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Education Technology Specialist HQ (30hrs, 180 days)

Company: Washoe County School District
Location: Reno
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Education Support Professionals (ESP/Classified) - Position - Education Technology Specialist

Job Number 2000011866

Start Date

Open Date 04/09/2024

Closing Date

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (ETS)

HIGHLY QUALIFIED STATUS (HQ): Individual selected into this position must be Highly Qualified for this assignment. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent, and have completed the following requirements: Completed at least 48 semester hours of credit at an accredited college or university; or, obtained an associate's degree or higher degree from an accredited college or university; or, passed the ParaPro Assessment prepared and administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS) with a score of at least 460.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under supervision, assists staff in a variety of instructional activities, basic level technical issues, and in the supervision of students in the computer lab. Incumbent performs related work as required.

EXEMPLARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Assists staff in a variety of technology related issues and activities; assists in presenting new software to students and staff utilizing a variety of teaching methods; assists students, individually or in groups with lesson assignments and projects; reinforces learning concepts; confers with classroom teacher on progress of students; organizes software according to teacher's needs; provides basic technical support for computers, printers, interactive whiteboards, etc.; supports teachers with district approved curriculum software, and with district supported productivity software; reports and submits work orders on inoperative equipment to the appropriate individual; prints student's writing and art work; customizes media to meet teacher's particular needs; distributes and collects classroom materials and prepares computer lab for use; orders supplies and equipment; maintains student and attendance records; maintains computer lab bulletin boards; observes progress and problem areas of students for referral to the teacher; assists in maintaining safety and discipline of students; and enforces school rules and regulations and assists in the support of district and site based computer applications. Works with Assessment about SBAC duties.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Education/Experience: Any experience equivalent to education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

  • Education: Equivalent to a high school diploma. Some education (i.e., college coursework, workshops, seminars, etc.) in the area of computer operations is desirable; AND
  • Experience: One (1) year of experience in the area of computer support and experience in student instructional activities as part of an organized program, particularly in the area of educational software.
    To work at a Title I designated school, applicants must possess a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent, and have completed the following requirements: Completed at least 48 semester hours of credit at an accredited college or university; or, obtained an associate's degree or higher degree from an accredited college or university; or, passed the ParaPro Assessment prepared and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) with a score of at least 460.

    Knowledge of: Educational principles and techniques; student behavior and characteristics; basic discipline techniques; correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; basic mathematics; basic computer concepts; file management; basic security (firewalls, spyware, keeping safe on the Internet, etc); general computer and peripheral use; and MS Office competency desirable.

    Skill at: Assisting in the instruction of students in computer operations; securing and maintaining the confidence and cooperation of students and teaching staff; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; problem identification and resolution; evaluating situations accurately and taking effective action; preparing and maintaining accurate and complete records, files and summaries; operating various instructional software programs; and understanding and carrying out written instructions.

    Licenses/Certifications: Incumbents hired must either possess the equivalent to each aspect of the ETS Academy Certification, which includes proof of competency in File Management, Media Resources, Processes and Procedures, ETS Components, ETS Applications, MS Office, specifically Word and PowerPoint, Interactive Whiteboards, and ETS Security, or they must receive this certification from the WCSD within two (2) years of employment.

    Physical Demands: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. Sometimes they need to move a monitor or CPU and perform recess duties.

    Work Environment: The environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, residences, or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

    THIS JOB SPECIFICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED TO IMPLY THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE THE EXCLUSIVE STANDARDS OF THE POSITION. INCUMBENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND TO PERFORM ANY OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.

    The Washoe County School District is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for all students, staff, and visitors. The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, and/or discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veterans or military status, marital status, disability or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental handicap in any of its educational programs/activities and employment, or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The District prohibits discrimination against any youth group listed in Title 36, as a patriotic society, (i.e. Boy Scouts of America) from access to public school facilities use.

    Site(s) Cannan Elementary School

    Internal Job Number 2023-24-E241843

    Salary

    Ed Technology Specialist - Grade 20
    Sch A: $19.24 (entry step)
    Sch B: $22.80 (entry step)

    Salaries are subject to adjustment and may increase and decrease each fiscal year. New employees hired by Washoe County School District are normally placed on the entry step of the grade of the position.

    Additional Job Information

    The Ed Technician Specialist is 30 hours a week, 180 day position.

    HIGHLY QUALIFIED STATUS (HQ): Individual selected into this position must be Highly Qualified for this assignment. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent, and have completed the following requirements: Completed at least 48 semester hours of credit at an accredited college or university; or, obtained an associate's degree or higher degree from an accredited college or university; or, passed the ParaPro Assessment prepared and administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS) with a score of at least 460.

    INCENTIVES

    Eligible employees of WCSD receive different benefits depending on their scheduled hours per week.

    Eligible Employees who regularly work less than 20 hours per week receive Social Security benefits, salary increases, longevity bonuses, and credit union benefits.

    Eligible Employees who regularly work 20 to 24.75 hours per week receive PERS retirement benefits, which are lifetime pension plans for public employees in various states,

    In addition to the benefits above. Eligible Employees who regularly work 25 to 27.25 hours per week receive all the benefits above except medical, dental, and vision insurance.

    Eligible Employees who regularly work 27.5 hours per week or more receive full benefits of the district, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, holiday pay, vacation pay, sick leave, life insurance, and insurance premiums for summer months.

    All eligible employees also enjoy no state income tax and no Social Security deductions for most positions working 20 hours per week or more.

    Beginning July 1,2023: If you are enrolling in our health insurance plan and submit all proper documentation, you should know that there is no waiting period, your medical, dental, vision and life insurance will become effective on your first contracted work day.

    New employees will be fingerprinted upon hire and every five years thereafter and will have $58.50 deducted from their first paycheck to help defray the cost of fingerprinting. Non-licensed employees will have $58.50 deduction when their fingerprints are completed every five years. Fingerprint fees are subject to change.

    Temporary employees working less than 6 months do not receive benefits.

    Any applicant who would like to request a reasonable accommodation in any step of the selection process should contact Human Resources at (775) 348-0321.

Keywords: Washoe County School District, Reno , Education Technology Specialist HQ (30hrs, 180 days), IT / Software / Systems , Reno, Nevada

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