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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Bureau Chief (School Improvement) in Des Moines, Iowa

Bureau Chief (School Improvement)

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Bureau Chief (School Improvement)

Salary

$86,049.60 - $122,470.40 Annually

Location

Des Moines - 50319 - Polk County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

282 Iowa Department of Education

Job Number

21-00904

Closing

10/25/2020 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Kayli Burkhart at kayli.burkhart@iowa.gov

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Job Description

This is a non-merit position with the Iowa Department of Education.

The Iowa Department of Education is looking to fill a Bureau Chief (School Improvement) - (Public Service Manager 2) to assist the state.

The Bureau Chief for School Improvement supervises and evaluates educational consultants, administrative consultants, and support staff in the Bureau of School Improvement. Provides direct supervision for the accreditation process for all Statewide Voluntary Preschool Programs (SWVPP), local school districts, accredited nonpublic schools, and Area Education Agencies (AEAs). These processes include the Differentiated Accountability monitoring and improvement process, which includes desk audits, data reviews, and tiered support for schools and AEAs annually. Oversees the implementation of state and federal laws related to accreditation and school improvement, such as the development and review of all comprehensive improvement plans and annual progress reports, and approval of waiver requests. Directly supervises the work of the school improvement consultants who specialize in competent private instruction, school district reorganization, whole grade sharing, and postsecondary enrollment options.

Oversees and actively manages all federal programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for the Division of Learning and Results. This includes oversight of allocations, claims, and assistance to subrecipients of funds.

Oversees management of data systems that support continuous improvement and integrates data use with Differentiated Accountability.

Provides a tactical, practical engagement with accountability policies for the purpose of increasing educational equity and social justice for children and youth. Provides guidance on leveraging policy to increase educational equity. Conducts equity desk audits and visits as necessary per Office for Civil Rights guidelines and Department priorities.

Reports to the Deputy Director and Director on program needs, implementation issues, and accomplishments for all programs listed above. Provides advice on any major policy issues associated with such programs including relationship to agency goals, State Board priorities, and legislative agendas.

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday with some in and out of state travel, nights and weekends

Desirable Candidate:

  • Five (5) years’ experience in designing and implementing education accountability systems designed to improve student learning

  • Advanced degree desired (MA, M.Ed., MS, Ed.D., Ph.D.)

  • Knowledge and experience with implementation of Federal Law, Federal Regulations, Iowa Law and Iowa Administrative Code

  • Knowledge of current education accountability systems implemented in Iowa, including Differentiated Accountability

  • Knowledge and experience with data-based decision making

  • Experience and demonstrated effectiveness working with Federal offices and officials

  • Experience using data and data analysis to drive system improvement

  • Ability to lead professional staff in implementing a proactive approach to accountability

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on a high-performing leadership team

  • Demonstrated ability to grow and adapt to new educational and political situations

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

1) Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and experience equal to six years of full-time management-level work in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation.

2) Ten years of full-time management-level work experience in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation.

3) All of the following (a and b):

a. Six years of full-time management-level work experience in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation; and

b. A combination of a total of four years of education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience. Graduation from the Iowa Certified Public Manager Program is also equivalent to one year of full-time experience or education.

4) All of the following (a, b, and c):

a. Four years of full-time management-level work experience in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation; and

b. A combination of a total of four years of education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience; and

c. A combination of a total of two years of graduate-level education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where twenty-four semester hours of accredited graduate college or university course work in a public-service-related area (e.g., public or business administration, social work, law, education, engineering) equals one year of full-time experience. Graduation from the Iowa Certified Public Manager Program is also equivalent to one year of full-time experience or education.

5) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes eighteen months of full-time work as a Public Service Manager 1 or comparable specific management-level position.

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Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

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Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

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Have you graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree? IF YES – How many years do you have of full-time management-level work in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation?

  • Not applicable - I do not have a Bachelor's Degree

  • Less than one year of the identified experience

  • One year to less than two years of the identified experience

  • Two years to less than three years of the identified experience

  • Three years to less than four years of the identified experience

  • Four years to less than five years of the identified experience

  • Five years to less than six years of the identified experience

  • Six years of more of the identified experience

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How many years of full-time management-level work experience do you have in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation?

  • Less than two years of the identified experience

  • Two years to less than four years of the identified experience

  • Four years to less than six years of the identified experience

  • Six years to less than eight years of the identified experience

  • Eight years to less than 10 years of the identified experience

  • 10 years or more of the identified experience

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Do you meetALLof the following (a and b):

a. Do you have six years of full-time management-level work experience in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation;ANDb. Do you have a combination of a total of four years of education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience. Graduation from the Iowa Certified Public Manager Program is also equivalent to one year of full-time experience or education.

Note – total experience and education from "a" And "b" must equal a minimum of 10 years

  • Yes

  • No

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Do you meetALLof the following (a, b, and c):

a. Do you have four years of full-time management-level work experience in finance, human resources, engineering, law, social work, regulation, data processing, or program research or evaluation? IF YES:

b. How many years do you have of post high school education in any field and additional full-time experience (as described in part a), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience;ANDc. How many years ofgraduate-level educationand additional full-time experience (as described in part a), where twenty-four semester hours of accredited graduate college or university course work in a public-service-related area (e.g., public or business administration, social work, law, education, engineering) equals one year of full-time experience. Graduation from the Iowa Certified Public Manager Program is also equivalent to one year of full-time experience or education.

Note – Total experience and education from "a" "b" AND "c" must equal a minimum of ten years. The experience used to count for A cannot be the same experience used for B or C

  • Yes

  • No

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If you are a CURRENT employee for the State of Iowa (executive branch) how many years of full-time experience for the State of Iowa as a Public Service Manager 1 or comparable specific management-level position do you have?

  • No experience as a Public Service Manager 1 or comparable specific management-level position for the State of Iowa

  • Less than six months of experience as a Public Service Manager 1 or comparable specific management-level position for the State of Iowa

  • Six months to less than 12 months of work experience as a Public Service Manager 1 or comparable specific management-level position for the State of Iowa

  • 12 months to less than 18 months of work experience as a Public Service Manager 1 or comparable specific management-level position for the State of Iowa

  • 18 months or more of work experience as a Public Service Manager 1 or comparable specific management-level position for the State of Iowa

  • Not applicable - I am not a State of Iowa Employee

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Do you have experience implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) at the district, intermediate agency, or state level?

  • Yes

  • No

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Do you have experience using data to make program decisions, including evaluation of performance, programs, and progress?

  • Yes

  • No

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Do you have experience determining and evaluating the evidence base behind potential solutions?

  • No

  • Yes

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Do you have experience managing large budgets of one million dollars or more?

  • Yes

  • No

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Do you have experience managing and/or leading staff members to complete work products?

  • No

  • Yes

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Do you have experience reading, interpreting, and explaining state and/or federal education laws?

  • Yes

  • No

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Do you have experience with large systems organization and change management?

  • No

  • Yes

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Agency

State of Iowa

Agency

282 Iowa Department of Education

Address

Grimes State Office Building400 E 14th StDes Moines, Iowa, 50319

Website

https://www.educateiowa.gov/

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