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Program Officer (Basic Education Associate 1)

Posted on 17 February 2021 by

Company
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
Industry
Government, Policy, & International Affairs 
Location
Harrisburg, PA  

Would you like to manage educational grant programs that truly make a difference in a child's life? If so, this is a great opportunity and will be a great experience for you! This is professional work in the administration of statewide migrant education programs that provide educational and supplemental services for migrant education students. Programs include migrant supplementary educational supports, migrant summer programs, migrant student recruitment, and parental involvement. This individual may also be involved in supports to English language learners and other diverse culture and linguistic initiatives focusing on grades K-8.

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID. •Full-time employment
•Work Hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm with a 1 hour lunch

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

Provide professional advisory, consultative, and management services to public and private schools, community-based organizations, PDE staff, staff of other state agencies, and federal agencies regarding the general operation and administration of the migrant education program. Develop, determine and implement improvements for programs to enhance services for migrant education students. Provide curriculum, instructional, technology, and assessment program recommendations. Recommend the implementation of new programs. Support the statewide operation of the provision of educational and support services for migrant education children. Interpret federal and state regulations as they pertain to the program. Review policies to ensure common core standards and curricula are in compliance with federal and state regulations. Provide training and support pertaining to early childhood and elementary school level services for migrant children.

Provide advice and technical assistance to grantees on program implementation and adherence to federal statutes, regulations and non-regulatory guidance. Coordinate and conduct on-site monitoring visits to include staff preparation and logistics as well as follow-up compliance by project sites. Determine training needs for various forums. Provide training, conferences and workshops for diverse audiences, specifically to increase awareness of migrant education services and programs. Provide advice to migrant staff on research-based practices for literacy development and early childhood and special education services for migrant students. The person in this position will be required to travel.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY:

Qualifications: •Must meet PA residency requirement – For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency
•Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - Four years of professional experience in the field of education; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.
•If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
• Must be able to perform essential job functions

Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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