Under the supervision of the Administrator of the Statewide Assessment Transition Office, and working cooperatively with program units and managers throughout the department, the incumbent independently coordinates and assists in performing tasks that support California's transition to a new statewide student assessment system.
Work in a team environment to: coordinate and participate in activities related to the reauthorization of California’s statewide student assessment system, including California’s involvement in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) and transition to the Common Core State Standards; monitor and participate in the development of Smarter Balanced assessments, providing particular expertise on underrepresented students (e.g., English learners and students with disabilities); and monitor contract activities, critically evaluate and provide feedback on deliverables, and make recommendations for improvement.
Develop program resources, and prepare and present formal and informal presentations, for a variety of audiences. Provide general and specialized program assistance to, and respond to requests for information from, a variety of stakeholders and audiences such as local, state, and federal educational agency staff, parents, students, legislators, and members of the media.
Write State Board of Education information memorandums and meeting items. Analyze legislation, and analyze and develop policies and regulations. Develop and implement requests for proposals, and coordinate the proposal review process. Prepare budget change proposals.
Experience working with special student populations such as English learners and students with disabilities.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Effective interpersonal skills and experience working in a team environment.
Experience with administering assessment or curriculum programs.
Fluent in Spanish, orally and in writing.
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 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.
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) and resume to:
Jessica Valdez, Administrator
Assessment Development & Administration Division
1430 N Street, Room 4409
Sacramento, CA 95814
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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