Career Development Specialist I

Pajaro Valley Unified School District
Watsonville, CA, US

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Requirements / Qualifications

The District is accepting applications for Career Development Specialist I.


Assists a large student population with the transition from high school to career or educational opportunities. Manages program for special education students. Assists with development and operation of vocational educational programs. Coordinates various activities and interests for students with disabilities from a school environment to post school environment. Interacts with community students, parents, administrators community leaders and agencies.

Minimum Qualifications (Education and/or Experience):

High school diploma or completion of GED and one year of college coursework plus two (2) years of experience working in special education programs, preferably in a high school setting.


High School Diploma or GED plus three (3) years of experience working in special education programs, preferably in a high school setting.

Licenses and Certificates: Valid California Driver's License

Special Requirements: Must have personal means of transportation to travel to various sites


Individuals interested in employment are asked to describe any training, education, experience, or skills relevant to this position. The process will begin with the competitive screening of qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in a written, oral, and/or practical examination. Successful candidates will be ranked on an eligibility list according to the examination score. Final selection will then be made in accordance with Merit System rules from the established eligibility list. Fingerprinting and criminal record checks will be done on all prospective employees.

Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request with their application. Resumes and letters of recommendations are encouraged. Please attach to your application packet. All materials received will be acknowledged and treated confidentially. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Comments and Other Information


All regular employees who work a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week are entitled to the following fringe benefits (effective on the first of the month following employment). The District offers several options for Medical benefits-SISC Blue Shield, SISC Anthem Blue Cross and Kaiser; three Delta Dental plan options; and Vision Care--Vision Service Plan (VSP) for employee and dependents, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability and sick leave coverage for employee only. Classified employees are required to join the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) and as such contribute up to 8% of their monthly salary to PERS on a pre-tax basis.


Employment with the Pajaro Valley Unified School District is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements, including Board of Trustee approval. As part of the selection process, all new employees are required to provide the following information: new employees must be fingerprinted (paid by the District); TB test (paid by the employee); social security card; picture identification; and authorization to work (I-9).

PAY DAYS: Permanent employees are paid on the last working day of each month.

PROBATION AND SALARY POLICY: Classified positions have a one hundred and thirty days (130) probationary period. New employees typically start on the first step. Any probationary or permanent employee will receive an annual step increment July 1st following fiscal year. Additional step increases occur yearly thereafter until the sixth salary step is achieved. Employees who work less than twelve (12) months per year and/or eight (8) hours per day should calculate their pay rate on an hourly basis and/or refer to hourly rates on the Classified Salary schedule.

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