The State of Connecticut, Department of Education (SDE) which oversees the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS), invites agency employees to apply for a full-time Assistant Principal/Supervisor of Pupil Services position out of our Central Office, located at 39 Woodland Street Hartford, CT. This is a year-round, Monday through Friday position on first shift. Statewide travel to the CTECS schools will be required.
About the role:
- Reports directly to the Director of Special Education and Pupil Services and will serve as a Supervisor of Pupil services. The selected candidate follows the contractual responsibilities and obligations as outlined in the American Federation of School Administration, Local 61's contract. https://afsa61.org.
- Responsibility for oversight of Special Education and related student services at designated school sites, teaming with Building Administrators to oversee the planning, organization, and direction in the provision of services.
- Participates in and oversees PPT, reviewing data for special education students and coordinating data reporting as required by state and federal laws. Works with all service providers to ensure compliance with IEPs, with an evaluation of such compliance on an ongoing basis.
- Ensures placement of all exceptional children in the Least Restrictive Environment.
- Ensures that all current federal, state, and local special education legislation and implementing regulations and guidelines are followed. Works cooperatively with administrative and instructional staff to ensure program effectiveness, including the effective use of resources.
- Acts as liaison to outside agencies and organizations to assist in providing community-based services.
We offer the same competitive benefits you are accustomed to, including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.
We hope you take this opportunity to further your career!
Must hold a current valid Intermediate Administration and Supervisor Certificate (Endorsement #092) and one of the following: 265, 165, 065, 070, or 071.
In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above (SDE/CTECS) for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
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At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Education, Connecticut Technical Education and Career System, this class is accountable for assisting with directing the operation of a Technical High School or for administrative duties in the System’s central office.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This is an administrative professional level class responsible for supervising education professional, paraprofessional, maintenance, security or other support staff in a Technical Education and Career System High School or the System’s central office.
1. Assists the Principal with development and implementation of school improvement plans, student assessment initiatives, evaluation of certified and non-certified staff, classroom observations, oversight of student schedules, student discipline, other school-related functions.
2. Oversees and leads education administrative functions over major program areas in the System’s central office.
3. This class is not intended for administration of an operational bureau such as Information Technology, Human Resources, Fiscal, Equal Employment, Communications and other related administrative functions.
Supervises instructional staff and operational staff of a school or staff in the System’s central office as deemed by the Superintendent.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Technical High School: Assists with staff activities and oversight of all related school functions; assists in the development of a comprehensive long and short term goals and objectives which support educational initiatives and Board and System mission; makes recommendations to assist with system policy, program priorities, funding, legislation and regulation; develops or assists in the development of school or system educational programs; administers pertinent laws within assigned school or system central office; leads the school-wide scheduling team in order to develop efficient and student centered schedules and assists in the implementation of the computerized student information system; oversees the student assessment process including collecting and analyzing student data to ensure student achievement over time; assists with controls of fiscal operations within school by determining priority of expenditures of financial and related resources; supervises and evaluates instructional and operational staff; assists the school system with the selection of appropriate textbooks, teacher guides and other instructional materials and equipment; provides support to teachers in their classrooms through coaching, modeling and mentoring; responds to inquiries from the public concerning education initiatives and programs; responsible for programs assigned and activities; may act as an Executive Coach to oversee professional development within the class, including growing district leadership capacity and developing district-wide succession planning by providing non-evaluative support for beginning and developing incumbents within the job class; may represent school and agency in related activities as required; performs related duties and special assignments as required by the Principal, Assistant Superintendent and/or Superintendent of Schools.
Connecticut Technical Education and Career Central Office: Oversees and leads education administrative programs as assigned by the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent; supervises and evaluates central office staff as appropriate; oversees and provides support to the schools in the administration of programs in the Technical and Career High Schools; participates in the recruitment process; may represent the agency in related activities as required; performs related duties and special assignments as required by the Principal, Assistant Superintendent and/or Superintendent of Schools.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education, with emphasis on educational administration and management; considerable knowledge of the objectives and purposes of educational programs; considerable knowledge of supervision/evaluation methods; considerable knowledge of public school administration; knowledge of the principles and techniques of budgetary preparation and fiscal management; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable written and oral skills; considerable ability to understand and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Master’s Degree and at least five (5) years of teaching experience and two (2) years of education leadership/supervisory experience.
Preference will be given to candidates who have the following experience:
- Providing supervisory oversight of Special Education and related student services at designated school sites, teaming with Building Administrators to oversee the planning, organization, and direction in the provision of services.
- Participating in and overseeing PPT, reviewing data for special education students and coordinating data reporting as required by state and federal laws. Working with all service providers to ensure compliance with IEPs, with an evaluation of such compliance on an ongoing basis.
- Ensuring placement of all exceptional children in the Least Restrictive Environment.
- Ensuring that all current federal, state, and local special education legislation and implementing regulations and guidelines are followed.
- Working cooperatively with administrative and instructional staff to ensure program effectiveness, including the effective use of resources.
- Acting as liaison to outside agencies and organizations to assist in providing community-based services.
Must hold an Intermediate Administration and Supervisor Certificate (Endorsement 092) issued by the State Board of Education.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.