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Program Specialist III - Child Develop

  2020-03-13     Butte County Office of Education     1859 Bird Street     23.87 to 30.47 hour  

February 20, 2020


JOB TITLE:                  Program Specialist III

                                      Child Development Programs and Services

WORK YEAR:              Full time: 12 months/232 Days (prorated based on date of hire)/

                                      7.5 hours per day

START DATE:              As soon as possible after interview

SALARY:                      Salary Schedule 17, Range 16, $23.87 to $30.47 per hour, placement dependent on experience. Stipend pay for Master’s $750.00 per year, Doctorate $1,250.00 per year.

BENEFITS:  Generous benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision for employee and  dependents.  Vacation and sick leave accrued.  Life insurance provided for employee.  This position qualifies for CalPERS retirement.                        


ASSIGNMENT:            Oroville, CA

TO APPLY:                   Visit:

DEADLINE:                  Open until filled


The California Department of Education and statute direct the activities and mandates of the Butte County Local Child Care Planning Council as designated and approved by the County Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Supervisors.  The LPC membership is diverse and includes representation from early learning and child care consumers, providers, and related agencies, organizations and individuals.  The LPC is responsible for coordination and membership facilitation, and maintaining a needs assessment, strategic plan, and plan to support early learning and care capacity, in addition to setting service priorities. Funding through the CA Department of Education supports the staff and activities of the LPC to provide leadership and coordinate communications, and act as a liaison in partnership with county agencies and service providers, county councils and commissions related to Butte County’s early learning and care functions.



Under the supervision of the Administrator, Child Development Programs and Services and the direction of assigned program management, the Program Specialist III is responsible for participating in the planning, development, coordination, and provision of services to meet the diverse needs of Butte County children and families. The Program Specialist III will be responsible for encouraging and supporting early learning, school-age after school learning, and the optimal development of the whole child, related to the position assignment and expertise. The Program Specialist III may be responsible for providing direct service, coordinating and independently monitoring projects or program components to meet the scope of work,

including meeting facilitation, scope oversight, providing training and coaching, and implementing program quality enhancement activities. Areas of service may include early care and education, early literacy and language development, school readiness and transition, social and emotional skills development, health education, parent and family support, and community partnership.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  [May include, but is not limited to the following.]

  1. Direct Services: Develop strategies, implementation of assigned scope of work, independent evaluation of success of assigned tasks, and identification of improved practices and strategies, as identified in job assignments and expertise. Examples of direct service duties include specialized instruction for students; curriculum development and implementation support for early care educators and preschool sites; coordination of project and community activities; case management and home visitation for families; follow up instruction, coaching and mentoring in classrooms, family child care homes, and/or after school sites; and intensive behavior support and intervention with children and families. Responsible to research products and services necessary to complete work assignments, and make recommendations to the Program Manager.

  2. Training and Coaching: Provide education and training for early care and education providers, parents, after school program staff, Project Specialists, interns, volunteers, the community, and/or enhancing children’s school readiness and school success, including possible training in parent education, early literacy support, curriculum development, social skills development, and health demonstrations, as applicable to job assignment and expertise; responsibilities include independently researching and developing training curriculum.

  3. Collaboration: Work effectively in partnerships and teams that identify a mutual goal in providing quality programs and services for children and families in the community by meeting project objectives, completing assigned tasks, and identifying opportunities for improved services and working relationships. Responsible to promote and support communication, relationships, resources and system’s improvement among parents, providers, service providers/agencies, schools, communities, and other stakeholders. Responsible for facilitating planning, team, collaborative, and council meetings as identified in scope of work or assignments.

  4. Community Involvement: Development of events and materials that partners CDPS services with local communities, and provides information and personal connections supporting goals of the assigned projects. The Program Specialist III may participate in and/or lead local or state councils, committees, collaboratives, and community groups.

  5. Grant Writing and Program Design: May participate in program design and grant writing team applications or be coached to develop basic grant applications.

  6. Report Writing, Communication and Technology: Present and represent programs’ services, relationships, records, and reports. Participate in training and master technological skills necessary to complete job tasks.

  7. Professional Development: Attend to personal and professional growth and goals.


Knowledge of:

  1. Principles and practices in at least two of the following areas: 1) early care and education, 2) child development, 3) early literacy, 4) preschool curriculum development 5) health, nutrition and recreation, 6) social and emotional development, 7) parenting, 8) case management, and/or 9) professional development and training for early care educators.

  2. Principles and practices of collaboration, coaching, mentoring, training, professional development, data collection and analysis.

  3. Multi-lingual, cultural and special needs of Butte County children and families.

  4. Proficiency in use of telecommunications and computer applications related to position.

Ability to:

  1. Work and communicate effectively with early care and education providers, elementary schools, parents, and public community agencies and groups in support of children’s and families’ readiness for and success in school.

  2. Plan for, coordinate, facilitate and implement group interactions, meetings and training for program advisories, program staff, educators, parents, and service partners as related to position.

  3. Effective curriculum development and implementation related to position

  4. Implement effective case management and home visitation strategies related to position.

  5. Effective oral and written communication (multi-lingual preferred).


  1. Bachelor’s degree required (emphasis in early childhood education/child development, education, health, psychology, social work). Additional training/professional growth in reading, language development, early literacy, child development, early care and education, health/social children/family services, or elementary school education.

  2. At least three years of successful work experience in programs or services related to child development/early childhood education programs, elementary schools, or social/health programs serving children and families.

  3. Demonstrated experience in conducting training, outreach, and or case management in a variety of program types and populations.


  1. To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States.

  2. FINGERPRINTING FOR CONDUCTING A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION IS REQUIRED and completed upon offer of employment.  Under the direction of the Site/Program Administrator or his/her designee, BCOE teachers will provide an effective

TO APPLY:               Visit:

Online applications only; no paper copies will be accepted.  All online applications must be accompanied by the following attachments;

Incomplete applications will not be accepted

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Three letters of recommendation required, current letters preferred

  • Copy of Bachelor’s Degree or transcripts showing proof of Bachelor’s


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