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Aztec High School

Aztec Municipal School District

Aztec, New Mexico

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Job Description


Job Description

Educational Assistant


Job Summary

Under direct supervision, the purpose of the position is to provide staff support in an educational environment, with emphasis on providing support to teachers, staff and students. Position generally works with children individually in providing basic instruction in reading, writing, math, spelling, art, or other education-related activities. Incumbents assist teachers with all other facets of school activities. Essential functions as outlined herein are performed according the needs of the assigned teacher(s).   Performs related work as directed.


Reports to:  Building Principal



  • Current Level III license or eligible for Level III Educational Assistant License
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to fulfill the dexterity and physical requirements of the work, and effectively attend to the needs of school age children; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Additional hours training preferred.
  • Must complete a fingerprint background check


Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Data Driven Instructional Practices and Professional Learning Communities

Essential Functions

  1. Assist students and teachers in classrooms
  2. Work with students to reinforce skills initially taught by the teacher
  3. Guide independent study, enrichment, and remedial work of individual and small       groups of students
  4. Assist with appropriate student assessments
  5. Maintain records of services rendered to individual students
  6. Maintain a professional and positive working relationship with the classroom teacher
  7. Keep the teacher/coordinator updated on the progress of students
  8. Other duties as assigned

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This position supervises the following positions:  None



Due to the sensitive nature of this position, the highest degree of confidentiality is required.


Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to eligible individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience

Please see Qualifications.


Communication and Language Skills 

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures and governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to assist with preparation of reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, peers and community.

Other Skills and Abilities 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, peers and community.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely. 
  • Ability to use computers and other technology to accomplish job responsibilities. 
  • Ability to perform tasks quickly and efficiently and follow verbal directions. 
  • Ability to work around congested areas. 
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule around job responsibilities.

Analytical and Reasoning Ability 

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in written, verbal or diagram form, and deal with abstract variables.


  • Ability to teach others, work with people and influence people in their opinions, attitudes, and judgments. 
  • Ability to perform a variety of duties. 
  • Ability to work with people who express conflicting opinions. 
  • Ability to solve problems, make sound judgments and reach conclusions. 
  • Ability to express personal feelings professionally, and perform effectively under stress.

Physical Attributes

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk or hear and use hands to finger, handle, type or feel.  The employee may occasionally sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.


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 essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The employee must possess and maintain a current driver’s license.  The employee is frequently required to interact with the public and other staff. 


Certificates Licenses

Must possess a New Mexico Educational Assistant License – Level 3


Terms of Employment

Appropriate placement on the Salary Schedule and the Aztec School District Calendar.



Performance of duties will be evaluated at least annually in accordance with Aztec School Board Policy.


Physical Rating Level

This position will require the employee to function at a “Medium” physical capacity as defined by Worker’s Compensation Statutes.  “Medium” physical capacity indicates the ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally or up to 25 pounds frequently.


Physical Requirement Details

Work Actions

Finger Dexterity
















Repetitive Motions


Right: F

Left: F

Both: F


Right: F

Left: F

Both: F

Grasping: Hand

Right: F

Left: F

Both: F

Fine Manipulation: Hand

Right: F

Left: F

Both: F

Use of Head and Neck













Work Positions


























Unprotected Heights




Driving Automotive Equipment




Around Machinery




Temperature Extremes




Noise and Vibration








Dust, Fumes, Odors, Chemicals




Balance and Coordination





Definitions:     R = Rarely = 1% to 9% of a 7.5 hour day

                        O = Occasionally = 10% to 33% of a 7.5 hour day

                        F = Frequently = 34% to 66% of a 7.5 hour day

                        C = Continuously = 67% to 100% of a 7.5 hour day


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work expected.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees in this job classification.

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