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Non-Classified Opening

Coordinator, Professional Standards Commission

Non-Classified Classification

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Open for Recruitment: March 6, 2018 - March 20, 2018
Announcement # NONCLS059607
Salary Range: $25.26 per hr. ($52,540 yearly) -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

The State Department of Education (SDE) is seeking a Coordinator to provide support in the Certification and Professional Standards department. 


The Professional Standards Commission Coordinator position will perform a full range of professional duties to include coordination of the Professional Standards Commission (PSC) activities, with a focus on educator preparation standards and Idaho educator preparation programs accreditation and state reviews. The coordinator works with Idaho colleges and universities, educators in the field, and the State Board of Education to ensure compliance with and creation of policy and rules in regards to educator preparation standards, including alternative routes to certification/endorsement.

The work is performed under the supervision of the Director of Certification and Professional Standards with latitude granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative within standard policies and procedures. This is a full time position serving under an appointment of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.


  • Coordinate PSC activities, including but not limited to: revising and updating PSC Procedures Manual and strategic planning process; composing and revising PSC information brochure; preparing and monitoring PSC budget and communicate with Budget Chair; setting up and facilitating conference calls; conducting new PSC member orientation.
  • Coordinate the PSC Standards Committee, including setting the agenda.
  • Coordinate the review and negotiated rulemaking for Idaho Standards for Initial Certification of Professional School Personnel and IDAPA Rule regarding educator certification.
  • Coordinate and act as state observer during educator preparation program reviews at Idaho educator preparation program, which includes Idaho universities/colleges, and State Board approved non-traditional routes to certification/endorsement.
  • Coordinate all aspects of organizing pre-visits, site review visits, focus visits, and post visits.
  • Act as liaison between institution head, lead team reviewer, state observers, and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • Coordinate all final documentation and follow through with PSC/Stated Board approval processes for reviews.
  • Prepare, reconcile, and report budgets for multiple accounts.
  • Act as liaison between Education Testing Services (ETS) state representative and the SDE Certification department for Praxis tests input preparation and tracking.
  • Compile and report required information for CAEP.
  • Administer the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data in regards to State legislative mandates, and federal statutes and regulations.
  • Assist the department director in rulemaking writing and procedures.
  • Track changes and recommendations through rulemaking process.
  • Assist the Background Investigation Check Specialist concerning fingerprinting issues.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university.
  • K-12 classroom experience.
  • Ability to comprehend and explain standards documents.
  • Demonstrate proficient record-keeping methods and techniques.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions and comply with department policies and procedures.
  • Perform research and analysis of data, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, a personal computer and job-related software applications for word processing, spreadsheets, and other required applications.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other SDE employees, supervisory personnel, college and university faculty, school staff, administrators, and the general public.
  • Experience gathering facts, analyzing, and reporting research findings in a clear, complete, and logical form.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to comprehend and provide guidance on administrative rules and state statutes.
  • Maintain records efficiently and accurately and to prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions.
  • Ability to work independently, as well in a team effort.
  • Perform multiple tasks simultaneously, including handling interruptions, and return to and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under stress and the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Demonstrate integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
  • Maintain office, school, and individual confidentiality.


  • Experience using Microsoft PowerPoint, Idaho System for Educational Excellence (ISEE) and Teacher Certification Application (TCA).
  • Understanding of and ability to read and interpret college and university transcripts.


  • This position requires approximately 5% to 10% travel time to conduct training and monitoring, and attend meetings and conferences.


Click on the “Apply Online” button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

When updating your online application information, you must complete all items in the Application Checklist (this serves as your Employment Application). Without this information, your name cannot be referred for consideration. Items in the Application Checklist include: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities (please select "Boise"), Agencies (please select "Superintendent of Public Instruction"), Job Type/Shift (please select "Full time").

The exam for this position is to submit a letter of interest and customized resume or curriculum vitae. Click the "Preview Exam" button below to review the exam questions.

All applications received for this opening will be reviewed and screened to determine the most suitable candidates to be called for interviews. Finalists will be asked to provide three (3) letters of recommendations or the names and contact information for three (3) professional references. Additional information, documentation, or transcripts may be requested.


The State Department of Education seeks to fill this position as soon as possible following the closing date.  Interview dates have not been determined at this time. Those applicants not selected will be notified.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the State Department of Education!


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.