State of Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA3.5

Full-time | Commission
Supplemental Information

Office of Operations

Job Focus Areas:
This position is located within the Office of Operations and is responsible for effective, compelling, and accurate educator and family-focused communications for the Louisiana Department of Education. The person in this position will collaborate with the state superintendent of education, senior leadership team, and press secretary to develop, implement, and evaluate a twelve-month strategy for communication to school system personnel, educators, and parents. He/she will supervise the graphic design and copywriting team, as well as oversee the development, distribution, branding, alignment, and maintenance of all print and electronic materials provided to educators and parents including, but not limited to, newsletters, parents guides, PowerPoint decks, and the Louisiana Believes website.

Additionally, this person will train staff on effective communication strategies, oversee the planning and execution of the annual Teacher Leader summit, manage coordinators across the agency for all other LDOE-run events, and support the logistics of key communication event.

Preferred Qualifications:
The preferred candidate should have experience engaging with educators and parent/family groups, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and knowledge of education initiatives in Louisiana.

**Note regarding the advertised pay range: The LDOE has an established special entrance rate (SER) for the Education Program Consultant series that is set above the minimum of the pay level range and is the advertised minimum. The maximum amount listed is the maximum salary a person can make while in this title and not the maximum amount we are allowed to pay a new hire.

One position is available and it may be filled as a 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 #50527566.

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.

NOTE: Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received – Your application has been submitted successfully.

Evaluating experience – Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".

Eligible for consideration – You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review – Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review – Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled – Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled – The agency has decided not to fill the position.

The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers (Download PDF reader), and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.

(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at

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.
Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To supervise an organizational section responsible for statewide educational programs.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Administrative direction from a division director.

Supervision Exercised:
Direct line over subordinate professional-level education staff.

Location of Work:
Predominantly located at the Department of Education.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from the Education Program Consultant 4 by the presence of supervisory responsibility and responsibility for managing statewide educational programs.

Differs from the Educational Program Consultant 5-B 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 the development, revision, implementation, and evaluation of current and long-range plans, rules, regulations, guidelines, and policies for multiple statewide programs in accordance with federal or state laws and policies.

Approves the design, development, and implementation of innovative educational programs and research projects on the basis of national and state reports, trends, economic conditions, future needs, educational research findings, and state and federal legislative or policy developments.

Recruits, interviews, and recommends approval for hiring personnel and evaluates performance of personnel.

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 on behalf of the department/division relative to identified educational issues.

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 field 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 interoffice 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.

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.