WVDE VACANCIES

These are vacancies in the
WV Department of Education.
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Title of Vacancy
Instructional Technology Coordinator, Office of Instructional Technology, Charleston, WV

Administrative Unit
Division of Technology

Expectations
1. The staff member works effectively as a member of an educational team. 
2. The staff member exhibits an attitude of self control, mutual respect, and cooperation.  
3. The staff member is ethical and demonstrates good work habits such as punctuality/attendance.  
4. The staff member is able to manage multiple priorities, prioritize tasks, and meet required deadlines. 
5. The staff member demonstrates a willingness to monitor and respond to office communication via e-mail or other appropriate methods while out of the office for work-related travel/meetings, to the extent practicable, to assure the completion of work and/or response to unanticipated work issues in a timely manner. 
6. The staff member demonstrates ability to respond positively to the ever-changing priorities for work in the Office of Instructional Technology and understands that work assignments may change, or be added, as priorities emerge within the WVDE. 
7. The staff member takes ownership in assigned tasks and views deadlines as non-negotiable. 
8. The staff member demonstrates commitment to ensuring that every West Virginia student has learning opportunities in schools that prepare him/her for success in life and work in the 21st century.  
9. The staff member demonstrates effective writing and oral presentation skills and has the skills to provide effective staff development and develop and deliver electronic presentations. 
10. The staff member demonstrates expertise in areas of responsibility. 

Duties and Responsibilities
The coordinator will be responsible for the following activities: 
1. Assisting with contract administration and compliance, instruction, staff development, quality assurance, and technical aspects of statewide instructional technology projects, including Tools for Schools. TechSteps, and other statewide initiatives.  
2. Staying current with curriculum software on statewide initiatives and interfacing with instructional technology vendors. 
3. Assisting in development of specifications for technology products and related services to be used in WV schools. 
4. Participating in on-site reviews of selected schools to aid in the effected planning for and implementation of instructional technology policies and practices. 
5. Assisting counties in submission of state E-rate applications for internal connections for Tools for Schools. 
6. Assisting with development of, and ensuring compliance with, statewide standards for technology implementation. 
7. Assisting with implementation of statewide antivirus software for K-12 workstations. 
8. Assisting in development of county allocations and other budget documents related to statewide initiatives. 
9. Planning for and providing presentations at statewide technology conference and other educational conferences. 
10. Working cooperatively with other WVDE offices to facilitate system, school, and classroom improvement efforts. 
11. Staying current with technology standards for administrators, teachers, and students. 
12. Assisting counties and schools in developing plans for technology, assisting counties in determining infrastructure and professional development needs, and leading county technology planning meetings related to the expenditure of statewide allocations.  
13. Assisting with review and approval of the county online strategic plans. 
14. Working with all phases of statewide purchasing procedures, including participating in Requests for Information and Requests for Proposals. 
15. Assisting with updates to and maintenance of the Tools for Schools information on the Office of Instructional Technology webpage. 
16. Using an online database to track county allocation balances, process county purchase orders, and track invoice payments. 
17. Completing other duties as assigned and/or as instructional and technological needs change. 
 
EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP:  
Department of Education staff are employed upon recommendation of the state superintendent of schools and are state employees. No representative or employee of the state is authorized to enter into any employment contract or other agreement. Department staff work under the direction of the state superintendent of schools for the general supervision of the free schools in the state and implementing the policies of the board and other necessary tasks as determined by the state superintendent or his/her designee. Each employee is ďat-willĒ and subject to termination by the state superintendent at any time, with or without notice, cause or compensation. 
 
The employment relationship between the state superintendent and the employee may be terminated by either party. Reasons for termination by the state superintendent include, but are not limited to, immorality, incompetency, cruelty, insubordination, intemperance, willful neglect of duty, unsatisfactory performance, the conviction of a felony or a guilty plea or a plea of no contest to a felony charge, misuse of funds or property, violations of law or policies of the state board, lack of need, or a lack or loss of funding. 

Qualifications
1. A Masterís Degree with demonstrated instructional technology experience or a Bachelorís Degree with a minimum of five years of relevant experience in instructional technology. 
2. Demonstrated experience in organizing projects from the beginning and ensuring successful completion; ability to schedule, organize, and perform multiple assignments with minimum supervision while working collaboratively as part of a team. 
3. Superior communication skills, oral and written, and excellent presentation skills using current technologies. 
4. Demonstrated strong work ethic, leadership skills, ability to work effectively with others, and willingness to assume extra responsibilities. 
5. Ability to logically analyze technical problems and to collect necessary information critical to problem resolution. 
6. Skills in utilization of technology, software applications, and the Internet for personal productivity and classroom instruction; demonstrated expertise/experience in use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation software, and telecommunications. 
7. Knowledge about the field of professional learning and its relationship to improved student learning. 
8. Knowledge of technology planning processes; knowledge of school and school system strategic plan website and planning process. 
9. Knowledge of state, RESA, county and school structures. 
10. Exceptional attendance record and excellent work habits. 
 
Candidates for employment must complete an official application form that may be obtained by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (304) 558-2702. The application may also be downloaded online at http://wvde.state.wv.us/hr/ 
 
 
 

Desired Qualifications
1. Teaching experience and demonstrated experience in use of online instructional systems. 
2. Demonstrated skills in computer and/or web programming (e.g., .NET, Visual Basic, HTML). 
3. Experience in database administration. 
4. Knowledge and skills in designing campus-wide computer networks, including infrastructure cabling and secure wireless systems. 
5. Knowledge and skills in using various Web 2.0 tools.  
6. Knowledge about emerging information technology trends, such as cloud computing, virtualization, security and risk management. 

Salary
$72,368.00-$79,368.00 (Commensurate with educational level and years of experience.)

Closing Date (by 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time)
March 06, 2014

Apply to
Liz Bryant, Secretary 
Office of Human Resources 
Building 6, Room 264 
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East 
Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330 
Phone: 304-558-2702  
Fax: 304-558-0216 
Email: lbryant@access.k12.wv.us 

 


WVDE Employment Applications
The following applications are offered as PDF documents. You can download a copy of Acrobat Reader (a free pdf reader) from http://www.adobe.com
  • WVDE Employment Application (PDF) (DOC)
  • Institutional Education Employment Application (PDF) (DOC)

The West Virginia Board of Education and the West Virginia Department of Education do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, disability, age and national origin in employment and in administration of any of their education programs and activities. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (304) 558-2702 or to the Section 504 Coordinator at (304) 558-2696, West Virginia Department of Education, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305; or to the Office of Civil Rights at (215) 656 8541 [TDD (877) 521-2172], U.S. Department of Education, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-3323.