Thursday , March 30 2023

California Department Of Education Jobs for Services Consultant

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Job Description:

Under the direction of the Education Fiscal Services Administrator, the Education Fiscal Services Consultant (EFSC) assumes a leadership role for the more complex programs funded through the Principal Apportionment, including the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which provides funding to K-12 local educational agencies (LEA), including school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Take a leadership role in identifying technical issues and problems related to LCFF and other programs within assignment area. Be responsible for, and/or collaborate with and mentor responsible staff, to ensure data collection forms are consistent with current law, and data reporting instructions and software error checks are appropriate to achieve data integrity. Ensure that principal apportionment software processing calculations are appropriate, and data validation procedures are sufficient, to bring about the accurate and appropriate allocation of state funds. Research laws and regulations to ensure that administrative practices are consistent with legislative policy and direction with regard to the apportionment of state funds.
  • Develop and document procedures. Keep management apprised of status of assignments and issues/problems in assignment area. Perform special projects, and assist other staff with critical projects, as needed. Perform other job-related duties as required.
  • Both verbally and in writing communicate with and provide guidance and training to LEA administrators, state agencies, legislative staff, and other California Department of Education (CDE) staff on issues pertaining to the calculation and apportionment of LCFF and other Principal Apportionment funds.
  • Serve as subject matter expert in LCFF and/or other assignment areas within the Principal Apportionment. The EFSC is required to be knowledgeable and conversant in LCFF and other related funding statutes; understand and be able to identify how changes in statutes, policies and data can affect an LEA’s entitlement and how LEA-level changes impact the state budget; analyze proposed legislation related to LCFF and other education finance legislation, and advise on potential fiscal/programmatic impact to LEAs, other program areas within the department, and the State; develop funding proposals and draft related legislation; collaborate with others in the unit, division and/or department, as needed, to share information and ensure consistent messaging throughout the department.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of: K–12 principles, practices and trends relating to LEA financial management and fiscal services; public school law and finance; methods of financial and statistical analysis; statewide financial assistance programs for school districts; statewide legislative processes; and an understanding of data processing systems, electronic transmission of data, and communications systems. Ability to: interpret data, solve administrative and fiscal problems, speak and write effectively; establish and maintain cooperative relations with local, state, and federal officials and agencies; provide leadership and direction to local educational agencies; and work collegially and effectively with unit staff as well as top administrative personnel in the Department and other agencies, exercising tact, resourcefulness, and good judgment.

Job Details:

Company: California Department of Education

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Others

Job Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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