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Job Specification 10223C



 Under general direction of an Education Program Development Specialist
 1, or other supervisory officer in the Department of Education,
 designs, produces, and delivers curricula, training, program
 improvement, and related education services to education agencies to
 ensure the achievement of mandated goals and to meet existing and
 emerging needs; performs mandated regulatory functions; performs work
 of a difficult nature and generally works independently in the
 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.


 (These examples of work are to be performed by utilizing the language
 of the deaf, particularly American Sign Language.)

 Conducts work of a difficult nature in the development, evaluation,
 and/or monitoring of local and state instructional programs, and
 recommends program changes to supervisor.

 Provides technical assistance in designing and implementing plans for
 improving instructional programming.

 Designs and implements procedures and instrumentation for the ongoing
 assessment of the staff training and instructional program needs.

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

 Develops program guidelines in the areas of curricula and
 instructional materials and methods as directed.

 Consults with local program staff and provides the technical
 assistance needed to develop and implement improved
 curricular/instructional materials and methods.

 Reviews educational programs and recommends approval, disapproval, or
 modification of funding levels.

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

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

 Reviews monthly and annual reports and writes reports and
 recommendations pertaining to program effectiveness and efficiency.

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

 Develops technical aspects of legislation or administrative code for
 technical accuracy and compliance with current trends in the area of
 specialization in cooperation with other professional staff.

 Participates in funding decisions for local districts and monitors the
 approved funding plan.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and computerized 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.


      Four (4) years of experience in education programs in a school
 district or other educational institution.


      Applicants must be able to communicate effectively in the
 language of the deaf, particularly American Sign Language,
 sufficiently to perform duties of this position.


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


 Knowledge of education 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 effective approaches to needs assessment.

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

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

 Knowledge of state and local budgetary procedures.

 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 areas(s) of specialization.

 Ability to develop, implement, and manage preservice and inservice
 staff training programs.

 Ability to plan and develop curricular/instructional materials.

 Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional programming.

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

 Ability to provide leadership and planning assistance to local

 Ability to write clearly and effectively.

 Ability to assess problems in education and implement plans to resolve

 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 plan, organize, and deliver public presentations in the
 curricular area(s) of specialization.

 Ability to develop special education product and training procedures.

 Ability to analyze needs in order to determine product and training
 procedures needed.

 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

 Ability to communicate in sign language and AMSLAN.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as
 they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable
 accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation
 cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship,
 such persons may not be eligible.

 CODES: 28/P25- 10223C           MCK            10/18/03