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: As part of the Office of Governance and Accountability, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is a department within the Division of Governance: Compliance and Investigations. This team is made up of high-performing individuals committed to improving outcomes for Texas students. The position entails advanced regulatory investigative work related to alleged violations and noncompliance with laws and regulations pertaining to the Texas educational system, including the Texas Administrative Code and Texas Education Code. This position involves planning, organizing, and conducting regulatory complaint reviews and investigations of various categories: curriculum, administrative, governance, finance, and other statutory compliance. This position will work closely with school district personnel, Education Service Centers, local school boards, and central office administrators including but not limited to school superintendents, board members, cabinet members, and others as necessary to conduct investigations.
Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments 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 field experience in education as school administrator or central office personnel in finance, curriculum, or operations; or as a Certified Public Accountant or Auditor.
Substitutions: Education and experience may substitute for one another on a year-for-year basis.
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.