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Associate in Bilingual Education, Grade 26 (PEF)

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for an Associate in Bilingual Education in the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL). This Office provides guidance, technical assistance, and support to New York State Districts, Charter Schools, and Religious and Independent Schools, educational organizations, and the public in the development of programs for English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners (ELLs/MLLs) and World Language students.  Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Provide on-going leadership in the development of Regents policy and regulatory proposals;
• Provide direction, guidance and technical assistance on State and federal law, regulation, policy, and practice to school personnel, professional associations, community-based organizations, parents, and others in areas that include instruction and support for all ELLs/MLLs, including Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE), differently-abled ELL/MLL students, and immigrant students.
• Develop, support, and provide professional development workshops to schools, school districts, charter schools, community-based organizations, and parents;
• Collect, analyze, and maintain up-to-date program-related data and prepare required reports; 
• Prepare and review program reports, memoranda, instructional guides, and other resources related to legislation, regulations, and policy statements;
• Plan and conduct on-site program monitoring visits, desk audits, and program reviews of schools, school districts, and charter schools and draft final reports, including recommendations to improve instruction; 
• Provide expert guidance to and collaborate with the Regional Bilingual Education Resource Networks (RBERNs), Department offices, and statewide and national educational organizations; 
• Research and prepare Requests for Proposal (RFPs), grant applications, amendments, Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), contracts, proposed regulatory and policy statements, and informational materials;
• Review and process grant applications; 
• Collect and analyze data related to grant funding;
• Provide expert guidance and collaboration regarding the development of ELL/MLL educational resources and initiatives, including key consultant committee work, collaboration with the Department’s Regional Bilingual Education Resource Networks (RBERNs), and delivery of training sessions to provide content knowledge in the development of ELL/MLL regulations, programs and procedures; 
• Respond to daily written and oral inquiries, suggestions, and concerns from teachers and administrators; and
• Undertake special assignments, as directed by the Assistant Commissioner. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment:  Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Assistant in Bilingual Education.

Eligible List Appointment:  Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for this title.  
Provisional Appointment:  If the eligible list has fewer than 3 acceptors, a non-permanent provisional appointment may be considered.  For non-permanent provisional appointment, candidates must have a master’s degree AND New York State permanent or professional certification in Bilingual Education, Teacher of English as a Second Language, English to Speakers of Other Languages, or in classroom teaching with an extension in Bilingual Education AND five years of professional experience teaching in an education program for English Language Learners (ELL) and/or students with limited English proficiency in grades K-12.  Two years of the five years of experience may be in an administrative or supervisory capacity in the field of Bilingual Education or English as a Second Language.  A Ph.D. in Education may be substituted for up to two years of teaching experience.

NOTE:  If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter.  You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter. 

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a permanent or non-permanent provisional appointment.   Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit.  Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits.  Verification of degree and certification will be required for all candidates at time of interview.  
*Leads to maximum salary of $105,681 based on annual performance advances.
**Plus $3,026 annual Downstate location adjustment. 



Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by September 26, 2018 to (email submissions are preferred).  You must include the Box number (P12-1810/65409) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.  

Grade Level: 
Grade 26
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
Deadline Date: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Email Address: 
P12 Education

Office Information

Office of Human Resources Management
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631

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