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EI/ECSE Specialist (Education Program Specialist 2)

Oregon Department of Education
Closing date: 
Sunday, January 16, 2022

EI/ECSE Specialist (Education Program Specialist 2)
Oregon Department of Education
Monthly Salary Range: $6,043 - $9,289
Application Deadline: 1/16/2022
Job Posting:

Job Description:
We are currently seeking an EI/ECSE Specialist (Education Program Specialist 2) to join our Office of Enhancing Student Opportunities (OESO). OESO is one of the major divisions within the ODE, with responsibilities for overseeing implementation of all federal programs, including special education from birth through age 21, in systems across the state in order to ensure improved educational results for the students being served by these programs.

What you will do!
The EI/ECSE Specialist will operate as a member of a team of specialists to develop and implement comprehensive early intervention and early childhood special education services. This position will provide focused oversight, training and technical assistance for the provision of early intervention services to infants, toddlers, and their families. The EI/ECSE Specialist is required to collect, maintain and analyze data to address federal, state and department requirements and continuously improve service quality.

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 of 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.

We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and eleven paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans.

If you're driven by the passion to impact the lives of children, youth, and families statewide, the Oregon Department of Education is the place for you.

This Is What You Need To Qualify
Candidates with at a least a Master's degree in Education or related field from an accredited college or university and five years of education experience in Special Education (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 Special Education.

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.

Candidates who are the most competitive will possess a compelling combination of the following background, skills, and experience:
● Preference may be given to candidates with a Master’s degree in Special Education or related field
● Deep background, education, and experience in early intervention and early childhood special education
● Experience working with general education providers to support early learning special education needs
● Experience using technology to research, analyze information, interpret data and communicate information
● Strong written and verbal communication skills
● Strong interpersonal, collaboration and team-related skills
● Strong time management and organizational skills
● Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

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 Work Reimagined website for more information.
• The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer. For more information, visit our policy listed here.

Helpful links and contact information:
Learn more about ODE
Understanding the State Application Process
Help & Support webpage
Learn more about Oregon
For additional information you may contact us by e-mail at

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.