Informational Technology Position - Bucks County I. U. #22
Position: Informational Technology Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Penn Data Specialist
Job Location: Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Bucks County I. U. #22
Doylestown, PA 18901
Telephone: 215-348-2940 EXT 1524
Job Description:
Job Summary: This position will be responsible for assisting the IU Penn Data Manager with the collection, validation, and submission of accurate required Special Education Data file from each school district and charter school for Bucks IU and follow the procedures and timelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for data submission.

Essential Functions:
  • Collect Penn Data information from all school districts and charter schools within the Bucks IU, collectively resulting in data for approximately 15,000 students.
  • Ensure accuracy of information presented in school district and charter school Penn Data and PIMS Special Education student and staff files.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Penn Data and PIMS Special Education reporting requirements as designated by the state and federal regulations, and communicate modifications to districts.  Provide training to school districts and charter schools on Special Education Data Reporting as needed.
  • Assist school district and charter school Penn Data/PIMS Special Education personnel as necessary.
  • Coordinate, host, and facilitate Penn Data/PIMS Special Education local meetings for school district and charter school personnel.  Attend IU Penn Data managers meetings with PDE and Penn State Data Center personnel, and other meetings as necessary.
  • Coordinate with IU Early Intervention department for Penn Data preschool information to validate information reported for Special Education Data submissions by OCDEL.
  • Maintain current knowledge of PA Safe Schools requirements as they relate to Special Education Data reporting (weapons & violence, disciplinary removals, suspensions/expulsions), assist in collection and reporting of IU safe schools data.
  • May be asked to work on location with school district or charter school Penn Data/PIMS Special Education staff during collection periods.
Other Duties: This position description does not express nor does it imply that the above duties are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent(s) in this position.  Additional duties may be assigned by the Administrator of the department, as needed, to adapt to the changing needs of the organization.
Supervisory Responsibility: No direct supervisory responsibilities.
Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands. The employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee may be required to stand for long periods, and to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time, 260-day calendar position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. Hours of work are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Hours are dependent on the needs of the districts.  Occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
Travel: Little travel to client locations is expected for this position.
Education and Experience:
  • Level of Degree:
    • Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s preferred with concentration in Business, Mathematics, or other analytical field.
    • 2-3 Years’ experience in Data Processing
    • Ability to work independently and within a team to accomplish goals and to problem solve.
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Advanced computer competency in Microsoft Office, and the ability to learn other software as needed. 
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Technical Capacity
    • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
    • Thoroughness
    • Collaboration Skills
    • Communication Proficiency
    • Flexibility

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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