Career Opportunities

We seek to build a team dedicated to the goal of dramatically improving student achievement, grounded in the belief that children from all backgrounds can succeed when given the opportunities they deserve, and committed to the core values of our department.

To apply for any of our current executive service openings (listed below), please submit your resume and cover letter to Education.Careers@tn.gov. Your email subject line should list the name of the position you are applying for. Thank you for your interest!

Full-Time Openings

Registered Nurse 2

Under general supervision, is responsible for registered nursing duties of average difficulty based on a wide range of circumstances and performs related work as required.

This position will work in a residential school based health clinic which serves students with a wide range of disabilities in addition to visual impairments. Primary duties include caring for the acute needs of students that live on campus during the week. This shift is currently scheduled Sunday overnight through Thursday overnight. The Registered Nurse 2 provides registered nursing care which involves assessment and diagnosis, nursing care planning, nursing care implementation/intervention, and nursing care evaluations.

Location: Davidson County

Job Type: Full-time, night shift

Posting Closing Date and Time: January 31, 2015

To Apply: Please call Melissa Brown, HR Representative for Tennessee School for the Blind, 615-231-7316 or email Melissa.brown@tsbtigers.org for an application.

Responsibilities
  • Assisting and Caring for Others:
    • Provides nursing care and procedures according to physicians’ orders and nursing protocol.
    • Administers medication according to the physician's orders and protocol.
    • Evaluates possible side effects and the overall effectiveness of medication.
    • Performs BLS (Basic Life Support), CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and other emergency responses.
    • Participates in emergency response setting.
  • Getting Information:
    • Performs initial and ongoing assessments according to protocol.
    • Collects patient and family health history data.
    • Performs diagnostic tests on collected specimens to determine patient’s health status.
  • Documenting/Recording Information:
    • Documents patient information according to standards of care.
    • Completes patient health records (electronic and paper).
    • Completes medication record/sheet.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others:
    • Makes adjustments to the health care plan of care including changing the patient's goals and nursing interventions.
    • Directs patient in building positive relationships and increasing self-esteem.
    • Teaches patients or the patient's family the skills needed to maintain physical and mental health.
    • Compares patient's level of goal attainment to previously defined goals.
    • Determines if patient goals and interventions are effective.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others:
    • Explains tests, procedures, and results to appropriate individuals according to protocol.
  • Communicating with Persons outside Organization:
    • Communicates with internal and external entities.
  • Analyzing Data or Information:
    • Compares assessment data to established acceptable ranges to determine abnormalities.
  • Performing Administrative Activities:
    • Follows appropriate health care plan.
    • Maintains patient health files and legal record of service.
  • Training and Teaching Others:
    • Educates the health care plan to patient, family, individuals, groups and others as appropriate.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:
    • Discusses the patient's comprehensive health plan with other staff to identify the patient's needs.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others:
    • Assigns job duties and activities to subordinates.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings:
    • Counts and tracks drugs, instruments, and other accountable items.
    • Maintains health care equipment, supplies, and inventory.
Competencies (KSA’s)

Competencies:

  1. Learning on the Fly
  2. Creativity
  3. Time Management
  4. Priority Setting
  5. Standing Alone
  6. Drive for Results
  7. Perseverance
  8. Written Communications
  9. Approachability
  10. Boss Relationships
  11. Ethics and Values
  12. Integrity and Trust

Knowledge:

  1. Knowledge of principles of nursing, nursing practices, techniques, and applicable laws
  2. Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and medical terminology

Skills:

  1. The skill in the application of professional nursing techniques
  2. The skill to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  3. The skill to demonstrate critical thinking techniques to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  4. The skill to select and use training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things
  5. The skill to monitor/ access performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
  6. The skill to use scientific rules and methods to solve problems
  7. The skill to adjust actions in relation to others' actions
  8. The skill to being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do
  9. The skill to identify complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  10. The skill to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

Abilities:

  1. The ability to assess and monitor healthcare outcomes
  2. The ability to manage change
  3. The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)
  4. The ability to communicate (verbal and written) information and ideas
  5. The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas
  6. The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem or conflict
  7. The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong
  8. The ability to multitask between two or more activities or sources of information
  9. The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects
  10. The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing
  11. The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer)
  12. The ability to see under low light conditions
  13. The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you
  14. The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person
  15. The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness

Tools and Equipment Used

  1. Electronic devices
  2. Various medical equipment and devices

Data Quality Analyst, Division of Data and Research

The Data Quality Analyst will serve as a key part of the data quality team within the division of data and research. The Data Quality Analyst will support the work of the division to ensure accurate and actionable data through the development of processes and resources. We seek applicants with strong technical skills who also demonstrate sound judgment and produce consistently excellent work products.

