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Date:  Jan 8, 2023


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Requisition No: 737202 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: PROGRAM SPECIALIST IV-DOE - 48003697

Position Number: 48003697 

Salary:  $45,848.04 - 50,000 

Posting Closing Date: 03/29/2023 



This position is for an Instructional Materials Specialist within the Bureau of Standards & Instructional Support.


The duties are as follows:

  • The employee must be productive under tight timeframes, balance multiple and competing priorities and maintain goal-directed behavior and performance expectations sometimes under stressful conditions. 
  • The employee must interact courteously with others.
  • 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.
  • Attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Provides leadership and technical assistance to district and departmental personnel on the instructional materials adoption process and all related activities, as well as providing technical assistance to representatives of publishing companies participating in Florida’s adoption process.
  • Provides coordination and oversight of the instructional materials contract and bid process which includes:
  • Processing publishers’ bid deposits and fees, cash-in-lieu of bonds, and deposit returns required for publisher participation in adoption process.
  • Tracking and reporting the deposits and fees, cash-in-lieu of bonds, deposit returns and deposit forfeitures related to instructional materials adoptions to Comptroller.
  • Preparing and finalizing publisher contracts.
  • Plans, develops, organizes, and conducts training activities to assist district personnel and publishers in the use of the instructional materials online evaluation system and publisher database
  • Training of state level evaluators and allocation of evaluators in the system.
  • Provides leadership and coordination in the implementation and revision of the instructional materials adoption process.
  • Participates in professional development for the enhancement of position related skills.
  • Performs other duties as assigned including, but not limited to:
  • -Assists in the development, dissemination, distribution and implementation of programs and materials related to K-12 instructional materials.
  • -Participates in the activities of professional organizations as appropriate to provide statewide leadership for K-12 instructional materials.



  • State of Florida Retirement - 3% Employee Contribution Required
  • 10 Paid Holidays annually
  • Employees with up to 5 years of creditable service earn 8.667 hours per month, with 5 to 10 years earn 10.833 hours per month and those with over 10 years of service earn 13 hours per month.
  • Career Service employees earn 8.667 hours of sick leave credits per month
  • Health Insurance for Individual or Family Coverage – State pays 80% of premium
  • Life Insurance – State pays premium for $25,000 basic term life insurance for full time employee
  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, vision, etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available
  • Tax Deferred Savings Program available through payroll deduction



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.


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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee