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Program Specialist

Recruitment #180614-UNCE-157


Office of Special Education, Oliver Hodge Building, Oklahoma City

Under direction, coordinate, supervise and provide technical assistance regarding special education programs throughout the state.  Monitor local programs and investigate complaints pertaining to IDEA, Part B.  Perform related work as required.

• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in special education, school psychology, communication disorders, or closely related field [official transcript(s) required];
• Possession of a valid special education certificate, or a valid psychometry, school psychologist, or speech-language pathology certificate;
• Experience working in the field of special education;
• 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 tests and measurements including individual educational/psychological tests; adequate knowledge of public relations;
• Knowledge of current IDEA/ESSA/State regulations for special education;
• Knowledge of current trends in special education instruction, including universal design for learning, co-teaching, response to intervention, and the provision of accommodations;
• 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;
• Commitment to team work, consensus management and participatory decision-making process;
• Conscientious commitment/willingness to provide courteous, consistent, efficient service through performance of prescribed job duties;
• 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).

• Participate in the development of training and guidance related to special education;
• 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.

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $48,000 - $54,000


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

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