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Education Standards Specialist, DC State Board of Education (SBOE)



This position is located in the D.C. State Board of Education (State Board). The State Board is responsible for advising the State Superintendent of Education on statewide educational matters, including regulations proposed by the Mayor or State Superintendent of Education. The State Board has approval responsibility of many important educational issues as well, such as accountability policies, education standards, and graduation policies.  The incumbent in this role is responsible for the development and analysis of statewide education standards’ policies and provisions under the State Board.

Major Duties

The incumbent will be responsible for Identifies, researches, and develops short- and long-range education standards priorities to assist in the creation and/or revision of such statewide education standards identified by the State Board. Conducts research and statistical analysis of policy issues related to education standards.  Monitors and advises the State Board on the identification of education standards in need of review based on established protocols and policies. Studies, analyzes, evaluates, and prepares status and final reports on agency policy issues. Analyzes existing policies, programs, and plans to identify policy gaps or inconsistencies, and to make recommendations to the Executive Director.

Serves as liaison to all task forces, committees, advisory groups, or other internal or external groups identified by the Executive Director as relevant to statewide education standards.  Designs public engagement plans in concert with the Press Secretary and other State Board staff to ensure meaningful consultation with District stakeholders including, but not limited to families, students, teachers, school leaders, and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) & State Education Agency (SEA) representatives.  Develops and conducts survey research relating to agency issues. Designs standard forms and procedural manuals and similar related materials to be utilized when collecting data (e.g., questionnaires, charts, and graphs).

Qualification and Experience

A. Degree: that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in a field related to the work of the position to be filled, of which at least 9 semester hours must have been in education courses. OR

B. Combination of education and experience -- at least 24 semester hours in a field related to the work of the position to be filled, of which at least 9 semester hours must have been in education courses, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience must reflect the level and kind described in C below. OR

C. Four years of experience that demonstrated a thorough understanding of the principles and practices underlying the work of this series.  This experience must have been of such character and diversity to demonstrate that the applicant possesses an understanding of the field comparable to that normally acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university. OR

D. At least 1 full academic year of professional teaching experience. This experience is defined as full and primary responsibility, under general supervision, for instruction of assigned students in an accredited school or institution. This includes responsibility for preparing and presenting lessons and for evaluating students' progress, including a determination of the students' success or failure according to established criteria. Serving in an assistant capacity to a professor without the authority to determine the students' success or failure to meet course requirements does not meet this criterion.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, the incumbent must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression.

Working Conditions/Environment

Work is performed in an office setting.

Domicile Requirements

Applicant will be subject to the domiciliary requirements for Excepted Service appointees, who must be domiciled in the District of Columbia at the time of appointment or become domiciled in the District of Columbia within 180 days after appointment and maintain such domicile for the duration of his or her appointment.

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty:  9:00am – 5:30pm Monday – Friday (hours may vary; evenings and weekends may be required)

Pay Plan, Series, Grade: ES-1720-05

Salary Range: $64,937- $97,405

Promotional Potential: None

Collective Bargaining Unit:  This position is not covered under a collective bargaining unit.

Position Designation:  This position is designated as Security Sensitive.  The incumbents of this position will be subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC personnel regulations, Suitability.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Closing Date is Saturday, September 24, 2022.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Only individuals who meet the minimum qualifications will be contacted. Applications will be screened as they are received. All cover letters and resumes must be submitted by 11:59pm on Saturday, September 24, 2022, to be considered for this position. The State Board anticipates making a final decision and offer on or around October 30, 2022.