Science Assessment Specialist, Education Program Specialist 2

State of Oregon

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Job title: Science Assessment Specialist, Education Program Specialist 2

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Company: State of Oregon

Job description: Initial Posting Date: 08/12/2022

Application Deadline: 08/28/2022

Agency: Oregon Department of Education

Salary Range: $6,230 – $9,577

Position Type: Employee

Position Title: Science Assessment Specialist, Education Program Specialist 2

Job Description:

We are seeking a Science Assessment Specialist (Education Program Specialist 2) (Hybrid) in the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment on the Assessment Team. This is a permanent full time position, represented by the (SEIU).

This position is ideal for those seeking more work/life balance with the ability to work a hybrid of both office and remote work environments. This position will be primarily remote, however, the ability to report to Salem is required when business or operational needs are dependent on onsite activities. Please visit the state’s website for more information.

About us:

The (ODE’s) mission is to foster equity and excellence for every learner through collaboration with educators, partners, and communities. In fulfilling its , ODE has the vision to ensure all students have access to and benefit from a world-class, well–rounded, and equitable education system.

The (OTLA), where this position lives, will provide a supportive onboarding process, expect and allow for a learning curve on many aspects of the position, and will dedicate resources to support your learning in all areas. We support motivated staff to learn and innovate in a culture of care. As part of OTLA, you will cultivate your passion and commitment to our shared equity work for Oregon’s students!

What you will do!

As the Science Assessment Specialist, you will have the opportunity to lead research and development for statewide assessment in Science and build statewide, regional, and local capacity around assessment literacy and the use of anti-racist assessment practices. This position will work closely with districts, other states, and national organizations to coordinate test development and administration activities. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with a network of national experts, local and regional educators, Tribes, and community members to promote assessment literacy and the use of equitable and culturally sustaining assessment practices to support students in their education journey.

A day in the life:

The primary purpose of this position is to develop and support implementation of Oregon’s statewide assessment system, which includes formative assessment practices, appropriate use of interim assessments to gauge student learning periodically through the year, and the statewide summative assessments, with a particular focus on assessment in the area of Science.

Typical Duties Include:

Develop and implement assessment procedures

Oversee secure assessment development and statewide implementation for Science assessment

Lead advisory groups to develop, field test, and evaluate Oregon’s statewide assessments and survey tools that help define student experiences and needs

Provide technical assistance relating to assessment practices and interpretation and use of Science assessment results

Why us?

At ODE, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all our employees can thrive.

Our office prides itself on creating an inclusive, collaborative, and innovative atmosphere. Autonomy is supported while also being offered opportunities to work in dedicated teams or partnerships across the agency. Our office supports a healthy work/life balance and shows genuine care for team members, students, partners, and school leaders. Our team members share and educate with passion for equitable practices and sustainable development for leaders across Oregon. We maintain a constant learning and growing mentality to strive for optimum innovation and consistently applied equity practices.

When you join us, you are joining a creative environment with colleagues who are passionate about public service and impact the lives of children and families statewide.

Excellent benefit package for the employee and qualified family members with very low monthly out-of-pocket cost. In addition to standard medical benefits and employee leave, the state also provides additional optional benefits, such as basic life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and child care expenses.

Paid days off:

11 paid holidays per year

3 additional paid “Personal Business Days” per year

8 hours of sick leave accumulated every month

Progressive vacation leave accrual, starting at 8 hours per month, with increases every 5 years

What are we looking for?

Master’s degree in Education or related field from an accredited college or university and five years of education experience in the specialty area under recruitment (e.g., classroom teacher, counselor, itinerant service provider), two years of which includes leadership experience (e.g., lead teacher, program coordinator or director, school administrator) in the specialty area under recruitment.

A Doctorate in Education or related field from an accredited university may substitute for two years of the education experience, but not for the two years of leadership experience.

An Oregon Standard Administrative License (issued by Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission) may substitute for the two years of leadership experience.

Desired Attributes

Candidates who are the most competitive will possess a compelling combination of the following background, skills, and experience:

Experience with science standards and instructional strategies, with a focus on assessment practices.

Ability to establish effective relationships with a variety of education and community partners representing diverse perspectives

Strong verbal and written communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills

Demonstrated ability for project management focused on systems level organizational change.

Experience providing advice or technical assistance to school districts, tribes, community groups or public.

Knowledge of local, state, and federal programs related to student assessment

Knowledge of ambitious teaching and equitable assessment practices and assessment design, including universal design for learning.

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.

To apply, please submit the following materials to be considered for this recruitment:


Cover Letter stating why you are interested in this position and addressing your qualifications relating to any of the desired attributes mentioned for this position (limit to no more than 2 pages)

External Applicants: Click on the “Apply” button and submit your resume and cover letter. , Please make sure to attach all required documents in the section titled Resume/CV. View this for help.

Internal Applicants: (this includes Current State of Oregon employees): Apply via your employee Workday account. View this for help.

Failure to attach a cover letter and resume may result in the disqualification of your application. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions on the application process.

Additional Information:

Employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95% and pay a 6% employee contribution to PERS; the salary range noted above reflects base salary only.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our positions may start off fully remote with a possibility of returning to a physical office in the future. Please visit the state’s website for more information.

Please monitor your Workday account, as communication will be sent to your Workday account. You must have a valid e-mail address to apply.

This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

This position is subject to a criminal history check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.

Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. For further information, please see the following website: . You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.

The Oregon Department of Education does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. The Oregon Department of Education is an E-Verify employer. If you are the successful candidate you must present your I-9 (See page 3) for employment verification.

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For additional information, you may contact us by e-mail at [email protected]

The Department of Education is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce. The Department strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

Expected salary: $6230 – 9577 per month

Location: Salem, OR

Job date: Sun, 14 Aug 2022 06:25:40 GMT
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