Transition Content Specialist - #689510

Educational Service District 105

Date: 1 week ago

City: Yakima, Washington

Salary: $61,284 - $65,048 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day


Rosa Iturbide
Human Resources Generalist
[email protected]

Veronica Naranjo
Human Resources Director
[email protected]


Transition Content Specialist

Status: 192 Work Day Calendar, 8 hours per day

Starting Salary: $61,284 (annual salary)

Salary Range:

$61,284-$65,048 (annual salary)

Posted Date: January 24, 2023

Starting Date: March 1, 2023 (anticipated)
Location: Educational Service District 105

33 South Second Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902
Job Description and Qualifications: See below
Application Procedure – Applicants apply through the ESD
105 Fast Track on-line application system at
under the Human Resources link, and ESD 105 Job
Medical, vision, dental, paid leave benefits and retirement
options are available for employees. More information can be
found at:
Deadline to apply: February 15, 2023
Immigration Reform and Control Act Requirement: The recommended
applicant, if not a current regular employee, will be required to complete an
INS 1-9 form and must provide proof of employment eligibility.
Background Check: All new employees who will have unsupervised access
to children must complete a satisfactory fingerprint check with the
Washington State Patrol and the FBI. All employment is considered
temporary until receipt of the satisfactory background check.

Employment: ESD 105 shall provide equal employment opportunity and
treatment for all applicants and staff in recruitment, hiring, retention,
assignment, transfer, promotion, and training. Such equal employment
opportunity shall be provided without discrimination with respect to race,
creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or
military status, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or
identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical
disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person
with a disability. Domestic partners registered with the state of Washington
will be offered the same rights/benefits as spouses to the extent that
treatment is not in conflict with state or federal law. Inquiries regarding
compliance procedures may be directed to the ESD’s Title IX/RCW28A.640
Officer and Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Veronica Naranjo, Human
Resources Director, 33 So. Second Ave., Yakima, WA (509) 454-2858

ESD 105 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job Title:
Transition Content Specialist

Direct Supervisor:
Assistant Director of Special Services

Job Summary:
The Transition Content Specialist will perform a variety of duties providing appropriate services
to special-education students preparing for life after graduation. This is accomplished through
direct support, consultation, student and staff training, and technical assistance in accessing
resources needed to continue education, find a job, or live independently after graduation. The
Transition Content Specialist is directly responsible for the Pre-Employment Transition Services
(Pre-ETS) deliverables contracted with State of Washington Department of Social and Health
Services (DSHS).

Essential Job Functions:

A. Coordinate and manage the implementation of Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-
ETS) and related transition program support services. Assists students with setting goals
and identifying, planning for, and overcoming potential obstacles. Provide students with
the necessary follow up and encouragement needed to progress towards meeting goals.

B. Advises students in all areas related to transitions, career research and planning,
workforce training, internship placement, job readiness and employment search, college
planning and admissions, and financial aid processes.

C. Provides consultation, technical assistance, and training to local education agencies
(LEAs) in special education, early childhood education, post-secondary transition
services, and student support programs.

D. Establishes and maintains effective working partnerships with key stakeholders such as
school district transition facilitators, adult education institutions, workforce centers, and
college departments like financial aid, admissions, disability services, etc.

E. Interprets applicable laws, codes, and regulations as they apply to special education
services, including the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), Washington Administrative
Codes (WAC), board policies and procedures.

F. Consults and works collaboratively with district directors and program support personnel
to develop comprehensive special education services, program supports, and procedures
which adhere to education policies within area of assignment.

G. Plans, develops, coordinates, and assists in the implementation of professional
development for district and school site personnel to ensure program deliverables are
met, such as, but not limited to Section 504 requirements, instructional pedagogy,
specialized educational programs (e.g., special education, institutional education, Title I),
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, and Student and School Success efforts.

Placement: C-0

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H. Reviews corrective action summaries and compliance reports, provides technical
assistance, and makes program, procedural, and staffing recommendations to district
administrators, conducts compliance verifications and prepares summaries for submission
to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

I. Attends and/or consults with district administrators in matters related to contentious IEP

J. Collaborates with OSPI program supervisor/director and ESD district administrators in
the development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned program.

