Job Posting: Early Childhood Education Consultant

Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Early Childhood Education Consultant

$7,538.00 - $9,435.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under general supervision of the Administrator the Consultant performs the following: Designs, develops, and implements activities relating to helping the Early Childhood Education (ECE) field, support the development and implementation of preparation programs for the PK-3 Early Childhood Education Specialist credential and the Child Development Permit. Provides support for all of the Commission’s ECE work by designing, developing, and implementing activities to further the Commission’s goals and objectives in the area of early childhood education.

This advertisement will run until filled with the following cutoff dates for review of applications:

  • January 30, 2023
  • February 9, 2023
  • February 20, 2023
  • March 2, 2023
  • March 13, 2023
  • March 23, 2023
  • April 3, 2023

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:
Early Childhood Education Consultant
$7,538.00 - $9,435.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, 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.  

Telework opportunities will be considered for this position.

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:

Commission on Teacher Credentialing
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.
  • Statement of Qualifications - SEE STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS SECTION.
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:
  • Background and/or experience in Early Childhood Education and accreditation
  • Integrity – consistently adheres to his/her duties to execute the mission and responsibilities of the Commission
  • Expertise – is a reliable source of accurate information
  • Teamwork – works collaboratively and in recognition of the contribution each person makes to the common purpose
  • Respect – recognizes the validity of other points of view and treats others with civility
  • Problem Solving – strives to find creative, practical and effective solutions to achieving desired goals
  • Excellent writing skills, strong analytical, judgment, organizational and presentation skills
  • Ability to interpret and transform regulations into policy
  • Proficiency in Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Human Resources Contact:
Casey Martino
(916) 323-7157

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Rhonda Brown
(916) 323-4714
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Statement of Qualifications

The Statement of Qualification serves as a documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely. Applications received without a clearly titled “Statement of Qualifications” may not be considered for this position. The response must include the applicant’s name, address the question below, and not exceed two pages single-spaced in an essay format.

  1. Please describe your background and experience in Early Child Education.
  2. Please describe your experience with educator preparation, credentialing/licensing, and accreditation.
  3. Please describe an experience you had in managing a large-scale program that had hard deadlines and required the collection and analysis of data related to the program?
  4. Please describe your experience with facilitating a workgroup. Pick one work group you facilitated and detail what the goal of the group was, how you approached the task of organizing the work and assuring that the goal for the group was reached, and how you addressed instances when the group was unable to reach consensus during deliberations. 

Applicants who fail to submit the Statement of Qualifications will be eliminated from this appointment process.

Note: Resumes, letters, and other materials will not be evaluated or considered as responses to the Statement of Qualifications.

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.