HEAD START PROGRAM MANAGER, INTERDISCIPLINARY SERVICES
Los Angeles County Office of Education - Santa Fe Springs, CA

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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND QUALIFIED LACOE EMPLOYEES.

JOB BULLETIN:
The Los Angeles County Office of Education
Is dedicated to equal employment opportunity and fosters a workforce that embraces and reflects the rich diversity of Los Angeles County.
Head Start Program Manager, Interdisciplinary Services
$7422 to $9195 Monthly

Insurance:
Your choice of several medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
To learn more, visit: www.lacoe.edu

Online applications must be submitted by:
12/19/2012
5:00 P.M. (Pacific)

Retirement:
Public Employee’s Retirement System
Defined Benefit 2.5% @ 55

Paid Time Off:
24 days vacation.
14 holidays. 12 illness days.

Los Angeles County Office of Education, the Division of Head Start – State Preschool (HSSP), invites qualified candidates to apply for the Head Start Program Manager, Interdisciplinary Services position.
Our Head Start – State Preschool Program is the largest in the nation and contracts with 25 delegate agencies that employ a staff of more than 3,000 people to provide services directly to children from birth to five years old and their families within diverse communities throughout Los Angeles County.
The Position of the Head Start Program Manager, Interdisciplinary Services
The Head Start Program Manager, Interdisciplinary Services position is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing the activities and staff of the Interdisciplinary Services team. The position also oversees the planning and development of services in program content areas, including education and early childhood development, health services, nutrition services, disabilities services, mental health services, and parent, family, and community engagement; ensures ongoing programmatic review, monitoring, resource development, and training of delegate agencies in assigned areas; and provides consultative program development and support in noted content areas to ensure children are school-ready and prepared to transition to kindergarten.
The Well Qualified Candidate…
The ideal candidate will possess the knowledge of: Applicable laws, codes, and regulations including California Education Code, Federal and State program regulations and policies that apply to the management and administration of Head Start/Early Head Start and State Preschool programs Management methods in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of workflow and reporting procedures Expert knowledge of one of the Head Start program content areas (preferably in early childhood development) and ways of integrating all service areas for maximum benefit to children and families Principles and practices of program management including organizational development and administration Principles and practices of human resources management Laws and regulations pertaining to managing a diverse workforce
The ideal candidate will possess the ability to: Analytically and logically evaluate information, issues and problems and exercise discretion and judgment in generating and choosing courses of action Lead and coordinate a team and provide ongoing operational direction and support Set and align individual performance objectives with the goals of the unit Enable the growth of staff and provide appropriate training and staff development Effectively utilize internal and external data and information to improve program services Continue to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for the job and stay up to date on changes in the Head Start industry Define and control processes using appropriate data and metrics Interpret and apply laws, rules, policies and regulations applicable to Head Start programs Make presentations before clients and potential clients Communicate effectively orally and in writing Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals, groups, and organizations Operate a computer and applicable hardware and software
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Required Education and Experience (must be met by 12/19/2012)

Education : A bachelor’s degree with major coursework in one of the noted content areas or a field closely related to the knowledge and abilities requirements of this classification from an institution of higher learning accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation. Master’s degree, licensure, or certification in a related field is preferred.
Experience : Five years of experience in program design, administration, and oversight (i.e., creating program policies and procedures, overseeing program services, ensuring adherence to program requirements, and identifying external resources and partnership opportunities), in an early childhood education setting or social services organization, including two years of experience in a supervisory management capacity.
Additional Requirements : A valid California driver’s license and the availability of private transportation or the ability to provide transportation between job sites is required.
Selection Process

Candidates who meet the minimum requirements above, will be invited to participate in an examination consisting of
Training & Experience (T&E) evaluation, Performance and Oral Interview Exam. The first part will be T&E . Successful candidates will advance to Performance/Oral Interview.

For additional information on our selection procedures please visit Exam Preparation on our website. Selection and promotion are based on a competitive examination process. Candidates who pass all exam parts are ranked according to overall exam score and placed on an eligibility (hiring) list. Vacant positions are filled from the top three ranks. Eligibility lasts for 12 months; however, additional recruitment may occur under a separate bulletin with additional candidates being merged onto the eligibility list. Some positions that involve public contact may require bilingual proficiency for which selective certification may apply (Education Code 45277.5 ). In addition, the eligibility list resulting from this examination may be used to fill vacancies in related job classifications for which no eligibility list exists (Education Code 45272). Veterans’ Credit may be awarded for entry jobs.

Reasonable accommodations in completing an application and testing are available to individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request an accommodation, please call (562) 803-8360 as early as possible.

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Resumes are not accepted in place of a completed application nor will they be reviewed as part of the examination process. Diploma and degree verification (including equivalency of foreign degrees) must be submitted in the form of a copy of your diploma or transcripts. Foreign degree verification may be required and will be the responsibility of the applicant. Educational documentation may be scanned and included with your online application or brought at the last examination part.
Complete applications for this job must be submitted before the end of the announced deadline date unless an extended deadline is shown on the website for this opportunity.

LACOE Personnel Commission, 9300 Imperial Hwy, EC-Annex, Downey, CA 90242
Phone: 562.803.8360 -- Contact: 562.803.8360 -- (M-F 8:00am–5:00pm)
For complete application information, please go to www.personnelcommission.com
This examination is authorized Open to the Public and qualified LACOE employees.
Recruitment ID: 13-585/A

This announcement does not constitute an implied contract. Any part of this announcement is subject to change.

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