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Vacancy Title:    Assistant Superintendent

Job Order Number:   9857407


Domicile Location:   Jefferson City

Section/Office:  Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled / Office of Special Education

Salary:   $56,256

Deadline:   May 24, 2013





Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in an area of special education, school administration and supervision, or a related field.


Three years of successful experience in special education administration or general school administration and supervision.


Preference will be given to special education administration. 


(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.)







Proficiency in effective instructional strategies for students with severe to profound disabilities.


Skillful in the application of the principals of Positive Behavior Support and Professional Learning Communities.  


Thorough knowledge of state laws and regulations pertaining to school administration. 


Thorough knowledge of applicable laws and regulations pertaining to special education and related matters.


Thorough knowledge of instructional and curricular needs of children with severe disabilities.


Knowledge of effective school administration.


Knowledge of acceptable building standards relating to education facilities.


Ability to discuss the Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled program in an effective manner with interested groups.


Ability to supervise staff.


Ability to work under supervision as well as assume leadership responsibilities when required.







Coordinate curriculum development and implementation, improvement of instruction, and staff development.


Insure efficiency of procedures in central office and supervise central office personnel.


Assists in the formulation and administration of a program of staff supervision and evaluation.


Supervises nursing and health care efforts.


Oversees compliance with IDEA. 


Conducts annual student and performance evaluation.


Support superintendent in development of positive public relations both within and outside of State School system.


Strive to achieve greater efficiencies and effectiveness through continual review and revision of policies and procedures.


Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent. 






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.