The Jefferson-Lewis BOCES has the following vacancies:
School Attorney - (12 months, full-time) (pending civil service classification), Reports to:  Director of Employer/Employee Relations, Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, Administration Building, 20104 State Route 3, Watertown, NY 13601.  

General Duties:       

Serves in capacity as In-House General Legal Counsel for subscribing component school districts.

Responsible professional legal work performed with considerable leeway for the exercise of  independent judgement in the analysis and disposition of cases for a school district.

Duties are performed according to established legal procedure and objectives outlined by the Board of Education.  Final responsibility accurate and efficient performance of legal work is vested in this position.

Attends to all suits and other matters to which the school district is a party; renders opinion orally or in writing whenever required by the  Board of Education or other school official.

Approves forms given to and contracts made with board.

Drafts and approves proposed regulations and other legal documents.

Reviews legal matters and questions rendering opinions and advice for Board of Education.

General knowledge of the principles and practices of law; ability to get along well with others; conscientiousness and thoroughness;  interest in maintaining a high standard of  professional ethics; good professional judgment.

Work schedule includes occasional travel and evening meetings

Does related work as required.


Licensed attorney admitted to practice in New York State          

Knowledge of the Taylor Law, NYS Education Law, and NYS Civil Service Law

Excellent verbal, written and inter-personal relations skills·

Knowledge of Windows/Word/ Excel computer programs

Ability to research legal issues presented in both hard copy and electronic medium (Westlaw)

Salary:  Competitive, $65,000+ dependent upon experience Benefits:  Excellent health insurance, retirement, fringe benefits available.  Send letter of application and resume to:

Dominic D'imperio, Esq, Director, Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, 20104 State Route 3, Watertown, NY 13601,, no telephone calls please.  Deadline:  1/28/2017.

Adult Education Literacy Instructor - Jefferson County Correctional Facility.  Days:  Monday-Friday, Time 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-2:00 p.m. Schedule:  September 6, 2016 - June 30, 2017.   JCCF must conduct a background check and approve the selected candidate.  To provide mandated educational services to Incarcerated youth under Chapter 683 of the Laws of NYS and Part 118 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education and to serve individuals 21 years and older who do not have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma.  Candidate must have valid NYS secondary 7-12 teaching certification in any discipline.  In addition, background clearance as per Jefferson County Correctional Facility procedure, must be obtained prior to hire.  Salary:  $19 per hour.  Starting date:  ASAP, Closing date:  Open per qualified candidate hire.  

Substitute Cleaner - Charles H. Bohlen, Jr. Technical Center - Watertown. Cleaner work includes cleaning duties at multiple BOCES Sites.  Ability to lift a minimum of 20lbs.   Hours varied.   Start ASAP, $10.68 per hour.  Send application to: Michele A. Traynor, Assistant Superintendent for Business, Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, 20104 State Route 3, Watertown, NY 13601.

Mathematics Teacher, Grades 7-12 - Boak Educational Center, Lewis County ACES, Lowville, NY.  Candidates must possess:  NYS Certification in Mathematics 7-12, preference given to candidates dually certified in SWD 7-12.  Knowledge of NYS Learning Standards, knowledge of curriculum content and student-centered methods of instruction, ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team, excellent written and oral communication skills.  Salary:  $44,430-50,730.  Commensurate with experience and in keeping with the negotiated agreement. Starting date:  ASAP, Closing Date:   Open until the position is filled.
Clinical Nursing Instructors for Adult LPN program - (part-time) - NYS Registered Nurse with current license and experience working in local nursing home/hospital setting.  Fingerprinting, DASA Training, School Violence Workshop and application for a clinical permit from NYSED.  Hourly wage:  $35.00 per hour.  Starting date:  ASAP, Apply by:  Open until the positions are filled.  
Occupational Therapist - This is a Jefferson-Lewis BOCES position located at the Evans Mills Elementary and Philadelphia Primary schools.  To provide occupational therapy services to school-aged children, both disabled and non-disabled.  Candidates must possess a current New York State license as an Occupational Therapist.  Salary:  $47,395-49,423.  Commensurate with experience and in keeping with the negotiated agreement.  Starting date:  March 1, 2017.  Apply by Date:  February 20, 2017 or until filled.  
Special Education Teacher, 7-12 Itinerant - Locations:  General Brown CSD and Jefferson-Lewis BOCES Watertown Campus.  
Responsibilities/Duties:  Provide instruction to students with emotional and learning disabilities, provide students with a safe, orderly environment that is conducive to teaching and learning, record and report student progress, collaborate with colleagues in general education, and communicate regularly and effectively with parents.  Qualifications:  NYS Teacher Certification - Students with Disabilities 7-12 or Special Education K-12, knowledge of the NYS Learning Standards and Assessments, knowledge of curriculum content and accepted methods of instruction, ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Salary:  $44,330-50,730, commensurate with experience and in keeping with the negotiated agreement.  Starting Date:  ASAP,  or until position is filled.  
Substitutes needed for LPN/Aides for the Programs for Exceptional Students Department.  NYS License as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Salary:   $70.00 per day.    
Teacher of Speech and Hearing Disabled or Speech Pathologist - Jefferson County Region,  Provide speech therapist services to students with disabilities as specified in Individual Education Plans and speech improvement services to non-disabled students.  NYS Certification/license in Speech and Hearing Handicapped or Speech and Hearing Disabled required.  Preference given to Licensed Speech Pathologists.  Salary:  $44,330-50,730, commensurate with experience and in-keeping with the negotiated agreement with the BOCES Professional Association. Starting date:  ASAP, Apply by date:  Until position is filled. 
Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired -Itinerant Assignment.   This is an itinerant assignment serving the school districts within Jefferson & Lewis Counties. Responsibilities/Duties: The Teacher of the Blind & Visually Impaired provides specialized instruction to K-12 students who have a vision disability. Services include direct instruction, consultation, and co-teaching as appropriate. Qualifications:  NYS Certification as Teacher of Blind & Partially Sighted. Salary$44,330-50,730. Salary commensurate with experience and in keeping with the negotiated agreement.  Starting Date: ASAP  Apply byOpen until the position is filled.  
Substitutes needed for Teachers at the Charles H. Bohlen, Jr. Technical Center in Watertown, NY and the Howard G. Sackett Technical Center in Glenfield, NY.

Substitutes needed for Teacher Aides, Teacher Assistants, LPN's and Teachers for Programs for Exceptional Students. 

  *Fingerprinting required for all positions.  On-line applications preferred, or forward letter of interest, resume, placement folder and credentials to Leslie LaRose, Assistant Superintendent for Programs, Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, 20104 State Route 3, Watertown, NY.  E-mail:   For more information go to

The Jefferson-Lewis-Hamilton-Herkimer-Oneida BOCES (Jefferson-Lewis BOCES) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle complaints/inquiries regarding the BOCES non-discrimination policies: Timothy A. Collins, Esq., at the Jefferson-Lewis BOCES Office of Inter-Municipal Legal Services, 20104 State Route 3, Watertown, NY 13601, or via email or phone at or (315) 779-7046, or Dominic S. D’Imperio, Esq., Director, Employer-Employee Relations, at Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, 20104 State Route 3, Watertown, NY 13601, or via email or phone at or (315) 779-7047. For further information on this notice of non-discrimination,visit: for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481. Please note that those wishing to file a complaint may also do so through the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights at