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Salary: $5,724.00 - $6,954.00
Posted: 04/09/2013

Job Description:


Under the direction of the Education Administrator I of the Policy and Programs Services Unit, and the Associate Director and Director of the Special Education Division, and working cooperatively with program units and supervisors throughout the Department, the Education Programs Consultant works independently on education programs administered by the local educational agencies. Travel is required.

  • Serve as the chief liaison for the Special Education Division to the Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) and the Parent Training and Information (PTI) Centers throughout the state
  • Serve as the contract monitor for the Family Empowerment Centers (FEC) contract
  • Serve as a contact within the Special Education Division to other Divisions within the Department that are working on Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation and issues related to students with disabilities who are also English Learners (EL)
  • Conduct research and provide expertise related to Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
  • Write, review, and/or edit educational documents that support best practices in special education at the local level
  • Develop and make presentations to special educators, administrators, or parent organizations at local, regional, state, or national conferences or to organizations requesting state-level representation


  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and speaking
  • Knowledge of both state and federal laws, rules, policies, and procedures
  • Knowledge of research and statistical methods and program guidance and planning techniques
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to assume leadership in the formulation and development of education programs and issues related to students with disabilities


Individuals who have eligibility for appointment to the above class (e.g., transfer, list, reinstatement). Applications will be screened and only the most qualified will be interviewed. An individual who possesses: a valid California administration 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. 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. 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.


Submit a State Application (Form 678) to:
Special Education Division
Policy and Program Services Unit
1430 N Street, Suite 2401
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: Markie Harvey-Thomas


Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
PC 5068 174 - 663 - 2656 -
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
04/30/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Policy and Program Services Unit
1430 N Street, Suite 2401
Sacramento, CA 95814
Markie Harvey-Thomas

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