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Supplemental Information
The Louisiana Schools for the Deaf and Visually Impaired is a 24 hour facility. 
This is a FULL TIME,  10 MONTH position (7.5 hours daily) but some overtime/weekend work may be required.  
Please note: must possess Deaf Education/Hearing Impaired endorsement or the ability to obtain Deaf Education/Hearing Impaired endorsement within three (3) years of hire date. 

Preference may be given to applicants who have American Sign Language skills.  Must obtain the required SLPI level of Advanced within two (2) years of hire date.
The Louisiana Special Schools do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in our programs and activities, and we provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Jeff Travasos, Special Assistant to the LSS Superintendent, (225) 757-3323,  ****
, has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination in employment may also be referred to Julie Alcorn, Human Resources Director at (225) 757-3214 or  ****
RELEASE OF ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION INFORMATION: La. R.S. 17:3884(D) requires that any school board wishing to hire a person who has been assessed or evaluated pursuant to the Children First Act, La. R.S. 17:3871, et seq., whether that person is already employed by that school system or not, shall request such person's assessment and evaluation results as part of the application process. Please be advised that, as part of the mandated process, your previous assessment and evaluation results will be requested. You have the opportunity to apply, review the information received, and provide any response or information you deem appropriate.
LSDVI is on 116 acres and includes 22 buildings with 486, 029 square feet under roof. The incumbent must be able to perform these assigned duties without significant risk of substantial harm to his/her own safety/security and safety/security of others

Physical Activity Level
The employee must be able to perform assigned duties without significant risk of substantial harm to his/her own safety/security and the safety/security of others. Some work is performed in physically comfortable positions with little or light physical effort, and some work requires moderate effort.  Lifting thirty to forty pounds may be required and brief periods of heavy muscular exertion may be required.  Interpreting, transliterating, and teaching visually impaired students, require extended use of the upper body muscles and fine motor movements of the hands.  Physical requirements are subject to reasonable accommodation in accordance with ADA standards.

There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed.   Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.
No Civil Service test score
 is required in order to be considered for this vacancy. 

To apply for this vacancy, click on the Apply link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You  must
 include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.

Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. 

Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 757-3206. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission 
Business Career Solutions Centers
, and at our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 .  
If you require an ADA accommodation, please **** or **** during business hours for additional assistance.  
(Please note:  Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.  Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process.  Such questions should be directed to our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available.  Information is also provided on our job seeker website at 
****For further information about this vacancy ****
Certification as a School Librarian
as set forth in Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel (Bulletin 746) including hearing impaired certification.
  Possession and presentation of Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf/Council on Education of the Deaf (CEASD/CED) certification will satisfy the Louisiana requirements for hearing impaired certification. 
Must possess, or be willing to acquire, expressive and receptive sign language skills.  The minimum acceptable Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) level for effective job performance is Advanced.
Job Concepts
I.    Program Management Responsibilities
Complies with school system policies and implements school philosophy and programs. Exhibits knowledge of special education rules and regulations associated with implementation of state and federal laws. Exhibits understanding of handicapped children and their needs, especially the deaf and hearing impaired children served by the school. Demonstrates knowledge of child growth and development. Demonstrates appropriate and effective office management skills such as planning, organizing and implementing. Maintains and supervises the Library/Media Center; inventories books, materials and equipment and prepares purchase orders for supplies, books, materials, and equipment. Prepares the annual operating budget, requests and recommendations and maintains accurate fiscal records of school accounts for the Library/Media Center. Maintains a safe physical environment. Uses common sense and exercises good judgment in making decisions. Compiles and maintains appropriate, accurate and complete records/reports as required by the school and applicable administrative regulations and laws. Exercises confidentiality of information in accordance with requirements of the law. Demonstrates appropriate and effective interpersonal skills. Maintains a positive relationship with professional associates, the community, the parents of the students and state and local agencies. Participates in school sponsored activities as a sponsor, advisor, and/or participant.
II.    Programmatic Responsibilities
Selects, processes, organizes, supervises and maintains an appropriate collection of books, materials and media for use by students, faculty and staff. Selects, organizes, supervises and maintains a professional library of books, periodicals, pamphlets and courses of study/curricula and other materials in education of the deaf for use by faculty, staff, and administration. Provides reading guidance and reference services to students, faculty, staff, and interested public. Provides and promotes materials to support the curriculum and to meet individual needs and interests of students and teachers. Promotes an appreciation of good literature and reading through story hours, displays, exhibits, and book talks. Provides orientation/instruction to students, faculty/staff, and parents in the use of the library and library/media services. Trains and directs students who assist in the operation of the Library. Participates in curriculum development by providing information and resources and by advising/assisting in the selection of library/media materials to implement the curricula. Demonstrates skillful and creative use of instructional aids and materials. Demonstrates appropriate and effective student management.
III.   Professional Conduct
Demonstrates reliability and punctuality in attendance and in meeting obligations. Exhibits professional ethics. Exhibits initiative and recognizes and follows established communication channels. Exhibits a willingness to accept and use suggestions for improvement. Uses time effectively. May be required to develop and implement a Professional Growth Plan in consultation with the designated supervisor. May be required to complete a self-evaluation. Maintains an appropriate student-adult relationship and respects the individual worth and dignity of each student. Demonstrates effective expressive and receptive sign language skills. Performs other duties as assigned.
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Benefits for unclassified employees are determined by the individual hiring authority.
I understand that information on this application may be subject to investigation and verification and that any misrepresentation or material omission, including on my responses to supplemental questions, may cause my application to be rejected, my name to be removed from the eligible register, and/or subject me to disqualification from future job opportunities and/or dismissal from state service.
Have you ever been on probation or sentenced to jail/prison as a result of a felony conviction or guilty plea to a felony charge? If 'YES', give the law enforcement authority (city police, sheriff, FBI, etc), the offense, place and disposition of case. If 'NO', enter N/A.
Do you possess or are you qualified to obtain certification as a School Librarian, as set forth in Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel (Bulletin 746)?
Do you possess Hearing Impaired/Deaf Education certification/endorsement? (Possession and presentation of Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf/Council on Education of the Deaf (CEASD/CED) certification will satisfy the Louisiana requirements for hearing impaired certification.
Can you communicate using American Sign Language? If YES, please indicate your American Sign Language Proficiency Interview level. If NO, enter N/A.
Have you worked in a 24 hour facility? If yes, please indicate where.
Are you willing to work weekends, night and/or holidays for scheduled events and in emergency situations?
Are you a current or former employee of the LA Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired?
Are you related to a current employee of the LA Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired?
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For agency contact information, please refer to
the supplemental information above.
Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802
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