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Vacancy Title:    Billing Specialist

Job Order Number:   10129303


Domicile Location:   Jefferson City

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

Salary:   $22,320

Deadline:   October 11, 2013





High school diploma or G.E.D.


Minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in secretarial, clerical and/or accounting. 


Supplemental secretarial practice and bookkeeping courses preferred.


(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.)






Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access and Excel.


Skill in demonstrating effective problem solving and decision making skills.


Skill to maintain an orderly, safe and clean work environment.


Skill in typing speed of 55 wpm or better.


Skill in correlating information required for personnel reports.


Ability to follow daily schedule routine of work activities.


Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately, both written and orally.


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency employees, management, other offices and the general public.


Ability to work under tight deadlines with precision and accuracy.


Ability to lift and move 50 pounds.


Ability to safely operate and maintain office equipment appropriately.






Perform various payroll and personnel activities.


Processes Workers’ Compensation claims.


Provide training and assistance on internal time and leave system. 


Compile and post employee time and leave data. 


Review and reconcile time and leave balances. 


Serve as a resource person to school secretaries and Area Office staff on payroll and time and leave inquiries. 


Generate personnel reports and other confidential information requests.


Maintain Vacant Applicant Tracking System and mail application packets. 


Process requests for vacancy postings. 


Review employee usage of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, verifies balances. 


Process and track background checks and substitute teaching certificates.


Maintain Staff Time and Leave System for Central Office. 


Provide assistance in the collection and reporting of MOSIS/Core Data.


Maintain form letters and manuals related to administration and operating procedures. 


Maintain confidentiality of staff and student personally identifiable information.


Participate in staff development activity as necessary to keep skills updated.


Exercise independent judgment and action in the performance of duties under general supervision.


Perform 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.