Humboldt County Office of Education: SELPA Low Incidence Support Technician

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

SELPA Low Incidence Support Technician

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the SELPA Executive Director, and in coordination with the Low Incidence (LI) teachers, this position performs varied and tasks related to equipment management, curriculum and activities for students that are identified as having a LI disability and includes consultation with teachers and staff and maintenance of records.  This is a 10 month position.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is a classified position which entails specialized responsibilities in regards to providing assistance and support to SELPA LI staff, general and special education teachers and other Individual Education Plan (IEP) team members.  Low Incidence Support Technicians (LI Support Techs) often collaborate with multidisciplinary teams.

Supervision Received and Exercised

This position is supervised by the SELPA Program Director and does not provide supervision to others.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Manages equipment and materials, including year-end inventory, coordination of equipment placement and transition, purchasing and processing;
  • Manages forms, including releases, requests and LI Committee forms;
  • Assists and tracks LI teacher budgets, including reimbursements;
  • Assists with travel and related reimbursements;
  • Acts as notetaker for the LI Committee;
  • Assists in the maintenance, ordering and creating curriculum materials;
  • Manages visual impairment information with the California Department of Education (CDE);
  • Attends IEPs, as requested;
  • Serves as a liaison between SELPA staff and various vendors;
  • Collects data related to student performance and needs;
  • Maintains confidential records;
  • Schedules appointments with parents at school or home for equipment needs related to required specialized equipment;
  • Contacts teachers, administrators, resource specialists and other school personnel, as needed.
  • May assist with special activities, including field trip plans, transportation of students, community outreach and support with equipment trials.


Knowledge of:

  • Modern office terminology, procedures and equipment
  • Department operations
  • Proper preparation of correspondence
  • Organization of files and records
  • Standard First Aid

Ability to:

  • Accurately key data
  • Communicate with tact and courtesy
  • Respond to routine inquiries
  • Adapt to changing work demands
  • Manage task priorities to meet deadlines
  • Use proper English in filing and indexing and other identifying tasks
  • Use proper English with correct spelling and punctuation
  • Follow oral and written directions
  • Operate office equipment, including computers and all equipment used in the LI program
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals and groups
  • Read and comprehend fine print such as contracts, prescriptions, spreadsheets and texts
  • Communicate effectively via telephone, computer modem and in person

Education and Experience

Minimum Required

  • Graduation from high school or comparable demonstration of basic competence;
  • Not less than two (2) years progressively responsible clerical experience.

Working Conditions

The position may require driving between multiple sites within a workday.  This position typically follows a standard work schedule and overtime is uncommon.  Regular breaks are included in the workday.

Environmental Elements

The position is located within a climate-controlled office space.  Much of the work is performed independently, but there will be some interaction with colleagues and other staff members.

Physical Demands

  • Lift/move materials weighing up to 25 pounds;
  • Sit/stand for an extended period of time;
  • Hand-eye-arm and finger dexterity;
  • Daily written and oral communication;
  • Work under varying degrees of stress.

Other Requirements

  • Must be fingerprinted and a satisfactory Department of Justice records check must be received by HCOE prior to employment.
  • TB testing and/or risk assessment will be required upon employment.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical (if applicable).
  • May be required to obtain first aid and CPR certificates within the first 6 to 12 months of employment.
  • May be required to drive with or without students; requires a California driver’s license, proof of insurance and possible participation in the DMV PUll Notice Program once employed.

Classified | Range 1 (Reclassified from Range 27)
Personnel Commission Approved 4/19/2022
Modified 5/2024
PC Approved 06/11/2024

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