Education Programs Consultant Job at Department of Education, Sacramento County, CA

  • Department of Education
  • Sacramento County, CA

Job Description

Job Description and Duties

This is a reposting. If you previously submitted an application for this position, you do not need to reapply.

Looking for a fulfilling career opportunity with work-life balance? We have just the role for you! We're seeking an Education Programs Consultant (EPC) to join our dynamic team in the Early Childhood Support Unit (ECSU) of the Special Education Division. In this role, you'll have the chance to work independently and as part of a team, collaborating with program units and managers throughout the California Department of Education and with other state department partners. You'll be assigned to work on various infant and preschool projects funded by federal and/or state funds, with a particular focus on Part C to B transition and supporting early childhood inclusive programs for children with disabilities.

As an EPC, you'll be an educational leader, promoting special education programs at the state and local level with policy support. You'll have the opportunity to delve into areas such as research, program development, and evaluation for early childhood special education. Your role will be crucial in monitoring, overseeing, and providing guidance for contracts and grants with agencies and organizations. This is a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities ages zero to five.

In this position, travel is required, which means you'll have the chance to explore new places while fulfilling your career goals. You'll work under the direct supervision of the Education Administrator I of the ECSU, the Director and the Associate Director of the Special Education Division, who will support you in achieving your career aspirations.

If you're a self-starter with a passion for making a difference in the lives of children with disabilities ages zero to five, and a desire for work-life balance, this could be the perfect role for you. Apply now and become a part of our dedicated team!

This position offers telecommuting options and is based in Sacramento, California. Eligible applicants residing in California may qualify for a hybrid telework schedule, which involves a combination of remote work and reporting to the office.

Working Conditions

This position is headquartered in Sacramento and may be eligible for a hybrid telework schedule for eligible applicants residing in California. A hybrid telework schedule includes working remotely and physically reporting to the office.

In Office refers to all working days.

Hybrid refers to some working days in office and other days telework eligible.

Telework refers to all working days at approved alternate work location.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

- Have knowledge of state and federal laws related to the implementation of special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act;

- A minimum of three years of professional experience in special education, including experience with infant and preschool programs

- Experience with contract and grant management and monitoring;

- Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously;

- Ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including local education agency representatives, governmental agencies, and public agencies.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website:

Additional Application Information

  • How to Apply for state jobs:
  • Submitting an electronic application through your CalCareers Account is highly recommended .
  • Important: Make sure your contact information, i.e., address, phone number(s), etc., is current in your CalCareers Account.
  • DO NOT include ANY confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State Application, resume, or educational transcripts. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, age, student identification number, driver license (unless required), examination results, LEAP status, and marital status.
  • Incomplete or late application packages will NOT be considered.
  • In order for experience to be considered, applications must be completed fully, including the “From” and “To” employment dates, “Hours Per Week”, employer contact information, and “Duties Performed" fields for all jobs listed in the “Employment History” (Resumes do not take the place of these fields on the STD. 678). For civil service classifications, do not use working titles.
  • If you choose to not submit electronically and are mailing or dropping off your hard copy State Application (STD. 678), please use the revised 10/2023 version.
  • If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications, please include a copy of your degree or unofficial transcripts for verification. Foreign transcripts must be accompanied by an academic credential evaluation.
  • Please note that the CalCareer system  will not allow you to make changes to your application information once it is submitted.

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    Interested individuals MUST submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) with their application. Resumes, letters, and other materials do not take the place of the SOQ. The SOQ should have a title of “Statement of Qualifications, Your Name ,” be no more than 3 pages, no smaller than 12-point font, and address the following:

    1. In one to three paragraphs describe your experience in working with federally/state-funded special education programs, particularly infant and preschool initiatives. Provide specific examples of your involvement in program development, policy support, research, and evaluation.

    2. In one to three paragraphs please elaborate on your responsibilities in managing contracts and grants related to the administration of programs to improve the outcomes of children ages zero to five with disabilities.

    3. In one or two paragraphs please share any experience you have in collaborating with diverse teams and stakeholders while working remotely or in different locations.

Job Tags

Permanent employment, Full time, Contract work, Local area, Remote job,

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