Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Associate in Bilingual Education.
Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for this title.
Provisional Appointment: If there are fewer than three acceptors on the eligible list, a non-permanent provisional appointment may be considered. For non-permanent provisional appointment, candidates must have a masters degree AND New York State permanent or professional certification in Bilingual Education, Teacher of English as a Second Language, English to Speakers of Other Languages, or in classroom teaching with an extension in Bilingual Education AND five years of experience teaching in an education program for English Language Learners (ELLs) in grades K-12. Two years of the five years of experience may be in an administrative or supervisory capacity in the field of Bilingual Education or English as a Second Language. A Ph.D. in education may be substituted for up to two years of teaching experience.
NOTE: If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.
The New York State Education Departments Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for an Associate in Bilingual Education position in the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL). This Office provides guidance, technical assistance, and support to Districts, Charter Schools, Non-Public Schools and other organizations in the development, implementation and evaluation of programs for Multilingual Learners (MLLs) and English Language Learners (ELLs), as well as to foreign language students within the States P-16 initiative. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide on-going leadership in the development of Regents policy and regulatory proposals;
Provide direction, guidance and technical assistance on State and federal law, regulation, policy, and practice to district and school personnel, professional associations, community-based organizations, parents, and others in areas that include instruction and support for all MLLs/ELLs, including Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE), differently-abled MLL/ELL students, and immigrant students;
Provide expert guidance and collaboration regarding the development of MLL/ELL educational resources and initiatives with the Regional Bilingual Education Resource Networks (RBERNs), New York State Education Department offices, and statewide and national educational organizations;
Plan and conduct on-site program monitoring visits, desk audits, and program reviews of schools, school districts, and charter schools; draft final reports, including recommendations to improve instruction;
Develop, support, and provide professional development workshops to schools, school districts, charter schools, community-based organizations, and parents to provide content knowledge in the development of MLL/ELL regulations, programs, and procedures;
Collect, analyze, and maintain up-to-date program-related data and prepare required program reports;
Prepare and review memoranda, instructional guides, and other resources related to legislation, regulations, and policy statements;
Research and prepare Requests for Proposal (RFP), grant applications, amendments, Memorandums of Understanding, contracts, proposed regulatory and policy statements, and informational materials;
Review and process grant applications submitted in response to Department RFPs; collect and analyze data related to grant funding;
Respond to daily written and oral inquiries, suggestions, and concerns from teachers and administrators; and
Undertake special assignments, as directed by the Assistant Commissioner.