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EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Title:  EDUCATION PROGRAMS CONSULTANT
Salary: $5,724.00 - $6,954.00
Posted: 04/24/2013

Job Description:

DUTIES

The Education Programs Consultant works independently in the following areas of responsibility to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations:

  • Lead and participate in on-site verification reviews of local educational agencies, evaluate review findings and data, prepare verification review reports and corrective actions, and verify corrections to noncompliant issues
  • Develop, update and conduct Special Education Self-Reviews processes and procedures
  • Directly conduct or assist with (as needed) the investigation of special education complaints filed against LEAs and other agencies, and develop written reports and required corrective actions, as appropriate, including the provision of technical assistance regarding complaint resolution processes
  • Provide technical assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs), Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs), and parents in the areas of Special Education Self-Reviews, Verification Reviews, Local Plan/Annual Service Plan and Budget Plan, Complaint investigations and special projects
  • Receive, review, evaluate, and investigate waiver requests submitted by LEAs
  • Administer, develop and modify special education supervision and monitoring system procedures, documents, supports, and training to implement division-wide compliance and student outcome standards
  • Travel is required

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to read, write and verbally communicate in Spanish
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and writing skills
  • Knowledge of state and federal education laws and regulations
  • Good computer skills
  • Experience working with local educational agencies to ensure compliance with state and federal special education program requirements

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#0663/3676 on the application.

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:
Special Education Division
Focused Monitoring and Technical Assistance Unit I
1430 N Street, Suite 2401
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: Markie Harvey-Thomas
916-327-3506

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: May 15, 2013



Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
PC 3676 174 - 663 - 2656 -
Will also consider hiring a(n)
EDUCATION PROGRAMS ASSISTANT $4,314.00 - $5,239.00
Location County
Sacramento SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
05/15/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Special Education Division
1430 N Street, Suite 2401
Sacramento, CA 95814
Markie Harvey-Thomas
916-327-3506

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