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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 6213 - EO Assistant Superintendent - Truant Officer - In-Service Director

Job Description

DEFINITION:
Under general direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in planning and coordinating the truancy program for DuPage County; planning and directing an extensive teacher in-service program for DuPage County teachers; and assuming other responsibilities and duties as Assistant Regional Superintendent.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
This is a responsible professional and administrative position involving responsibility for planning and coordinating the truancy programs; planning and directing an extensive teacher in-service program offering graduate college credit. Participates in school district evaluations by the Illinois State Board of Education. Represents the Regional Superintendent in many organizations in DuPage County and surrounding area. Administers the Illinois Textbook Loan Program in DuPage County and assists local school districts, teachers, and the general public in matters of education. General supervisions exercised over clerical personnel, instructors, and others involved in the truancy and in-service program. The work is performed according to policies established by the Board of Education, and general direction is received from the Superintendent of the DuPage Educational Service Region.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES TO BE PERFORMED WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:
Establishes truancy reporting procedures for all county schools; processes referrals from schools; contacts parents of truants; refers chronic truants to County Probation Department, State's Attorney's office, and Juvenile Court; answers legal questions of school administrators on truancy; and counsels parents on handling truant behavior of children; coordinates teacher in-service graduate level education program; determines courses offered; arranges and schedules classes; selects instructors; supervises ordering of textbooks; registers teacher and administrator certification; visits school districts; reviews academic program; ESR representative on County and Chicago area projects and organizations; answers inquiries from school personnel and general public regarding certification and qualification of teachers, student attendance, residency, suspension, and expulsion, alternative education, competency testing, teacher vacancies, and substitute teaching; distributes information and materials, processes textbook applications; answers questions and works with State Board of Education and local school districts to facilitate Illinois Secular Textbook Loan Program.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Considerable knowledge of modern principles and practices of school administration; considerable knowledge of modern principles and practices of modern teaching and curriculum development; good knowledge of modern business administration and public administration practices.

Considerable skill in planning and supervising the work of others; considerable skill in initiating sound professional judgment.

REQUIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Completion of a Master's degree in Education is required, including successful completion of 16 to 20 semester hours of prescribed graduate work in education, and 2 years of full-time teaching experience in the public schools.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Certification by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois State Teachers Certification Board with either a type 61 All Grade Supervisory Certificate, or with a type 75 Administrative Certificate with the Supervisory or General Administrative endorsement(s), as set forth in Illinois Revised Statutes, Chapter 122, Article 21-1 Qualification of Teachers, Article 21-7.1 Administrative Certificate, and as set forth in Illinois State Board of Education Document #1.