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Licensure Specialist

NATURE OF WORK
An employee in this field will assist applicants and employees in acquiring a clear North Carolina Professional Educator's License. This employee will assist the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources in assuring that certified employees receive the appropriate license and/or salary.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or equivalent is required. College-level course work in business administration, personnel administration or related field, with an Associate's Degree preferred, and 6 to 9 years related experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience which corresponds with the performance responsibilities.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintains licensure records for all certified staff.
Prepares licensure regulation information and disseminates to all appropriate employees.
Communicates with personnel regarding status of licensure application, renewal credits, provisional area requirements, Lateral Entry, and Residency requirements.
Assures that all personnel are fully licensed and meet state and federal requirements for the current assignment.
Reviews active and inactive personnel files and purges irrelevant and/or outdated licensure information.
Communicates regularly with the Licensure Section and Auditing and Compliance Office at North Carolina's Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).
Communicates regularly with Institutes of Higher Education (IHE) regarding licensure requirements for graduates
Verifies status of teachers and teacher assistants as set forth by state and federal mandates.
Prepares documentation to ensure teachers are compensated appropriately when license/salary changes are made.
Assists with the corrections of audit exceptions regarding licensure issues.
Reviews, revises and makes recommendations regarding State Licensure policies.
Monitors course work requirements for Initial, Lateral Entry, and Residency teachers.
Monitors licensure renewal requirements for certified employees, and coordinates with the appropriate staff to address issues as needed.
Monitors the status of required credentials for classified positions, and coordinates with the appropriate staff to address issues as needed.
Maintains working knowledge of legal issues affecting licensure.
Assists employees with legal and policy questions regarding licensure.
Assists the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources with licensure issues before personnel recommendations are made to the Board of Education.
Utilizes electronic employee information databases to generate reports.
Attends state personnel conferences and meetings when appropriate.
Performs other work related tasks as required.
MINIMUM STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM RESPONSIBILITIES
Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment including computers, copiers, calculators, etc. Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle. Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree.
Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or composite characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.
Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving instructions, assignments or directions to subordinates or assistants.
Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, forms, strategic plans, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, evaluations, budgets, etc., using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Requires the ability to speak before groups of people with poise, voice control and confidence.
Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in standard English.
Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract; multiply and divide; utilize decimals and percentages; and to apply the principles of algebra, descriptive statistics and statistical inference.
Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.
Motor Coordination: Requires the ability coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using office equipment.
Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as office equipment and hand tools. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
Color Discrimination: Does not require the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.
Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with emergency situations.
Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words. Hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear.) Must be able to communicate via telephone.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of state policies and regulations regarding beginning teachers and the licensure of employees
Ability to work with employees to obtain clear licenses
Masterful knowledge of curriculum and best practices
Highly developed presentation skills
Knowledge of effective staff development models that lead to the successful development of effective teachers
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Considerable human relations and human development skills
Demonstrated leadership ability
Good technical skills with technology and presentation tools
Ability to use common office machines and popular computer-driven word processing, spreadsheet and file maintenance programs
Ability to maintain complete and accurate records and statistics and to develop meaningful reports from that information
Ability to exercise considerable tact and courtesy in frequent contact with the public
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Full-time - 12 months
Salary based on state and local salary schedules and relevant years of experience
Salary Range- $3,148.51 - $5,452.60/month
DISCLAIMER
The preceding job description was designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees to perform this job.



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