Under the general supervision of the Education Administrator I of the Interagency-Nonpublic Schools and Agencies Unit, and the Director of the Special Education Division, and working cooperatively with program units and supervisors throughout the Department, the Education Programs Consultant works independently on the educational programs for the nonpublic schools and agencies. The Interagency-Nonpublic Schools and Agencies Unit is responsible for providing program guidance, and planning and conducting reviews of nonpublic schools. The consultant also serves as a program monitor, contract monitor, and engages in special projects as directed.
Planning and conducting on-site education program monitoring reviews, in and out of state, of local educational agencies, private schools, and private agencies to ensure compliance with state and federal special education program requirements for purposes of ensuring that children receive a free and appropriate public education.
Processing new and annual certification packets from nonpublic schools and agencies.
Drafting documents to provide special education program guidance and governing services; prepare administrative, judicial, and legislative reports; and prepare written responses to correspondence and inquiries.
Reviewing, researching, and compiling information and writing complex and sensitive reports about special education rights and protections of students in nonpublic schools and agencies.
Developing and conducting annual training institute for nonpublic schools scheduled for on-site monitoring review.
Knowledge and understanding of education program monitoring particularly in the areas of nonpublic school self-reviews, on-site reviews, and follow up reviews. Experience working with local educational agencies, private schools, and private agencies to ensure compliance with state and federal special education program requirements. Experience and knowledge in research, procedures, and document development related to education program monitoring, with demonstrated excellence in writing and presentation skills. Knowledge of educational research related to nonpublic schools, legislation, policies, and regulations. Strong interpersonal skills and good organizational habits are essential. Travel required.
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 the “Explanations” section on the Standard Application Form (Std 678). An individual who possess: a valid California credential, or credential or life diploma of equivalent authorization, or a master’s or doctorate degree, must attach a copy of that document to their application. 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. Please reference unit/pc# on the 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.
HOW TO APPLY
Submit a State Application (Form 678) to:
Special Education Division
Interagency – Nonpublic Schools and
1430 N Street, Suite 2401
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: Markie Harvey-Thomas
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: April 24, 2013
174 - 663 - 2656 -
Final Filing Date:
Special Education Division 1430 N Street, Suite 2401 Sacramento, CA 95814
Markie Harvey-Thomas 916-327-3506
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