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  • 503807
  • Full-time

Arizona 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!

Program Specialist, Health Science Technologies

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Section

Job Location:

Phoenix Location

Posting Details:

Salary:  $55,000 - $65,000

Grade: 21

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

• The program specialist is responsible for federal Perkins monitoring for CTE, overseeing the Health Science Technologies programs for the state in cooperation with state regulatory agencies for state licensure of Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Care CTE program
• In-state and out-of-state travel is required for this position.

Job Duties:

• Supervise the Health Science Technologies (HST) Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and/or other programs as assigned at the secondary level
• Carry out across the board assignments for the AZ Department of Education and/or the Career and Technical Education Division including managing assigned programs
• Conduct program planning and development with business, industry, and the local education agencies in all assigned programs
• Visit LEAs/CTEDs and provide educators with technical assistance in the area of program development and improvement including teaching methods, standards-based curriculum development and utilization, program planning, facility management, equipment selection and certification
• Provide technical assistance and professional development regarding technical skills assessment and program improvement based on data
• Monitor, assess, and evaluate assigned Career and Technical Education programs based on Perkins V and CTED legislation
• Gather and analyze data for statistical CTE reports in programs
• Plan statistical, descriptive, and other reports in regards to assigned programs
• Organize the activities of statewide HST Advisory Boards
• Assist in organizing and implementing HOSA and SkillsUSA chapters and activities with the HOSA and SkillsUSA CSTO Specialist in all assigned programs at each program site
• Plan, organize, and participate in conference workshops, seminars, and tours and make in-depth visits to business and industry in order to update professional competence and provide program improvement
• Review, evaluate, design, and disseminate public relation materials and conduct public relation activities
• Plan for and assist LEA's in developing new CTE Programs

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Please note: For those selected for interviews, skills assessments may be administered as part of the interview process.
• Coordinating and convening industry advisory councils
• Developing curriculum based on state Program Standards and State Technical Assessment data
• CTE Instructional materials and their availability and applicability to curriculum as appropriate to the program
• Perkins V federal legislation
• CTE Classroom management teaching techniques
• Principles and practices of public-school organization and administration for CTE and CTSO’s
• State and Federal Regulations on CTE and assigned programs
• State Board policies on CTE and General Ed
• Supervisory techniques, evaluation procedures for programs supervised
• Teacher certification requirements for area of specialization
• Applicants must have taught or administered a secondary, post-secondary, or career guidance program in a CTE related field
• Teaching experience in an approved CTE program area related to the position and advisor for a Career and Technical Student Organization related to the position
• Speaking, presenting, interviewing, and motivating
• Fiscal budgeting, accounting, and inventorying
• Computing, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing data reports
• Organizing, prioritizing, and follow through to completion
• Decision making
• Creating, writing, and editing
• Written and verbal communications
• Intermediate skill in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, web browsers, cloud-based files
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships, organizing, and leading
• Plan, coordinate, analyze, and establish priorities
• Develop effective operating procedures
• Prioritize, organize, implement, and coordinate multiple projects and people simultaneously
• Supervision, counseling, team building, leadership, decision making
• Establishing and maintaining effective internal and external working relationships
• Working effectively internally and externally with both technical and non-technical individuals



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.