EDUCATION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST 2
Under general direction of a supervisory official in a state department,
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 professional
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:
Develop, evaluate, and/or monitor local and state instructional programs,
and recommend program changes to supervisor.
Provide technical assistance in designing and implementing plans for
improving instructional programming.
Design and implement procedures and instrumentation for the ongoing
assessment of the staff training and instructional program needs.
In cooperation with offices of the Executive County Superintendents of
Schools or regional units, conducts training activities for staff employed
in education agencies.
Develop program guidelines in the areas of curricula and instructional
materials and methods as directed.
Consult with local program staff and provides the technical assistance
needed to develop and implement improved curricular/instructional
materials and methods.
Review educational programs and recommend approval, disapproval,
or modification of funding levels.
Review annual program plans, applications for funds, and final reports,
and recommend acceptance, modification, or disapproval.
Develop guidelines for funding and/or contracting with state, county,
and local agencies for programs and/or services.
Review monthly and annual reports and write reports and recommendations
pertaining to program effectiveness and efficiency.
Review research, literature, and legislation and consult with experts
in the discipline(s) to ascertain current and future trends in curricular
area(s) of responsibility.
In cooperation with other professional staff, develops technical aspects
of legislation or administrative code for technical accuracy and compliance
with current trends in the area of specialization.
Participate in funding decisions for local districts and monitors the approved
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.
Four (4) 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 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
Knowledge of instruction materials and assessment tools used in
elementary, secondary, or adult education programs.
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.
Knowledge of effective approaches to needs assessment.
Knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to elementary,
secondary, or adult education.
Ability to develop, implement, and manage pre-service and in-service
staff training programs.
Ability to plan and develop curricular/instructional materials.
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
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 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 evaluate the effectiveness of instructional programming.
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
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.