The Education Administrator I (EA I), with expertise in a wide variety of education areas, is the first supervisory level over professionals at the Consultant and Assistant levels, as well as support and technical staff. Incumbents either assist an Education Administrator II or higher level manager in directing the planning, development, administration, and evaluation of educational programs of a major unit or directly supervise a smaller unit. Nonsupervisory positions may be allocated to this class performing high level administrative, coordinative and consultative responsibilities for programs that are multiunit or multidivisional in scope. Incumbents functioning at this level in nonsupervisory positions typically report to an Assistant Superintendent or higher level position.
Please read the entire bulletin to obtain specific information about this examination.
- Examination Bulletin (DOC)
Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire
The California civil service selection system is merit-based, and eligibility for appointment is established through a formal examination process. The Education Administrator I examination consists of a Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire (QAQ) that will be used to evaluate your experience, education, and training. The QAQ is the entire examination and will account for 100% of your score. Candidates will receive notification of their score by mail.
General Instructions/How to apply
To apply for this examination, you must submit a complete application package which includes an Employment Application (STD. 678), the Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire with the Affirmation Statement, and evidence of completion of the education/credential requirement.
- Completed Employment Application (STD. 678)
- Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire (DOC)
- Evidence of completion of the education/credential requirement
Please submit your completed application package to:
California Department of Education
Selection Services Office
1430 N Street, Room 1802
Sacramento, CA 95814
How to apply for vacant positions
If you are successful in the Education Administrator I examination, your name will be placed on an eligible list used for hiring. Thereafter, you will receive contact letters inviting you to participate in hiring interviews for Education Administrator I positions throughout the department. Before you arrive at your interview, you should acquaint yourself with the mission and functions of the department, and how the Education Administrator I position contributes to this Department.
The Education Administrator I is used in a wide variety of program areas. Candidates will be assessed on their knowledge, skills and abilities as related to the specific program area for each vacancy.