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EDUCATIONAL POLICY CONSULTANT-DOE - 48000161

Date:  Sep 25, 2022
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Requisition No: 663641 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: EDUCATIONAL POLICY CONSULTANT-DOE - 48000161

Position Number: 48000161 

Salary:  Salary Range $55,000-$60,000. 

Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2022 

DIVISION OF Finance & Operations

Office of Funding and Financial Reporting

LOCATION: TALLAHASSEE

Educational Policy Consultant - SES

Position Number: 48000161

Salary Range: $55,000-60,000

 

ANTICIPATED VACANCY

SALARY WILL BE DETERMINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT PAY POLICY.

 

 The Office of Funding and Financial Reporting (OFFR) has two primary functions: (1) Calculation and distribution of funds provided through the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) and state categorical aid programs such as pupil transportation; and (2) Financial reporting of school districts.”

“The mission of the Office of Funding and Financial Reporting (OFFR) is to provide high-quality business services to Florida public school districts and to provide high-quality business and financial information and analyses concerning Florida public schools to a broad spectrum of users, including legislative and executive staff, Department of Education (DOE) staff, school district staff and the general public.”

http://www.fldoe.org/finance/fl-edu-finance-program-fefp/

 

This Advertisement may be used to fill current and future vacancies for up to 6 months

 

 DESCRIPTION
The position has responsibilities in forecasting Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) and Capital Outlay FTE (COFTE) in preparation of Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) calculations and simulations.

(Note: The omission of specific job duties does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)

 

This position is responsible for the following functions:

  • Creates the FTE student enrollment forecasts and coordinates with the Office of Economic and Demographic Reporting and the Florida Legislature provided to provide recommendations to the K-12 Education Estimating Conference.
  • Manages the web-based FTE forecasting software which is the basis for FTE projections involving school district staff input.
  • Manages and coordinates maintenance of forecasting software with Department’s technology staff.
  • Trains public school district personnel to successfully use the web-based FTE forecasting software.
  • Prepares annual reports indicating school district capital outlay FTE for distribution of Capital Outlay funds.
  • Prepares analysis of legislation concerning public school K-12 student enrollment (FTE). 
  • Responds to correspondence related to FTE and FTE projections.
  • Updates FTE related data on the office web page as necessary.
  • Provides department-wide consultation on statistical methodology.
  • Performs calculations to support the department’s critical role of calculating and distributing billions of state dollars to support the operation of the state’s public schools through the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP). All calculations are made pursuant to law.
  • Provides technical assistance to districts related to FEFP funding, Class Size Reduction compliance and funding adjustments, Teachers Classroom Supply Assistance funding, School Recognition funding and any related payments. Designs, develops, and provides presentations, reports, memorandums, and tools designed to provide technical assistance. Researches funding related questions and discusses potential concerns with administrative staff.
  • Creates and/or reviews numerous printed reports including the Funding Book for Florida School Districts, the Full Time Equivalent Student General Instructions, the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) Publication, the Florida Price Level Index, The FEFP Allocation Conference Manual, Charter and Department of Juvenile Justice revenue worksheets, legislative budget request materials, Capital Outlay and Debt Service Instructional Units.

               

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge, skills, and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position: 

Knowledge of forecasting methodologies and methods of presenting forecasts. 

Knowledge of EXCEL to compile, organize, and analyze data.

Ability to communicate in writing and orally complex statistical and financial concepts to a diverse audience.

Ability to use logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.

Ability to work independently and meet established deadlines.

Ability to analyze data. 

Ability to communicate and work effectively with others.   

Ability to understand and interpret financial literature

Ability to understand and apply Florida Statutes and FDOE rules and policies

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments

Ability to produce accurate and timely information under tight timeframes, balance multiple and competing priorities, and maintain goal-oriented behavior and performance expectations

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in demography, statistics, or a related field is required.

Five (5) or more years of experience applying demographic or statistic principles, theories, and concepts is preferred

 

BENEFITS INFORMATION

Benefits information can be found on the following websites: http://www.myflorida.com/MyBenefits  

  • State of Florida Retirement package –  3% employee contribution required
  • 10 Paid Holidays annually
  • 104 Hours of Paid Annual Leave annually          
  • 104 Hours of Paid Sick Leave annually
  • Health Insurance for Individual or Family Coverage – State pays 80% of premium
  • Life Insurance – State pays 80% of premium
  • Additional supplemental insurances are available such as dental, vision, etc.     
  • Tax-Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available     
  • Tax-Deferred Savings Program available through payroll deduction     

 

BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT

It is the policy of the Florida Department of Education that applicants for employment undergo Level 2 employment screening in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment or being permitted to serve as a volunteer.

All applicants for employment or to volunteer who are selected for an interview will be provided with the Consent to Background Screening form for level 2 screening, the Affidavit of Good Moral Character, and the Notice of Rights. The leading candidate for employment or to volunteer will be required to execute the Consent form and Affidavit, report to a designated location, and submit fingerprints for level 2 screening.

No applicant for a designated position will be employed or permitted to volunteer until the level 2 screening results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Department.

Level 2 background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.

 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE 7/01/02 
 

APPLICATION NOTES

Candidate Profile (application) must be complete in its entirety.

  • Include supervisor names and phone numbers of all periods of employment.
  • Account for and explain any gaps in employment so that the hiring process is not delayed. Gaps of employment 3 months or more MUST be addressed on application.
  • Experience, education, training, knowledge, skills and/or abilities as well as responses to pre-qualifying questions must be verifiable to meet the minimum qualifications.  
  • It is unacceptable to use the statement “See Resume” in place of entering work history.
  • Each field (address, city, and state, dates, phone numbers, etc.) must be completed. 
  • Periods of employment should be entered with the most recent/current listed first.
  • If claiming Veteran’s Preference, candidate MUST attach supporting documentation (DD214).
  • If claiming Right to Interview, candidate MUST attach a copy of your official layoff letter when applying.

If you experience problems applying online, please call the People First Service Center at (877) 562-7287

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

You will be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications.

Selective Services System (SSS)

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Other Personal Services (OPS) or Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. Verification of Selective Service registration will be conducted prior to hire.  For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee