Agriculture and Natural Resources Educational Specialist
State of Montana Helena, MT
INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING: Only the information you submit on your attached resume and supplemental questions will be reviewed to determine if you meet the qualifications. The State of Montana Careers system application will not be considered in this process.
To apply for this position you must attach the required resume and supplemental questions as separate documents. Supplemental questions located at the bottom of this job announcement are required. Materials not requested in this vacancy announcement will not be considered. (Example: Transcripts and Letters of Reference) Required materials must be received or postmarked by midnight (Mountain Standard Time) on the closing date in order to be considered.
Your resume must include the following information:
• All relevant work history, listing employment in chronological order in a month/year format with the most recent job first.
• Supervisor’s name and phone number for each job.
• Detailed description of the duties for each job, including hours per week, and the reason why you separated. In addition, please submit a copy of only your resume to the following email addresses:
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Applicants claiming employment preference are required to submit proper documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to receive any preferences. If you indicate your preference status while completing your application process, the system will generate an e-mail with instructions on how to submit the required preference documents.
IF YOU ARE VIEWING THIS JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FROM OUTSIDE THE STATE OF MONTANA CAREERS SYSTEM, YOU MAY ACCESS THE SYSTEM WITH THIS LINK: http://statecareers.mt.gov/.
Procedures to be used in evaluating an applicant’s qualifications may include, but not limited to, a resume, supplemental questions, an oral interview, skills based testing and reference checks.
If accommodation for disability is needed during the application or interview processes please contact the OPI Human Resource Office at (406) 444-2673 or email@example.com.
The Montana Office of Public Instruction is an equal opportunity employer. Women (and/or) minorities are under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.
ADDITIONAL SALARY AND BENEFIT INFORMATION : This is a TRS Retirement position. Full-time employees earn 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, state holidays, health and dental benefits and life insurance. They also receive access to a defined benefit - contribution retirement. For more information click on the link http://benefits.mt.gov/
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Department of Education Services and the Agricultural Education Specialist provides leadership, direction, supervision, and administration for programs in elementary, and secondary Agricultural Education in Montana; provides specialist/consultant services in curricular subjects for Montana public schools; gathers and analyzes information regarding teacher needs and development of appropriate in-service responses to those needs; recommends to the Board of Public Education accreditation of Montana teachers; exercises general supervision over career and technical education programs and related educational activities under the general direction of the State Superintendent, applicable policies, procedures, laws and regulations of the State of Montana and the federal government. The Career, Technical and Adult Education (CTAE) Division provides leadership to the education community, agencies and citizens of Montana under broad policy direction of the Office of Public Instruction and related laws, rules and regulations by providing appropriate programs and services to ensure an equitable opportunity to learn for all students. It encompasses basic and technical education for secondary students, administration, School to Work programs, K-12 career and technical education, career and technical student organizations, program accountability, testing and measurement, and professional development. At the heart of all of these programs is workforce and economic development. Funding sources include a mix of federal and state funds.
COMPETENCIES : Considerable knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of educational and program administration; principals of planning and organization; teaching methodology and learning theory; philosophy, policy, rules and regulations governing Career and Technical Education as well as Agricultural Education. Working knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Demonstrated teaching success and skill in Agricultural Education and/or Career and Technical Education. Experience in advising a Career and Technical Student Organization.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public; to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to plan and direct an educational and service program; to understand and apply federal and state laws and regulations. Specific knowledge, skills and abilities: educational theory, research and assessment, group processes, data analysis, teaching methodologies, safety and health, school facilities and design, evaluation of programs and resource materials, tests and measurements, accreditation and certification, instructional technology (computers), equipment (instructional), research in current education practices, ability to access and retrieve national clearinghouses and data bases, state and federal laws, regulations, standards and policies. Familiarity with the integration of career and technical student organization programs into career and technical curriculum. Versed in leadership concepts and able to train others in their use. Adept in dealing with people to motivate, involve and enhance cooperation; diplomatic and skillful in conflict resolution.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field; and
• Two years of Agricultural Education Teaching; or
• Alternate combinations of related Agriculture Experience or Education Experience will be considered on a case by case basis. Please describe each experience and length of time with that experience.
• For those not meeting Minimum Qualifications, a training assignment may be offered.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS: The supplemental question(s) are scored in a separate phase and are required for this vacancy announcement. Supplemental questions are evaluated on their own merit without referring to your resume so it is important to provide specific information regarding names of employers, dates, job titles, etc. List the position title and your name at the top of each page. The suggested response is a minimum of ½ a page, but no more than 2 pages per question.
Once you have answered the following supplemental questions, you must upload your responses into the State of Montana recruiting system.
1. Describe your experience and understanding of Career and Technical Education, including Carl D. Perkins Act of 2006 and State Vocational Education funding.
2. Describe your understanding of Agricultural Education. Include your experience in leadership, budgeting, FFA, and curricular development.
3. Do you want to be informed before we contact your present employer?
Applicant Pool Statement: If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection. Training Assignment : This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.
Job : Education/Training
Salary: $ 51,183.56 - 51,183.56 Yearly Benefits Package Eligibility : Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings : 1 Employee Status : Regular Schedule : Full-Time
Shift : Day Job Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time
Primary Location : Helena