WVDE VACANCIES

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Title of Vacancy
Coordinator, Special Education Monitoring/Dispute Resolution, Office of Federal Programs, Charleston, WV

Administrative Unit
Division of Support and Accountability, Office of Federal Programs

Expectations
1. The staff member works effectively as a member of an educational team. 
2. The staff member demonstrates self-control and exhibits an attitude of mutual respect.  
3. The staff member is ethical and demonstrates excellent work habits. 
4. The staff member demonstrates an ability to work effectively with district personnel, parents and other federal/state/local/parent agencies. 
5. The staff member must manifest strong problem solving abilities marked by flexibility and creativity. 

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Coordinate and implement a monitoring system that evaluates the compliance and performance of school districts on established compliance and performance indicators and targets. 
2. Assure through on-site monitoring and technical assistance activities that county school districts and agencies take necessary action to meet compliance standards and other federal and state regulatory requirements pertaining to the education of students with exceptionalities. 
3. Prepare monitoring reports that delineate areas of noncompliance with Corrective Action Plans. 
4. Coordinate a complaint management process, as assigned, for reviewing, investigating and acting on complaints relevant to special education and related services. 
5. Conduct assigned investigations, on-site when appropriate and necessary for the resolution of complaints, complete letters of findings within specified timelines, monitor/approve Corrective Action Plans, conduct follow- up verification activities and develop alternative actions appropriate for the resolution of complaints. 
6. Assist parents, county school districts, and other agencies in the mediation and resolution of complaints. 
7. Monitor out-of-state facilities, as assigned, where WV students with disabilities are placed by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the courts. 
8. Provide ongoing technical assistance to districts regarding the identification and access of resources that address compliance for students with exceptionalities.  
9. Collaborate with other WVDE offices to identify appropriate resources, programs and expertise for use in providing technical assistance assisting districts with their Corrective Action Plans. 
10. Assist in the collection and analysis of data required to support federal and state reporting and accountability plans. 
11. Perform tasks which contribute to the successful completion of WVDE initiatives, priorities, office planning activities, conferences, and technical assistance efforts. 
12. Collaborate with other WVDE offices in the implementation and revision of educational regulations for students with exceptionalities within county school districts and other agencies. 
13. Must be willing to travel to counties and out of state facilities for monitoring, dispute resolution, the provision of technical assistance and other activities as assigned. 
14. Duties, as assigned, relevant to out-of-state placements, facilitated IEPs, mediation and due process procedures. 
15. Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director or other administrative personnel in the OFP or the Division of Support and Accountability. 
 
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 of Schools or his/her designee. Each employee is ďat-willĒ and subject to termination by the State Superintendent of Schools at any time, with or without notice, cause or compensation. 
 
The employment relationship between the State Superintendent of Schools and the employee may be terminated by either party. Reasons for termination by the State Superintendent of Schools 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. Masterís degree in special education, educational administration or a related field. 
2. Knowledge of and experience in current trends in education and special education as related to improved results for students with exceptionalities. 
3. Demonstrated knowledge and public school experience in (a) child identification, evaluation, and individualized 
education program (IEP) development in accordance with current federal and state regulations, (b) the interrelationships among special and general education program and practices in the public schools, institutions of higher education, or related agencies, (c) service delivery models and (d) special education law, mediation, due process and other disputes resolution processes . 
4. Demonstrated ability to skillfully exchange, transmit and express knowledge and ideas in written and oral forms. 
5. Demonstrated background that indicates superior interpersonal skills with professional personnel and other  
populations. 
6. The ability to understand and analyze test data from a variety of testing tools as it relates to special education. 
7. The ability to arrange and/or retrieve and synthesize data, knowledge, and ideas related to formulating recommendations. 
8. Public school experience in the implementation of federal, state, and local laws/policies that apply to the education of students with exceptionalities. 
9. Demonstrated expertise/experience in use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation software and telecommunications. 
10. Professional experience, specific to the field of special education. 
 
 

Desired Qualifications
1. A broad range of professional experience in special education. 
2. Leadership experiences at the school district, higher education, state, and national levels  
3. Abilities to promulgate and evaluate policies and practices related to special education. 
4. Knowledge of scientifically research- based practices pertaining to all students and specifically, students with exceptionalities. 
5. Advanced graduate work in educational administration, and/or special education administration. 
6. Skills in using technology, software applications and Internet for assignments, research and personal productivity. 
 
NOTE: Selected applicants will be required to demonstrate oral and written communication proficiency through activities conducted during the interview session. 
 
Candidates for employment must complete an official application form. The application may be downloaded at http://wvde.state.wv.us/wvde-vacancies/ or obtained by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (304) 558-2702.

Salary
$75,508.00 - $82,508.00

Closing Date (by 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time)
July 20, 2018

Apply to
WV Department of Education 
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: wvde.hr@k12.wv.us 


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