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EQUITABLE SERVICES SPCT

  • 508142
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF EDUCATION
  • Full-time

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Arizona Department of Education's mission is to advance equity and excellence for all students by serving school leaders, educators and staff, collaborating with communities, and leading with data-driven best practices. Our vision is equity for all students to achieve their full potential!

EQUITABLE SERVICES SPECIALIST

EDUCATOR AND SCHOOL EXCELLENCE SECTION

Job Location:

Phoenix

Posting Details:

Salary: $66,000 - $71,000 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

• This position serves as a Specialist for ADE’s Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS) program and equitable services requirements under Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The position is required to support ADE’s administration and implementation of the Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS) program and provide technical assistance and monitoring of ESEA equitable services requirements.
• In-state and out-of-state travel is required for this position.

Job Duties:

• Review all EANS participating private school requests for reimbursement and services to ensure programmatic and fiscal compliance; to ensure that all requests are necessary, reasonable, allowable, and allocable in accordance with all EANS requirements;
• Coordinate with the Procurement Office regarding requests for services;
• Facilitate the establishment and management of ADE contracts and agreements to provide EANS services on behalf of participating private schools;
• Review all submitted invoices for EANS services to ensure compliance with their agreements to ensure programmatic and fiscal compliance;
• Monitor and provide technical assistance to private schools and LEAs to ensure that private school children, teachers, and other educational personnel receive services equitable to those in public schools;
• Support stakeholder inquiries ensuring the provision of effective and positive customer service and support with external and internal constituents;
• Participate in agency and external working groups, task forces, and committees;
• Support the collection and review of EANS program data from participating private schools to ensure reporting requirements and deadlines are met

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Please note: For those selected for interviews, skills assessments may be administered as part of the interview process.

Knowledge:
• Uniform System of Financial Records (USFR), Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), and OMB Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG)
• Generally Accepted Procurement Practices (GAPP)
• General accounting processes
• Procurement and accounting procedures
• ESEA equitable services for private schools
• A Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field is required.

Skills:
• Excellent verbal and written communication
• Building trust, working and collaborating with teams
• Providing differentiated technical assistance and support
• Applying analytical problem-solving techniques, to include root-cause analysis

Abilities:
• Quickly learn new material and apply new learning to take action.
• Communicate effectively with co-workers, educators at all levels and the public
• Absorb, synthesize, interpret, and apply technical, specialized knowledge and policy
• Take initiative appropriately
• Develop, maintain, and enhance effective collaborative partnerships with external governmental, business, and community-based partners to advance agency initiatives
• Guide and support private schools with using Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS)
• Ability to serve on workgroups, task forces, committees, and special projects

Selective Preference(s):

Preference will be given to those applicants with experience and knowledge of federal programs and requirements.

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.

Benefits:

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

Retirement:

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.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

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.