Job Title: Program Specialist, Student Support Programs and Services

Reports to:Sr. Supervisor, Supervisor or Program Coordinator SSPS
Job Group:Professional Technical


Job Code:1768
Salary Schedule:APT01


Responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing a comprehensive school-based student assessment and progress monitoring program. This includes assisting all stakeholders in the use of data as evidence of student progress and to monitor the School Success Plan.


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.
  2. Collaborate with district staff and school administrators to establish and implement research-based practices for assigned program area.
  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 data and performance measures to program stakeholders that aim to improve the delivery of support services to students.
  5. Support school-based staff in identifying and implementing effective research-based strategies, including recommending, coordinating, delivering, and evaluating professional development activities for assigned program area.
  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.
  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.
  9. Respond quickly to emergency situations and serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent.
  10. 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 in the area of assignment
  • Knowledge of curriculum and instructional techniques as they apply 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 they apply to the area of assignment
  • Ability to plan and manage projects, including collaboration, coordination, and facilitation of work groups
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in related field
  • Three years of experience in the area of assignment


  • Certification or licensure that aligns with the area of assignment


  • Master’s degree 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, Student Support Programs and Services ;   EST: June 19, 2018 ;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: June 19, 2018