Office of Academics – Early Childhood Literacy
Job Focus Areas:
This Education Program Consultant 3 is located within the Division of Early Childhood Literacy and reports to a classified Education Program Consultant 5-A. This position is responsible for programmatic functions of K-2 literacy programs related to curriculum, assessment and professional development. This position leads initiatives relative to Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) funding and serves as a subject matter expert on early elementary literacy.
The preferred candidate should have experience teaching, reading, and/or coaching reading in K-2 classrooms, extensive knowledge of early literacy development, experience training teachers, and familiarity with CLASS in grades K-2. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) or Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) funding to improve literacy outcomes.
**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 as a job appointment, probationary new hire, 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 #50565113.
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:
- Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*
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 three 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 two years of professional level experience in teaching or education; or in a public or private sector setting.
3. A baccalaureate degree plus four 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 exercise lead worker responsibility in developing and implementing educational programs or to serve as the Regional Service Center liaison for Local Education Agencies.
Level of Work:
Broad from a higher-level educational official.
Lead worker over a unit or Regional Service Center liaison providing functional supervision to Local Education Agencies.
Location of Work:
Predominantly located at the Department of Education.
Differs from the Education Program Consultant 2 by the presence of lead worker responsibility over a unit, or by the responsibility for serving as Regional Service Center liaison to Local Education Agencies.
Differs from the Education Program Consultant 4 by the absence of serving as senior staff assistant to a division director or subject matter authority-witness/program developer and/or researcher.
Examples of Work
Serves as lead worker of a unit with responsibility for the development and implementation of all aspects of an educational program affecting populations such as students, teachers, principals, central office personnel, and ancillary/support personnel in the public school systems, special schools, nonpublic schools, public and private colleges and universities, technical colleges, local neglected and delinquent institutions, and state correctional institutions; and individuals from other profit and nonprofit agencies, organizations, and institutions.
Reviews work and provide input on evaluation of performance of subordinate personnel involved in a program.
Determines program goals and objectives, develops plans to effectively implement the specified program.
Serves as Regional Service Center representative and resource for all Local Education Agencies regarding all areas of education, including new policies/procedures, etc.
Communicates the needs of the Local Education Agencies in the region to the Regional Service Center Director and State Director.
Provides technical assistance daily via telephone, letters, visits, etc. to parents, teachers, administrators, university personnel and other agency personnel regarding issues involving services/programs in the assigned Regional Service Center.
Updates the Superintendents of the local school systems from the assigned Regional Service Center, on a regular basis, regarding services and current issues.
Works with other Department of Education staff to maintain current information about state and federal programs in order to provide leadership and oversight for related services in the assigned Regional Service Center.
Advises and provides technical assistance to 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 problems.
Researches, designs, implements, and evaluates current and long-range plans, rules, regulations, guidelines, and policies for the program(s) in accordance with federal or state laws and policies.
Designs, develops, and pilots, programs and research projects on the basis of national/state reports, trends, economic conditions, future needs, educational research findings, and state and federal legislative or policy developments.
Serves as a team leader to assists schools and school systems in securing the best possible results for their efforts by building the capacity of school and system teams.
Develops evaluation designs to measure the quality and effectiveness of program(s) and their impact on students.
Plans, conducts, and evaluates staff development and in-service training (including national, state, and regional workshops, hearings, conferences) for personnel in the Department of Education, local education agencies, colleges and universities, technical colleges, correctional schools and institutions, as well as churches, civil associations, business and industry groups, special committees and task forces, professional associations and organizations, special interest groups (such as Chambers of Commerce, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, military groups, etc.), parents, and other citizens.