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Special Ed Consultant Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75803
  • Pay Grade: P6
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Intermediate
  • Family: Academic Programs
  • Function: Academic Support


Support the evaluation of the State Systemic Improvement Plan, including assisting in the development of evaluation tools, scheduling and conducting evaluation activities, organizing and analyzing evaluation data, and creating reports to share with stakeholders.

Level Scope

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity.  Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action.  May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to engage with, listen to, and learn from a broad range of stakeholders, encouraging their meaningful participation
  • Ability to disseminate information to program staff and stakeholders about project activities and expected outcomes, including the development of a project logic model
  • Ability to synthesize evaluation information to produce findings that are clearly linked to the data collected.
  • Skills in developing and implementing a communication and dissemination plan.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional networks
  • Ability to respond to changes in the scope or focus of work
  • Willingness to receive training, coaching and information to develop new skills required to achieve project goals.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of public education, including understanding of systemic planning and instructional outcome improvement.
  • Strong communication, writing, and presentation skills with a variety of constituent groups.
  • Knowledge of a continuous improvement cycle including planning, data collection, and project adjustment to achieve long-term outcomes

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Special Ed Consultant must:

  • Support activities related to the State Personnel Development Grant through the Idaho State Department of Education and be the interface between the Idaho Training Clearinghouse and the Special Education Support and Technical Assistance project.
  • Support the evaluation activities for SESTA, including designing evaluation plans, creating evaluation documents and tools, gathering and organizing data and creating reports.
  • Collaborate with the SPDG Evaluator in maintaining a data collection and analysis system related to the evaluation of project activities
  • Create reports and materials as needed to support sharing of the evaluation information
  • Develop a communication plan for stakeholder involvement
  • Provide technical assistance for training modules
  • Create reports outlining evaluation results
  • Maintain online data entry form for recording and reporting of technical assistance activities provided by Idaho SESTA Instructional Coordinators
  • Work effectively (internally) as a team member to promote team goals and maintain a positive team climate. Work proactively (externally), providing customer service, to build positive relationships and partnerships

35% of Time the Special Ed Consultant

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Special Ed Consultant

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable

Career Path

Special Ed Consultant, Senior

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.