Date:  May 18, 2024


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Requisition No: 827637 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: PROGRAM SPECIALIST II-DOE - 48000522

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 48000522 

Salary:  $38,175.54-$80,910.99 

Posting Closing Date: 06/19/2024 

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Florida Department of Education

Bureau of Educator Certification


Program Specialist II– CS

Position # 48000522

Salary: $38,175.54-$80,910.99






The purpose of Florida educator certification is to support the academic achievement of our students by assuring that our educators are professionally qualified for highly effective instruction. Florida educators must be certified to teach in our public schools and in many of our private schools. Educators include classroom teachers, school administrators, and other support professionals, such as guidance counselors and media specialists. The Bureau of Educator Certification (BEC) is committed to providing timely, accurate, and efficient services to all constituents. For more information, please visit the Bureau of Educator Certification webpage.

In this position, the candidate will serve as a certification evaluator to process credentials to determine eligibility for an educator’s certificate pursuant to Florida Statutes, State Board of Education Rules, and Department/Bureau policies covering all subject areas. In this capacity, you will assume critical responsibilities related to the implementation of the requirements of state laws specifically as defined by Florida Statues and State Board of Education Rules.

  • The employee must be productive under tight timeframes, balance priorities and maintain goal-directed behavior and performance sometimes under stress.
  • The employee’s performance and behavior must demonstrate consideration of the workload concerns of others and must not negatively affect productivity and morale of the unit.
  • The employee must interact courteously with others.

General Responsibilities:

  • This position requires in-depth analytical skills, great attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and the ability to attain an acceptable rate of accurate production in a high-volume work environment.
  • This position requires familiarity with Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules governing the educator certification process.
  • This position must assist with the intake of correspondence, applications, ensuring that all documents are accurately entered into the Bureau of Educators Certification database system as needed.
  • Attendance is an essential function of this position.

Specific Responsibilities:   

  • Ongoing training to obtain and retain knowledge of Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules.
  • Responsible for reviewing and evaluating credentials to determine eligibility for Endorsements and Temporary/Professional certificates.
  • Research and analysis of college programs and courses for applicability to meet specific educator certification requirements established in State Board of Education Rules.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Florida State Board of Education Rules and procedures governing issuance of Florida Educator Certificates.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally or in writing.
  • Ability to follow written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to develop, plan organize and coordinate work assignments using strong time-management skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to undertake complex and confidential assignments.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a variety of people.
  • Skill in operating computer software.

Required/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of educator certification statutes and rules.
  • Experience with certification management systems.

Qualifying Questions:

  1. Do you have experience working with Versa software?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  2. Have you completed the CJIS Security Policy training?
    1. Yes
    2. No


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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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