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Salary: $5,724.00 - $6,954.00
Posted: 01/31/2013

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Director of the Assessment Development and Administration Division, Division Support Office, and working cooperatively with program units and managers throughout the Department, the Education Programs Consultant (EPC) independently performs complex tasks in the role of the NAEP State Coordinator. The EPC is to serve as the liaison between the state education agency (SEA) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to assist with the in-state coordination of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to serve as the SEA’s representative to coordinate reviews of NAEP assessment items and processes, coordinate the NAEP administration in the state, and analyze and report NAEP data.

• Coordinate the administration of NAEP within the state in accordance with NAEP requirements
• Coordinate state activities with the NAEP data collection contractor
• Coordinate the development and implementation of a NAEP State Dissemination Plan
• Prepare annual work plans and final project reports
• Submit annual budget and expenditure reports to NCES
• Represent the CDE at national, local educational agencies and local meetings
• Develop and attend workshops and training sessions


• Excellent writing and oral communication skills
• Ability to work independently
• Possession of earned master’s degree
• Experience with large-scale student assessment programs, including statistical analysis
• Effective interpersonal skills and experience working with teams

WHO MAY APPLY: Individuals who have eligibility for appointment to the above class (e.g., transfer, list, reinstatement). All applicants must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility in box 12 “Explanations” on the Standard Application Form (Std 678). Employment provisions as outlined by the Department of Personnel Administration's State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) policy will prevail. In addition, current or future executive orders relative to filling vacant positions may also affect this process. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified will be interviewed.

PLEASE NOTE: Possession of minimum qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications, the applicant will be removed from the eligibility list.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a State Application (Form 678) to:

Patrick Traynor, Director
Assessment Development&
Administration Division
1430 N Street, Room 4409
Sacramento, CA 95814


Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
PC 4047 174 - 570 - 2656 -
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Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
02/21/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Assessment Development & Administration Divison
1430 N Street, Room 4409
Sacramento, CA 95814
Patrick Traynor

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