State Of Louisiana Baton Rouge , LA 70804
Office of Federal Support Special Education Policy
Job Focus Areas:
This Education Program Consultant 4 is located within the Division of Special Education Policy under the Office of Federal Support, and will report to a classified Education Program Consultant 5-A. The person in this position will serve as the agency's subject matter authority on the special education evaluation / pupil appraisal process.
He/she will lead statewide efforts to strengthen the special education evaluation process for students with disabilities so that all students can benefit from well-targeted academic supports and related services. This person will craft and implement policy, programs, professional development and technical assistance to deliver on that promise for all students with disabilities. This person will also lead statewide work to reform the alternate assessment eligibility and participation, as required under ESSA.
The preferred candidate should have pupil appraisal experience. It is preferred, although not required, that the candidate possess an in-depth knowledge of relevant state and federal policies. S/he should also have a demonstrated track record of working effectively with stakeholders to enact change.
Note regarding the advertised pay range: The Education Program Consultant series has an established special entrance rate (SER) that is set above the minimum of the pay range and the advertised minimum. The maximum amounts listed are the maximum salary amounts a person can make at each level over their career and not the maximum amount we are allowed to pay a new hire.
One position is available and it may be filled by job appointment, by probationary new hire, by promotion of any permanent classified state employee OR promotion of a permanent classified employee of the Department of Education, Special School District, or the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
You may attach a resume; however only the information listed on the online application will be considered to determine qualification. All education, prior experience, including dates related to education and prior experience MUST be listed on the online application.
To be considered for this position, you are encouraged to attach a copy of your college transcript(s) to your online application, fax to the Department of Education (DOE) Human Resources Office at 225-342-1499 or mail to the DOE Human Resources Office, P. O. Box 94064, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804 by the closing date of this announcement.
This is Announcement #50561182.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.
NOTE: Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
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The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.
(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.
Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Louisiana Department of Education Human Resources
PO Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Any of the following will qualify:
1.A master's degree plus four years of professional level experience in teaching or education; or in a public or private sector setting.
2.A master's degree in education plus three years of professional level experience in teaching or education; or in a public or private sector setting.
3.A baccalaureate degree plus five years of professional level experience in teaching or education; or in a public or private sector setting.
A master's degree plus thirty graduate hours will substitute for one year of the required experience.
An Educational Specialist Degree will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A Ph.D. will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Advanced degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Function of Work:
To serve as senior staff assistant to a division director or subject matter authority-witness/program developer and/or researcher.
Level of Work:
Administrative direction from a division director.
Functional supervision over programs.
Location of Work:
Predominately located at the Department of Education.
Differs from the Education Program Consultant 3 by serving as staff assistant to a cabinet level executive or serving as a subject matter authority- witness/program developer and/or researcher.
Differs from the Education Program Consultant 5-A by the absence of supervisory responsibility over an organizational section responsible for statewide educational programs.
Differs from the Educational Program Consultant 5-B by the absence of serving as the deputy to a cabinet level unclassified executive, or serving in an administrative role in a program directly administered by the superintendent's office or the deputy superintendent's office characterized by high-level programmatic impact.
Examples of Work
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Approves budgetary reports, records, and activities, ensuring adherence to federal, state, and other regulations, policies, and procedures for budgetary control and authorizes the allocation and expenditure of state, federal, and other funds to eligible recipients for implementation of all programs.
Testifies before state and national legislative committees and state, regional, and national hearings, including the state legislature and State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, as an expert witness providing background information and relevant research findings and the recommendations.
Advises the unclassified division director of specific issues related to division programs and the progress of programs in meeting established goals and objectives and obtains concurrence on policy and procedure approvals or to advise local superintendents of education, other educators, and other persons outside the fields of education on programs, policies, procedures, laws, and regulations and answers questions and assists in the resolution of education problems.
Make recommendations to the division director regarding mandated and discretionary programs and budgetary or personnel matters.
Researches educational issues, federal and state laws, and state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) policies to develop proposed legislation impacting education.
Represents the division director on key departmental committees working on departmental policies, discipline, accountability, technology, as well as inter office matters.
Coordinates state and federal educational program activities of several units within and outside the division on a project basis.
Develops and recommends to the division director programmatic policy directives and procedural guidelines to local educational authorities (LEAs).
Directs the administration or implementation of major elements of the state's reform model, including areas such as curriculum, assessment, or accountability components.
Coordinates the design, development, and piloting of education reform programs and research projects.
Serves as a division-level specialist in specific areas requiring advanced technical expertise or advanced knowledge of education policy development