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Date:  Jul 15, 2024
Req ID:  32644

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  50,222

Position Number:  2208-2961
County: Pulaski
Posting End Date:  Until Filled
Special Education

Join the Arkansas Department of Education where each student is recognized as an individual.  Through a cultivation of world-class educators, partnering with communities, and an influx of social supports, Arkansas Department of Education provides multi-level supports that help ensure students will receive a personalized education and develop a life-long love of learning.



Special Application Information:

Incomplete applications will not be considered. List current/most recent job first. Account for all time periods including unemployment, self-employment, and military service. A resume may be attached to your required online application form; however, it may not be used as a substitute for completing any part of our application package. To make a call using the Arkansas Relay Service, dial 1-800-285-1121 (Voice) or 1-800-285-1131 (TDD), and for customer service, dial 1-800-285-7192 (V/TDD).


Verification of Education/Training/Certification/Licensure:

If it is a requirement that a college degree/master’s degree/doctorate/license/registration is necessary to hold any position with ADE, the employee must submit proof of such to the Human Resources Office within 30 days of the hire date. Proof includes a notarized college transcript with the degree received indicated, a letter from a college registrar, copy of the license/registration.


The Monitoring Program Effectiveness (MPE) Program Advisor is a federally funded position that provides leadership, support, and service to school districts across Arkansas with the implementation of Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the state special education laws and rules.  This position is necessary to ensure that districts are monitored and compliant with IDEA.  Additionally, program advisors conduct state complaint investigations to determine the implementation of Part B of IDEA. This program advisor is responsible for monitoring special education programs in local school districts, charter schools, and co-ops which encompass between 35 and 53 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) annually.  In addition to monitoring, the program advisor provides technical assistance for program improvement for the LEAs they support, impacting the ability to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.

Position Information

Class Code: E019C

Grade: GS09


Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $72,822.00


The Public School Program Advisor is responsible for assisting in the development, monitoring, and evaluation of educational programs in schools. This position is governed by state and federal laws and school board and agency/institution policy.


Provides supplemental educational services that are consistent with the instruction and content used by the local school district and aligned to Arkansas' Curriculum Frameworks. Designs, implements, and evaluates program compliance and effectiveness of training, curricula, and related educational services in local school districts and intermediate and regional units. Conducts workshops or seminars to present information critical to specialized program area and provides in-service training. Provides technical assistance to school officials by interpreting laws or policies, answering questions, or resolving problems relative to assigned program areas. Researches and analyzes demographic, labor market, and technological data, and makes recommendations on education programs to meet changing needs. Acts as a liaison with education and public interest groups to inform them of departmental activities and identify needs. Performs other duties as assigned.


Frequent in-state overnight travel is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the organization and operation of public schools. Knowledge of rules, regulations, and statutes relating to program area. Knowledge of consultative practices and techniques. Knowledge of planning, research, and analysis techniques and procedures. Ability to plan and organize comprehensive reports. Ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws and regulations governing school programs. Ability to develop, evaluate, and monitor the effectiveness of programs and services related to program area.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in public administration, educational administration, education, or related field; plus five years of experience in education, public school administration, or related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock