Program Specialist IV

  • Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Aug 31, 2017

Job Description

Requisition No: 18274

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: PROGRAM SPECIALIST IV-DOE - 48003647

Position Number: 48003647

Salary: $44,507.16

Posting Closing Date: 08/31/2017

Program Specialist IV-DOE







This position will be hired at the minimum salary.

The Office of Professional Practices Services (PPS) is responsible for investigating allegations of misconduct by certified educators and applicants for a Florida Educator Certificate. The purpose of these investigations is to determine if the educator s certificate should be disciplined in some way, including denial, suspension, or revocation.

The incumbent will conduct investigations of alleged misconduct, including research on pertinent topics or areas of educational law or services, interviews of alleged victims and witnesses, collection of evidence and reporting the findings to the Commissioner of Education. In addition, the incumbent will provide support to local education agencies and technical assistance on the standards of ethical conduct for instructional personnel and school administrators to school districts, charter schools, and private schools that accept scholarship students. The incumbent must be able to think logically, act objectively, use deductive reasoning and work independently. The ability to communicate effectively is essential.

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree and 4 years of relevant experience, OR a Graduate degree and 3 years of relevant experience, OR Law Enforcement credential and 6 years of experience in law enforcement is required. Experience may be in education administration, regulatory investigations, or law enforcement.

Attendance is an essential function of this job. This position requires extensive travel.



Knowledge of laws, rules, policies and procedures relating to educational programs.

Knowledge of administrative procedures

Knowledge of the techniques for planning, implementing or/and executing investigations

Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to deal effectively with a variety of people.

Ability to handle stressful and difficult situations

Ability to prioritize and focus on multiple assignments

This position requires:

Regular work schedule of Monday Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Ability to travel extensively and independent throughout the state

Excellent organization skills with attention to detail

Effective communication skills

Excellent writing and speaking skills

Ability to maintain an (electronic) internal case management systems

Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint

Ability to multi-task

Critical thinking skills

Valid Florida Driver s License

Duties Include but are not limited to:

Represents the Commissioner of Education in matters relating to the investigatory process and subsequent actions.

Represents Professional Practices Services and serves as contact for assigned districts, providing technical assistance to school districts, parents, students, the community, organizations and agencies regarding the enforcement and administration of Sections 1012.796, and 1012.56, F.S. and 6B-10.081 F.A.C., Rules of the State Boardof Education.

Coordinates and conducts the investigative process and preparation of documents relating to the adjudication of issues leading to the suspension, revocation, or denial of certificates or other disciplinary actions against certified educators; coordinates as necessary with legal counsel.

Assists with office investigative or administrative responsibilities

Drafts highly technical reports

Excellent grammar and writing skills

The ability to draft comprehensive and unbiased technical reports in an accurate and timely manner.

Maintains accurate records pertinent to investigations, inquiries, and properly documents confidential records.

Skilled in collecting, analyzing and summarizing data using computer software. Knowledge of principles and processes involved in organizational planning, coordination and execution.

Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations and policies and procedures. Ability to research, analyze and present findings in various formats such as comprehensive reports, recommendations and program policies and procedures.

Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

Ability to provide technical assistance regarding regulatory enforcement issues.

Ability to conduct interviews of minor and adult victims and witnesses in a fact finding endeavor.

Ability to independently coordinate all aspects of required travel and site visits.

Ability to effectively and productively manage a large and constant caseload and successfully and accurately complete requirements upon deadline.

Ability to work under stressful conditions and timelines.

Ability to work well with others, and to work independently within a team environment.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a level 2 background screening pursuant to Chapter 435, Florida Statutes.

All positions in the Department of Education, including without limitation volunteers, are designated as Positions of Special Trust or Responsibility. Therefore, it is the policy of the Florida Department of Education that all employees, volunteers and applicants for employment undergo level 2 employment screening in accordance with applicable law as a condition of employment or being permitted to serve as a volunteer and that contractors workers successfully complete a background screening, pursuant to the terms of the applicable contract or grant, prior to commencing work

This position requires a security background check.

Note: You may be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) and date of birth in order to conduct this background check.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-###-####). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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