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ACE Program Advisor
Agency: Department of Career Education
Office: Division of Career and Technical Education
Section: Trade and Industry
Date Posted: 08/16/2019
Posting Expires: 09/19/2019
The Arkansas Career Education (ACE) Program Advisor is responsible for assisting in the development and evaluation of educational programs administered by the Arkansas Department of Career Education throughout the state. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Monitors budget amendments and expenditure reports of programs, approves/disapproves expenditures; reviews program specific information submitted in the data information systems for program approval. Writes comprehensive reports interpreting and applying federal and state regulations; analyzes end of the year data, and develops analysis reports on areas of concentration for in-service activities. Provides funding grant comments on applications and reviews new program start up grant information; reviews federal and state budgets, project applications, and program grants. Provides technical assistance to programs by interpreting regulations, answering questions, and resolving problems. Evaluates program effectiveness through on-site visits, program reviews, and desk audits to ensure program compliance. Advises local program administration personnel of violations, recommendations, and commendations. Coordinates and conducts education and training improvements to comply with federal and state regulations. Conducts workshops during local meetings and professional conferences. Reviews status and accountability reports for programs. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of federal and state laws regarding licensure within the field of education. Knowledge of educational program development and presentation techniques. Knowledge of teaching principles and methods. Ability to interpret and apply, applicable portions of federal and state regulations governing educational programs. Ability to research, generate, simulate, modify, and conduct educational programs. Ability to prepare, categorize, and document reports. Ability to evaluate applications and their supporting documentation. Ability to prepare present information to various groups orally and in writing.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelorís degree in education, business administration, or a field directly related to the assigned program area; plus four years of experience in education or directly related to the assigned program area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
Position Summary

The Program Advisor will function as a Trade and Industry Program Advisor, for the Office of Trade and Industry, in the Division of Career and Technical Education (DCTE) under the direction of the Trade and Industry Program Coordinator. This Program Advisor will work (1) DCTE program advisors in the area of Trade and Industry as well as other departments in the agency, particularly with relation to technical assistance to schools; (2) school administrators, CTE coordinators, and teachers in developing, implementing and maintaining courses in Trade and Industry pathways and programs of study; and (3) business and industry partners as a part of the advisory councils to develop industry-relevant Trade and Industry programs.

Frequent in-state and some out-of-state travel will be required. Overnight travel throughout the year is necessary to provide teacher training, technical assistance, program evaluation, and to attend student competitions, state, and national conferences, which will be extensive during peak work periods.

Related education areas for the Trade and Industry Program Advisor are: Automotive Services, Welding, Construction, Criminal Justice, Health Professions, Arts A/V, JROTC, and Manufacturing.
A valid (unexpired) teaching license or a technical permit in a program area as well as professional work experience as a classroom teacher are preferred for this Trade and Industry Program Advisor. Knowledge of career and technical education is preferred.
The Trade and Industry Program Advisor will provide support for HOSA and SkillsUSA student organizations as assigned. This Program Advisor must demonstrate initiative as a self-starter, be analytically astute, exercise responsible discretion and judgment, and be highly motivated to competently achieve performance expectations with minimal supervision. Attention to detail is critical as this professional will review program of study approvals, teacher licensure applications, state start-up grants, and Perkins funding proposals. This Program Advisor must perform detailed tasks, and achieve results with minimal supervision as directed in reviewing program of study approvals, licensure applications, state start-up grants, and Perkins funding proposals.
Strong writing and verbal communication skills, collaboration, and presentation skills including the ability to write educational standards and objectives, and other related documents are preferred. Extensive knowledge of Trade and Industry is preferred.
Management and organizational skills are required, with attention to detail. Proficient application of Microsoft Office products is preferred, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Applicants must complete each item on the State of Arkansas application to be considered for employment. Incomplete applications and Resumes only WILL NOT be accepted.

If a college degree is required for the position for which you are applying, bring a copy of your transcript with you if you are selected for an interview.

Method of pay is direct deposit. Checking or savings account required if hired.

Participation (6%) in contributory Retirement Plan is required if hired..

Job Details
Position No.: 22143099
Class Code: E062C
Grade: GS09
Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $72,822.00 per year
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Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: Christopher Abshire
Phone: 501-537-9680
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