K. Compiles data and submit program summary reports as required by funding source.
L. Attends, assists with the coordination of, and provides input to collaborative meetings

with agency partners.
M. Serves with job-alike colleagues on committees/tasks force groups to develop and

implement program services aligned to targeted goals within area of assignment.
N. Performs related duties as assigned. Related duties may not specifically be listed but are

within the general occupational series and responsibility level typically associated with
the employee’s classification of work.

Work-Based Learning Responsibilities:

  • Conduct community market analysis, work-based learning site development, and paid
employment development for students with disabilities moving into work-based learning


  • Develop and monitor contracts for both paid and non-paid work-based learning sites in
the community

  • Organize and schedule student and job coach assignments and transportation to and from
work-based learning experiences

  • Meet with employers/employees at non-paid, work-based learning sites prior to placing
students to establish a meaningful learning format, assessment process, collaborative

support system

  • Record, collect, and analyze performance data on work-based learning sites to make data-
driven decisions regarding instruction, re-teaching, support, and site recommendations.

  • Train and supervise job coaches for non-paid work-based learning sites and students with
disabilities in paid employment

  • Provides assistance to students, and district-level job coaches (if applicable), on work-
based learning sites and paid employment, as needed.

  • Work with students, parents, and school staff on transportation related to nonpaid work-
based learning and paid employment

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of the field of assignment sufficient to perform completely and accurately the
full scope of responsibility as illustrated by example in this position description

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  • Knowledge of basic and special education laws, including state and federal statutes and
regulations at an expert level, and an ability to interpret and communicate such to other


  • Knowledge of Washington Standards Based instruction, Multi-Tiered Systems of
Support, and Behavior/ Functional Assessments and intervention strategies.

  • Knowledge of agency, state, and federal requirements and timelines.
  • Knowledge of Educational Service District goals and objectives and a general

understanding of the various departments/components of an ESD in Washington state.

  • Knowledge of the body of education history, movements, research, instructional

pedagogy, issues, and future trends specific to the area of assignment.

  • Knowledge of effective leadership techniques; knowledge of various models and research


  • Knowledge of effective teaching strategies and techniques.
  • Knowledge of system improvement frameworks and implementation of continuous

improvement efforts.

  • Knowledge of computer hardware, software, and applications specific to the educational


  • Knowledge of organizational development, task management, planning and facilitation


  • Ability to effectively utilize interpersonal communication and team building skills to

motivate, direct, mentor, and lead department staff members.

  • Ability to work with groups to identify relevant and meaningful outcomes and pursue

them to completion.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with ESD105 personnel, District specialists and

administrators, and State program office, in both oral and written format, with effective

  • Ability to organize and follow through on multiple tasks, address concerns as they arise,
meet deadlines, and plan to meet future needs and goals.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other
ESD105 departments, school district staff and administrators, and OSPI staff

Other Job Functions:

1. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

1. Associate degree and/or significant work experience in transition services (especially
those that are school based), project management, or coordinated care services.

Preferred Education and Experience

1. Bachelor's degree required in related area and/or related work experience.
2. Special Education endorsement
3. Able to read, write and speak proficiently in both Spanish and English languages

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Required Skills, Knowledge and or Abilities

1. Plan, organize, direct and coordinate activities of transition care consortium.
2. Analyze and interpret laws and regulations governing transition services.
3. Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
4. Work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
5. Knowledge of current principles and practices of transition administration.
6. Knowledge of the purposes, functions, and activities of various transition care providers.
7. Knowledge of cultural, religious, and social attitudes about transition.
8. Must have high self-motivation and initiative skills in accomplishing required

9. Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
10. Willingness and ability to travel to school districts in ESD 105 service region.

Physical Demands

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following


  • Significant: (i.e., sitting, talking, hearing, walking, vision, color vision, peripheral/depth

perception, ability to adjust focus, grasping, handling paperwork, repetitive motion, use of
personal computer, looking at a computer monitor, lifting to 10 pounds)

  • Frequent: (i.e., standing, bending, carrying; use of phone; use of copy machine)
  • Occasional: (i.e. driving, lifting over 10 pounds up to 45 pounds, reaching above the

shoulder, use of fax machine)

Significant - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Frequent - Occupation requires this activity from 33% to 66% of time (2.5 to 5.5+ hrs/day)
Occasional - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of time (0 to 2.5+ hrs/day)

The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential
functions of this position, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, the scope of responsibilities, and the
physical demands, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of the work requirements. Individuals may
perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize
peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload. Changes to the position description may be made at the
discretion of the employer.

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