[nfb-talk] 2 Positions Closing Soon New Mexico

Alexander, Lucy, CFB Lucy.Alexander at state.nm.us
Sat May 19 14:50:30 UTC 2018

Good morning, David,

Could you please distribute the following announcement to any 
appropriate lists or anyone you think might be interested?  I posted 
to JOBS and Rehab lists yesterday.

Many thanks,

Greetings from the Land of Enchantment!

We at the New Mexico Commission for the Blind Orientation Center in 
Alamogordo are seeking two new team members.  The Orientation Center 
is approved as a Structured Discovery Cane Travel center by the 
National Blindness Professional Certification Board and accredited by 
CARF.  We provide blindness skills training to blind New Mexicans who 
are part of the Commission's Vocational Rehabilitation program.

We are recruiting to fill two Blindness Skills Instructor vacancies 
for Personal Management and Computers and Assistive Technology 
classes.  The positions are assigned to the Orientation Center 
located in Alamogordo, New Mexico.  These positions have the same job 
purpose as the instructors often need to cover similar material and 
work together to promote skill development.

.  The most relevant portions of the job posting are provided below 
my signature block.  The closing date for both positions is May 23.

To reach the job postings,

1. Visit the following links to go directly to the postings:




2. Go to the NM State Personnel Website at 
<http://www.spo.state.nm.us>www.spo.state.nm.us, click the link for 
View Job Opportunities And Apply, enter the job title in the search 
field, and look for the Blindness Skills Instructor vacancies.

Applications are accepted through the New Mexico State Personnel 
Office online application system only!

Although the online application system indicates that it does not 
support the Firefox browser, it seems that Firefox works best for 
applicants using screen reader technology.

Note to screen reader users: Recent updates to this online 
application utility have made it very difficult to complete 
independently using screen reading technology.  Screen reader users 
who experience difficulty with the application utility should notify 
Ms. Andrea Rivera-Smith of the State Personnel Office @  (505) 
695-5606 for assistance.  She can also confirm that your application 
(including uploaded transcripts, certificates, etc.) has been 
successfully received for consideration.

Please pay particular attention to question 2 in the Specific 
Supplemental Questions section: How many years of experience do you 
have RELATED to the PURPOSE of this position?

Minimum qualifications for this position are at least two years of 
related experience.  Be sure that if you indicate that you have two 
years of experience that is related to the purpose of the position, 
that you clearly describe *at least* two years of full-time 
equivalent related experience in the Work History section of the 
online application.  Similarly, if you indicate in this question that 
you have five years of experience related to the purpose of the 
position, you must describe *at least* five years of full-time 
equivalent experience in the Work History section.  Regardless of the 
number of years of related experience that you claim to have in 
answer to this question, you will be disqualified if you do not 
substantiate that number of years in the Work Experience section of 
the application, even if you described at least the minimum number of 
years required.  For example, if you claim five years of related 
experience, but only describe four years of related experience, you 
will be disqualified even though you have at least two years of 
related experience (two years being the minimum require for this 
particular position).

If you are interested in learning more about the position, please 
feel free to contact me or Jessica Bartenbach, Assistive Technology 
Specialist Supervisor.  Jessica will be the direct supervisor for 
these positions.  She can be reached at 505-383-2294 or by email at 
<mailto:Jessica.Bartenbach at state.nm.us>Jessica.Bartenbach at state.nm.us. 
Also, please share this notice widely.

Many thanks,


Lucy Alexander Mallahan

Center Director

Commission for the Blind, 408 N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo, NM  88310

Office: 505-383-2291

Cell: 575-430-3853

Some details regarding these positions:

Purpose of Position:

To provide blindness skills training, primarily training in the area 
of personal management and Computers and Assistive Technology, using 
the structured discovery model to Vocational Rehabilitation consumers 
attending the New Mexico Commission for the blind's Orientation 
Center in Alamogordo.

This position is a Pay Band 65. SALARY:

$15.28 - $26.59 Hourly

$31,782.40 - $55,307.20 Annually

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's Degree in Education, Social Science, Behavioral Science, 
or related field and two (2) years of experience in a field such as 
orientation and mobility, vocational rehabilitation counseling, 
education, social work, gerontology, family and community services, 
child development, home economics related to families, or services 
for people with disabilities. Additional education may substitute for 
the required experience on a year for year basis. Experience in this 
job classification may substitute for the required education on a 
year for year basis.

CLOSING DATE of posting:     05/23/18 11:59 PM

DEPARTMENT:                         Commission for the Blind

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