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Job Specification



Under general direction of a manager in a state department, supervises the 
design, production, and delivery of curricula, training, program improvement,
and related education services to education agencies to ensure achievement 
of mandated goals and to meet existing and emerging needs; performs 
mandated regulatory functions; performs professional work with minimal 
supervision in monitoring and evaluation of education programs in school 
districts statewide; does other related duties.

NOTE:  The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes 
only.  A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this 
job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.


Plan, organize, and assign work of the organizational unit and evaluates 
employee performance and conduct, enabling the effective recommendation 
of the hiring, firing, promoting, and disciplining of subordinates.

Supervise development, evaluation, and/or monitoring of local and state 
instructional programs and recommend program changes for approval.

Consult with local school district staff and, based on evaluation findings, 
provides technical assistance to implement plans for improving instructional 

Design and implement procedures and instrumentation for ongoing assessment 
of local district staff training and instructional program needs.

Develop and conduct training activities for staff employed in education 
agencies in cooperation with county offices or regional units.

Supervises and/or develop programmatic guidelines in areas of curricula 
and instructional materials.

Consult with local program staff and provides technical assistance in 
development and implementation of improved curricular/instructional 
materials and methods.

May supervise the review or review education programs and recommend 
approval, disapproval, or modification of funding levels.

Review annual program plans, applications for funds, and final reports, 
and recommends acceptance, modification, or disapproval.

Responsible for designing guidelines for funding and/or contracting with 
state, county, and local agencies for programs and/or services.

Develop projects and programs in cooperation with other department 
units and other state departments.

Supervises and/or review monthly and annual reports and writes reports 
and recommendations pertaining to program effectiveness and efficiency.

Review research, literature, and legislation and consults with experts in 
the discipline(s) to ascertain current and future trends in curricular area(s) 
of responsibility.

Develop technical aspects of legislation or administrative code and evaluates 
proposed legislation or administrative code for technical accuracy and 
compliance with current trends in the area of specialization.

Participate in funding decisions and monitors the funding plan.

Provide guidance and training to other staff.

Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or 
manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, 
or related units.



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree 
in Education or related field as determined by the Appointing Authority.

NOTE:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a 
Master's degree AND possession of a New Jersey teacher's, supervisor's 
or school administrator's  certificate issued by the State Board of Examiners 
and/or other  professional endorsement in field determined by Appointing 
Authority may be substituted for the above education.


Five (5) years of experience in education programs in a school district or 
other educational institution.

SPECIAL SKILL: Appointees to the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the 
Deaf must be able to communicate effectively in the language of the deaf, 
particularly American Sign Language, sufficient to perform duties of the 
position, and must successfully pass a screening process administered 
by the deaf and hard of hearing committee at the school.


Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey 
only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary 
to perform essential duties of the position.


Knowledge of educational theories, curriculum development, and instructional 
methods and techniques.

Knowledge of methods used to develop and train education staff.

Knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of educational testing 
and measurement.

Knowledge of current education programming and program funding.

Knowledge of instruction materials and assessment tools used in 
elementary, secondary, or adult education programs.

Knowledge of the area of professional specialization including current 
practices, historical perspective, and future trends.

Knowledge of state and federal laws, codes, and regulations governing 
curricular area(s) of specialization.

Knowledge of state and local budgetary procedures.

Knowledge of effective approaches to needs assessment.

Knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to elementary, 
secondary, or adult education.

Knowledge of supervisory techniques.

Ability to develop, implement, and manage pre-service and in-service 
staff training programs.

Ability to plan and develop curricular/instructional programming.

Ability to interface with community groups, school district professional 
staff, and other professionals.

Ability to provide leadership and planning assistance to local programs.

Ability to write clearly and effectively.

Ability to assess problems in education and implement plans to resolve

Ability to analyze application requests.

Ability to identify cost effective procedures.

Ability to provide planning and program improvement assistance for 
educational programs.

Ability to exercise leadership in the curricular area(s) of specialization with 
interest groups, specialists, and counterparts in other state departments 
of education.

Ability to plan and execute a program and allocate resources provided 
for that purpose.

Ability to provide a technical analysis of legislation or administrative code.

Ability to develop human relations and group dynamics skills in working 
as a member of a team.

Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and 
information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English 
sufficiently to perform duties of this position. American Sign Language 
or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they
can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable 
accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be made because it 
would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be 

This job specification is applicable to the following title code(s) which
are different work week or work month of the job class title:
Local or
Class of
10222SNNL30N/AR2710 Month

This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

MER   4/09/2011