PINAL COUNTY JOB DESCRIPTION JOB CODE: 1060 ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Position Summary: Plans, facilitates and coordinates with schools, education institutions, businesses, civic and other agencies to develop educational programs to meet the needs of the educational community. This includes management of the Pinal County Educational Service Agency ensuring that goals and objectives of the agency are accomplished within prescribed time frames and funding. This is a department head position under the County Superintendent. Positions at this level manage a major department/division of the organization. The most critical and time consuming responsibilities include program development, implementation, facilitation, service delivery, providing information on state and federal regulations and seeking and securing funding that is aligned with the agencies goals and The decisions made affect the goals, services, and objectives of the organization and may involve highly sensitive and political issues affecting the organization as a whole. Work is accomplished within the broadest framework of policy guidance. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: The duties listed below are examples of the work typically ot performed by employees in this class. An employee may n be assigned all duties listed and may be assigned duties which are not listed below. Marginal duties (shown in italics) are those that are least likely to be essential functions for any single position in this class: • Represents the County School Superintendent in his absence and serves as the Director of the Educational Service Agency • Represents the County Superintendent’s Office, as designated by the Superintendent, on County, State and Federal Councils • Reviews and edits all grant applications prepared by the County Educational Service Agency before submission • Consults with legal counsel to ensure that policies comply with the Federal and State law • Coordinates department activities with activities of Arizona Department of Education or US Department of Education • Develops programs and directs and coordinates personnel activities. • Manages programs and serves as the fiscal manager for a variety of school consortia • Seeks, applies for, manages and reports on grant and Intra-governmental funding on behalf of the schools and County Educational Service Agency • Coordinates and facilitates with schools, businesses, civic and other organizations and agencies to set goals, objectives, and action plan to meet the needs of the students of Pinal County • Analyzes data collected from state and norm referenced tests, surveys, interviews and focus groups to evaluate educational needs and programs • Provides quarterly and yearly reports of programs managed by the County Educational Service Agency ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Page 2 • Acts as public relations officer in overseeing and supervising instructional and public information to be aired relating to the Pinal County School Superintendents Office in Superintendent’s absence. • Writes and delivers presentations to boards, schools, departments or government officials QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The knowledge and abilities listed below are required to allow the employee to perform the duties listed above at the Department Head/Administrative Officer level. Knowledge of • Principles and practices of educational leadership • Strong foundation in curriculum and professional development • Principles and practices in management and supervision • Skilled in facilitation of programs and meetings • Budget preparation and administration • Administration of external funding source monies such as grants, intra- governmental agreements and financial contracts Skills To • Apply educational leadership techniques, curriculum and professional development knowledge and practices in administration and supervision Ability To • Communicate with the County School Superintendent, education community, government officials, other County employees and the general public • Analyze education programs, professional development and curriculum • Plan, organize and supervise programs, committees and employees • Define problems, collect data, establish plans, and develop effective educational programs • Read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents • Provide technical support to school districts on educational issues • Serve as a liaison to schools, helping them with state and federal programs and regulations • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with school employees, state and federal agencies, the public and office employees ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Page 3 Education, Experience and Training: The knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above may be acquired through different types of education, training, and experience. An example of a typical way to acquire the qualifying knowledge and ability is listed below. Education: Bachelors and Masters degree in an education related field , Arizona Teaching Certificate, Arizona Principal or Superintendent Certificate (recommended) Experience: Minimum 3 years teaching experience, supervisory or administrative experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, and Curriculum and professional development experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. EEO Category: Officials and Administrative FLSA STATUS: Exempt 03/10/2004 The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer.
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