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Vacancy Title:    Supervisor (SkillsUSA State Director)

Job Order Number:   10298883


Domicile Location:   Jefferson City

Section/Office:  Skilled Technical Sciences / Office of College and Career Readiness

Salary:   $37,968

Deadline:   January 31, 2014





Bachelor’s Degree or above required in Administrative Leadership, Career Education, Skilled Technical Sciences, Public Affairs, Curriculum and Instruction, career and technical student association advisor, Skilled Technical Sciences-related administration or field from an accredited four-year college or university.


Five years experience in educational leadership, career education, Skilled Technical Sciences and/or industrial--related practice or administration, or teaching, preferably in a career education setting.  Experience in operating a local or state career and technical student organization.


(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.)






This position is required to travel with expenses reimbursed at the approved rate.


Proficient in Microsoft Office software.


Must be able to lift 50 pounds.






Provides and disseminates information to applicable stakeholders.


Advises public institutions as they develop and implement career education programs in Skilled Technical Sciences; recommends local program approval based on Department guidelines.


Advises local schools and individuals regarding educator and student licensure/certification requirements and program accreditation requirements for Skilled Technical Sciences programs.


Plans individual and group professional development activities designed to support and enhance instructor competence and student achievement in Skilled Technical Sciences programs. 


Evaluates curricular materials as well as national standards and trends to establish priorities and written proposals for curriculum.  Facilitates and supervises curriculum development, dissemination and professional development.


Revises and makes recommendations on proposals for new programs, budgetary items, payments to schools, and professional development of local instructional staff.


Serves on local program accrediting and certification teams.


Continues to keep current on educational research, provides information and data to stakeholders regarding skilled technical science education and/or related career and technical student organizations.


Maintains webpage updates continually.


Performs other related work as assigned.


Provides technical assistance in the promotion, initiation, development, and evaluation of Skilled Technical Sciences programs to reinforce academic education and integrate with workforce and college readiness activities. 


Serves as State Director for SkillsUSA Missouri secondary and postsecondary, and is responsible for all SkillsUSA Missouri activities, liaison with the national SkillsUSA, and assisting the SkillsUSA Missouri Board of Directors.


Serves as ex officio officer for the Missouri Trade and Technical Association. 


Demonstrates knowledge of the career education delivery system for Skilled Technical Sciences occupations.


Demonstrates knowledge of the principles, practices, teaching methods and current trends of Skilled Technical Sciences education.


Communicates and expresses ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences.


Organizes and conducts trainings on topics specific to Skilled Technical Sciences educators.


Establishes rapport and maintains effective working relationships with professional and lay persons within and outside the agency.


Demonstrates knowledge of principles and practices of career education with extensive knowledge of programs within Skilled Technical Sciences.


Demonstrates knowledge of, and ability to articulate and connect current research, instructional strategies and effective student engagement practices to classroom conditions at the elementary, secondary, adult, and post-secondary levels.


Demonstrates knowledge of current research on teaching and learning theory as it pertains to elementary, secondary, post-secondary and adult learners and their instructors.


Demonstrates knowledge of administration of career education including an understanding of state-federal and state-local relationships and applicable laws and regulations.


Works cooperatively with other sections within the department and individuals representing inter-related agencies and organizations.





All applications MUST be submitted electronically to be considered for the review process.  Complete the employment application at http://www.dese.mo.gov/divadm/humanres/documents/Employment_Application_2005.pdf.  It is recommended to save the application before attaching to an email.  Attach a scanned copy of college transcripts (if applicable for position) with the application.  An e-mail confirmation will be sent once the application is received electronically.  


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.