Responsibilities
  • Works with the business and technical teams to define business and data policy rules to ensure data quality.
  • Develops reports, and or processes to support and enhance the department’s data quality and to provide actionable data to stakeholders throughout the department.
  • Make recommendations to operational support for enhancements to systems of record to improve accuracy of operational data.
  • Participates in cross-functional teams to increase the quality of education data.
  • Reviews data stored into the Education Information System and connected systems for accuracy.
  • Responsible for submitting cross divisional federal reports to the US Department of Education.
  • Researches data quality issues found by application users, software developers and testers.
  • Reviews project specifications with database administrators to ensure that programs are moved to appropriate production environments, established standards are met, and data integrity is maintained. 
  • Solves complex technical problems creatively by researching new or innovative ways to develop an application and/or data structure.
  • Communicates on a regular basis with coworkers/team to share knowledge.
Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Information Technology, Business, Education, or a related field
  • Five (5) years of progressively more responsible work where the primary aspects of employment were related to data analysis.
  • The ability to work with multiple large data sets.
  • Ability to understand and use computational theories and practical skills.
  • Ability and knowledge for effectively interacting with data users, managers, and other stakeholders.
  • Significant knowledge and experience writing SQL queries, developing reports and working with Microsoft SQL Server environment, including SSIS, SSAS and SSRS.
  • Significant knowledge and experience using TOAD for Oracle
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and maximum accountability.
  • Advanced knowledge of complex Oracle Pl/SQL to work in an Oracle environment
  • Experience with data dashboards (experience with Tableau preferred)
  • Organizational and project management skills, with ability to manage highly complex and/or critical data issues.
  • Ability to generate creative solutions and use feedback to modify report designs.
  • Verbal and written communications skills (good interpersonal skill, presentation skills, able to consult, liaise and negotiate).
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the department.

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter to Education.Careers@tn.gov.

Deputy Director of Data Quality, Division of Data and Research

The Deputy Director of Data Quality will be part of a six member team, and will report to the Executive Director, serving as a trusted thought-partner on strategic matters regarding the Data Quality team, including current and future direction and management. In conjunction with the Executive Director of Data Quality, this individual will fulfill a key role in the development and implementation of a long-term data quality strategy.

The Deputy Director of Data Quality must have the technical skills necessary to understand database structures, business rules validation and processes from several different business areas. He / she must have strong written and verbal communication skills to present findings and recommendations, be able to work in teams and manage time and projects. He/she also should be detail-oriented, have good problem solving and research skills. Moreover, he/she should be able to work independently and possess strong customer service skills.

Responsibilities
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director of Data Quality, assists in the development, implementation, and maintenance of an organizational wide, data governance committee to ensure compliance with federal reporting, external regulatory, and accreditation requirements.
  • Assists in the development of data security procedures necessary to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, accessibility, availability, and quality of the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) data.
  • Resolves concerns and conflicts of the Data Stewards Committee and forwards issues that could not be resolved to the Executive Director of Data Quality for further action, particularly those issues that would entail changes or updates to agency policies.
  • Works with Federal Reports Coordinator, and identifies training needs for data stewards to decrease the number of data quality issues found with submitted EDFacts / CSPR files.
  • In conjunction with the Federal Reports Coordinator, develops a department wide business rules document and data dictionary to ensure common definitions are used across various systems, business units, and federal reports.
  • Communicates quality metrics, issues and resolution to LEAs and State level staff on data quality issues and concerns that arise during the collection of data used for federal reporting.
  • Develops a State handbook – including training materials – for implementing data quality processes for federal reporting.
  • Serves as a data expert on business rules and data sources used for federal reporting.
  • Understands business problems and proactively offer technical solutions, using traditional and emerging concepts and technologies.
  • Recommends methods to strengthen data integrity, quality and availability of information for data users, while tying back to department-wide expectations.
  • Communicate changes and progress on all data quality projects to the Executive Director of Data Quality.
  • Manages individual work load and work effectively on multiple assignments, activities, or projects in a fast pace changing environment.
  • In the absence of the Executive Director of Data Quality, functions as the supervisor for the Data Quality team.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications

Master’s degree in Information Technology, Business, Education, or a related field, and five (5) years of progressively more responsible work where the primary aspects of employment were related to leadership, project management and training.

The candidate must also have a high degree of proficiency in the following:

  • Ability to effectively convey ideas and positions to numerous audiences – externally to technical and non-technical audiences at various levels (e.g., partners, states, federal government), and internally in management situations – both orally and in writing.
  • A firm grasp of data security, including legal requirements and procedures necessary to comply with laws related to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, accessibility, availability, and quality of TDOE data.
  • The use of correct English grammar, spelling and punctuation to create, edit and revise technical computer documentation for an academic or business audience
  • Organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage highly complex and/or critical data issues.
  • Ability to establish and build close working relationships to regularly interact with a variety of staff positions.
  • Verbal communications skills (good interpersonal skill, presentation skills, able to consult, liaise and negotiate)
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Willingness to learn new software applications and data quality processes.
  • Intermediate to strong SQL skills to support ad hoc business inquiries in Microsoft or an Oracle environment.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills using Microsoft Excel.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills using Microsoft Word.
  • Must be able to lead projects with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to learn how data systems fit into the larger education policy context.

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter to  Education.Careers@tn.gov.

Summer/Temporary/Part-Time

No positions at this time.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pursuant to the State of TN's policy of non-discrimination, the department of education does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or military services in its policies, or in the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities.

Last Update: January 7, 2015