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Under general direction, the incumbent plans and directs the work of the publications program of the Department of Education; and does other related work.
Serves as editor-in-chief of professional publications, instructional materials, and other materials prepared, published, and marketed by the State Board of Education and the Department; plans, organizes, directs and supervises the publications, marketing, editorial, graphics and production staff; reviews, appraises and directs the revision of materials submitted for publication; develops and recommends departmental policies, standards, and procedures related to publications; confers with Department program personnel regarding the preparation of materials or publication, publication costs, production schedules, State printing regulations and policies, and marketing strategies; reviews manuscripts to determine the purposes to be served, and reports to top management the results of the review; determines how material will be published by considering budget provisions, function of material; goals to be met, and probable use periods; prepares the budget for the Bureau; advises Department staff regarding policies and procedures relating to publications; works with local education agencies to make them aware of the many publications and other educational materials offered by the Department; consults and advises authors and subject matter specialists in planning and writing research reports, program guides, instructional materials, articles, and other publications in conformance with established policies and standards; and performs other related duties.
Possession of a valid California administration credential or credential or life diploma of equivalent authorization.
(Possession of an earned master's or doctorate degree may be substituted for the required credential.)
(One year of experience in the Department of Education performing professional education duties at a level equivalent to the Education Programs Assistant, Range B, or higher class may be substituted for the required credential. Experience used in this manner to meet the credential requirement must be in addition to that used to meet the general experience requirement.)
Applicants who do not meet the credential requirement will be admitted to the examination but must meet the requirement before they will be considered eligible for appointment.
1. Experience applicable to one of the experience patterns for this class may be combined on a proportional basis with experience applicable to the other to meet the total experience requirement.
2. Experience in California state service applied toward the open experience pattern must include the same number of years of qualifying experience as required in the promotional pattern performing the duties of a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to that described in the promotional experience pattern.
One year of experience in California state service performing the duties of a Publications Consultant, Department of Education.
Two years of experience in California state service performing duties in a publications office which include substantial responsibility for marketing or editing educational materials developed for publication, at a level of responsibility equivalent to that obtained in the class of Education Programs Consultant.
Four years of experience with an organization publishing education materials which shall have included responsible participation in the development of educational materials for publication, including at least two years in the direct supervision of staff involved in the publishing of educational materials.
Knowledge of: Principles, practices and trends in public and private elementary and secondary education; literature in the field of education; principles and techniques in editorial work; the educational publishing field; school administrative practices; Federal and California state education laws, rules, and regulations; and the functions and organization of the State Department of Education; principles of employee development, training and supervision; the Department of Education's mission, goals, pro- grams, and policies; the Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in affirmative action and labor relations and the processes available to meet these program objectives.
Ability to: Provide leadership and direction over the staff and work of the publications office; formulate policies; write, edit and revise items for publication; present ideas clearly and concisely in oral and written form; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with top management, subordinate staff, and all others contacted in the work; analyze situations accurately, and take effective action; effectively and efficiently manage a program within the resources provided; establish and maintain project and departmental priorities; supervise subordinate staff; and effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.