parental consent for treatment when necessary
  • Ensures proper and timely communication of medical information to necessary staff
  • Instructs students and staff in proper care procedures for special conditions when needed
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Graduation from an accredited school for Registered Nurses
  • Current Registered Nurse license from the State of Texas 

POSITION:  Budget Analyst III                     

DEPARTMENT:  Business Office                              
POSTING #: 
19-063
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience                             
SHIFT: M-F; 8-5
OPENING DATE:  06/05/2019                                   
CLOSING DATE: 
Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  1157                                      
GROUP #: 
B21
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http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs complex budget preparation and analysis work as well as developing budget procedures
  • Prepares or assists in complex budget development (Operating Budget and Legislative Appropriations Requests) and analysis work
  • Assists in providing and coordinating instruction and guidance to divisions, departments, and other organizational units on various process-related procedures relative to the development of the LAR and operating budget
  • Assists in the analysis of expenditure patterns and cost drivers, and in making recommendations on the use of funds
  • Prepares and reviews monthly operating budget reports, identifying areas where more effective use of funds can be made
  • Maintains accurate program methods of finance in accordance with appropriation and grant authority as applicable
  • Interprets and applies statutes and regulations, sets priorities, and meets deadlines. Prepares effective written communication on the interpretation and analysis of applicable GAA, federal regulations, or requests from the Legislature
  • Communicates and works effectively with external and internal parties. May be involved in cross training and resource sharing with other areas within the Finance Department
  • Prepares and reviews fiscal notes on legislation filed in the Legislature which could affect and financially impact the agency
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university plus two years of full-time experience in budget preparation, accounting, auditing, financial planning or management, or positions which provided knowledge of public sector budgetary controls, administrative procedures, and related state and federal regulatory laws
  • Experience and competence in Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Word, Excel, and Access) or equivalent and other computer related programs
  • Skill in communicating effectively with other divisions of the School, various state agencies and the federal government

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or other business related field
  • Experience with executive and legislative budgetary procedures and reports
  • Experience and competence in Legislative Budget Board Systems to include ABEST (Automated Budget and Evaluation System of Texas) and FNS (Fiscal Notes System)
  • Experience in preparing state agency operating budgets, legislative appropriations requests, and fiscal notes

POSITION:  Resident Instructor II                                     

DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Residential                          
POSTING #:  19-061
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT:  Full-Time; Evenings; Weekends  
OPENING DATE:  06/05/2019                                                
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  5203                                                  
GROUP #:  A9
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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Participates as a member of specific student teams Implements the student’s educational plans during the evening and weekend hours
  • Plans activities to consistently foster the education of the students in academic, daily living, leisure time and social skills based upon the programs by the teachers and team
  • Maintains residential facilities in order to provide for an optimal learning environment
  • May be required to enter the water and monitor students during swimming activities
  • May be required to drive students in a school vehicle
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Skill in working harmoniously with children and adults
  • Must know or be willing to learn basic sign language
  • Must be able to lift and/or transfer students up to adult age
  • Ability to communicate, receptively and expressively, through both sign language and oral speech, or just oral speech, with ASL fluent and non-signing staff and students
  • Ability to swim and to accompany students into the pool during swimming activities
  • Valid driver’s license and clear driving record 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be willing to learn basic sign language
  • Ability to communicate, receptively and expressively, through both sign language and oral speech
  • Ability to swim and to accompany students into the pool during swimming activities
  • Previous child/adult related experience in a child care, group home, educational, or medical facility setting
  • Current driver’s license. Good driving record

POSITION:  Residential Teacher                   

DEPARTMENT:  Comprehensive Programs                                      
POSTING #:  19-059
MONTHLY SALARY:  Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience
SHIFT:  M-F, 11:00am – 8:00pm
OPENING DATE:  06/03/2019                                                           
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  T021                                                             
GROUP #:  N/A         
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***2019-2020 School Year***

