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The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Education Renewal Zones (OERZ) Technical Assistance Specialist is responsible for assisting the OERZ Director in the

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Special Job Requirements:

Occasional in-state travel required.

Typical Functions:

Assists the OERZ Director in approving applications for participation in Education Renewal Zones (ERZ), the approval of ERZ strategic plans, and the management of the state’s network of school support. Receives and reviews school applications for Education Renewal Zones, according to established procedures. Provides technical assistance and support to regional directors of Education Renewal Zones, ERZ schools, and institutions of higher education by interpreting laws, answering questions, or resolving problems. Coordinates research related to the evaluation of existing ERZ programs, trends, and issues affecting schools’ goals and students’ needs, to provide information for the development of long-range plans. Compiles, organizes, and maintains program documentation and evaluations into reports, noting program strengths and weaknesses, and recommends plans for corrective actions, as necessary. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of federal, state and district education laws, rules, regulations and policies. Knowledge of the organization and operation of public schools. Knowledge of planning, research, and analysis techniques and procedures. Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate information and prepare comprehensive reports. Ability to understand, interpret, and apply federal and state laws and regulations to education and public school administration. Ability to provide technical assistance to requesting parties concerning public education issues. Ability to develop, evaluate, and monitor the effectiveness of programs and services related to program area. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information/reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public administration, educational administration, education, or a related field; plus four years of experience in the area of education, teaching in a related area of work performed, public school administration, or a related field.

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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