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

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: nysjobbank@labor.ny.

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

Job Location
Job Title
Hiring Organization

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 personSend this to academy.virtual.community@gmail.com.


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.