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  • 507802
  • 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 Early Childhood Education,

Family and Consumer Sciences

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Section

Job Location:

Phoenix Location

Posting Details:

Salary:  $58,000 - $65,000

Grade: 21

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Summary:

• The program specialist is responsible for federal Perkins monitoring for CTE, overseeing the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) CTE programs.
• In-state and out-of-state travel is required for this position.

Job Duties:

• Supervise the Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FCS) Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and/or other programs as assigned at the secondary level
• Provide technical assistance to ECE and FCS teachers throughout each year, organize state Advisory Councils for ECE and FCS; Supervising a program of public relations activities for ECE and FCS, Consulting with business and industry for support of ECE and FCS
• Review, evaluate, recommend, and assist in the development of state standards, frameworks, and blueprints for ECE and FCS; Cooperate and collaborate with ADE/CTE Standards and Assessment team, Arizona Curriculum Consortium and other entities as requested for technical standards, assessment, frameworks, and blueprints
• Review and update documents related to ECE and FCS programs on an annual basis for website publishing
• Consult with Local Education Agencies (LEAs)/Career and Technical Education Districts (CTEDs) offering ECE and FCS to provide technical assistance, supervision and monitoring for new and existing ECE and FCS Programs
• Prepare statistical, descriptive, and other reports as requested by ADE management and the SBE
• Plan, implement, and supervise ECE and FCS professional development based on data from the State Technical Skills Assessment (TSA) or other needed focus, to improve
instruction and student outcomes
• Monitor, assess, and evaluate assigned ECE, FCS, and other assigned programs conducted by LEAs/CTEDs based on Perkins V and/or state CTED legislation
• Consult with LEAs/CTEDs to establish direction in planning, development, and implementation of new and continuing ECE and FCS programs based upon program standards and business and industry needs
• Consult with LEAs to ensure equal access to and success of special populations in ECE and FCS programs
• Assist in state level leadership and collaboration with team members for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and other CTSOs (as assigned) activities as an integral part of the program

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Please note: For those selected for interviews, skills assessments may be administered as part of the interview process.
• 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 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, negotiation
• Creating, writing, and editing
• Written and verbal communications
• Intermediate skill in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, web browsers, and 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, and 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.