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Special Education Program Specialist (ARD/IEP)- ESO1

Company: Houston Independent School District (HISD)
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 26, 2023

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POSITION TITLE: Special Education Program Specialist (ARD/IEP Services)


DATE: 04/30/09


JOB CODE: AC0613, AC0615



Job Family - Academics

JOB SUMMARY: Supports the work of the Special Education Director, and Senior Managers for Evaluation and Related Services to ensure assessments and individualized education programs (IEP) meet state and federal timelime requirements. Serves as subject matter expert in special education data management systems, ARD/IEP processes and procedures, PEIMS data reporting, and the coordination and implementation of districtwide supports for students with disabilities. Collaborates with district personnel responsible for specific functions that support implementation of special education services.


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1. Collaborates with other departments on developing procedures and practices to serve students with disabilities. Provides technical assistance and training to central office, area office, and campus staff to ensure timely evaluations and implementation of ARD/IEP instructional and related services for students with

2. Develops and implements districtwide staff training for special education teachers, support staff, administrators, and parents on the various ARD/IEP
processes and their alignment to the data management systems. Uses reporting features to analyze and monitor the special education information entered into the data management systems.

3. Collaborates with teachers, principals and area staff regarding special education services in schools on student placement and evaluation. Assists school leaders with creating systems to monitor PEIMS and other compliance data, as needed.

4. Monitors, reviews, and reports on the accuracy of the IEP using the ARD/IEP Rubric and other analysis tools, in coordination with district and campus staff. Prepares reports and or review findings with the campus and area staff.

5. Serves as a resource to campus and district personnel in the selection of adaptive materials and equipment based on students' IEPs and consultation in the implementation of the ARD/IEP process.

6. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: Master's Degree

WORK EXPERIENCE: 3 to 5 years

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: Microsoft Office (i.e., Excel, Access), Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier), Teacher Certification, Special Education Certification

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: No supervisory or direct people management responsibilities. May provide occasional work guidance, technical advice and training to staff.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work is substantially complex, varied and regularly requires the selection and application of technical and detailed guidelines. Independent judgment is required to identify, select, and apply the most appropriate methods as well as interpret precedent. Position regularly makes recommendations to management on areas of significance to the department. Supervision received typically consists of providing direction on the more complex projects and new job duties and priorities.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: Analyzes and interprets data and figures.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made on both routine and non-routine matters with some latitude, but are still subject to approval. Job is occasionally expected to recommend new solutions to problems and improve existing methods or generate new ideas.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Decisions have minor, small, and possibly incremental impact on the department or facility. Errors are usually discovered in succeeding operations where most of the work is verified or checked and is normally confined to a single department or phase of the organizational activities resulting in brief inconvenience.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Information sharing - gives and receives information such as options, technical direction, instructions, and reporting results. Interactions are mostly with customers, own supervisor and coworkers in own and other departments.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Follows through with customer inquiries, requests and complaints. Forwards difficult and non-routine inquiries or requests to appropriate level for resolution.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements. Ability to carry and/or lift less than 15 pounds.


  • Special Education Program Specialist (ARD IEP Services) - AC0613, AC0615

Keywords: Houston Independent School District (HISD), Houston , Special Education Program Specialist (ARD/IEP)- ESO1, Education / Teaching , Houston, Texas

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