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EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Title:  RESEARCH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I
Salary: $4,833.00 - $6,050.00
Posted: 04/03/2014

Job Description:

DUTIES

Under the direction of the Education Administrator I in the Assessment, Evaluation, and Support Unit, the Research Program Specialist I will independently develop and use research methodologies and techniques to determine accurate methods for gauging how well individual school districts provide services to special education students and how effectively educational agencies comply with special education laws and regulations. Serve as an advisor to management and staff to guide program decisions on matters related to research design, sampling plans, quality assurance, and using information synthesized from both newly developed and pre-existing sources.

Duty statement available upon request.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of both federal and state laws
  • Knowledge of data collection, reporting, analysis, and accountability
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple projects at the same time
  • Support management and the mission and goals of the division and unit

WHO MAY APPLY

Individuals who have eligibility for appointment to the above class (e.g., transfer, list, reinstatement). For information on how to obtain list eligibility, please visit the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) website at http://www.jobs.ca.gov/. 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 CalHR 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:
Special Education Division
Assessment, Evaluation, and Support Unit
1430 N Street, Suite 2401
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: Markie Harvey-Thomas
916-327-3506

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: April 17, 2014



Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
PC 1008 174 - 663 - 5742 -
Location County
Sacramento SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
04/17/2014 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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Notice: 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. Learn all about it.

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