• State of Washington
  • $131,430.00 -189,120.00/year*
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time

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Program Improvement Program Supervisor

$66,912-$78,720 annually

Open May 13-27, 2019

The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Special Education Division seeks a Program Supervisor to join its Program Improvement unit. This critical and innovative full-time position is based in Olympia, Washington. We encourage interested candidates to visit the OSPI website to gain insight into our agency's mission and strategic plan.

Vision & Mission

Vision: All students prepared for post-secondary pathways, careers, and civic engagement.

Mission: Transform K-12 education to a system that is centered on closing opportunity gaps and is characterized by high expectations for all students and educators. We achieve this by developing equity-based policies and supports that empower educators, families, and communities.


The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create an inclusive working environment that respects diverse backgrounds. Individuals from diverse gender, racial and ethnic backgrounds, religions and creeds, and national origins, individuals with any disabilities or the use of a trained service dog or service animal, individuals over 40 years of age, individuals in honorably discharged veteran or military status and individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Please include your name and preferred pronouns in your application, to ensure we address you appropriately throughout the application process.

Position Overview

This position contributes to the overall mission, goals and objectives of the agency by ensuring that school districts are maintaining the required elements of state and federal special education laws and regulations, and supporting the effectiveness of special education programs for improved outcomes for students. This position is part of a work unit that provides integrated special education monitoring and technical assistance services for local districts throughout the state. This includes (but is not limited to) a focus on:

* Providing technical assistance and professional development;
* On-site program reviews of local districts and other public agencies that receive federal funding on behalf of eligible students;
* Desk reviews of relevant program compliance data and information for local school districts and other public agencies as appropriate, and;
* Developing individual district reports, with the status of individual school district compliance, and analysis of state-wide data obtained from the on-site and/or desk reviews for program improvement purposes.

Key Responsibilities

* Design and implement special education monitoring reviews of selected districts, in collaboration with other members of the Program Improvement team. This includes developing, planning and implementing an integrated, outcome based monitoring system that is consistent with 17 performance indicators in the Washington State Annual Performance Report (APR).
* Write or contribute to the final reports of the monitoring reviews for selected districts in an accurate and timely manner.
* Serve as the OSPI liaison to an assigned Education Service District (ESD). Provide support and technical assistance for the identification of, and services for, students with disabilities.
* Oversee and verify Local Education Agency (LEA) submissions related to special education monitoring. This includes analyzing the results of the monitoring process, and utilizing data results to create and disseminate meaningful information regarding special education performance through presentations, written reports, training modules, etc.
* Compile data and/or narratives as necessary for the accurate and timely submission of the Washington State Performance Plan and subsequent Annual Performance Reports.
* Review and recommend approval of annual LEA grant applications for federal special education funding as assigned.
* Verify, approve and monitor compliance and district performance with district corrective action plans and improvement plans.
* Serve as the special education liaison to the OSPI Professional Certification Office. Review and approve educator applications for Special Education Pre-Endorsement Waivers.
* Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent and the Director of Special Education.

Required Qualifications:

* Master's degree in special education, or related field.
* Strong background and experience in the field of special education at the local, regional or state level.
* Ability and willingness to travel statewide.
* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to make clear presentations to diverse groups.
* Teamwork: Strong commitment to quality collaboration, customer service, teamwork and trust. Strong work ethic and high levels of engagement in the work place.
* Self-Management: Effective and efficient use of work time, exhibiting integrity and honesty, and working effectively in a diverse work environment.
* Accountability: Personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achievement of results, with little need for oversight.

Desired Qualifications:

* Four (4) years of administrative experience in special education at the local, state or federal level, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Experience working with diverse and underserved populations.
* Experience with staffing for special education, which includes knowledge of certification requirements.
* Knowledge of state assessments for students with disabilities.


The annual compensation for the position is $66,912-$78,720 per year and depends upon experience, educational background and qualifications. Washington State offers a generous benefit package including health, dental and life insurance, retirement and an optional deferred compensation program. Please visit Health Care Authority for information regarding health benefits and the Department of Retirement Systems for retirement plan information. This is a Washington Management Position. This position is not represented by a bargaining unit.

Application Process

Those interested in this position must apply through Careers.wa.gov. Applications must include the following documents in MS Word and PDF format only:

* A letter of interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement;
* A current r?sum?, and;
* A list of three or more professional references.

Please address any questions to:

Carole Lynch, Human Resources

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

600 Washington Street Southeast

Olympia, Washington 98504-7200

(360) ###-####; ...@k12.wa.us

Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Office at (360) ###-#### or (360) ###-####, or e-mail ...@k12.wa.us.

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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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