Secretarial Position - DESE MSSD - Area I
Position: Secretarial Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Office Assistant
Job Location: Dale Thompson Trails West School - Kansas City, Mo
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: DESE MSSD - Area I
Sedalia, MO 65301
Telephone: 660-530-5588
Job Description:
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled
School Secretary
Hourly Rate: $15.16 (School Term Position)
Primary duties are typing, filing, record keeping, answering telephone and meeting the public.


The incumbent must have the ability to perform the essential functions below either with or without reasonable accommodations.

1. Type, utilizing a computer keyboard, with computer competency in Microsoft Office (Word, Access and Outlook).
2. Maintain moderately complex databases in order to provide service and accurate information for management.
3. Review documents and reports to ensure work product meets established standards.
4. Assist staff with completing forms in order to provide service.
5. Compile and maintain lists and records.
6. Complete expense and/or other financial forms in order to process reimbursement or payment request.
7. File and copy correspondence and other records maintaining an organized filing system.
8. Open, sort, process and distribute mail.
9. Answer telephone, take messages and route calls efficiently.
10. Greet and welcome visitors, determine nature of business and conduct visitors to appropriate person.
11. Order and inventory supplies.
12. Follow assigned daily work schedule.
13. Accurately complete required reports on or before established deadlines.
14. Communicate clearly and appropriately with public, coworkers, parents, etc.
15. Communicate effectively in written form, using correct grammar, punctuation, clarity and consistency of thought.
16. Maintain confidentiality of parent, student and staff personally identifiable information.


1. Participate in staff development activities as necessary to keep secretarial skills updated.
2. Demonstrate effective problem solving skills.
3. Maintain an orderly, safe, clean, attractive work environment.
4. Maintain CPR certification at the level determined by the American Heart Association or Red Cross as Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers.
5. Lift and move 50 pounds.
6. Utilize each student’s individual communication system.
7. Infrequent travel for training and staff meetings.
8. Perform other duties as assigned.


1. High School diploma or G.E.D.
2. Must be tested in typing proficiency, using a computer keyboard, with 45 wpm without error.
3. Supplemental secretarial practice, bookkeeping and computer application 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.)
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    
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 Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.
Notice to Applicants:  The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is unable to sponsor applicants in their application for work visas through INS. If you have questions, please contact Human Resources.


** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.