Job Posting: Consultant in Teacher Preparation (Program Evaluation and Research)

Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Consultant in Teacher Preparation (Program Evaluation and Research)

$7,034.00 - $8,804.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

NOTE: Salaries do not reflect reductions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information for actual reductions is available in the Human Resources Manual,

Section 2113, Personal Leave Program (PLP) at Please refer to the section

for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) – Bargaining Units 1, 3, 4, 11, 14,

15, 17, 20 and 21

This job is being reposted.  If you previously applied, you do not need to reapply.  Your application in on file.

Assessment Development.
Interact with assessment contractors responsible for the development and/or administration of performance assessments both sponsored by the Commission and adopted by the Commission from external vendors.  Participate in the design and development of performance assessments and in strategizing and carrying out implementation with candidates and preparation programs. Assist in the development of validation studies conducted by the contractor(s). Review, evaluate and revise as needed performance assessment guidebooks, program handbooks, assessment cycles and rubrics, websites and other social media sites managed by the Commission, and assessor training materials for Commission-sponsored performance assessments. Recent experience with early childhood education, parent education, and special education for early childhood is preferred.


Training and Technical Assistance. Participate in the design and implementation of faculty training for early childhood educators in the implementation of performance assessments at the local and state level.  Provide local teacher preparation programs with technical assistance to support implementation of performance assessments, scoring candidate evidence,and to access and evaluate performance data. Develop and deliver presentations, face-to-face workshops, online webinars and virtual meetings pertaining to performance assessments for a variety of stakeholders. Experience and knowledge of adult learning theory.


Accreditation. Assist, as appropriate, accreditation staff in the professional services division with implementing a program accreditation process for early childhood programs. Access and evaluate performance assessment data for cohorts of candidates enrolled in accredited early childhood teacher preparation programs. Support accreditation staff in determining how to report data for use by programs for program development, for accreditation teams, and for inclusion in the Commission’s accreditation data system. Staff accreditation visits to inform performance assessment data use.


Assessment Administration. Monitor local and statewide administration of performance assessments (Gen Ed, SpEd, Administrative Services, Early Childhood), and review of submissions that require secondary scoring. Research and resolve issues submitted to the Commission regarding performance assessment implementation procecedures or policy related questions.

This position is limited term 12 months and may be extended up to 24 months with the possiblity to become permanent.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Consultant in Teacher Preparation (Program Evaluation and Research)
$7,034.00 - $8,804.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
12 Month Limited Term - Full Time

Department Information

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) is conveniently located in the downtown area near many popular restaurants, shops, public transportation, and affordable parking options.  The purpose of the CTC is to ensure integrity and high quality in the preparation, conduct and professional growth of the educators who serve California's public schools.  Its work shall reflect both statutory mandates that govern the Commission and research on professional practices.  

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing headquarters office is located in Sacramento; however, an alternate work location outside of Sacramento will be considered.

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Attn: Office of Human Resources
1900 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA 95811

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Office of Human Resources
1900 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA 95811
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Possess excellent public speaking skills, as well as the judgment necessary to appropriately represent the Commission in the field
  • Understanding of and/or experience with Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education     
  • Experience working with developing, and/or implementing program standards
  • Understanding of and experience with the accreditation system as adopted by the Commission


Benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays and other types of leave, comprehensive health, dental, and vision benefits with a variety of choices, and CalPERS retirement options (the nation’s largest public pension plan). For more details about employee benefits, visit the California Department of Human Resources website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail