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Date: Feb 1, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 42650 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: PROGRAM SPECIALIST IV-DOE - 48003348

Position Number: 48003348 

Salary:  $40,000 - $55,000 

Posting Closing Date: 03/31/2019 


Duties and Responsibilities


Program Area Responsibilities: Programming for students with visual impairments, dual sensory impairments, and hearing impairments.


  • Provides information, technical assistance, and support related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to parents, families and stakeholders by responding to phone calls, Corrflow, electronic mail, and other requests.
  • Maintains files, answers correspondence, and conducts technical assistance activities related to the IDEA, deafness or hard of hearing, visual impairment, dual sensory impairment, National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard, and special assignments.
  • Collects and disseminates essential information to aid in policy formulation and administrative decision-making related to students with disabilities.
  • Develops, produces, or revises technical assistance documents, and other reports, resource manuals, and correspondence to foster the development and implementation of quality educational programs.
  • Assists local schools, districts, and Bureau discretionary project staff in planning, development, and evaluation of programs for the improvement of instruction; and provides technical assistance to schools and district level staff, and instructional personnel regarding the needs of students with disabilities and their families.
  • Assists in program reviews as needed for compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Provides assistance in the determination of critical student outcomes and in the accommodations and/or modifications and assessment strategies, which are appropriate for students with disabilities.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and interprets student data regarding the implications for improving student outcomes.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the State Performance Plan (SPP) and participates as a team leader or team members in activities associated with specific SPP indicators.
  • Coordinates activities of assigned BEESS discretionary projects.
  • Plans and coordinates statewide educational conferences, meetings institutes, training, and workshops.
  • Participates in local, state, and national professional organizations for deafness or hearing impairment, visual impairment, dual sensory impairment programming.
  • Works with subject area specialists in the Department of Education and university training programs in the development and implementation of policy affecting the education of students with disabilities.
  • Coordinates the activities of various task forces in regard to issues and topics on the education of students with disabilities; presents issues and areas of concern to the State Advisory Committee; and advises administrators in the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services possible issues affecting the statewide system.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

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.  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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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