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Salary: $6,361.00 - $7,734.00
Posted: 03/20/2013

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Director of the School Fiscal Services Division (CEA III), the Administrator of the Principal Apportionment and Special Education Office is responsible for overseeing and providing managerial direction to staff in the apportionment of $26 billion in state aid to local educational agencies (LEAs) in support of K-12 education, as specified in state law and regulations, including the collection of data from LEAs required for the apportionment of funds. This position is also responsible for ensuring the development and administration of fiscal policies and processes for the apportionment of billions of dollars in state general fund aid and for administering and implementing the formulae that determine apportionments and growth for special education programs.


  • Ensure the accurate and timely apportionment of approximately $26 billion in state aid to school districts and county offices of education; direct the development and dissemination of apportionment-related information to LEAs. Ensure the integrity of data collected from LEAs on average daily attendance (ADA), local taxes, and other data required to execute the principal apportionment, and Education Protection Account apportionments.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to staff in implementing complex, mandated formulae used for determining apportionments and growth for special education. Oversee staff in planning and directing training in order to provide assistance to LEAs, special education local plan areas (SELPAs), Department of Finance, State Controller, Legislative Analyst, and department staff in the areas of the Principal Apportionment, including special education funding.
  • Act as the division’s lead representative on the Principal Apportionment of funds, including special education funding issues. Provide technical assistance to Department of Finance, Legislative Committees, Legislative Analyst, SELPAs, and LEAs regarding the development of provisional language in the annual Budget Act and related legislation regarding state funding and special education funding issues. Testify before Legislative committees and speak to state and regional associations.
  • Oversee and assist staff in the development of EDP processes and subsystems necessary to support the apportionment of state funds, including special education funds. Coordinate the activities of the office with staff of the department’s Technology Services Division to ensure timely completion of all related computer-programming activities. Direct staff in establishing protocols for the division in data collection, file maintenance, naming conventions, applications development, and other apportionment and analysis activities as they relate to the Principal Apportionment and special education funding.
  • Advise and make recommendations to management on fiscal and policy issues related to the Principal Apportionment and special education funding. Provide leadership and direction to the field via advisories, bulletins, and letters. Direct staff in researching Education Codes and proposed legislation to ensure that administrative practices are consistent with legislative direction regarding the Principal Apportionment and special education funding.


  • Knowledge of school administration practices, school district business and financial management practices, principles, practices, and trends in public education; knowledge and understanding of the principles of supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with local, state, and federal officials and agencies; relate to school boards, chief business officials, and superintendents; provide leadership and direction for a program of the Department; work effectively with top administrative personnel in the Department and other agencies; and supervise office staff.


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 the “Explanations” section on the Standard Application Form (Std 678). Employment provisions as outlined by the California Department of Human Resources’ 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. An individual who possesses a Master's Degree or equivalent in Public or Business Administration or related field, or possesses a valid license authorizing service as a Certified Public Accountant in California must attach a copy of that document to their application.


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.


Submit a State Application (Form 678) to:
Peter Foggiato, Director
School Fiscal Services Division
1430 N Street # 3800, Sacramento, CA 95814


Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
PC 2471 174 - 260 - 2899 -
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
04/10/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
School Fiscal Services Division
1430 N Street, Suite 3800
Sacramento, CA 95814
Peter Foggiato, Director

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