[Full-time] Explore, Secretary at Springfield Publc Schools

Location: Missouri


Job Title: Explore Secretary

  • All dates contingent upon snow days*

Session 1 Target Dates – June 3, 2019 to June 28, 2019

Session 2 Target Dates July 8, 2019 to July 30, 2019

Reports to: Building Administrator

Work Schedule/FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Temporary

Tenure Track: No

Social Security Contribution: Required

Salary: Secretary/Clerical, Code 23

Purpose Statement

The Springfield, Missouri Public School District is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Secretary ? Summer School Program.

The Springfield School District is Missouri?s largest public school district and has built a reputation of academic excellence based on the outstanding performance of our students and schools. About 25,000 students attend 36 elementary schools, an intermediate school, 9 middle schools, 5 high schools and a variety of alternative education and choice programs.

The job of Secretary ? Summer School Program is done for the purpose/s of providing a wide variety of complex and confidential administrative and secretarial support to assigned administrator; conveying information regarding department functions and procedures; ensuring efficient operation of support functions; and coordinating assigned projects and site activities.

Essential Functions

Support personnel will follow prescribed curriculum guides to assist the education process for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes and achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan.

Participates in a Summer School Orientation meeting (TBA) at assigned Summer School site for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform the job?s functions.

Other Functions

Performs other related duties, as assigned, (e.g. member of social committee, phone call to all new hires welcoming them to the District, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements (Minimum Qualifications)

Knowledge is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: accounting/bookkeeping principles; business telephone etiquette; common office machines; concepts of grammar and punctuation; and office methods and practices.

Skills are required to perform tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including using job related software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and planning and managing projects.

Ability is required to gather, collate and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operates equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: developing and maintaining positive relationships, setting high expectations for self and others, setting and monitoring progress toward goals, utilizing and offering effective feedback to continuously improve, collaborating and communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders, applying critical thinking/problem solving to improve work processes, adapting to changing work priorities, communicating with diverse groups, maintaining confidentiality, meeting deadlines and schedules, setting priorities, working as part of a team, and working with frequent interruptions.

Employee Punctuality and Appearance

In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all schedules hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave.

Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee?s supervisor or building administrator.

All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Springfield School District and is appropriate for their position.


Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; and utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job’s functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the organization?s services.

Terms of Employment

The terms of employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment in a Missouri public school and Board of Education policy, as those laws and policies may change from time to time. If your position is represented by Collective Bargaining

representative, then your employment will also be governed by a negotiated agreement

between SPS and that Collective Bargaining representative.


Job related experience, required


High School Diploma or equivalent, required

Miscellaneous Requirements

Background clearance, the results of which must be satisfactory to the District, required

Work Environment & Physical Requirements

The usual and customary methods of performing the job?s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 80% sitting, 10% walking and 10% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.

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