Under the supervision of the Administrator of the Assessment Programs Support & Outreach Office, and working cooperatively with program units and managers throughout the department, the incumbent independently coordinates and assists in performing tasks that support California’s transition to a new statewide student assessment system.
Work in a team environment to: coordinate and participate in activities related to the reauthorization of California’s statewide student assessment system, including California’s involvement in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) and transition to the Common Core State Standards; monitor and participate in the development of Smarter Balanced assessments, monitor contract activities, critically evaluate and provide feedback on deliverables, and make recommendations for improvement.
Develop program resources, and prepare and present formal and informal presentations, for a variety of audiences. Provide general and specialized program assistance to, and respond to requests for information from, a variety of stakeholders and audiences such as local, state, and federal educational agency staff, parents, students, legislators, and members of the media.
Write State Board of Education information memorandums and meeting items. Analyze legislation, and analyze and develop policies and regulations. Develop and implement requests for proposals, and coordinate the proposal review process. Prepare budget change proposals.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Effective interpersonal skills and experience working in a team environment.
Experience with administering assessment or curriculum programs.
Knowledge and understanding of teaching k-12 students.
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). An individual who possesses a master’s or doctorate degree, or a valid California administration credential or credential or life diploma of equivalent authorization 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.
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:
Dixie Abbott, AGPA
Assessment Development & Administration Division
1430 N Street, Room 4409
Sacramento, CA 95814
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: April 28, 2014
174 - 570 - 2656 -
Final Filing Date:
Assessment Development & Administration Division 1430 N Street, Suite 4409 Sacramento, CA 95814
Dixie Abbott 916-445-4821
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