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Program Specialist

Recruitment #181030-UNCE-345


Office of Special Education, Oliver Hodge Building, Oklahoma City

To interpret and uphold federal regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and state Special Education Policies/Procedures and state laws governing assessment and instruction of students with disabilities.  Perform related work as required.

• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in school psychology or Speech/Language Pathology/communication disorders (preferred), special education or a closely related field [official transcript(s) required upon hire].
• Possession of a school psychology or speech-language pathology certificate or a valid certification in special education or closely related field.
• 5 years’ experience working in the field of special education with students with significant cognitive disabilities.
• 5 years’ experience working with the Oklahoma School Testing Program and the Oklahoma Alternate Assessment Program.
• Applicants must be willing and able to perform necessary job-related statewide travel (including but not limited to, regular overnight stays of 1-3 nights at a time in some instances).

• Considerable knowledge of modern special education techniques, methods and practices; of current trends and sources of information in the field of special education; of educational psychology; general knowledge of statistical measurements, general knowledge of tests and measurements including individual educational/psychological tests; formative and summative assessments; functional behavioral assessments; and assessment accommodation/modifications.
• Knowledge of adult learning theory and methods.
• Experience providing professional development at the school or district level.
• Knowledge of technology and ability to use it to maximize efficiency and services.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to direct, conduct, coordinate and implement adequate special education programs; to express ideas clearly and concisely; to conduct meetings and workshops; to judge a situation correctly and adopt an effective course of action; and adequate knowledge of public relations.
• Commitment to teamwork, consensus management and participatory decision-making process.
• Conscientious commitment/willingness to provide courteous, consistent, efficient service through performance of prescribed job duties.

• Participate in the development and dissemination of professional development materials.
• Consult with public/private agencies and organizations on establishing, expanding, and/or improving special education programs; evaluate and approve plans/applications for special education programs; disseminate ideas, new methods and materials to parents, educators and administrators throughout the state.
• Provide ongoing assistance to promote program effectiveness; support and develop special education within the regular education system.
• Serve on professional committees; conduct and participate in workshops and meetings with parents and professionals; promote special education by interpreting rules and regulations and by speaking before other interested groups.
• Participate in and/or lead teams related to special education services.

Frequent travel required with occasional overnight stays.

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $51,000 - $56,000


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

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