Office of Talent
Job Focus Areas:
This Education Program Consultant 4 is located within the Office of Talent and reports to the unclassified Director of Educator Workforce. This position will serve as the policy and strategy lead to advise the Division Director and as the subject matter expert. Responsibilities include overseeing the implementation of Louisiana's new Teacher Preparation Quality Rating System, leading strategy relative to Louisiana's evaluation system for educators, as well as leading policy development and implementation for the Talent Office. Additionally, this position will work closely with members of the Office of Talent, Early Childhood Operations, Accountability, and Strategic Research and Analysis teams within the LDOE. This position is well suited for someone with a strong background in strategy, policy, and project management, and excellent analytical and communication skills. Individuals who have prior experience in, or have a keen interest in, working across functional teams in a complex environment will excel in this role.
The preferred candidate should have strong project management experience and excellent communication skills. Preference will also be given to those with policy experience.
**Note regarding the advertised pay range: The Education Program Consultant series has an established special entrance rate (SER) that is set above the minimum of the pay range and the advertised minimum. The maximum amounts listed are the maximum salary amounts a person can make at each level over their career and not the maximum amount we are allowed to pay a new hire.
One position is available and it may be filled by job appointment, by probationary new hire, by promotion of any permanent classified state employee OR promotion of a permanent classified employee of the Department of Education, Special School District, or the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
You may attach a resume; however only the information listed on the online application will be considered to determine qualification. All education, prior experience, including dates related to education and prior experience MUST be listed on the online application.
To be considered for this position, you are encouraged to attach a copy of your college transcript(s) to your online application, fax to the Department of Education (DOE) Human Resources Office at 225-342-1499 or mail to the DOE Human Resources Office, P. O. Box 94064, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804 by the closing date of this announcement.
This is Announcement #50558187.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Louisiana Department of Education – Human Resources
PO Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Louisiana is a State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Any of the following will qualify:
1. A master's degree plus four years of professional level experience in teaching or education; or in a public or private sector setting.
2. A master's degree in education plus three years of professional level experience in teaching or education; or in a public or private sector setting.
3. A baccalaureate degree plus five years of professional level experience in teaching or education; or in a public or private sector setting.
A master's degree plus thirty graduate hours will substitute for one year of the required experience.
An Educational Specialist Degree will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A Ph.D. will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Advanced degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Function of Work:
To serve as senior staff assistant to a division director or subject matter authority-witness/program developer and/or researcher.
Level of Work:
Administrative direction from a division director.
Functional supervision over programs.
Location of Work:
Predominately located at the Department of Education.
Differs from the Education Program Consultant 3 by serving as staff assistant to a cabinet level executive or serving as a subject matter authority- witness/program developer and/or researcher.
Differs from the Education Program Consultant 5-A by the absence of supervisory responsibility over an organizational section responsible for statewide educational programs.
Differs from the Educational Program Consultant 5-B by the absence of serving as the deputy to a cabinet level unclassified executive, or serving in an administrative role in a program directly administered by the superintendent's office or the deputy superintendent's office characterized by high-level programmatic impact.
Examples of Work
Approves budgetary reports, records, and activities, ensuring adherence to federal, state, and other regulations, policies, and procedures for budgetary control and authorizes the allocation and expenditure of state, federal, and other funds to eligible recipients for implementation of all programs.
Testifies before state and national legislative committees and state, regional, and national hearings, including the state legislature and State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, as an expert witness providing background information and relevant research findings and the recommendations.
Advises the unclassified division director of specific issues related to division programs and the progress of programs in meeting established goals and objectives and obtains concurrence on policy and procedure approvals or to advise local superintendents of education, other educators, and other persons outside the fields of education on programs, policies, procedures, laws, and regulations and answers questions and assists in the resolution of education problems.
Make recommendations to the division director regarding mandated and discretionary programs and budgetary or personnel matters.
Researches educational issues, federal and state laws, and state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) policies to develop proposed legislation impacting education.
Represents the division director on key departmental committees working on departmental policies, discipline, accountability, technology, as well as inter office matters.
Coordinates state and federal educational program activities of several units within and outside the division on a project basis.
Develops and recommends to the division director programmatic policy directives and procedural guidelines to local educational authorities (LEAs).
Directs the administration or implementation of major elements of the state's reform model, including areas such as curriculum, assessment, or accountability components.
Coordinates the design, development, and piloting of education reform programs and research projects.
Serves as a division-level specialist in specific areas requiring advanced technical expertise or advanced knowledge of education policy development