In the Department of Education and the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System this class is accountable for administering programs and operations of statewide educational services to higher education institutions, local school systems and other state and federal agencies.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
Incumbents in this class serve in one of the following capacities:
Chief Academic Officer: oversees and collaborates with district leaders to ensure alignment of common core academic standards, related summative and formative assessments and model curricula and instructional programs for literacy, math, early childhood and other initiatives to measurably improve all students' readiness for success in school and career.
Chief Operating Officer: ensures compliance of core programs and operations at local school districts in the areas of Title 1, special education, health, nutrition, family services, adult education and related federal program services. The Chief Operating Officer provides leadership in the planning and execution of major departmental initiatives on behalf of the Commissioner and their Cabinet.
Chief Performance Officer: collects, analyzes and reports on data that provide targets for academic growth for all students, schools and districts as well as the state as a whole. The Chief Performance Officer implements the state's accountability system including oversight and implementation of the elementary and secondary education act reporting and measurement requirements. The Chief Performance Officer establishes and reports performance metrics that bring transparency and provide goals for the state, educators, parents and students.
Chief Strategic Planning Officer: oversees planning and coordination of equitable access for all students to the array of educational opportunities available statewide. This work includes collaborating with districts, units of higher education and the Departments of Economic and Community Development and Labor to better align secondary and postsecondary programming and workforce needs.
Chief Talent Officer: designs and executes the strategy for improving preparation, recruitment, training, certification, professional development and reward systems for teachers, principals and superintendents in Connecticut.
Chief Turnaround Officer: manages staff and operations of the School Turnaround Team, Office of School District Improvement, Choice Programs and Charter Schools Office and the state's investment in expanding opportunities for schools to explore hybrid, virtual and on-line technologies.
Superintendent of the Connecticut Technical High School System.
Receives executive direction from the Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
Administers programs and operations of an educational services function; directs all staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Administers staff and operations of an educational services function;
Develops, implements and evaluates educational service policies, goals and objectives to meet educational service needs;
Designs and develops educational service programs and activities;
Implements new procedures and procedural revisions pertaining to policies, personnel regulations, expenditures and administrative methods;
Determines appropriate staffing levels and directs management and coordination of staff;
Designs and implements performance review standards for educational service staff;
Prepares or assists in preparation of budget;
Maintains contacts with department, state, federal and local individuals regarding policy or program activities;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
philosophy and methods of education with emphasis on educational administration and management;
objectives and purposes of educational services and programs;
public school administration;
oral and written communication skills;
plan, organize and direct work of large scale educational services;
establish and maintain cooperative relationships with departmental professionals and administrators, administrative staff and higher education institutions, local school system, other state and federal agencies, businesses, industry and labor;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
An earned advanced degree and twelve (12) years of professional experience in the field of education or in a related area.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity in the oversight of the development or administration of an educational bureau, system, operation, school or service.
Managerial capacity is defined as full time managerial responsibility for a major program. Position will have supervisory responsibilities but the emphasis should be management activities defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies, developing and/or monitoring a budget.
For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of an Education Bureau Chief.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
A 092 certificate (Intermediate Administrator), or 093 certificate (Superintendent), or Sixth Year Diploma in Educational Leadership, or an Ed.D. (Doctorate in Educational Leadership) may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
An advanced degree and six (6) years of managerial experience in the oversight of the development or administration of an educational bureau, system, operation, school or service may substitute for the General and Special Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess an appropriate certificate issued by the State Board of Education.
The Superintendent of the Connecticut Technical High School System must possess proper certification pursuant to Section 10-157 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Department of Education Chief of Educational Services in Salary Group MP 75 approved effective April 22, 2022. (Revised to expand class use) Item No. 23-095