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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Grants Administrative Consultant, Division of Special Education in Des Moines, Iowa

Grants Administrative Consultant, Division of Special Education

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Grants Administrative Consultant, Division of Special Education

Salary

$73,548.80 - $113,089.60 Annually

Location

Des Moines - 50319 - Polk County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Number

24-02288

Agency

282 Iowa Department of Education

Opening Date

01/10/2024

Closing Date

5/1/2024 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

idoe.hr@iowa.gov

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Job Description

Iowa Department of Education’s mission is creating excellence in education through leadership and service. To accomplish our mission, we need talented, passionate people working together to make this a reality.

The Grants Administrative Consultant will be an integral part of the Division of Special Education, providing leadership, guidance, and support to DOE special education team members within the Finance and Grants bureau.

**Experience in PK-12 special education required.

Responsibilities Include -

  • Administrative consultant provides support for the Bureau of Finance and Grants, specifically supporting Grants Education Program Consultants (EPC). Provides guidance and coordination as it relates to Part B and C formula grants as well as discretionary grants. Offers technical assistance to the field and internal support in cooperation with the Bureau Chief.

  • Provide leadership within the Department on grants aligned to special education finance and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Support implementation of procedures used by recipients to access and use IDEA grants (state formula grants and discretionary grants). Provide leadership in writing discretionary grants and philanthropic grants, as needed.

  • Support the Department in the implementation of provisions related to school finance as aligned to special education formula grants and discretionary grants. Work collaboratively with the Bureau of School Business Operations to support ongoing compliance with state and federal law and rules.

  • Provide guidance on Part B formula grants, which assist states in providing a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment for children with disabilities, ages three through 21. (Authorized by Part B, Section 611 for children ages three through 21. Authorized by Part B, Section 619 for children ages three through five.) Provide guidance on Part C formula grants which support early intervention services for infants and toddlers, ages birth through two, and their families. Provide guidance on discretionary grants.

  • Provide ongoing consultation in the interpretation of state and federal statutes related to IDEA, including the allowable uses and proper accounting for funds available under federal grants.

  • Maintains contact with sub-recipient administrative and business officials regarding programs administered by the bureau. Such contacts would include entitlement announcements, interpretation of statutes or rules and program operational guidance.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of the state and federal policy and the impact of proposed legislation on the bureaus and the programs it oversees.

  • Support the Department priorities through performing other duties as assigned by the Bureau Chief.

What’s in it for you?-

Opportunities to make a widespread difference in the lives of children, their families, and Iowa communities

Collaborative, positive work environment

Talented and passionate work colleagues that will help you learn and grow

Opportunities to collaborate with experts from around the country

Employee discounts from a variety of vendors

Competitive salary and benefits package that includes:

  • Insurance: Health, Dental, Life and Long-Term Disability

  • IPERS (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System) and Retirement Investor Club (RIC)

  • Time Off and Leave: Sick, Vacation, Family and Military Leave

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

1) Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, and experience equal to five years of full-time, professional-level work in program administration, development, management, or operations.

2) A combination of a total of nine years of education and full-time experience (as described in number one), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work may substitute for one year of full-time experience.

3) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in social work, law, education, engineering, or public or business administration, and experience equal to three years of full-time, professional-level work in program administration, development, management, or operations.

4) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes two years of full-time work as an Education Program Consultant.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description. (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/class_and_pay/JobClassDescriptions/AdministrativeConsultant-31513-91513.pdf)

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    Have you graduated from an accredited four-year college or university, and have experience equal to five years of full-time, professional-level work in program administration, development, management, or operations?

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    Do you have a combination of a total of nine years of education and full-time experience (as described in number one), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work may substitute for one year of full-time experience?

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    Have you graduated from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in social work, law, education, engineering, or public or business administration, and have experience equal to three years of full-time, professional-level work in program administration, development, management, or operations?

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    Are you an employee with current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes two years of full-time work as an Education Program Consultant?

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Agency

State of Iowa

Agency

282 Iowa Department of Education

Address

Grimes State Office Building

400 E 14th St

Des Moines, Iowa, 50319

Website

https://www.educateiowa.gov/

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