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  • 513090
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jan 30 2023 at 23:55 MST


The Arizona Department of Education is a service organization

committed to raising academic outcomes and empowering parents.

Education Program Specialist

Department of Education

Job Location:

Phoenix Location  

Posting Details:

Salary: $66,000 - $71,000 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: 1/30/23

Job Summary:

•As part of the General Supervision requirements set forth, this position monitors special education programs for compliance with Federal and State requirements pertaining to special education in the role of a lead monitor or a team member
•The data gathered during the monitoring is used to create the Annual Performance Report (APR) for the State Performance Plan (SPP).
•The position is assigned a specific number of public education agencies, which are provided technical assistance via monitoring activities and professional development.
•Reviews and analyzes data from PEAs in order to provide technical assistance.
•Provides guidance to special education directors and administrators related to requirements for reporting data.
•Review and analyze information from audit findings, dispute resolution and annual PEA Determinations.
•Monitor special education programs, either acting as lead monitor or participating on monitoring teams.
•In-state and out-of-state travel is required for this position.

Job Duties:

•Serve as consultant to assigned PEAs, offering technical assistance and professional development in special education related areas and data requirements.
•Conduct on-site visits to assigned PEAs to review files for the SPP/APR 100% compliance indicators and review PEA data to aid in improving outcomes for students with disabilities.
•Provide technical assistance on indicator requirements.
•Monitor special education programs, either acting as lead monitor or participating on monitoring teams.
•Analyze results and compliance data from PEAs for decision-making related to monitoring and technical assistance.
•Participate in various department/division task teams, special projects, and professional development as necessary to carry out work-related requirements.
•Answer questions from the public pertaining to the State and Federal requirements that apply to special education.
•Attend conferences, read newsletters, journals, books, regulations, attorney general opinions, and laws related to special education in order to keep abreast of professional information and issues.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

•Federal and State laws and implementing regulations in the area of special education
•Administration of special education programs in public schools; public school structure, organization, and funding
•Data analysis and assessment
•Arizona Academic Standards and instruction
•State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Review
•Applicants must have taught or administered a special education program.
•A bachelor’s degree in special education or a related field is required.
•Program evaluation; data collection analysis, and recording
•Excellent oral and written communication
•Public speaking and public relations
•Interpersonal relationships
•Facilitation and internet research
•Basic skill in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
•Plan; organize; coordinate; prioritize; and problem solve
•Derive conclusions from existing data
•Make decisions independently with available knowledge and resources

Selective Preference(s):

•Preference will be given to those applicants with a master’s degree in special education and experience serving as a teacher, related service provider, or administrator in a public school.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

•Position requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).
•Offers are contingent upon successful completion of all background and reference checks, required documents and, if applicable, a post-offer medical/physical evaluation.


ADE’s comprehensive benefits package includes:

• Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
• Tuition reimbursement program available for education/professional development advancement
• Hybrid schedule (combination of telework and in-office) may be available for some job roles
• Top ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
• Deferred compensation plan
• Accrued sick leave and vacation leave
• Ten paid holidays per year
• Wellness plans

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


You will be required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) upon your 27th week of employment, subject to waiting period. On or shortly after, your first day of employment you will be provided with enrollment instructions and effective date.

Contact Us:

The Arizona Department of Education is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADE Human Resources office at (602) 542-3186 or via e-mail at HumanResourcesGroup@azed.gov.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.