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Vacancy Title:    Supervisor

Job Order Number:   9749210


Domicile Location:   South Central Off-Site Office

Section/Office:  Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education / Office of College and Career Readiness

Salary:   $37,968

Deadline:   January 31, 2013





Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred, with a major in agricultural education from an accredited four year college or university. 


Two years experience as a teacher of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) education through which knowledge of the industry, principles and practices of agricultural and career education; modern teaching principles and methods; FFA organization experience and curriculum planning as applied to agricultural education have been acquired.



(Other qualifications and experience, which in the opinion of the Commissioner of Education meet the requirements of the position may be accepted in lieu of the above.)






Proficient in Microsoft Office software.


Ability to lift 25 pounds.


This position is required to travel frequently in-state or out-of-state with expenses reimbursed at the approved rate.






This is a full-time professional position in the field of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education.  The SC/SE District Supervisor is responsible for activities designed to assist public educational institutions in planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education programs at the secondary, postsecondary and adult levels.  Responsibilities include making recommendations for the approval and reimbursement of agriculture programs based on conformity with the State Plan and federal regulations.  Supervision is exercised over support staff.   Serves as the curriculum and testing specialist for AFNR Education.


Provides leadership and technical assistance to teachers and administrators at the secondary/post-secondary and adult levels in the South Central and Southeast supervisory areas on current trends and issues affecting AFNR education; develops plans for future changes and growth in the field.  The South Central and Southeast supervisory areas currently include 76 secondary, 6 postsecondary, and 1 adult program with potential for growth in other communities.


Assist local units in program improvement and planning quality programs in the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Career Cluster.


Serves in many capacities in conducting AFNR Education CTSO activities; Career Development Events, officer selections, Greenhand Conferences, Area Leadership conferences, the State FFA Convention, the Missouri State Fair, Missouri Post-secondary Agricultural Students (PAS) conferences, Young Farmers/Young Farm Wives activities, Farm Business Management Analysis (FBMA) workshops, and the state conference for AFNR instructors.


Plans and conducts professional development workshops for 117 AFNR instructors in four professional development groups at events such as fall area seminars and the statewide mentoring program.


Works with representatives from Three Rivers Community College, Mineral Area College, and Southeast Missouri State University to coordinate and articulate AFNR education activities between the institutions and local schools.  These activities include, but are not limited to, Career Development Events, conferences, and field days.


Works with representatives from postsecondary institutions and the local instructors to provide Technical Skills Attainment certification events.


Serves as the curriculum and testing specialist for AFNR Education.  Coordinates development of AFNR curriculum an assessments; serves on advisory committees for curriculum and assessment development projects; coordinates development of AFNR curriculum with the Center for Agricultural and Environmental Research and Training, Inc. (CAERT); serves as liaison with the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association standing committee on Curriculum and Resources; works on the state’s model curriculum project, monitors assigned state and federal programs, and serves on institutional advisory committees.


Assists Areas 13, 14, 15 and 16 of the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers’ Association officers and committees in planning, coordinating and conducting professional development and student meetings.


Performs other duties as assigned.





Complete a DESE application online at http://www.dese.mo.gov/divadm/humanres/documents/Employment_Application_2005.pdf.  Please attach a scanned copy of your transcripts with the application.  You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your application is received online.  

NOTE: If a college degree is a requirement for this position, transcripts MUST be submitted with the application in order to be considered for employment.  Failure to include transcripts (when required for the position) with your application will eliminate the application from the review process.


We do not keep applications on file to submit for other vacant positions.   You must submit an application for each vacant position you are applying for. 


BENEFITS (For a Full-Time Position)


ANNUAL LEAVE:  Accrue 10 hours per month for new full-time employees, longer term State employees can earn more. Prorated leave for part-time employees in eligible positions.


SICK LEAVE:  Accrue 10 hours per month.  Prorated leave for part-time employees in eligible positions.


HOLIDAYS:  12 holidays per year.


RETIREMENT:  Coverage provided through the Missouri State Employees Retirement System (MOSERS).


LIFE INSURANCE:  Term life insurance coverage, equal to one times employee's annual salary, through the Missouri State Employees Retirement System.


OPTIONAL LIFE INSURANCE:  Optional term life insurance available with maximum coverage of six times member’s annual salary.  Plans are also offered for spouse and dependents. Premiums paid by employee.


CAFETERIA PLAN:  Easy tax savings on employee’s cost for qualified payroll-deducted insurance plans, medical care, and dependent care.


HEALTH PLANS:  Employer-paid/subsidized plans available the first day of the following month after employment.


DENTAL PLANS:  Delta Dental insurance coverage is available.


VISION PLAN:  Vision Service Plan (VSP) is available. 


DEFERRED COMPENSATION:  A payroll deduction deferred compensation plan available to defer taxes until retirement by investing in mutual funds and a fixed income account is currently provided.




Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573) 751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at hr@dese.mo.gov.    

To Our Applicants with Disabilities:  For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at (573) 751-9619.  Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.

TTY/TDD users:  Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.






The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs and activities. Inquiries related to Department employment practices may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Human Resources Director, 8th floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0480; telephone number (573) 751-9619 or TYY (800) 735-2966.