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Executive Director - SELPA


Redding, CA, USA

$115,997 - $148,045 a year

$115,997 - $148,045 a year


The job of Executive Director - SELPA is done for the purpose/s of coordinating all special 

education services among the districts in Shasta County; managing and assuring 

implementation of the SELPA Local Plan; securing, receiving and distributing SELPA funds 

to Local Educational Agencies and monitoring compliance with the state and federal laws 

and regulations and SELPA policies and procedures; performing fiscal analysis of special 

education funding sources; and supervising and evaluating the performance of assigned 


This job reports to the Assigned Administrator/Supervisor. 

Essential Functions 

  • Attends and conducts a variety of meetings as assigned by the SELPA Governing Board,

Program Advisory Council, and/or Finance Advisory Council for the purpose of serving on 

assigned committees and preparing for and facilitating PAC, FAC, and other work groups as 


  • Communicates with other administrators, personnel, LEA members of the SELPA and

outside organizations for the purpose of coordinating activities and programs, resolving 

issues and conflicts, engagement in Differentiated Assistance as applicable, and exchanging 


  • Coordinates and participates in the development of new or modified programs, procedures

and approaches to the educational services in the SELPA for the purpose of providing 

administrative support to the SELPA and delivering services which conform to established 


  • Develops and monitors interagency agreements/Nonpublic School and Agencies Master

Contracts for the purpose of ensuring delivery of contracted services for local school 

districts, public and private agencies, other SELPAs, and non-public schools. 

  • Directs the planning, implementation and evaluation of the SELPA programs and funding

procedures for the purpose of providing services within established timeframes and in 

compliance with related requirements. 

  • Facilitates the use of data from a variety of sources (e.g. Dashboard or other compliance

regulation as required by CDE) for the purpose of assuring compliance and measurement of 

student performance. 

  • Mediate disagreements between SELPA member districts, parents and/or the County (e.g.

program issues, contract terms funding level, staffing levels, procedural issues, etc.) for the 

purpose of resolving areas of conflict within the SELPA governance structure. 

  • Monitors budget and grant allocations, expenditures, fund balances and related financial

activities for the SELPA for the purpose of ensuring that allocations are accurate, revenues 

are recorded, expenses are within budget limits and/or fiscal practices are followed, this 

January 2019 

Executive Director-SELPA – Continued 

includes development of projections and analysis of expenditures for presentation to the 

SELPA Governing Board. 

  • Oversees special education services and maintenance of efforts for all member districts for

the purpose of recommending, coordinating and implementing services that address 

instruction of all County students with exceptional needs. 

  • Participates in special education fair hearings and mediations for the purpose of assisting

LEA members of the SELPA prepare for hearings, and coordinating special education legal 

compliance services and reviews. 

  • Performs personnel administrative functions (e.g. interviewing, hiring, training, supervising,

evaluating, disciplinary actions, recommending terminations or transfers, providing 

professional development opportunities, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate 

staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel and ensuring department/program outcomes are 


  • Prepares and maintains a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records and files related

to assigned activities and personnel as directed by the SELPA Board (e.g. SELPA forms, 

handbooks, state and federal mandated documents, fiscal reports, Annual Service and Budget 

Plan, interagency agreements, staff development materials, mental health expenditures, etc.) 

for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and meeting mandated 


  • Researches and interprets state and federal laws specific to procedures and programs in

Special Education for the purpose of providing leadership and guidance regarding 

compliance requirements, communicating to others as needed, and 

developing/modifying/implementing policies and procedures based on the regulations. 

  • Schedule and call monthly or quarterly professional learning community meetings for

Specialists (e.g. RST, Speech, SDS, Psychologists, etc.) for the purpose of improving student 

learning and increasing teacher collaboration. 

  • Serves as a resource for the LEA members of the SELPA for the purpose of providing

technical expertise, training, information and assistance regarding assigned functions as 


Other Functions 

  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and

effective functioning of the work unit. 

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities 

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade 

skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to 

satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment 

including utilizing pertinent software applications; planning and managing projects; developing 

effective working relationships; effectively interpreting and applying appropriate laws, codes, 

rules and regulations; formulating and executing decisions involving complex issues; 

administering personnel policies and procedures; and experience in an educational setting, 

including supervisory or administrative responsibilities in special education programs. 

January 2019 

Executive Director-SELPA – Continued 

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform advanced math; review and interpret highly technical 

information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; 

and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based 

competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: pertinent laws, 

codes, policies, and/or regulations; personnel processes; standard business practices; program 

planning and development; effective instructional techniques; age appropriate student activities; 

safety practices and procedures; conflict resolution; and in depth knowledge of current 

legislation, programs and services for special education. 

ABILITY is required to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings, and/or events; 

routinely gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is 

required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data 

utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. 

Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work 

with data of varied types and/or purposes; and utilize job-related equipment. Independent 

problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data 

frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with 

equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily 

perform the functions of the job include: communicating effectively orally and in writing; 

communicating with persons of varied technical knowledge and backgrounds; establishing and 

maintaining effective working relationships; setting priorities, meeting deadlines and schedules; 

working with detailed information/data for summarizing and preparation for reports; applying 

logical processes and analytical skills; facilitating constructive and productive group interaction; 

drawing valid conclusions; generating a range of alternative solutions and course of action; 

meeting deadlines and schedules; working with multiple projects; and dealing with frequent 

interruptions and changing priorities. 


Responsibilities include: working independently under broad organizational guidelines to 

achieve unit objectives; managing a department; supervising the use of funds. Utilization of 

significant resources from other work units is sometimes required to perform the job's functions. 

There is some opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services. 

Working Environment 

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following 

physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, and significant fine finger 

dexterity. Generally, the job requires 80% sitting, 10% walking, and 10% standing. This job is 

performed in a generally clean and healthy environment. 

Experience Job related experience within a specialized field with increasing levels of 

responsibility is required. 

Education Master’s degree in job-related area. 

Equivalency Possession of, or eligibility for California Administrative Services Credential and 

five years of increasingly responsible experience in an educational setting, 

January 2019 

Executive Director-SELPA – Continued 

including supervisory or administrative responsibilities in special education 


The stated education and experience requirements are the preferred minimum qualifications for 

this job. However, relevant experience to substitute for the education requirement and relevant 

education, certificates and/or licenses to substitute for the experience requirement may be 

allowed. Experience at a school district level special education director or equivalent. 

Required Testing Certificates 

Performance Testing Valid California Administrative Services Credential 

Valid California Driver’s License 

Valid California Teaching Credential 

Continuing Educ./Training Clearances 

Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses Department of Justice & FBI LiveScan Clearance 

Pre-Placement Health Assessment 

Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Clearance 

FLSA Status Approval Date Salary Range 


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