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ABOLISHED 01/01/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-04 - Education Administrator for Special Programs (2729)

ABOLISHED 01/01/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-04 - Education Administrator for Special Programs

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: FF80
  • Class Code: 2729
  • Established: 08/08/1979
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


In the Department of the Youth Authority, under direction, to plan, organize and provide direction for special programs and projects in the Education Services Unit; to provide liaison between the various Federal, State, and local agencies and institutional administration regarding general education programs and special projects; participate significantly in the development of the comprehensive Master Plan for the total education program; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Plans, directs and supervises special education projects and program personnel; acts as liaison with institution education administrators; participates in developing short-and long-range educational goals; monitors and evaluates ongoing special projects or programs; provides liaison with other State agencies; participates in task forces; develops grants and other necessary documentation for reports to various funding sources for the establishment of new special projects and related educational programs; analyzes and makes recommendations on State and Federal legislation; analyzes the impact of legislative laws and court decisions on Youth Authority education programs; develops alternatives to implement laws and decisions; does need assessment related to education training and curriculum development on a statewide basis; develops, coordinates and evaluates identified training; develops and makes presentations related to departmental education programs; interprets Federal and State laws pertaining to special education; coordinates staff development and evaluates institutional staffing needs based on data collected and legislation; provides technical assistance and liaison and coordinates with the Administrator of Medical and Dental Services to identify and provide medical support services for handicapped students; is liaison in special education with the following agencies: State Department of Education, State Department of Mental Health, State Department of Rehabilitation, County Offices of Education, Federal Bureau for Educationally Handicapped (HEW); provides technical assistance and acts as a resource with other departmental units such as: Parole, Planning, Personnel, and other administrative units.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a valid standard administrative or supervisory credential, or credential or life diploma of equivalent authorization. (Applicants not possessing a required credential will be admitted to the examination, but must possess the appropriate credential before appointment.) and Either I One year of experience in California state service performing duties comparable to a Supervisor of Correctional Education Programs. or


Two years of experience in California state service performing duties comparable to those of a Supervisor of Academic Instruction or Supervisor of Academic Instruction (Correctional Facility).



Two years of classroom teaching experience with a juvenile or adult correctional facility or public school system; and three years of supervisory or administrative experience in secondary education which shall have included experience in the development of special programs in education.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: The principles, practices, and trends in education including curriculum content; instructional methods and organization; project or program planning theory and methods such as modeling; project or program planning and reporting techniques; project or program planning and budgeting systems, operations research, management analysis, educational research design and techniques, educational tests and measurements, curriculum development, literature in the field of education pertaining to instructional program planning, curriculum development and related fields, legislation and legislative processes relating to education, school administration and finance; principles of personnel management and supervision, public administration and management; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Exercise creativity in the development of new or improved education projects or programs; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with a variety of groups and individuals; consult with and advise departmental and local school administrators and teachers on project or program planning and development; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; plan, organize and direct the work of others; communicate effectively; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.

  Updated: 8/17/2017
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