MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Accountability Policy Specialist reports to the Manager of Policy and Communications in the Performance Reporting Division. This position will support TEA’s strategic priority of improving low-performing schools by providing support to local education agencies. The Accountability Policy Specialist will oversee the development and the adoption of administrative rules that govern the state academic accountability system and analyze proposed legislation related to academic accountability. This position will assist with outreach and training to ensure that ESCs, district staff, and other stakeholders understand and benefit from the accountability system. The Accountability Policy Specialist will work under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter is a required attachment for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Additionally, please be sure to respond to the short answer prompts found in the supplemental questions. These responses should be added in a separate Word or PDF document in the attachments section of the application.
Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
Experience: At least four (4) years of experience in public school accountability and/or in working with a program that required the implementation of legislation and outreach, training, and ensuring the understanding of the program by its stakeholders.
Substitution: An advanced degree may substitute for two years of required experience.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran’s preference.
Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed here.
This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.
No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls and cannot reply to all email inquiries. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.