Dir Special Educ Services

Grade 33

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Career Ladder

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Summary of Job Description

As a Director Special Education Services, you would:

Advise executive staff on matters of policy, program development, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) accountability system.

Ensure the integrity of the monitoring system, including the investigation of complaints, for all public and private schools serving New York State preschool and school-age students with disabilities.

Ensure a system of due process, including special education mediation and impartial hearings.

Oversee the operation of State Operated Schools.

Develop a State Performance Plan, Annual Performance Plan, and State Systemic Improvement Plan.

Develop proposals for State law and regulation, and the development of policy and guidance, to ensure New York State compliance with IDEA.

Ensure that IDEA funded networks and system of professional development are fulfilling all grant conditions.

Collaborate with agency offices on projects and initiatives that affect integration and improved outcomes for students eligible under IDEA.

Collaborate with the Office of Counsel relative to special education litigation.

Meet with stakeholders and advocacy groups.

Perform the full range of administrative supervisory responsibilities.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

Candidates must have a master''s degree and eight years of experience in the administration or coordination of special education, education or other human services programs, such as mental health services, services for individuals with developmental disabilities, or vocational rehabilitation services, consistent with current federal and State laws regarding the provision of programs for individuals with disabilities. Five of the eight years must have been in a management level position with responsibility for the development or implementation of policy in the area of the required experience.

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How to Apply

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Career Mobility

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