[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.
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
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.
Lucy Alexander Mallahan
Commission for the Blind, 408 N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo, NM 88310
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
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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