Texas Education Agency
, TX, United States
Senior Policy Analyst (Education Specialist IV)','00004868','TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY','Texas-Austin','1701 NORTH CONGRESS AVENUE','','Austin','78701','Education, Training, and Library','Regular','Full-time','40.00','40.00','Yes, 5 % of the Time','0823','0823','','B','B','23','23','','4,598.66','6,065.75','Monthly','1','Exempt','Exempt','Apr 10, 2019','Ongoing','!*!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 Senior Policy Analyst for the Assessment Division performs advanced legislative analysis and advises on assessment policy decisions affecting all 5.4 million Texas students. The position leverages critical thinking, analytical, and communications skills to ensure policies of the division are accurate and easily understood. The senior policy analyst authors recommendations and advises a variety of stakeholder groups. This position plays a critical role in ensuring that Texas student performance and related policy decisions are made with the best possible information and solutions. The Senior Policy Analyst performs advanced consultative and technical assistance work related to the state’s education program. The work involves coordinating, administering, monitoring, and evaluating educational programs; and providing consultative and technical assistance to agency staff, local educational agencies, and/or governmental agencies. The Senior Policy Analyst works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check. Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter is a required attachment for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Serve as a resident policy subject matter expert on education as it relates to student assessment in the state of Texas.Research, interpret, and analyze complex state and federal education laws and regulations. Represent the division at meetings with federal, state, and local agencies or organizations.Perform analysis of prospective House and Senate education bills and advise on their statutory and operational impact.Draft rules that help TEA effectively implement statutory priorities in the Assessment Division.Complete and analyze peer review packages, administrative reports, studies, and specialized research projects. Participate in and advise various assessment technical or policy committees.','!*!MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Master’s degree in public policy or related field is preferred.Experience: At least 4 years of experience in public policy, education, or related field.Substitutions: Education and experience may substitute for one another on a year-for-year basis.OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: • Excellent written and verbal communication skills• Strong analytical acumen and incredible attention to detail• Superior project and time management ability• A track record of performance • Strong skill in understanding legal processes and language• Knowledge of Texas education policy issues preferred• The ability to translate knowledge and information into effective messaging• Fast learner who thrives in a high-performing environment• A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve 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. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires all new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. The Texas Education Agency uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility.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. ','Senior Policy Analyst (Education Specialist IV)
Texas Education Agency
Website : https://tea.texas.gov/
The Texas Permanent School Fund (PSF) was created with a $2,000,000 appropriation by the Texas Legislature in 1854 expressly for the benefit of the public schools of Texas. The Constitution of 1876 stipulated that certain lands and all proceeds from the sale of these lands should also constitute the PSF. Additional acts later gave more public domain land and rights to the PSF. In 1953, the U.S. Congress passed the Submerged Lands Act that relinquished to coastal states all rights of the U.S. navigable waters within state boundaries. If the state, by law, had set a larger boundary prior to or at the time of admission to the Union, or if the boundary had been approved by Congress, then the larger boundary applied. After three years of litigation (1957-1960), the U. S. Supreme Court on May 31, 1960, affirmed Texas' historic three marine leagues (10.35 miles) seaward boundary. Texas proved its submerged lands property rights to three leagues into the Gulf of Mexico by citing historic laws and treaties dating back to 1836. All lands lying within that limit belong to the PSF. The proceeds from the sale and the mineral-related rental of these lands, including bonuses, delay rentals, and royalty payments, become the corpus of the Fund.