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Salary: $5,724.00 - $7,163.00
Posted: 04/11/2014

Job Description:


Under direction from the Education Administrator I of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Office (STEM), 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 K-12 science professional development and initiatives.

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of state and local professional development initiatives and projects focused on college and career readiness in STEM-related disciplines.
  • Develop and support initiatives and programs focused on science, mathematics, and STEM education at all grade levels, including contract and project management, site visits, and technical support to local educational agencies.
  • Develop, conduct, and participate in professional development and information dissemination activities, such as conferences, workshops, presentations, and other similar functions using various modes of delivery. This includes, but is not limited to: convening and facilitating conference planning committees; recruiting and securing speakers, presenters, and vendors; coordinating session needs and logistics; developing conference program; promoting public relations and communications; reviewing contracts and agreements; and oversight of all aspects of conference/workshop planning and operations.
  • 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 professional organizations.
  • Apply for federal, state, and private funding to support initiatives that further science, mathematics, and STEM education.
  • 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.


Knowledge, understanding, and experience in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), particularly in the areas of curriculum, instruction, program management, and professional development. Ability to travel within and outside of California. Experience in conference management. 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, good organizational habits, and a thorough understanding of the Superintendent and State Board of Education policies.


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 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.


Submit a State Application (Form 678) to:
Karen Shores
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Office
1430 N Street, Suite 4309
Sacramento, CA 95814


Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
PC 2830 174 - 590 - 2656 -
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
05/02/2014 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Professional Learning Support Division
1430 N Street, Suite 4309
Sacramento, CA 95814
Karen Shores

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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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