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Application Process

The employment application is in fillable format.   Once completed, the employment application can be saved on your computer.  You can then email the employment application via the email button located on the form or to hr@dese.mo.gov.

  • Application form (pdf)
  • NOTICE: A scanned copy of college transcripts, if applicable, must be submitted with the employment application.  Failure to include transcripts will eliminate the application from the review process.  Transcripts should be included as an attachment with the online application.
  • Applications are not kept on file.  Submit an application for each vacancy (photo copies accepted) with the vacancy number.  If a position requires a degree, a copy of official transcripts must be submitted with the application in order to be considered for employment.
  • A resume and cover letter in Word or PDF format may also be attached when emailing the application to hr@dese.mo.gov.  You will receive an email confirmation when your application is received electronically.  If you do not receive confirmation, please contact our office.
  • Vacancies are open until filled unless a deadline date is specified.  The hiring committee will review applicants and will call the applicants selected for an interview.  
  • Please review the Employee Requirements tab for valuable information concerning employment with our Department.
  • 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 or TTY/TDD Relay Missouri service at 1-800-735-2966.  Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.
  • Non-Discrimination Policy

MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Human Resources
PO Box 480
Jefferson City MO  65102-0480
Phone:  573-751-9619
TTY/TDD Users:  Relay Missouri service at 1-800-735-2966
Fax:  573-522-8395

The Missouri Department of Elementary
and Secondary Education
 is an equal opportunity employer.