Education Services Coordinator

County of Orange
Full Time $61,152 - $82,056 Per year CA Orange County Sheriff's Department - Headquarters, 550 N Flower St, Santa Ana, CA 92703, United States



In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates: 

Effective June 28, 2024 – 4.25% increase

Effective June 27, 2025 – 4.00% increase

 This recruitment is open to the public, on a continuous basis, until the needs of the department have been met.  Please be advised this recruitment may close at 11:59 p.m. any day of the week and it is recommended that interested candidates apply immediately.Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements, and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization. This recruitment is being held to establish an Open Eligible List to fill a vacancy in this class until the next recruitment.  

Under general supervision, coordinates educational services for inmates in the OC Sheriff's correctional system. Develops class schedules, prepares reports detailing instructional activities, and coordinates registration of students.  Provides direction in planning, coordination, supervision, and administration of policies and procedures in education services. Coordinates and administers video tape viewing and testing services.  Advises students, reviews, researches and requests new materials, maintains records and prepares a variety of reports as requested. Ensures programs conducted are operated effectively and efficiently to achieve institutional goals.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is among the largest in the nation, providing exemplary law enforcement services focused on a collaborative, dedicated and innovative approach to public safety.  The more than 3,800 sworn and professional staff, along with more than 800 reserve personnel, are committed to serving the needs of Orange County. The Department consists of six organizational Commands comprised of 23 Divisions. Together, these Commands and Divisions provide services including land, air and sea-based patrol, custody operations, investigative services, emergency management, coroner services, forensics and specialty operations, among an extensive list of other public safety services.
The Sheriff's Correctional Programs and Services Unit of the Inmate Services Division provide inmates the opportunity for an effective rehabilitative experience while incarcerated, without cost to taxpayers. Inmate programs and services related to rehabilitation opportunities are mandated by the California Code of Regulations, Title 15 "Minimum Jail Standards" and related case law. These activities are planned, coordinated, conducted, and evaluated at each OCSD jail facility by the Correctional Programs and Services staff. Typical programs include certified education in academic studies, vocational education training and life skill classes such as Parenting and Job Development. The Programs and Services Unit also provide opportunities for personal change, including programs focusing on substance abuse recovery, domestic violence, anger management, library services, religious and inspirational programs and pre-release preparation and assistance as well as post release services – all designed to maximize the chances of an inmate's successful transition to the community at release and to help reduce recidivism.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Inmate Services Division, has a need for a Education Services Coordinator. An incumbent typically coordinates inmate educational services at one or more facilities within the Sheriff's correctional system. This responsibility includes testing, verification, reporting, record keeping and correspondence with State/Authorized test center officials for G.E.D. or other certification of qualified inmates at the assigned facility(ies). The work regularly involves instructing other staff on administering education program services and keeping records. An incumbent has continuing responsibility for the security of all test materials and the accuracy and technical correctness of all reports and records pertaining to correctional educational activities at the assigned facilities subject to review by supervision for conformance to departmental, State and federal policies and procedures.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of experience: working with adult students, college instructors, and security personnel, in a correctional setting, in planning, assigning, and supervising work in administering group instruction, experience conducting assessment, testing, preparing courses of study and daily lesson plans; counseling students as to their academic progress in the classroom; possess experience being around inmates; controlling and managing materials and equipment that may be used as potential weapons.
General Knowledge of:
  • Principles and methods of administering written tests and scoring and analyzing test results
  • State and federal requirements for certification of individual educational attainment
  • Principles and methods of interviewing and counseling individuals regarding educational goals, attainment and requirements
  • Techniques and methods of instructing others and obtaining their cooperation in accomplishing moderately complex tasks
  • Principles of operation of videotape playback equipment
Ability to:
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with inmates and staff, and elicit cooperation from others in carrying out planned activities
  • Learn, interpret and apply detailed rules and regulations
  • Prepare detailed and accurate records and reports
  • Operate movie and video tape projectors, recorders and other audiovisual equipment  
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Education and Experience
A bachelor's degree in teaching, training, counseling or testing, or equivalent education and/or experience, as verified by the office of the G.E.D. Coordinator, California Department of Education.
Possession of a valid California driver license by date of appointment. The County may waive this requirement when an alternative method of transportation is available which is acceptable to the County.

Applicants must NOT have been convicted of a felony or be on any form of probation and must pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner.
The background screening includes completing a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use, credit problems, employment history, professional references, and education verification (i.e.. degree, license, or official transcripts). Foreign degrees require an evaluation for U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (N.A.C.E.S.).
Human Resources |Minimum Qualifications
Sheriff Human Resources screens all applications to identify the most qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the Department. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Applications must emphasize all the areas in which the applicant has expertise and accomplishments in the specific competencies related to the position.

Application Appraisal Panel |Application Rating (Refer/Non-Refer): An Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen all application materials and rate for job knowledge, competencies and related experience described above. The more qualified candidates will be referred to the next step. (The information you provide will be used as a scoring device, so please be descriptive in your response. "See Resume" is not a qualifying response and will not be scored in lieu of the required information.)

Structured Oral Panel Interview (Weighted 100%): Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a panel of job knowledge experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list.
Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.

After all procedures have been completed, Sheriff Human Resources will establish an eligible list of qualified candidates.

Only on-line applications will be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of on-line applications. Application information must be current, succinct and related to the requirements in this job announcement. Your application should demonstrate your professional experience and education related to the specific qualifications/duties listed in this bulletin, including areas which you have developed expertise.

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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Mary Felix at (714) 834-5857 or email at .