at Arkansas Government Job in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Date: Jun 24, 2022

Req ID: 19807


Little Rock, AR, US, 72201


Anticipated Starting Salary: 50,222

Position Number: 2208-2979

County: Pulaski

Posting End Date: Jul 8, 2022

Special Programs – Special Education

Join the Arkansas Department of Education where each student is recognized as an individual. Through a cultivation of world-class educators, partnering with communities, and an influx of social supports, Arkansas Department of Education provides multi-level supports that help ensure students will receive a personalized education and develop a life-long love of learning.

Special Application Information :

Incomplete applications will not be considered. List current/most recent job first. Account for all time periods including unemployment, self-employment, and military service.A resume may be attached to your required online application form; however, it may not be used as a substitute for completing any part of our application package.To make a call using the Arkansas Relay Service, dial 1-800-285-1121 (Voice) or 1-800-285-1131 (TDD) and for customer service, dial 1-800-285-7192 (V/TDD).

Duties :

This position will monitor and evaluate school districts, state agencies, and education service cooperatives for the program and fiscal compliance with state and federal regulations governing the provision of services to students with disabilities; provide professional development and technical assistance around fiscal areas, and work collaboratively within and across the agency to support the provision of effective special education services statewide. This position will review annual applications for Title VI-B funding for correct coding and allowable expenditures; work with Local Education Agencies (LEA) to support them in targeting expenditures to support student needs, and monitor LEA expenditures to ensure they are allowable and aligned with budgeted allocations.

Preferred Qualifications :

Successful applicants must possess or be eligible for a standard Arkansas educator’s license; a master’s degree in special education/educational administration or a related field; a minimum of five years of teaching experience in the public schools; ability to travel extensively both in- and out-of-state. Experience with the school improvement process and special education fiscal operations is preferred; experience with the Indistar System, eFinance, Arkansas Public School Computer Network, and Cognos is desired but not required.

Position Information

Class Code: E019C

Grade: GS09


Salary Range: $50,222.00 – $72,822.00


The Public School Program Advisor is responsible for assisting in the development, monitoring, and evaluation of educational programs in schools. This position is governed by state and federal laws and school board and agency/institution policy.


Provides supplemental educational services that are consistent with the instruction and content used by the local school district and aligned to Arkansas’ Curriculum Frameworks. Designs, implements, and evaluates program compliance and effectiveness of training, curricula, and related educational services in local school districts and intermediate and regional units. Conducts workshops or seminars to present information critical to specialized program area and provides in-service training. Provides technical assistance to school officials by interpreting laws or policies, answering questions, or resolving problems relative to assigned program areas. Researches and analyzes demographic, labor market, and technological data, and makes recommendations on education programs to meet changing needs. Acts as a liaison with education and public interest groups to inform them of departmental activities and identify needs. Performs other duties as assigned.


Frequent in-state overnight travel is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the organization and operation of public schools. Knowledge of rules, regulations, and statutes relating to program area. Knowledge of consultative practices and techniques. Knowledge of planning, research, and analysis techniques and procedures. Ability to plan and organize comprehensive reports. Ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws and regulations governing school programs. Ability to develop, evaluate, and monitor the effectiveness of programs and services related to program area.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public administration, educational administration, education, or related field; plus five years of experience in education, public school administration, or related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock

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Job Posting: JC217173203

Posted On: Jun 26, 2022

Updated On: Jul 11, 2022