Job Bank Instructions

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

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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

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Step 1: Register with the State Dept. of Labor

If you have not already done so, please register your business with the New York State Department of Labor and submit your job opening to the Dept. of Labor before submitting to the Academy of Peer Services. The Governor’s Employment First initiative is tracking the number of people with disabilities who are being hired, and openings for Peer Support positions should be counted in this initiative.

The New York State Dept. of Labor log in/registration link:  https://newyork.us.jobs/secure/emplogin.asp?bounce=registration

Once you have created a business account you can follow the steps to post jobs.

Step 2: Submit to the Academy of Peer Services / Virtual Community


To submit a job opening to the Academy of Peer Services and the Virtual Community, send email with the location, job title, organization, and who to contact for more information to academy.virtual.community@gmail.com.

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.


Employment First Initiative

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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.

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 academy.virtual.community@gmail.com.