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Cooperates with classroom teachers and residential instructors in planning and implementing the instructional program for the students assigned
  • Works with classroom teachers, residential instructors and other team members in identifying and solving problems related to his/her students in school, dormitory, and community environments
  • Diagnoses and assesses student needs to determine instructional goals and objectives, with focus on the expanded core curricular skill areas of Independent Living; Recreation and Leisure; and Social Interaction
  • Completes Present Levels of Academic and Functional Performance; Individualized Education Program goals and objectives; and reports progress for assigned students in coordination with residential instructors
  • Utilizes teaching techniques and strategies to accommodate the various learning styles and modes of his/her students and models these for residential instructors
  • Assists residential instructors in planning and designing schedules and instructional activities
  • Trains residential instructors to ensure that required modifications and accommodations, including necessary low vision aids and other tools to access the environment, are utilized by students in residential and community settings
  • Assists residential instructors in the selection of programs, equipment and materials to meet the needs of his/her students
  • May conduct or assist with Learning Media Assessments and Functional Vision Evaluations for assigned students
  • Performs assignments effectively related to all department and school policies and procedures
  • Promotes positive relations through effective communication and involvement with family, appropriate agencies, and community members to meet individual student needs
  • Utilizes positive behavior support techniques to assist students in learning
  • Assists with student crisis interventions related to behavior as needed and assigned
  • Continues professional growth and development
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • 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]
  • Must have Texas Special Education EC-12 certification
  • Must have or be willing to obtain Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments supplemental certification within a specified period of time

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with children with visual and multiple impairments
  • Texas Family and Consumer Sciences certification
  • Texas English as a Second Language certification
  • Skill in using sign language
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Master’s degree in education of students with visual impairments or related field

POSITION:  Vehicle Driver III PART-TIME

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home                                         
POSTING #:  19-0023
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience                             
SHIFT:  20 HOURS/WEEK Fridays-1:30pm-11:30pm and Sundays-9:00am-7:00pm.  One time per month the work day may shift to Thursday and/or Monday.  Must be available these days. 
OPENING DATE: 3/11/19                                                      
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  9324                                                  
GROUP #:  A11         
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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

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

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

DEPARTMENT: Health Services                                                         
POSTING #:  19-014
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT:  Varies (6:00am-2:00pm, 2:00pm-10:00pm, or 10:00pm-6:00am)
OPENING DATE:  12/5/18                                                                
CLOSING DATE:  Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #:  4421 or 4411                                                 
GROUP #:  A13 or B19
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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides direct health care services to students
  • Maintains health center operations
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures
  • Performs related work as assigned

SUPERVISOR

  • Health Services Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Substitute Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) II:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Graduation from an accredited program for Licensed Vocational Nurses or the equivalent
  • Current LVN license for the State of Texas [Copy of license required at time of application]

Substitute Nurse (RN) II:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Graduation from an accredited school for Registered Nurses
  • Current Registered Nurse license from the State of Texas [Copy of license required at time of application]

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Pediatric, psychiatric, and/or school health experience
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Skill in using Word and Excel software applications

POSITION: Residential Instructor II (Escort) PART-TIME

DEPARTMENT: Weekends Home
POSTING #: 19-004
MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary will commensurate with experience
SHIFT: 20 HOURS/WEEK Friday 1:30pm-11:30pm, and Sundays 9:00am-7:00pm OR Friday 12:00pm-11:00pm and Sunday 8:00am-7:00pm.
Schedule may shift to Thursday and/or Monday approximately once a month.
OPENING DATE: 9/28/18
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
CLASSIFICATION #: 5203
GROUP #: A9
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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

  • 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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • One-year full-time experience as a Resident Specialist at TSBVI OR one-year full-time experience in a closely related direct care capacity
  • Skill in using sign language
  • Experience working with children
  • CPR and First Aid certification

POSITION: Substitute

POSTING #: SUB
DEPARTMENT(S): Food Services, Security, Comprehensive Residential A and B, Comprehensive Programs, and Weekends Home
SHIFT: Will vary as needed
OPENING DATE: 9/26/18
CLOSING DATE: Until filled
CLASSIFICATION #: Sub
GROUP #: N/A 
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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Applicants may now apply to be a substitute for the following position(s) at TSBVI: Food Services, Security, Resident Specialist, Teacher Aide, Teacher, or Transportation Escort
  • All substitute applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be required to attend a Substitute Information and Interview Session. If you are selected to be a substitute, you must attend New Employee Orientation 
  • As a substitute, you will be called on an as needed basis only; work hours are not specified or guaranteed

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduation or equivalent

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of closely related coursework from an accredited college or university 
  • Experience working with children with disabilities