Administrative Management

Assistant Education Services Administrator

Recruitment #052324-MUAH07-350800

Introduction

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Summary Statement

This position works under the supervision of the DVI Education Services Administrator to support statewide services and directly supervises the Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialists. The incumbent will supervise up to twelve employees throughout the state, implement a continual quality improvement system, assist with daily operations, and liaison with schools, parents, the community, DVI programs, and associated organizations. Additional duties include assisting with the recruitment and development of educators, maintenance of an Outcomes Management system, data analytics, and assist with the development of effective policies and procedures.

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.
  1. At least two (2) years’ experience as a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist or a master’s degree or higher in special education or related field from an accredited college.
  2. Demonstrated skill and achievement as an instructional leader OR relevant coursework.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions
To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities in a satisfactory manner. Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position.
  • Assists with daily operations of DVI Education Program
  • Coordinates professional development activities.
  • Acts as liaison to Department of Education, the visually impaired community and all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate Orientation & Mobility services throughout DVI programs.
  • Ensures system of accountability, communication and respect for teachers and students.
  • Ensures program meets or exceeds all accreditation requirements determined by oversight agencies.
  • Oversees communication with public schools regarding mandated documentation and student transitions.
  • Ensures department, state and federal mandates are followed with corresponding documentation maintained and shared as required.
  • Works within department guidelines to hire, train, supervise and evaluate staff.
  • Monitors program expenditures and ensure appropriate use of department funds.
  • Assists in development of policy and procedure.
  • Assumes lead role in maintaining DOE systems.
  • Manage program evaluations and quality programs.

Job Requirements

Please attach a resume and relevant certification(s) and/or license(s) with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training. Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
  1. Bachelor’s degree in special education or related field from a regionally accredited university OR current certification as a vision-related professional (Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Orientation & Mobility Specialist, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist), AND,
  2. Three (3) years' experience teaching in special education environments OR three (3) years’ experience as a Certified Vision-Related Professional.

Additional Posting Information

This position is Exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources.

DHSS does not provide employment-based sponsorship.

Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training.  The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at StateJobs.Delaware.gov.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.