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Assistant to the Associate Superintendent, Office of Special Education and Student Services

MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CLASS DESCRIPTION
OFFICIAL TITLE: Asst to Associate Supt CODE: 0450 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Assistant to the Associate Superintendent, Office of Special Education and Student Services GRADE: N MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Works closely with and under the direction of the associate superintendent to support the administration and coordination of the functions of the office, including serving as a liaison in planning daily and long-range activities and projects of the Department of Student Services, the Division of Business, Fiscal, and Information Systems, the Equity Assurance and Compliance Unit, and Legal Services.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the organization of MCPS, state and federal guidelines, and Board of Education policies and procedures affecting special populations, student services, and human relations; and the school system¿s organization, curriculum, budget, professional development, and educational planning process. Ability to analyze and draft reports and correspondence related to the mission of the office. Demonstrated leadership ability; demonstrated ability to work independently to prioritize numerous tasks and meet short deadlines. Ability to incorporate technology when managing job responsibilities. Ability to interact on behalf of the associate superintendent with members of the executive staff, directors, principals, other appropriate MCPS staff, agencies, and community members. Excellent oral and written communications, human relations, organizational, and time management skills.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Master¿s degree from an accredited college or university in education, educational administration, special education, or field related to student services. Five years of outstanding teaching and administrative experience or a combination of general or special education teaching or professional provider of student services and other professional experience in which the candidate has demonstrated consistently high-quality work, initiative, and leadership. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered. Must have successfully completed Observing and Analyzing Teaching 1.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Meets Maryland state certification requirements for Administrator I or II.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) As required by the duties and responsibilities of the job.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Some night and weekend work for which there is no additional compensation.
OVERTIME ELIGIBLE: No

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

¿Works closely with the department directors and their staff in coordinating activities of the departments in the Office of Special Education and Student Services (OSESS) and acts as a liaison with other central services offices.

¿ Participates in planning for and maintaining the smooth functioning of OSESS; prepares a variety of correspondence, reports, and other documents for the Board of Education, MCPS offices and schools, and community members and organizations; investigates problems or topics; and gathers and analyzes data for the associate superintendent.

¿ Promotes positive public relations with MCPS staff, parents, county and community agencies, and the general public; represents OSESS at various school system and community meetings.

¿ Appropriately follows up with community, parent, Board of Education, and other requests as directed by the associate superintendent.

¿ Participates and/or chairs numerous committees frequently acting as recorder and often responsible for drafting and editing the committee¿s reports, and for follow-up planning and action on committee responsibilities.

¿Participates in the development of the budget, including the development and review of all of its components, and assists the associate superintendent by providing information for support of budget requests, changes, and adjustments from initiation to adoption.

¿Maintains knowledge of Board of Education policies and actions pertinent to the operation of the office.

¿ Responds to questions from schools, central services offices, and community members about programs, directing inquiries to appropriate individuals or following up directly.

¿ Appraises the effectiveness of secretarial staff in terms of individual performance.

¿ Reviews correspondence with the associate superintendent on a daily basis, takes action as appropriate; suggests agenda items for various regularly scheduled meetings.

¿ Assists with updating appropriate regulations for the Principals Handbook.

¿ Organizes and manages special projects according to OSESS or MCPS needs.

¿ Problem solves and resolves complaints, informing and advising the associate superintendent of imminent problems and concerns.

¿ Performs related work as required.

Class Established: 11/1983
Date(s) Revised: 8/90, 8/92, 3/98, 5/00, 4/2008, 3/09, 6/12, 2/13
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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