Job Title: Career Specialist    

Reports to:Director, Career and Technical Education
Typical Schedule:196 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:USEP INS

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:2003
Salary Schedule:INS

JOB GOAL

Responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive career development program in the realm of both Career & Technical Education (CTE) and Student Services designed to assist students, parents, and staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Plan and develop a school-based career development program that provides direct services to students, staff, parents, and the community.
  2. Coordinate and supervise career development activities/programs, including work-based learning opportunities for students.
  3. Complete and submit yearly Career Action Plan (CAP) to CTE Administrator and school-based Administrator outlining actions, events, and implementation strategies for the school year centered around career exploration, awareness and post-secondary planning with students.
  4. Provide developmentally appropriate career and academic advisement guidance activities for all high school students to include career decision-making/planning, economic awareness/exploration, employability skills, and career monitoring experiences.
  5. Provide structured presentations to students addressing individual interests in the areas of college, career and life readiness which define individual strength and provide resources to help develop post-secondary plans for career and college success.
  6. Develop, implement, and coordinate an annual plan to provide career and academic activities for all high school students.
  7. Assist in the communication of Career Pathways information, including current articulation agreements.
  8. Participate, as needed, in teacher conferences to exchange relevant information of the student.
  9. Coordinate and participate in the Career Advisory Council and the assigned Program Advisory Council facilitating work-based learning opportunities for students; set goals and determine strategies and action steps to reach specific outcomes.
  10. Build awareness and interest in CTE programs by working closely with school counselors during the course selection process to ensure students can be enrolled in programs that match their interests.
  11. Establish and maintain partnerships with community workforce and/or civic organizations to contribute to the students’ learning experience.
  12. Collaborate with school counselor to provide support for students, specifically by sharing post-secondary and career option information with Student Services that may be relevant for specific students.
  13. Act as a member of the school’s Student Intervention/MTSS team and provide input as appropriate.
  14. Gather and disseminate current reliable career and employment information relevant to the federal, state, and local level.
  15. Serve as a liaison between the school and industry/business partners.
  16. Participate in professional associations and maintain active memberships including, but not limited to, the District Career Advisory Council and assigned Program Advisory Council.
  17. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) identified career cluster fields
  • Knowledge of career and technical theories, career education program development, national and local labor market information, business and community resources, and employers’ needs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Education or related field from an accredited institution
  • Three years of experience in education or related field
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid and current Florida Local Career and Technical Educator’s Certificate/Endorsement
  • OR
  • Valid and current District issued CTE Career Specialist Certificate
  • OR
  • Valid and current FLDOE Education Certification

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in the field of Education or related field from an accredited institution
  • Four years of experience in education, career planning, or related field

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Career Specialist     ;   EST: June 5, 2012;   REV: August 17, 2021;   Board Approved: August 17, 2021