Career Opportunities

Department: Federal Programs and Oversight

Classification (Payroll Title): Education Consultant 2

Position Number: 17499

Reports to: Lead IDEA and Perkins Monitoring Specialist and Senior Director of Compliance

Anticipated Salary Range: $65,000

Last Revised Date: 7/21/2022

Location Notes: Must live in Tennessee and be willing to travel for monitoring, in person team meetings, trainings and conferences as needed.

Department of Education Vision: We will set all students on a path to success.

Priorities: Academics: All Tennessee students will have access to a high-quality education, no matter where they live. · Student Readiness: Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all students. · Educators: Tennessee will set a new path for the education profession and be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.

Position Summary: The IDEA and Perkins Monitoring Specialist will be charged with supporting the monitoring efforts of Division of Federal Programs and Oversight in both IDEA and CTE programs. This will include review of documentation required as part of IDEA and Perkins V, participating in monitoring both virtually and in-person and providing ongoing support for local educational agencies. This position contributes to the Best for All strategic plan by working to ensure that students with disabilities have access to an appropriate high-quality education and all students are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to transition into post-secondary opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

•            A valid Tennessee teaching license with appropriate content endorsement.

•            A minimum of 3 years teaching experience (preferred).

•            Previous experience with IEP monitoring and review at the LEA level.

•            Valid Tennessee Driver’s License

Essential Functions

1.           Actively participate in IDEA and CTE monitoring both virtually and in person.

2.           Provide technical support and assistance to LEAs and other stakeholders as needed.

3.           Provide and participate in trainings and additional support regarding compliance in IDEA and Perkins V programming and documentation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•            Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

•            Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

•            Judgement and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

•            Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

•            Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

•            Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.

•            Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.

•            Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

•            Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

•            Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

•            Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

•            Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

•            Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Work Environment

The duties will primarily be carried out indoors, in environmentally controlled conditions. The employee will be required to perform general physical abilities and handle and move objects.

Physical Demands

Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, lifting, climbing stairs, and moving during working hours.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, from 8-4:30 p.m. with an hour lunch break.


Some travel within Tennessee is possible to provide support for the monitoring process as needed.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to:

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of

discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Resources Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.