STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION
Salary Group B25
Class No. 0824
EDUCATION SPECIALIST V
Performs highly advanced (senior-level) consultative and technical assistance work related to an agency educational program. Work involves overseeing educational programs, and providing consultative and technical assistance to agency staff, local education agencies, and/or governmental agencies. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Oversees the planning, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of educational programs and works with program staff to determine trends and resolve operational and technical problems.
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.
Oversees the completion and monitoring of required performance reports, and recommends appropriate changes.
Oversees the preparation of administrative reports and studies, and performs research and specialized projects.
Coordinates surveys, reviews, and monitoring activities to determine compliance with program requirements, laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; and recommends corrective action as needed.
Coordinates the collection, organization, analyses, and preparation of materials in response to requests for program information and reports.
Coordinates with and speaks to professional groups to coordinate, improve, and stimulate interest in the program and to secure support for programs.
Consults with public and private agencies involved in the program to resolve problems, identify training needs, and discuss program effectiveness.
Analyzes legislation to develop recommendations for policy and program issues related to implementation of, improvement in, and changes in program funding.
Analyzes program functions and operations, and prepares reports of findings and recommendations to produce a more effective program, improve the program, and/or address areas of concern.
Documents and reviews policies, procedures, manuals, standards, and plans in accordance with program objectives and goals.
Provides guidance to agencies and internal staff in the development and integration of new methods and procedures.
Prepares and evaluates program budget requests.
May plan, 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 plan, implement, and coordinate agency programs; to prepare reports; to market programs; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.
State Auditor’s Office