Job Title: Compliance/Resolution Specialist

Reports to:Supervisor or Program Coordinator SSPS
Typical Schedule:245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:1731
Salary Schedule:MGT07

JOB GOAL

Responsible for building capacity and providing supports for school communities that are consistent with and supportive of the District’s vision, mission, and strategic goals. This includes overseeing programs for students with disabilities, overseeing student services, and/or compliance while ensuring that all policies and procedures are implemented to meet federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.

Compliance

  1. Assist with the development and/or monitor implementation of district procedures for Exceptional Student Education, state required Special Programs and Procedures, Section 504, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program.
  2. Assist with the review of Individualized Education Plans (EIPs) and recommendations for placement for students transferring into the District.
  3. Assist with the development and provision of appropriate training and in-service activities for new and veteran teachers to ensure compliance with the District’s policies and procedures for students with disabilities.
  4. Monitor compliance with procedures for staffing and documentation of plans for students eligible for Section 504 and English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) program.
  5. Provide support, training, and technical assistance for compliance teachers and school-based personnel, as needed, including private schools.
  6. Consult with parents and schools on issues related to eligibility, placement, services, program goals, and procedural safeguards: and conduct case reviews, as needed, to assist in determining appropriate student placement.
  7. Assist with self-monitoring activities for compliance, including participating in planning for FTE and Medicaid audits.
  8. Serve as a liaison between others in like positions, including school-based, regional, and District support teams, to provide a team approach to school needs.
  9. Participate in school advisory, business, and community groups and activities; serve on committees and councils; and develop community partnerships to support the District’s vision, mission, goals, and strategic priorities.
  10. Respond quickly to emergency situations and serve as a District representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Resolution

  1. Facilitate informal mediation meetings with schools to resolve parent concerns related to Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services, Section 504, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
  2. Facilitate case reviews and dispute resolution meetings related to change of placement.
  3. Facilitate Manifestation Determination meetings.
  4. Monitor Restraint and Seclusion of students with disabilities.
  5. Develop procedures and coordinate with Department of Transportation to provide service to Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students for weighted transportation funding.
  6. Serve as a resource to school-based, district, private school, and agency personnel, including provision training, technical assistance, and expertise, as needed.
  7. Provide official communication to parents when needed and assist schools with procedural safeguard practices.
  8. Serve as a liaison between others in like positions, including school-based, regional, and district support teams, to provide a team approach to school needs.
  9. Participate in school advisory, business, and community groups and activities; serve on committees and councils; and develop community partnerships to support the District’s vision, mission, goals, and strategic priorities.
  10. Respond quickly to emergency situations and serve as a district representative at emergency shelters, as determined by the Superintendent.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of current trends and research in the area of assignment
  • Knowledge of curriculum and instructional techniques, as it applies to the area of assignment
  • Knowledge of related federal, state, and local rules, regulations, statutes, and policies
  • Ability to analyze data and use data-driven decision making to implement effective programs
  • Ability to read and interpret journals, articles, research studies, Florida statutes, state Board rules, and school Board policies
  • Knowledge of assessment systems, as it applies to the area of assignment
  • Ability to plan and manage projects including collaboration, coordination, and facilitation of work groups
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and facilitate groups to consensus
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Knowledge of and experience with personal computers and programs, such as word processing programs, spreadsheets, and databases

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of three years of experience in the area of assignment

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid Florida Educator’s Certificate

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Certification in Educational Leadership, School Principal or Professional School Principal
  • Experience with facilitation of meetings

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Compliance/Resolution Specialist;   EST: July 23, 2013;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: July 23, 2013