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Job Specification



 Under  direction  of a Planning Associate 3,  manager,  or  other
 supervisory official in a state department, assists in developing
 short and long-term education and/or financial plans; assists  in
 conducting  analyses  and  evaluations  of  curricula  and  other
 education  programs,  surveys,  needs  assessments,  and  related
 research;   assists  in  the  establishment,   maintenance,   and
 evaluation  of  program  and fiscal data  related  to  state  and
 federal   aid,  grant  applications,  and  allocations;  performs
 mandated  regulatory functions; works with some  independence  
 in areas of assignments; 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.


 May  assist  in designing and implementing evaluation instruments
 to  analyze  effectiveness of training,  curricula,  and  related
 education services in local school districts and intermediate and
 regional units.

 Establishes  and  maintains effective  work  communications  with
 county  offices and regional units to ensure goals  of  education
 programs are being met.

 Analyzes  relevant  state and federal laws  and  regulations  and
 assists   in   developing   policy  recommendations   for   their

 May  aid  in the development of specialized programs for targeted

 May  assist in developing technical documents for all New  Jersey
 education systems to evaluate of educational services.

 May  aid  in  reviewing the progress of local district  education
 goals as approved by the department.

 Establishes  and  maintains  liaison with  education  and  public
 interest  groups  to  inform  them of department  activities  and
 identify their needs.

 Analyzes  demographic data and helps develop, plan, and recommend
 policy and formula for funds distribution.

 May  aid in researching and analyzing, census, demographic, labor
 market,  and  technological data used in  establishing  education
 programs and plans to meet changing needs.

 Provides  technical assistance to local programs and  assists  in
 coordinating  the  development of training  programs  for  funded

 Helps  to  coordinate  program maintenance and  fiscal  reporting
 systems with department standards.

 May  develop  and  recommend funding  criteria  and   competitive
 application  procedures  and  forms  for  awarding  contracts  to
 eligible agencies.

 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.


 Three (3) years of experience in education administration, planning,
 research, program evaluation, or finance.

      NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required  education
 may   substitute   additional  experience  as  indicated   on   a
 year-for-year basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits  being
 equal  to  one  (1)  year  of  college.  Applicants  wishing   to
 substitute  additional  experience  for  the  required   Master=s
 degree,  must  possess  a  total of six  (6)  years  of  combined
 education  and experience, in addition to the required experience
 cited above.


      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  the  essential
 duties of the position.


 Knowledge  of  the organization and structure of the  New  Jersey
 education system.

 Knowledge  of  public education policy at the local,  state,  and
 federal levels.

 Knowledge of state and federal statutes and administrative  codes
 as applied to education.

 Knowledge  of  principles and practices for  providing  education
 programming at the local level.

 Knowledge of state and federal program aid requirements.

 Knowledge  of  legislation  and  guidelines  related  to   funded

 Knowledge  of  the operational processes and practices  of  state
 agencies including the fiscal system.

 Ability   to  establish  and  maintain  working  and  information
 networks with education and public interest groups.

 Ability   to   exercise  leadership  in  program   planning   and
 development  with  department  staff,  county  offices,  regional
 units, and local school district staff.

 Ability  to coordinate plans and resources and identify areas  of
 potential problems or additional needs.

 Ability  to  analyze data and prepare accurate reports containing
 findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

 Ability to prepare accurate documentation of budgetary needs.

 Ability to interpret state and federal rules and regulations  and
 develop a responsible plan for meeting special needs.

 Ability to prepare extensive official correspondence.

 Ability to coordinate program maintenance, fiscal reporting,  and
 other essential files.

 Ability to maintain records, reports, and files.

 Ability to develop technical assistance materials.

 Ability  to  plan  and  conduct regional and statewide  inservice
 training programs.

 Ability   to   develop  program  plans  from   needs   assessment

 Ability  to  analyze  state  and federal  labor  projections  and
 identify education programs to meet projected needs.

 Ability  to  analyze  trends and project future  education  needs
 based on these trends.

 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 the duties of this position.
 American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered
 as acceptable forms of communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
 as  they  can  perform the 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.

 This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Local or
Class of

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.