Report on Education Specialist II (PCN 05-1817)

Education Specialist II (PCN 05-1817)


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in education, one year of which was as a staff advisor/specialist, administrator, supervisor or consultant in planning, developing and maintaining standards and evaluating educational and vocational curricula or educational programs in a specialized field.

Substitution: Appropriate graduate study may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the non-specialized experience to a maximum of two years.

Special Note:
Due to the duties assigned to a majority of these positions, applicants may be required to possess an Alaska Teacher Certificate at the time of employment and be required to maintain certification as a condition of employment. Specific endorsements may also be required. Documentation is included in the file of affected positions.

Individual positions in this class may require expertise in a particular educational specialty. Recruitment and selection will be on the basis of these requirements.

A cover letter is required for this position.  The cover letter should highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they relate to the key responsibilities and desired traits listed in the job description above. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax it to the contact number provided in the job posting. 

This is not a traditional cover letter. It is expected that your letter will exceed one page in length. Please ensure that you have responded to the desired traits fully.

Your cover letter will be used as a writing sample and will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position.  Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the '' domains.

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The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

At the time of interview, applicants must submit the following documentation, if it is not already attached to their application package: 

  1. Copies of their college transcripts.
  2. A copy of their Alaska Teacher Certificate, or proof of eligibility for certification.
  3. Names and current contact information for at least three professional references who are familiar with your work.
At the time of final round interviews, a practical exercise in presenting information to groups of professionals may be conducted. Applicants will receive instructions for this exercise if they are offered a final interview. Applicants requiring an accommodation or auxiliary aid for this exercise must notify the Human Resources office at 907-465-5536 PRIOR TO the time of their interview in order to make arrangements for the accommodation.    
Experience Requirements: 
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