Managing Program Coordinator II-Instructional Services (Civil Service) #2018-155A3, Capital Region BOCES

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Description:

Basic Function:

The work involves responsibility for supervising and evaluating training and workshops for teachers in areas of instructional technology skills, software programs, creation of multi-media projects and the use of on line resources, as well as the incorporation of this technology into lesson plans supported by a BOCES Regional Information Center (RIC).  The incumbent supervises a unit of personnel involved in installing and maintaining instructional software applications and on occasion participates in training and assisting the component school district personnel who use them.  This class differs from that of Managing Program Coordinator I (Instructional Services) by virtue of the fact that a Managing Program Coordinator II (Instructional Services) assists RIC management in developing the annual budget and policies pertaining to the delivery of services.  The Managing Program Coordinator II (Instructional Services) exercises supervision over a unit of employees or a special project group engaged in providing instructional technology services. The Program Coordinator (Instructional Services) series differs from the Program Coordinator (Network Services) series by virtue of the fact that incumbents do not generally perform Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN) support services. The Program Coordinator (Instructional Services) series differs from other Program Coordinator series by virtue of the fact that incumbents in the Program Coordinator (Instructional Services) series are required to possess knowledge pertaining to teaching and curriculum software applications and do not generally maintain administrative or financial software applications. The work is performed under the administrative supervision of an Assistant Director or Director of RIC. Does related work as required.

Responsibilities:

1.     Supervises and evaluates personnel involved in designing, coordinating and/or delivering instructional technology training on software, hardware and internet use ensuring relatedness to the New York State School Learning Standards.

2.     Designs, coordinates and/or delivers instructional technology training on   software, hardware and internet use ensuring relatedness to the New York State Learning Standards, school district curriculum, instruction and assessment.

3.     Schedules instructional sites and coordinates requests from school districts regarding planning for training of teachers, proctors and administrators.

4.     Reviews and edits instructional course descriptions and publishes and distributes catalogs of teacher training courses.

5.     Solicits training program evaluation from school districts to improve training services.

6.     Evaluates software and multimedia to ensure instructional congruence with district curriculum and the learning standards.

7.     Provides technical support services either on-site or by phone to augment and/or assist the support provided by Program Coordinators.

8.     Advises and makes recommendations to school personnel regarding curriculum software purchases.

9.     Maintains an up-to-date knowledge on emerging theories and best practices in learning and teaching technology integration.

10.   Reviews and edits instructional applications support services through newsletter, other Regional Information Center staff and meetings with school districts.

11.   Interviews and hires new staff members.

12.   Identifies needed personnel, equipment and software to support the instructional software needs of a school district, and helps the Assistant Director develop a timeline and staff schedules to implement those needs.

13.   Meets with school district technology personnel and administrators to discuss requests for program changes, advise on hardware and software purchases and coordinate technology projects.

14.   Attends, participates or hosts professional conferences and meetings and serves as liaison with the New York State Education Department, school districts officials, computer and instructional coordinators and other program-related agencies.

15.   Participates in regional user group meetings for the support and development of services supported by BOCES.

16.   Meets with Program Coordinators to develop pricing recommendations for instructional software support services.

17.   Researches new instructional technology services to school districts and suggests same to Assistant Director.

18.   Prepares and submits written and statistical reports related to program activities for the BOCES and New York State Education Department.

19.   Thorough knowledge of instructional software applications supported by a BOCES Regional Information Center.

20.   Thorough knowledge of New York State curriculum and learning standards.

21.   Good knowledge of computer software and hardware industry.

22.   Good knowledge of budget preparation and the BOCES budgetary process.

23.   Good knowledge of standard office practices and equipment.

24.   Ability to develop, design, coordinate and/or deliver instructional technology training.

25.   Ability to establish rapport and maintain cooperative working relationships with teachers.

26.   Ability to work in both PC and Macintosh platforms.

27.   Ability to utilize various software and computer database programs.

28.   Ability to incorporate commercially available software into classroom curriculum.

29.   Ability to problem-solve computer user hardware and software problems.

30.   Ability to preview and evaluate software and multimedia programs.

31.   Ability to form and maintain cooperative working relationships with teachers.

32.   Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

33.   Ability to utilize various software and computer database programs.

34.   Ability to understand and empathize with computer user needs and concerns.

35.   Ability to plan, supervise and schedule the work of others.

36.   Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

OPEN-COMPETITIVE: EITHER:

A.     Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Master’s degree in education, mathematics, management information systems, computer science, information resources management, information technology, or a closely related field and seven (7) years of experience providing training on educational software applications relating to student curricula; OR,

B.     Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s degree in education, mathematics, management information systems, computer science, information resources management, information technology, or a closely related field and nine (9) years of experience as stated in (A), one (1) of which included supervision.

PROMOTIONAL: Twenty-four (24) months of permanent competitive status as a Managing Program Coordinator I (Instructional Services).

NOTES:

1.     Successful completion of a three (3) credit hour course beyond the requirements of (A) and (B) in education, mathematics, management information systems, computer science, information resources management, information technology, or a closely related field may be substituted for three (3) months of appropriate experience.

2.     Successful completion of a course of study offered by a technical training institute, college or a corporate training program in management information systems, computer science, information resources management, information technology or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of appropriate experience, if the following conditions are met:  The course of training involves learning the fundamental aspects of computer programming, systems analysis, telecommunications systems, LAN/WAN system configuration or a similar course with technical emphasis on the operation of a connected computer system.

3.     The candidate provides an official description of the coursework and evidence that it was successfully completed.

4.     Coursework in the use of specific programs such as WORD, EXCEL or ACCESS and data entry is not acceptable.

Additional Information

Vacancies are filled by certified list provided by Albany County Civil Service. Should no certified list be available, candidates appointed to this position will be serving in a provisional appointment in accordance with New York State Civil Service Law. The candidate must successfully complete a competitive examination and be eligible for appointment in accordance with Civil Service Law and the Civil Service Rules for Albany County to obtain a permanent appointment.

Vacancy Number: 2018-155A3

Position: Managing Program Coordinator ll - Instructional Services (Civil Service)

Location: Northeastern Regional Information Center - 900 Watervliet-Shaker

Start Date: As soon as possible

Application Deadline: April 13, 2018

Starting Salary: $61,407 – $101.520 prorated to the amount of service rendered.

The selected applicant will be subject to a fingerprint supported criminal history background check in accordance with SAVE Legislation effective July 1, 2001.

Further Information Contact:

Capital Region BOCES

900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd.

Albany, NY 12205

Apply To:

crbrecruitment@neric.org

Submit letter of interest and resume

 

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