STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B23

Class No. 0823

EDUCATION SPECIALIST IV

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs advanced (senior-level) consultative and technical assistance work related to an agency education program.  Work involves coordinating, administering, monitoring, and evaluating educational programs; and providing consultative and technical assistance to agency staff, local educational agencies, and/or governmental agencies.  May assign and/or supervise the work of others.  Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Coordinates, administers, monitors, and evaluates educational programs; works with program staff to determine trends; and resolves operational and technical problems.

Coordinates surveys, reviews, and monitoring activities to determine compliance with program requirements, laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; and recommends corrective action as needed.

Consults with public and private agencies involved in the program to resolve problems, identify training needs, and discuss program effectiveness.

Acts as or oversees staff who act as a liaison with agencies and internal program staff to explain and provide technical assistance on agency and program statutory requirements.

Documents policies, procedures, manuals, standards, and plans in accordance with program objectives and goals.

Ensures that required performance reports are completed and reviewed, and recommends appropriate changes as necessary.

Prepares or oversees the preparation of administrative reports and studies, and performs research and specialized projects.

Coordinates the collection, organization, analyses, and preparation of materials in response to requests for program information and reports.

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.

Provides guidance to agencies and internal staff in the development and integration of new methods and procedures.

May work with and speak to professional groups to coordinate, improve, and stimulate interest in the program and to secure support for programs.

May identify the need for and implement new programs.

May prepare and evaluate program budget requests.

May assign and/or supervise the work of others. 

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in a field related 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 assign and supervise the work of others.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15