Educational Specialist II - Deaf Ed Programs

Honolulu, HI, US
EOSR-7, $97,202 to $137,596
Sep 16, 2019
  • TYPE OF APPOINTMENT ISSUED: This position is included in the Educational Officers' Bargaining Unit and will be filled as a clear line appointment.
    Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in education with specialization in education or a subject field appropriate to the area or areas of assignment.
    Desired Education: Master's degree in special education, reading, and/or related field.
    Experience: Six (6) years of responsible professional work experience in education of which four (4) years shall have been in teaching and (2) years in curriculum or program planning, as appropriate.
    Desired Experience: Expertise and experience in the development, implementation and assessment of programs and services for students who are D/HH. Proficiency in American Sign Language.
    Knowledge of: Foundations of curriculum and instruction; instructional media and computers; foundations of American education; tests and measurements; principals of learning and individual differences; curriculum design and development; educational statistics; purposes, methods, subject matter and materials pertinent to the area(s) of assignment; research developments, trends and current issues or problems pertinent to the area(s) of assignment; laws, rules, regulations and administrative procedures pertinent to the area(s) of assignment.
    Desired Knowledge: Strength in instructional strategies and curriculum for students with disabilities; strength in instructional strategies and systems support for inclusive practices; foundations of special education programs, instructional materials, strategies, and methodologies; transition service planning and programs; procedures regarding the discipline of students with disabilities; instructional media and computers.
    Ability to: Provide leadership, planning and coordination in the area(s) of assignment; develop, analyze and evaluate plans, programs and procedures; communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing; operate computer and other business machines; use tools, equipment, instruments or devices appropriate to the area(s) of assignment; maintain awareness of developments in curriculum or program areas.
    Desired Skills/Abilities: Develop and implement training plans; adapt training principles to the learning situation; conduct in-service training applicable to special education and related services topics; cope effectively with crisis situations and proactively problem-solve challenges; coordinate and collaborate with school and district level staff; organize and prioritize work load assignments.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: Under the general supervision of the Educational Specialist III of the Special Needs Section, the Educational Specialist II:
    1. Provides leadership in the planning and implementation of statewide supports and programs for student who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) by providing training, guidance and technical assistance to schools, complexes and district level personnel.
    2. Serves as point of contact to complex area resource staff related to inquiries about the instructional needs of students who are D/HH. Assumes the role of liaison between complex areas and Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind by providing information and coordinating services. Provides expert consultation, in coordination with complex area resource staff, on school level programs and services.
    3. Collects and analyzes data on students who are D/HH (count, services and supports, placement and location) to assist state office and complex areas with program improvement. Prepares program plans, annual performance reports, budgets, expenditure plans, contracts, memoranda of agreement, legislative testimony, memos and other documents, as required.
    4. Works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders on program planning, development, professional development and training opportunities. Continuously monitors and evaluates the assigned statewide programs, ensuring compliance with program plans, state and federal requirements.
    5. Builds parent and community partnerships that support both awareness and development of appropriate educational services for students who are D/HH. Provides parent(s) and legal guardian(s) with learning opportunities that support the increased awareness of the child?s disability and practices that support success.
    6. Assists the Exceptional Support Branch in developing and scaling up district level capacity building programs, including improving skills, knowledge and expertise of district staff.
    7. Performs other related duties as required or assigned.
  • SALARY RANGE: EOSR-7, $97,202 to $137,596. Department of Education certificated employees will be placed on the salary range in accordance with Department regulations. All others will be placed on the first step of $97,202.
  • WORK YEAR AND BENEFITS: This appointment will be on a 12-month basis with vacation and sick leave provided according to applicable regulations.
    POSTING CYCLE: Vacant or unfilled positions may be internally and/or externally advertised on the 1st and/or 15th of any calendar month.
    HOW TO APPLY: All materials submitted become the property of the Hawaii Department of Education and will not be returned to applicant.
    1. Visit the Hawaii Department of Education website and submit the online application prior to the deadline. Be sure to include a "Personal Statement" of what you can contribute to this specific position.

    2. Official transcripts (if not on file) must be submitted at the time of an official offer of employment. Transcripts may be sent by U.S. mail to the Office of Talent Management/EO Recruitment, P.O. Box 2360, Honolulu, HI 96804.
    3. After you submit your online application, you will receive a system generated email acknowledging receipt of your application.


    Cynthia A. Covell
    Assistant Superintendent

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