Positive Behavior Technician, Fargo Public Schools

Positive Behavior Technician


Job ID:


August 19, 2021

Contact Information:
Fargo Public Schools
415 4th ST N
Fargo, North Dakota 58102
District Website

Amanda Korynta
Phone: 701-446-1050
District Email

Job Description:

This position is contingent on the availability of specific funding and may be subject to non-renewal following the 2021-22 school year based on the unavailability or uncertainty of funding. Internal staff that apply and are appointed to Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) funded positions will be returned to a position similar to the one they vacated at the end of the prior school or fiscal year. Internal staff that backfill for a staff member that applied for and were appointed to an ESSER funded position will be returned to a position similar to the one they vacated at the end of the prior school or fiscal year.

Position Purpose: The Positive Behavior Technician implements behavior support plans using discrete trial training, shaping and chaining, prompting, and differential reinforcement, assisting the Positive Behavior Interventionist (PBI), Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) team.


1. Student Behavior Management: with specific training in applied behavior analysis, works with identified students to increase positive behavior.Priority: Essential | Percent of Time: 80%Examples of this work include:

  • Implements students’ behavior support plans with fidelity inside the students’ environments (e.g., classroom, recess, lunch, PE).
  • Collects data including frequency, duration, Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence (ABC), and interval data to assist the PBI, MTSS team, and BCBA in developing and adjusting student behavior support plans.
  • Follows expectations prescribed by PBI, MTSS team, or BCBA for student programming, progress monitoring, and data collection.


2. Professional Development: maintains, acquires, and expands position related theory and technical knowledge.Priority: Essential | Percent of Time: 10%Examples of this work include:

  • Completes 40 hours of applied behavior analysis training prior to hire or within 4 months from hire date.
  • Receives and maintains certification for Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training prior to hiring or within 4 months from hire date.


  • Participates in professional development opportunities in the area of Special Education and/or Regular Education Standards-Based Education; Participates in all mandatory training or training appropriate to the position as required by the district.


3. General Support: other duties as assigned.Priority: Secondary | Percent of Time: 10%Examples of this work include:

  • Contributes to the implementation of special projects when assigned.
  • Provides general student supervision as needed. This includes but is not limited to locations indoors and outdoors, such as the lunchroom, bus stops, playground, classroom, field trips, public transportation, assemblies, and kitchen.
  • Participates in general staff meetings when requested.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 40 hours of applied behavior analysis training prior to hire or within 4 months from hire date
  • One-year experience working with complex behaviors in the field of human services, education, or a similar field
  • Strong content knowledge in core academic areas (literacy and math)
  • Ability to maintain composure under stressful conditions
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Experience serving diverse populations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates degree in education, child development, psychology, or a similar field
  • Experience managing intense behaviors
  • Experience working in a school setting
  • Knowledge of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) or Response to Intervention (RtI)


Application Procedures All applications for open Fargo Public Schools positions must be made via www.applitrack.com/fargo/onlineapp. Paper submissions will not be accepted. Application materials must clearly explain how experience and education are related to the minimum qualifications and job duties. Job postings will be closed for applications at 8:00 AM Central Standard Time (CST) on the closing date listed in the posting. Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must upload a Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must include a current statement of disabled status from the Veterans Affairs Office. For more information or questions please call 701-446-1000 or email humanresources@fargo.k12.nd.us. The Fargo Public School District is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment in all employment and educational programs, activities, and facilities. The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, or other status protected by law.

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