Principal Executive/Manager H (Assistant Superintendent): Oregon Department of Education, Salem Oregon


Notice of Open Administrative Position


OPENING DATE/TIME: 06/02/15 12:00 AM

CLOSING DATE/TIME: 07/02/15 12:00 AM

SALARY:    $8,091.00 $11,934.00 Monthly
                    $97,092.00 $143,208.00 Annually

JOB TYPE: Permanent

LOCATION: Salem, Oregon

AGENCY:     Education Office of Learning Instruction, Standards, Assessment & Accountability

DESCRIPTION:     This position is included in a classification and compensation study of the state’s managerial positions. Changes to its assigned classification and salary range may occur.

MISSION:     The Oregon Department of Education fosters excellence for every learner through innovation, collaboration, leadership, and service to our education partners.

VALUES:     Equity for Every Student; High Quality Education; Results Focused; Service; Leadership; Teamwork; People Are Our Greatest Asset Oregon Department of Education provides statewide leadership for all elementary and secondary students in Oregon’s public school districts and education service districts. Responsibility also extends to public preschool programs, the state School for the Deaf, regional programs for children with disabilities, and education programs in Oregon youth corrections facilities. The work of the Instructions Standards Assessment and Accountability (ISAA) unit includes common core standards, college and career readiness, assessments, accountability reporting, school improvement, and educator effectiveness. This work affects every school, program, school district and Education Service District (ESD) in the state, and supports the Department's mission of fostering excellence for every learner.

POSITION:     There is currently one permanent, fulltime Principal Executive/Manager H (Assistant Superintendent) available with the ISAA unit within the Oregon Department of Education's Office of Learning. This position is located in Salem, Oregon, and is Executive Service.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:     The primary purpose of this position is to manage and direct all activities of the office which includes the administration and implementation of state and federal education programs, implementation of state and federal budget allocations and policy analysis support to the State Superintendent and State Board of Education.

This position:

  • Supervises staff and oversees the operations in the areas of:
    Educator Effectiveness, Common Core/ College and Career Readiness, Secondary/Post Secondary Transitions, Federal Systems, School Improvement, and Operations, Data & Planning.
  • Administers and manages a budget of approximately $450 million of federal and state resources.
  • Oversees the process by which constituents file grievances regarding Oregon Statutes and Civil Rights issues in school districts.
  • Provides recommendations to the State Board of Education regarding policy actions taken for development of Oregon Administrative Rules and procedures.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with agency peers and strategic educational partners.
  • As a member of the executive team, participates in high level discussions regarding schools and carries out assignments as given by the State Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent.
  • Collaborates with educator preparation programs.
  • Oversees the recruitment, selection and performance of ISAA Unit 1 staff.
  • Creates a work unit that promotes and fosters a discrimination/harassment-free workplace, solicits and values diverse viewpoints and recognizes the value of individual and cultural differences.


This position requires work that often extends into the evenings and may involve weekends. It is required to have a valid driver's license and a good driving record, or the ability to provide an acceptable alternate method of transportation. Occasional in and out-of-state travel will be required. Deadlines will be need to meet demanding time-sensitive constraints. This position is FLSA-exempt and frequently exceeds a 40hour work week.


  • A successful candidate will have eight years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:

a) development of program rules and policies,
b) development of long-and
short-range goals and plans,
c) program evaluation, and
d) budget preparation.

  • The ideal candidate should possess the following expertise and attributes:
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven leadership experience with a solid track record of collaborating with senior management.
  • Talented professional and self-starter, with high self confidence, strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to balance diverse interests and work successfully in a changing political environment.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Embraces diversity and multiculturalism in the workplace.
  • Skill in effectively interacting and communicating, both orally and in writing, with departmental officials, staff, and management groups.
  • Proven track record of implementing change management and lean management systems.
  • Skill in goal-and-program-oriented budgeting, productivity analysis, and forecasting resource requirements as well as other skills associated with the strategic planning process.
  • Skill in team building, group leadership, and leading professional employees in the achievement of desired outcomes.
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative and judgment using only brief general direction to analyze highly complex issues/problems.


Please attach a cover letter explaining how your background, experience and training qualify you for this position.


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Application Reference Number: EDUC150601

To apply:    follow the “Apply” link above and complete the Oregon employment application online and attach the required resume and cover letter. Only complete applications submitted online will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach all required documents. Your application must clearly show how you meet the qualifications and desired attributes for this job opening. An attached resume will not replace the work experience portion of the application. We do not accept paper or email applications. This job announcement may be used to fill future vacancies in this class of work. Apply now if you are interested in this or future vacancies.

Communication:    All communication regarding your application and status will be done by email. To insure clear communication, please un-filter emails from and

Selection Process:    The selection process consists of a review of your application and an evaluation of your education, experience and training. Resumes will not be reviewed unless we request them. Please note that your responses will also be evaluated for English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation. Qualified applicants whose background most closely matches the needs of the position will be invited to interview.

Background Check:    Applicants will be subject to a thorough background investigation which may include fingerprinting and driving record check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude an appointment. The circumstances involved in the conviction will be considered. Background check must be completed at the applicant’s expense post offer but prior to your first day of employment. HR can provide you locations to obtain your fingerprinting.

Alternate Format:    If you require an alternate format in order to complete the employment process, you may contact:

Kyle Weraky, Recruitment Coordinator
Oregon Department of Education
255 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97310
Ph: 503-947-5614
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The Department of Education is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce.


Public Service Building
255 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97310

Work Experience:    The work experience section of your application must include a clear description of your experience in order to determine if you meet the required skills (minimum and special qualifications) and at what level you meet the requested skills (desired attributes). Your answers to supplemental questions about your specific experience must also be supported in the work experience statements in your application form or, if requested, your resume. Supplemental materials such as cover letters and/or a resume will NOT be reviewed or used to determine candidates’ qualifications unless the posting specifically states those materials are required from applicants.