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EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Title:  EDUCATION PROGRAMS CONSULTANT
Salary: $5,724.00 - $6,954.00
Posted: 07/08/2013

Job Description:

DUTIES

Under direction from the Education Administrator I of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Office, and the Director of the Professional Learning Support Division, and working cooperatively with program units and managers throughout the Department, the Education Programs Consultant serves independently as the content expert for Kindergarten through grade12 science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) as these disciplines relate to professional development and initiatives.

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of state and local professional development initiatives focused on the integration of STEM, including contract and project development and management and technical support to local education agencies.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of state and local professional development initiatives focused on the science state standards and the mathematics common core state standards.
  • Oversee “The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)” applicant solicitation, technical assistance, and review processes.
  • Write and prepare reports and other documents for state and local dissemination. Complete analyses of national reports, state reports, legislation, and respond to inquiries.
  • Collaborate with federal, state and local STEM professional organizations.
  • Apply for federal, state, and private funding to support initiatives that further STEM education.
  • Independently develop, conduct, and participate in professional development and information dissemination activities, such as meetings, workshops, presentations, conferences, and other similar functions using various modes of delivery.
  • Perform other duties related to the office responsibilities: Participate in regular division and office staff meetings, prepare strategic plans, unit work plans, progress reports, weekly reports, performance appraisals, bill analysis requests, and complete other miscellaneous tasks as assigned.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and experience in developing and managing STEM education, programs, and related initiatives. Knowledge and understanding of and experience in science and/or mathematics education particularly in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and professional development. Experience working with school districts, county offices of education, colleges, universities, and other education service providers. Excellent communication abilities (both written and verbal), strong interpersonal skills, and good organizational habits. A thorough understanding of the Superintendent and State Board of Education policies.

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: July 29, 2013



Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
PC 3397 174 - 590 - 2656 -
Location County
Sacramento SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
07/29/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Professional Learning Support Division
1430 N Street, Suite 4309
Sacramento, CA 4309
Karen Shores
916-323-5847

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