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Specialist - State & District Assessment

Jeffco Public Schools | Golden CO 80401 USA | Full Time - School Year, Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 05/11/2017

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Job Title: Specialist - State & District Assessment
District Name: Jeffco Public Schools


School/Department Name:
Assessment and Research
1829 Denver West Dr. Bld27, Golden, Colorado, 80401

Job Status: Ongoing
Hours Per Day : 8
FTE: 1 Days Worked
D229 Salary(Yearly): $60,870 - $85,006
Pay Grade: G05
Position Start Date: Jul 03, 2017
Posted on: May 10, 2017
Expiry Date: Until Filled

Job Description
SUMMARY: Lead the development and implementation of procedures, communications, documentation, and training for all required District and State assessments. Train school personnel on the administration of district and state tests. Communicate with various stakeholders on a regular basis. Collaborate as needed with district departments and the Colorado Department of Education.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Lead the District Assessment Team in State and District assessment training, administration, data collection, and interpretation.

Lead and coordinate effective communication with School Assessment Coordinators (SACs) and other school-based staff to support assessment administration.

Design and conduct training for school personnel to administer State and District assessments in accordance with established rules, regulations, and procedures. Prepare and deliver assessment in-services to K-12 schools staffs and teacher groups.

Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with administrators and teachers in large and small group settings. Manage challenging conversations effectively and take appropriate ownership in developing possible solutions.

Provide guidance throughout the testing process, including responding to potential misadministration.

Observe, monitor, and audit administration procedures to ensure fidelity in schools.

Support online administration of assessments. Collaborate with technology staff in developing related systems.

Consult with district content area specialists. Assist in developing and monitoring district assessments as needed.

Collaborate with departments supporting special populations (e.g., Special Education, ESL/Dual Lang., GT) on related assessment needs.

Present to school improvement committees and other district groups upon request. Represent the District as a spokesperson. Participate in district/state/national conferences and district/state committees.

Support the Instructional Data Services Department with general office, data, research, and assessment activities as needed.

Support data accuracy processes for state required data.

Perform other duties as assigned

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EXPERIENCE Minimum of five years classroom teaching experience or equivalent preferred. Strong communication skills including experience presenting to and working with adults and facilitating group learning. Experience managing several complex projects simultaneously. Experience administering and/or interpreting Jeffco and/or state assessments preferred.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING B.A. or B.S. required. Master's degree and teaching experience across levels (elementary and secondary) preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS Colorado Teaching or Principal's license preferred. Colorado driver's license and proof of auto insurance required.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EQUIPMENT Requires excellent oral and written communication; highly developed organizational skills; interpersonal phone etiquette; advanced computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office software suite (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, & PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, and Google applications. Knowledge of Infinite Campus and Jeffco SOARS preferred.

DECISION MAKING Requires independent judgment to support the management of assessment processes within specified timelines/deadlines. Work is guided by District policies, department procedures, and State or Federal laws. Work typically involves collaboration with departmental staff, schools, Colorado Department of Education, and other State agencies. Errors in independent judgment could lead to loss of confidence in or impact the image of the District or division and impact school and District accreditation by the Colorado Department of Education. Supervisor or project manager is involved in decisions.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS Daily contact with persons within/outside the department/building, other school districts, the Colorado Department of Education, vendors or suppliers, applicants, and the general public to maintain relationships. Monthly contact with citizen or public organizations/agencies to maintain relationships. Contacts are regarding routine matters involving problems and confidential information or data under the direction of Assessment & research/Instructional Data Services.


EDUCATIONAL DELIVERY Provide schools and departments with documentation and training to support administration of state and district assessments. Ensure that schools correctly adhere to rules, regulations, and procedures for administrating assessments. The majority of time is not spent at the school site, however regular phone, email and online contact with educators is expected

COMPLEXITY OF WORK Position will cross over the District regarding pertinent information relating to Instructional Data Services. It will require tact and diplomacy to maintain relationships, resolve problems, and negotiate matters often involving high confidentiality in a timely manner. Work requires some cross training in operational procedures or fundamental technical applications.

The physical demands, work environment characteristics, and mental functions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with the hands and arms, climb or balance, talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

MENTAL FUNCTIONS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate, coordinate, compute, use interpersonal skills, and compile. The employee is frequently required to compare, analyze, copy, synthesize, evaluate, and negotiate. The employee is also required to instruct.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Important Notice Regarding Licensed Positions:
Job Status Type is Referenced Above in Job Posting:
Job Status: Ongoing
A successful external applicant will be issued a probationary contract. A successful internal applicant that currently holds a probationary or non-probationary contract with Jeffco Public Schools will maintain that contract status.
Job Status: Temporary
A successful external applicant will be issued a one year, temporary contract. A successful internal applicant currently holding a Jeffco probationary contract will be issued a one year, temporary contract. A successful internal applicant currently holding a Jeffco non-probationary contract, will forfeit their non-probationary status. Please contact Employment Services for questions.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, sex, disability.


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Location Golden, CO, United States
Categories Evaluation/Assessment/Testing
Organization Type Public School

Location Maptop

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