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Salary: $5,724.00 - $6,954.00
Posted: 05/31/2013

Job Description:


Under the general supervision of the Executive Director of the State Board of Education (SBE) office, this position is primarily responsible for providing advice to and carrying out the directives of the Executive Director, including, but not limited to, representing the State Board as liaison to advisory bodies and with the staff of the California Department of Education (CDE) and the Governor’s Office. Specifically, the Education Programs Consultant will:

Assist with the development and analysis of complex state and federal strategies and policies, including legislation and implementing regulations for curriculum and instruction, assessment and accountability, and budget issues related to K-12 education in California. Gather information from (and engage in discussions with) key persons in the CDE, including the State Superintendent and top managerial staff, and key members of advisory bodies to the State Board; advise the Executive Director, the members of the SBE, and other Board office staff regarding options available to them for addressing issues they confront and other relevant information; prepare, revise, and/or edit written documents reflecting proposed policies; etc.

Represent the interests of the State Board and the Governor’s Office in the development of major policies and programs affecting education in California related to curriculum and instruction, assessment and accountability, or budget issues. Meet and work with top staff of CDE, including the State Superintendent and Deputy Superintendents, the Legislature, and the Governor’s Office; communicate State Board and Governor’s intent as appropriate; review documents to ensure consistency with the Administration’s policy; etc.

Act as State Board staff liaison to various advisory bodies, including, but not limited to, the Instructional Quality Commission, Child Nutrition Advisory Council, the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools, and the Advisory Commission on Special Education. Attend meetings; communicate State Board intent; provide advice to ensure that work products reflect State Board policy.

Be responsible for developing the State Board’s meeting agendas. Ensure that appropriate information is received from sources on a timely basis; review content and recommendations for consistency with State Board policy; direct staff regarding the timely and complete distribution of documents; ensure compliance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act in relation to the State Board’s agendas; and review proposed agendas and agenda items with the Executive Director and others as necessary.


Knowledge and understanding of: the components of K-12 education that result in successful students; current funding models for public education; and public education policy-setting methods. Experience working with high-level policy makers is highly desirable. Strong communications abilities (written and verbal), interpersonal skills, and organizational habits are essential. Ability to be flexible in shifting workload priorities, handle time sensitive issues and conflicting deadlines.


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 reference the Unit/PC # on the application.

Possession of minimum qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If an applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications, the applicant will be removed from the eligibility list.


Submit a State Application (Form 678) to:
Patricia L. de Cos, Deputy Executive Director
State Board of Education Office
1430 N Street, Suite 5111
Sacramento, CA 95814


Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
PC 5037 & 4862 (2 positions) 174 - 030 - 2656 -
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
06/21/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
State Board of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 5111
Sacramento, CA 95814
Patricia L. de Cos

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