EDUCATION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST 3
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.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
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)
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 AND ABILITIES:
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
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
Ability to exercise leadership in the curricular area(s) of specialization with
interest groups, specialists, and counterparts in other state departments
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:
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.