State of Arizona :


Job Information
Job Reference ID:  45200 
Grade:  21 
Posted Date:  05/15/2019 
Close Date:  05/20/2019 
Job Description


Arizona Department of Education


serving Arizona's education community, and actively engaging parents,

ensuring every student has access to an excellent education



Education Program Specialist

 Exceptional Student Services (ESS) Section

Tucson Location

Salary Range: $45,000 -$65,000


Closing Date: 5/20/19

Job Code: AUN06579 Grade: 21


The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is committed to ensuring academic excellence for all students.  We seek highly qualified professionals who share our passion for enriching students’ lives.  For more information about ADE, visit




ADE’s comprehensive benefits package includes: health, dental, vision, supplemental and dependent life insurance and short-term disability.  Also provided are a deferred compensation plan, sick leave, vacation leave, and ten paid holidays per year.  It is mandatory to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System plan (ASRS), which includes long-term disability (after a 27-week waiting period as a state of Arizona employee).



The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) Exceptional Student Services (ESS) Section is seeking an Education Program Specialist. 



  • Serve as consultant to assigned Public Education Agencies (PEAs), offering technical assistance and professional development in special education related areas and data requirements.
  • Conduct on-site visits to assigned PEAs to review files for compliance indicators and review data to aid in improving outcomes for students with disabilities.
  • Provide technical assistance on indicator requirements.
  • Monitor special education programs, either acting as lead monitor or participating on monitoring teams.
  • Analyze results and compliance data from PEAs for decision-making related to monitoring and technical assistance.
  • Participate in various department/division task teams, special projects, and professional development to carry out work-related requirements.
  • Answer questions from the public pertaining to the state and federal requirements that apply to special education.
  • Attend conferences, read newsletters, journals, books, regulations, attorney general opinions, and laws related  to special education.
  • In-state travel is required for this position.



Please note: For those selected for interviews, skills assessments may be administered as part of the interview process.



  • Federal and state laws and implementing regulations in the area of special education
  • Administration of special education
  • Education programs in public schools
  • Public school structure
  • Organization and funding
  • Data analysis and assessment
  • Arizona Academic Standards and instruction
  • State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR)
  • Applicants must have taught or administered a special education program.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in special education or a related field is required.


  • Program evaluation
  • Data collection, analysis, and recording
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Public speaking and public relations
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Facilitation
  • Internet research
  • Basic skill in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer


  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and prioritize
  • Problem-solve and derive conclusions from existing data
  • Make decisions independently with available knowledge and resources



  • Preference will be given to those applicants with a Master’s degree or certification in special education and experience serving as a teacher, related service provider, or administrator in a public school.




  • Position requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).
  • Offers are contingent upon successful completion of all background and reference checks, required documents and, if applicable, a post-offer medical/physical evaluation.



The Arizona Department of Education is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADE Human Resources office at (602) 542-3186 or via e-mail at [email protected].

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Position Requirements
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Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $45,000.00-65,000.00 


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