Job Title: Program Specialist, Career, Technical, and Adult Education (CTE)

Reports to:Director, CTE
Job Group:Professional Technical


Job Code:1775
Salary Schedule:APT01


Responsible for providing support to the Career, Technical, and Adult Education (CTE) Programs to ensure compliance with district, state, and federal program guidelines. This includes providing student and staff support, professional development, program evaluation and implementation, career preparation strategies, industry certification facilitation and other duties that support the work of the department and district.


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.
  1. Assist with activities related to program requirements that help ensure quality services are provided to assigned students and CTE staff, including but not limited to, career pathways, advancements in work-based learning, and advisement and evaluation of CTE programs.
  2. Collaborate with district staff and school administrators to establish and implement practices for college and career preparation, including not limited to, college and career advisement, federal and state program regulations, statutes, and innovations related to college and career preparation.
  3. Provide leadership and support to staff and other stakeholders that help align program objectives to local, state, and federal requirements.
  4. Collect, analyze, interpret, and disseminate assessment, performance or other data to program stakeholders that aim to improve the delivery of career and technical education services to students.
  5. Support school-based staff in identifying and implementing effective strategies designed to prepare students for technical careers and/or articulation to post-secondary institutions.
  6. Assist with the development of a comprehensive plan for continued program improvement, including program review, development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of current processes and procedures.
  7. Assist with preparing and monitoring required reports for district, state, and federal reporting, including but not limited to CTE-themed course registration, school-based promotion and course data, and work-valued industry credential teacher and student data.
  8. 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 as well as CTE goals.
  9. Attend training workshops required by the District to keep abreast of current trends, new developments in the industry and government regulations.
  10. Serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent and provide leadership to ensure a secure work environment during an emergency or crisis situation.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.


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 of current trends and research, including but not limited to, CTE activities and program requirements, career pathways, and advancements in work-based learning.
  • Knowledge of curriculum and instructional techniques as they apply to the CTE instructional practices, official curriculum framework, and innovations in work-based learning
  • 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 they apply to CTE program requirements, work-valued, industry credentials, and district assessments
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in the field of Education or related field
  • Three years’ experience working in a CTE program
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position 


  • None


  • Master’s Degree in the field of Education or related field from an accredited institution
  • Certification in Educational Leadership, School Principal, or Professional School Principal




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.


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 to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


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


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


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.

Program Specialist, Career, Technical, and Adult Education (CTE);   EST: June 1, 2021;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: June 1, 2021

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