Job Specification 10223C
EDUCATION: PROG DEVELOPMENT SPCLST 2 10 MOS DEAF LANGUAGE: SPCLST
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.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
(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
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 AND ABILITIES:
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
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
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
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