Humboldt County Office of Education: Accountability and Programmatic Support Specialist

Notice: In July 2022 HCOE classified job descriptions were re-classified. We are working to get the classifications changed on individual job descriptions. A PDF mapping these changes can be found here. For questions please contact the HCOE Personnel Office at (707) 445-7039.

HCOE Job Description

Accountability and Programmatic Support Specialist

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Coordinator for School District Support and Program Improvement, the Accountability and Programmatic Support Specialist provides an array of district and charter school support services including: Local Control Accountability Plan guidance/review, William’s Act Review, and other State/Federal Program Requirements.  Programmatic responsibilities for this position includes direct advice and assistance in the application for, use of, and reporting on multiple state and federal programs in the form of the Co-Op. In partnership with other HCOE departments, this position advises districts on regulations governing these programs and necessary compliance procedures including required record keeping, and provides model policy or plan language where appropriate. The Specialist researches district needs related to these programs, as well as issues related to state and federal assessment and accountability systems. This position also represents the HCOE on regional and state level activities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possess an appropriate California Administrative credential.
  • Demonstrate competence in communicating effectively with professional staff and representatives of other local and state agencies both in written and oral form.
  • Possess at least seven (7) years successful teaching and/or staff development experience and have demonstrated expertise in program planning, curriculum development and student assessment.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational, communication and human relations skills including group problem solving processes.
  • Possess an advanced degree and experience/training in program and budget planning; program evaluation; categorical and other grant development.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as a resource to school district personnel on the best uses of data for programmatic decision-making.
  • Leads, coordinates and participates as needed in providing site-based program evaluation including the use of sophisticated student needs assessment data gathering processes and analysis.
  • Follows the requirements of both state and federal law, leads and coordinates district superintendents to ensure efficient and timely compliance with various categorical laws and procedures to help prevent financial penalties or other sanctions including district and County Office Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP).
  • Serves as a technical team member to local school districts regarding program improvement and school accountability requirements as may be initiated by the state or federal government and supervises the work of the office’s School Support Unit.
  • Actively engages in an ongoing program of professional development to maintain and improve management skills and leadership abilities.
  • Plays a supporting role in the development and management of the county office sponsored CO-OP for state and federal categorical programs.
  • Coordinates and provides guidance to school districts for William’s Act Compliance
  • Participates in appropriate regional and statewide professional meetings.
  • Recommends new procedures and changes in existing procedures governing the implementation and management of the department.
  • Develops and facilitates professional learning opportunities for HCOE, District, and Charter School personnel related to state summative assessments.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Physical Requirements

(Consideration will be given to reasonable accommodation for the following physical requirements.)

  • Sufficient vision to read printed materials;
  • Sufficient hearing to conduct in-person and telephone conversations;
  • Sufficient mobility to move about the county office and other sites as may be required;
  • Ability to speak in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversation distance, on the telephone, and to address groups of varying sizes;
  • Physical and emotional stamina to cope with sometimes stressful situations and conditions.

Additional Requirements

Individuals who serve as Accountability and Programmatic Support Specialist provide services in the office as well as in various sites throughout the county, sometimes serving multiple sites in a single workday. Public speaking skills, group problem solving and leadership ability, the ability to communicate effectively in writing, the capacity to maintain personal demeanor during periods of peak work flow and perform efficiently within restricted timeframes are critical factors for success in this position.

Individuals who serve as management personnel must be willing to modify days/hours and to work additional days/hours on occasion with appropriate compensation and be willing to travel using own transportation with mileage reimbursed, or county office fleet vehicle, as the job may require.

Schedule B/Class 2 | Reviewed: May 12, 2021

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