Education Specialist IV - Instructional Technology Support
Texas Juvenile Justice Department - Austin, TX

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Performs advanced (senior-level) consultative and technical assistance work relating to the use of instructional technology in the education programs provided at the agency’s state schools for youth who have been committed to the agency by a juvenile court. Work involves coordinating, administering, monitoring, and evaluating the use of instructional technology to meet the agency’s educational goals and providing consultative and technical assistance to the superintendent and assistant superintendent of education and the principals, assistant principals, and teachers at the agency’s state schools. Collaborates with the agency’s information technology staff and serves as the agency’s liaison with instructional technology vendors. Responsible for ensuring that the instructional technology programs are in compliance with federal and state mandates for education. May assign and/or supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Requires travel to facilities around the state. May be required to work overtime and/or be on call.

Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Education, Instructional Technology, Computer Science, or a related field. Seven (7) years of full-time wage earning experience that may be any combination of the following: teaching at the secondary level (grades 6

- 12) involving extensive use of instructional technology or experience in implementing instructional technology at schools, colleges, or other settings. Completed course hours of graduate study may be substituted for up to two (2) years of experience on a basis of 12 graduate course hours for one year of experience. The degree and graduate course hours must be from an accredited college or university. Preferred: - Valid Secondary Texas Teacher Certification; and/or

- Technology Applications teaching experience.

1. Knowledge of state and federal laws related to educational programs and services.
2. Knowledge of program planning and implementation.
3. Knowledge of instructional and curriculum design.
4. Skill in the operation of computers and in using applicable computer software.
5. Skill to review technical data and prepare technical and management reports.
6. Ability to evaluate instructional multi-media products.
7. Ability to formulate learning objectives.
8. Ability to assess instructional technology needs and the effectiveness of instructional technology, and to plan and budget for various instructional technology programs.
9. Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts.
10. Ability to devise solutions to problems.
11. Ability to prepare reports.
12. Ability to work independently and collaboratively with all stakeholders and maintain a professional, courteous demeanor.
13. Ability to assign and supervise the work of others.

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