Online resource can help North Country disabled vets and others find state jobs
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 5:13 pm

The online New York State Recruitment Resources Center is serving as the central online employment recruitment location for North Country job seekers who are certified eligible for participation in a special state program for veterans and others with disabilities.

The website, at www.cs.ny.gov/rp55, enables a job seekers to upload a resume and transcript, and also provides application information regarding disability certification, so that they can be best connected with employment opportunities at state agencies.

“With the launch of this online portal, veterans and people with disabilities are gaining more access than ever to the State’s job market,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The Recruitment Resources Center is part of the state’s Department of Civil Service.

This program allows qualified persons and veterans with disabilities to be appointed to entry-level competitive civil service positions without a written examination. New York State law designates 1,200 entry level positions for persons with disabilities, and provides for 500 entry level positions specifically for veterans with disabilities.

The first step in the program is to apply for certification with the Department of Civil Service’s Employee Health Service. Once applicants have been certified for the 55-b or 55-c programs, they can submit their information in one place online indicating employment history, academic achievements, as well as geographic location preferences for State employment. State agencies will use the 55 b/c Recruitment Resources Center to identify candidates for entry level positions.

“We are encouraging all qualified applicants to utilize this convenient employment resource,” said Civil Service Commissioner Jerry Boone. “These entry-level positions often provide qualified persons and veterans with disabilities a starting point to build a productive career working in State government.”

For more information on disability certification eligibility requirements and other civil service employment opportunities, visit www.cs.ny.gov.