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
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.
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
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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