Program Specialist IV-cc215-3050-B20-157...
Texas Education Agency - Austin, TX

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This position reports to the manager of special education support services in the division of Federal & State Education Policy. Performs highly complex consultative services and technical assistance work. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing public information requests and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, or the general public related to PIRs and grant funding of education programs. May train, lead, and/or prioritize the workload of others. Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Works as part of a compliance information team to meet strict time lines. Provides technical assistance to education service centers, agencies, councils, and school districts to ensure compliance with special education laws and funding and grant requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university; prefer major course work in education, public policy; or other related field.

Experience: Two (2) years experience in education, public policy, public information management, grant activities or funding compliance. Prefer experience in state agency, public school, university, or education service center. Prefer experience working in teams.

Note: A practical exam may be administered at time of interview.

Travel: 5%

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):

Knowledge of : Local, state, and federal laws related to public information/open records requests required; local, state, and federal laws related to special education preferred; grant administration and management techniques required; statistical analysis processes and public school funding processes preferred.

Skill in: Identifying measures or indicators of program performance and in operating computers and applicable software required.

Ability to: Gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts required; devise solutions to problems required; prepare reports; to develop, evaluate, and interpret policies and procedures, communicate effectively; and train, lead, work in teams, resolve conflict and prioritize staff workloads required.

Supplemental Information:

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Salary is dependent on qualifications.

Positions exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will earn compensatory time off rather than overtime for hours in excess of 40 per week. May be required to work hours other than 8 to 5. May be required to work weekends and holidays.

In accordance with applicable federal and state equal opportunity laws, it is TEA's policy that no person shall be excluded from consideration for recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention or any other personnel action, or be denied any benefits or participation in any educational programs or activities which it operates on the grounds of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or veteran status (except where age, sex, or disability constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration).

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires all new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. TEA does not sponsor H1-B work visas. Males, 18 to 25 years of age, are required to present proof of selective service registration (or exemption) prior to being employed by any state agency.

There is a 90-day waiting period for health insurance coverage and retirement contributions for new hires and re-hires.

This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.

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