The job bank is list of job openings as provided by employers. If you are a qualified applicant, contact the employer directly.
Instructions for Job Applicants
Click a job title in the Job Bank to view the Job Description. If you are qualified, follow the application procedure listed in the posting and/or contact the person listed in the posting directly.
Instructions for Employers Submitting Openings
Step 1: Register with the State Dept. of Labor
The Governor’s Employment First initiative is tracking the number of people with disabilities who are being hired, and all openings for Peer Specialists positions qualify and should be counted in this initiative.
If you have not already done so, register with the New York State Department of Labor and submit your job opening to the New York State Dept. of Labor site before submitting to the Academy of Peer Services.
The New York State Dept. of Labor log in/registration link: https://newyork.usnlx.com/gov
For general information, you can send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can contact: Kerry.Douglas-Duffy@labor.ny.gov
Step 2: Submit to the Academy of Peer Services / Virtual Community
To submit a job opening to the APS Virtual Community, send email in the following format
In an attachment or the body of the email provide the job description and responsibilities, minimum requirements, instructions about how to apply. Be sure to include the contact person. Send this to email@example.com.
Employment First Initiative
The Governor’s Programs to Hire Persons/Veterans with Disabilities consist of two specialized programs. These programs are coordinated efforts to place individuals with disabilities in entry-level State jobs. No initial written or oral examinations are required for appointment. You must however, submit a formal application and a medical evaluation may be necessary for program certification.
New York State Civil Service Law, Section 55-b authorizes the New York State Civil Service Commission to designate up to 1,200 positions in the non-competitive class to be filled by qualified people with disabilities. Additionally, Section 55-c of the law authorizes the designation of up to 500 positions in the non-competitive class to be filled by qualified wartime veterans with disabilities.
- Are You a Person With a Disability Looking for Employment with New York State Government?
- Are You a Veteran With a Disability Looking for Employment with New York State Government?
Visit the New York State Dept. of Labor Workers with Disabilities site to learn more: https://www.cs.ny.gov/dpm/workersdisabilities.cfm
For more information about the Job Bank, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.