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Education Programs Consultant Examination

Education Programs Consultants (EPCs) with expertise in a wide variety of education areas are needed to analyze, plan, develop, administer, and evaluate educational programs in California's schools.

Job Description

Education Programs Consultants (EPCs) with expertise in a wide variety of education areas are needed to analyze, plan, develop, administer, and evaluate educational programs in California's schools. EPCs serve as departmental spokespersons, and as consultants to local, state, federal, public, and/or private school officials in either general or special curricula and instructional program planning. They help develop new education programs designed to improve educational outcomes in public schools. EPCs interpret statistical and anecdotal data in an educational area; develop educational program recommendations and implementation strategies; generate policy alternatives for management decision making; assist external agencies or networks of people engaged in educational program improvement efforts; monitor educational projects and/or improvement efforts and prepare and present documents on sensitive policy issues for a variety of constituent groups or individuals. EPCs typically work within a program unit and may have statewide or regional program responsibility. They may also provide leadership and training to employees at the level of Education Programs Assistant.

Examination Bulletin

Please read the entire bulletin to obtain specific information about this examination.

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 Programs Consultant 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.

Please submit your completed application package to:

California Department of Education
Selection Services Office
1430 N Street, Room 1802
Sacramento, CA 95814

Vacant Positions

If you are successful in the EPC examination, your name will be placed on an eligible list used for hiring. You may receive contact letters inviting you to participate in hiring interviews for EPC positions. You can also search for EPC positions by viewing our Job Announcements page. You should review and familiarize yourself with the position description and job duties listed on the Job Announcement prior to your hiring interview.

Questions: Selection Services Office | CDEexams@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0857 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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