West Valley School DistrictCTE Occupational Information Specialist @ West Valley High School

West Valley School District

CTE Occupational Information Specialist @ West Valley High School (1903)

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TitleCTE Occupational Information Specialist @ West Valley High School
Posting ID1903


West Valley School District #208





Purpose Statement:

The job of CTE OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION SPECIALIST is to educate and guide students in identify personalized career pathways.  The Occupational Information Specialist will work with the counseling office and with advisory teachers developing curriculum which helps student connect to their thirteenth year plan graduation requirement.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Washington State CTE Certification as an Occupational Information Specialist
  • Completion of or Current Enrollment in CTE Teacher Certification Program
  • Understanding of Carl D. Perkins Federal Requirements

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teacher Certification in CTE Technical Education
  • Ability to develop CTE Frameworks
  • Knowledge of CTSO Student Leadership

Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with faculty, administrators, and high school campus departments to identify, define, and meet students’ college/career planning and placement goals.
  • Provide individual and group college/career advising and instructing to students and their parents.
    • Individual and group meetings
    • Ram Prep advisory
    • Informational parent nights
  • Analyze and interpret career assessment results using aptitude and achievement assessment tools along with existing resources to help students evaluate their interests, skills and abilities.
    • Washington Career Bridge –Interest Survey, Education, Job Trends and Economic Labor
    • Big
    • SAT/ACT test results
  • Supervise the dissemination of information regarding university or technical school programs, career fields, employment, and apprenticeship opportunities.
    • Pathway To the Top College/Career Fair
    • University, Career Technical School, and Career visits
    • Classroom guest speakers
  • Serve on committees and attend meetings as assigned or requested.
    • CTE Advisory
    • Counseling office
    • Washington STEM
    • College and Industry
    • Community Scholarship Boards
      • West Valley Dollars for Scholars
      • Downtown Rotary
    • AJAC Youth Apprenticeship Washington
  • Develop and write curriculum for Ram Prep advisory periods.
    • West Valley High School College/Career Portfolio
    • Career Guidance Washington
    • High School and Beyond Plan
  • Plan, organize and implement the following events:
    • Yakima Valley Pathway To the Top College/Career Fair
    • FAFSA Night
    • College Goal Washington 12th Year Campaign
    • Washington Student Achievement Council College Application Campaign
    • College Bound Re-Pledge Campaign
    • Washington Student Achievement Council College Signing Campaign
    • Apprenticeship Signing Day
  • Assist and guide students through college, career, and scholarship profiles and applications.
    • Personal statements
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Resume
    • References
  • Establish and develop business and industry partnerships that will assist the job shadow experience for students.
    • Job Shadow placements
    • Labor and Industries career video library
    • Industry tours
  • Implement and communicate CTE Programs of Study
  • Publicize community service, leadership and employment opportunities to students as they become available.
  • Engage in professional development opportunities
    • Conferences, workshops, and webinars
    • College, University, and Career Technical School visits
    • Industry and Business tours
    • Research and reading
  • Other duties as assigned


Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized routines; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; and operating within a defined budget.  Utilization of some resources from other work units is often required to perform the job’s functions.  There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the Organization’s services.


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.  Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the job include: operate standard office equipment including using relevant software, prepare and maintain accurate records, effective oral and written communication skills (with students, parents and staff), leadership abilities, and organizational skills.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform calculations including fractions, percents, and ratios; read a variety of materials, write documents following prescribed formats, and present information to others. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the job includes: concepts of grammar and punctuation, stages of child development and learning styles, and age appropriate activities. A second language may be required.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities, collate data, use job related office equipment, and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals. Problem solving with data requires the ability to follow prescribed guidelines.  Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups, maintaining confidentiality, setting priorities, and working as part of a team. Occasional lifting (able to lift 50 pounds and assisting in lifting over 50 pounds), carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.  


Bilingual Prefered


Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$36,521.00 - $68,836.00 / Per Year
LocationWest Valley High School

Applications Accepted

Start Date09/29/2017
End Date10/09/2017