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State of Washington Class Specification

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ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAM SPECIALIST 1
253T
Category: Education

Definition

In the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, provides analysis and administration of budgetary, fiscal or administrative programs requiring substantial knowledge of the needs, activities, programs and principles of the State's Public Education Programs. Consults with and assists in the program area assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class are distinguished by the assignment of responsibility to a budget, fiscal or administrative area requiring substantial knowledge of the public education program. Positions which require regular exercise of effective and substantial approval or disapproval are allocated to the Administrative Program Specialist 2.

Typical Work

Plans and analyses various fiscal and administrative programs to determine effectiveness, conformance with law, rule, and policy, and develops modifications as necessary;

Reviews program requirements in order to prioritize and control expenditures;

Serves as program monitor and expert, advising and consulting with local and intermediate school districts on the fiscal or administrative program to which assigned;

Assists intermediate and local school districts and others to understand and comply with laws, rules and regulations related to program; advises them on procedures, exceptions, etc.;

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: State and federal laws affecting education; departmental rules and regulations; public school organization; and public administration.

Ability to: plan and organize administrative aspects of education programs; interpret statutory administrative processes to local school authorities; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators and general public.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

A Master's degree involving major study in education, public or business administration or related field

AND

Three years of professional experience in the specialty required for the position.

OR

One year of graduate training in education, public or business administration or related field

AND

Four years of professional experience in the specialty required for the position.

Note: Two additional years of professional experience will substitute for the Master’s degree provided a Bachelor’s degree has been obtained.

Class Specification History

New class: 1-24-75
Revised minimum qualifications: 5-12-78
Revised minimum qualifications: 4-14-95
New class code: (formerly 22050) effective July 1, 2007.
Salary adjustment adopted June 30, 2015; effective July 1, 2015.

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