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Pennsylvania OVR Seeks VR Counselor, Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Starting Salary is $52,284 per year. Apply now!

Pennsylvania OVR needs to hire a VR Counselor for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (VRCDHH) to serve eligible persons who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Requirements: A master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation education or rehabilitation administration, or CRC credentials, or proof of approval to sit for CRC exam as provided by CRCC. You may apply and be placed on the eligible list if you are in the final semester of your master’s rehabilitation counseling degree program.

Salary and benefits: $52,284/year (Pay Scale Group 7, Pay Scale Level 5) with full commonwealth benefits available to new employees include medical benefits, life insurance, a retirement plan, annual, sick leave, eleven paid holidays, and optional Deferred Compensation Savings plan. Permanent employees and their eligible dependents also receive supplemental health benefits after six months of employment. Supplemental health benefits include prescription drugs, dental, vision and hearing aid coverage.

Application: VRCDHH is a civil service position. Pennsylvania residency is not required to apply. To become an eligible candidate, you must complete a state civil service application and include a copy of verifying documents. There is no written test and review of experience and training is the means to assess applicant qualifications and placement on the Civil Service eligible list for VRCDHH. As vacancies occur, Civil Service lists are used to contact potential candidates for availability and interview. Candidates can apply online or download and complete a hard copy of the civil service application.

Necessary Special Requirement for VRC Deaf & Hard of Hearing: Ability to communicate at the intermediate sign communication level as determined by the Sign communication Proficiency Interview evaluation as approved by OVR.

Submit completed Civil Service application and verifying documents to:
State Civil Service Commission
(ATTN: Applications)
P.O. Box 569
Harrisburg, PA 17108-0569

Contact Hattie McCarter, OVR's Recruitment Specialist at: (717) 787-2521 voice or via e-mail at

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.