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EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Title:  EDUCATION PROGRAMS CONSULTANT
Salary: $5,724.00 - $6,954.00
Posted: 04/15/2013

Job Description:

DUTIES

Under direction from the Administrator I of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Office the Director of the Professional Learning Support Division, and working cooperatively with program units and managers throughout the Department, the Educational Programs Consultant (EPC) provides statewide leadership for the implementation of kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) science, health science, and physical education. This includes the K-12 content frameworks (especially science and health), the California Mathematics and Science Partnership (CaMSP) program, the University of California Subject Matter Project (Physical Education and Health), and the physical education component of the Federal Program Monitoring (FPM) process. Specifically, the Education Programs Consultant will:

  • Consult with Clients: Promote the vision, mission, and goals of the State Board of Education, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the California Department of Education. Promote educational practices, which are expected to improve student academic performance and/or promote student well-being and academic achievement. Be thoroughly familiar with the No Child Left Behind Title II Parts A and B requirements, including CaMSP, and the preservice, recruitment, and retention efforts for science and health science teachers. Provide program assistance, oversight, and leadership especially in the areas of recruitment and retention of science, health science, and physical education teachers, and the CaMSP program. Promote the implementation of health science, especially as represented in the science and health content standards and frameworks.
  • Prepare Documents: Write, review, edit, and/or otherwise prepare educational documents, for national/state/local dissemination; review and analyze relevant materials, including state and national reports. Prepare written responses to letters and other inquiries; draft correspondence for the signature of manager.
  • Presentations: Develop and make presentations at meetings and conferences on subject matter content standards—especially health science and physical education—and programs administered by the unit for administrators, teachers, and parents. Use various modes of delivery including interactive workshops, PowerPoint, and handouts. Act as technical expert on physical education and science—especially in the area of health science—and respond to questions from participants.
  • Research: Stay current on educational issues relating to professional development, subject matter content and standards—especially health science and physical education; stay current on the trends and relevant changes relating to current educational trends in general and professional development standards, particularly in the areas of recruitment, retention, and preservice of science and physical education teachers throughout California and the nation.
  • Administrative Duties: Participate in staff meetings; keep supervisors apprised of the status of projects and problems; participate in conference planning activities. Assist other staff with critical projects as needed; perform other job related duties as required. Provide administrative and monitoring support for CaMSP and the physical education component of the FPM process.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and understanding of science, health science, and physical education reform efforts particularly in the areas of curriculum and instruction and a thorough understanding of the Superintendent and State Board’s policies. Experience working with school districts, county offices of education, colleges, universities, and other education service providers would be highly beneficial. Experience teaching physical education in K-12. Excellent communication abilities (both written and verbal), strong interpersonal skills, and good organizational habits are all essential.

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). 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 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:
Karen Shores
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Office
1430 N Street, Suite 4309
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-323-5847

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: May 6, 2013



Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
PC 4873 174 - 590 - 2656 -
Location County
Sacramento SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
05/06/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Office
1430 N Street, Suite 4309
Sacramento, CA 95814
Karen Shores
916-323-5847

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