Vocational Education Supervisor

  • Vocational Education Supervisor
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Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$41,184.00 – $60,084.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,716.00 – $2,503.50
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This is professional supervisory work in the administration and coordination of vocational education programs in a state facility.

Job Duties

Plans, develops, implements, and assesses vocational education programs in a state facility for adult or juvenile offenders.

Plans and participates in curriculum development; coordinates vocational education programs to ensure consistency with other facilities and compliance with industrial standards; evaluates packaged programs and makes recommendations to the supervisor regarding their appropriateness.

Initiates and implements cooperative agreements with the United States Department of Labor, Missouri Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners, and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, as well as additional certification for career and technical education programs; creates and maintains statewide career and technical education certificates.

Provides research, documentation, and knowledge to education supervisors.

Conducts staff meetings to report program updates; organizes in-service training to ensure effective program delivery.

Supervises teaching staff providing instruction to offenders in vocational areas and employment skills; evaluates attitudes, performance, appearance, and cooperation of teachers and offenders; reviews and analyzes instructors' records and reports to ensure accuracy and program compliance; and assists staff in the development of curriculum for their particular area.

Participates in recruitment and selection of vocational teaching staff.

Assesses vocational education needs of the assigned facility; maintains information on employment trends to provide accurate career exploration and counseling information to students.

Administers standardized tests to determine occupational aptitudes and interests of potential students; reviews and approves student applications for enrollment in vocational education programs.

Provides administrative support and advises management regarding educational programs; participates on committees and task forces; and coordinates vocational education activities with other facility programs.

Develops annual budget requests for individual vocational programs; procures instructional equipment and supplies in accordance with purchasing guidelines; and tracks and monitors program expenditures.

Conducts research of the job market and evaluates, creates, or revises curriculum accordingly, and implements new programs.

Maintains program records and prepares reports.

Exercises significant independence and initiative in the performance of duties; receives general administrative direction.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; and,

Four or more years of professional experience as a supervisor or administrator of adult or secondary-level educational programs; teacher at the high school level or above; vocational teacher; or trainer in a business, industrial, governmental, or military setting.

(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in Education may substitute for one year of the required experience. A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Education may substitute for two years of the required experience.)

Special Requirements

Ability to obtain (at the time of employment) certification as a Vocational Adult Education Supervisor or Career Education Director as issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of vocational education.

Comprehensive knowledge of occupations, employment trends, industrial standards, and job requirements.

Ability to plan and coordinate vocational education programs for adult or juvenile offenders.

Ability to plan, participate in, and evaluate curriculum development, and recommend vocational education programs.

Ability to supervise, train, and evaluate staff.

Ability to administer standardized tests of occupational aptitudes and interests.

Ability to communicate effectively and prepare reports.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with offenders, teaching staff, and other facility and program personnel.

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