STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION
Salary Group B21
Class No. 0822
EDUCATION SPECIALIST III
Performs complex (journey-level) consultative and technical assistance work related to an agency educational program. Work involves planning, developing, and monitoring educational programs; and providing consultative and technical assistance to agency staff, local education agencies, and/or governmental agencies. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Plans, develops, and monitors educational programs.
Acts as liaison with agencies and internal program staff to explain and provide technical assistance or training on agency and program statutory requirements.
Conducts surveys, reviews, and/or monitoring activities to determine compliance with program requirements, laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Collaborates with program staff to determine trends and resolve technical problems.
Collects, organizes, analyzes, and prepares materials in response to requests for program information and reports.
Prepares administrative reports, and performs work on studies and specialized projects.
Prepares comprehensive reviews of literature, statutes, rules, and/or policies.
Prepares justifications for the implementation of procedural or policy changes.
Reviews and analyzes program functions and operations, and prepares reports of findings and recommendations to produce a more effective program and/or address areas of concern.
Analyzes legislation to develop recommendations for policy and program issues related to the implementation of, improvement in, and changes in program funding.
May prepare program budget requests.
May coordinate activities to produce a more effective program.
May develop policy and procedure manuals.
May train others.
Performs related work as assigned.
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
Experience and Education
Experience in a field relating to the agency education program. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in a field relevant to the assignment is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to the program area; of public administration and management techniques; of statistical analysis processes; and of program planning and implementation.
Skill in the use of a computer and in using applicable software.
Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; to develop and evaluate policies and procedures; to prepare reports; to communicate effectively; and to train others.
State Auditor’s Office