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DeafDigest Blue – October 30, 2011

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:  Knowledge of general special education instructional practices and specifically best practices in the education of the deaf; educational and audiological assessment procedures and interpretation of assessment results; support services typically utilized in the education of the deaf, including speech/language and interpreter services; special education rules and regulations and the IEP/ETR process. Ability to comply with data collection, records management and reporting features assigned to the position.  Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a broad constituency through the application of skills and knowledge fundamental to the position as well as excellent interpersonal communication skills.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:   The successful employee must be self-directed and able to work with limited supervision or direction.   The position requires extensive travel working hours beyond those of a typical teaching position with an average of 2 to 3 nights away from home each week.  The position may require occasional work on weekends and extended workdays with meetings before and after regular school hours.  This is a “tele-work” position requiring the employee to work out of a home-based office, usually located in a community outside of Great Falls.  Telework employees must be able to maintain the basic machines and functions of an office as well as securing routine maintenance for the state vehicle assigned to the position.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:  Selection procedures to be used in evaluating applicant’s qualifications include an evaluation of the Montana State Application form, application supplement, interview, and reference checks.  Late, incomplete or unsigned applications will be rejected.

Application materials required are: 1.    Signed and completed State of Montana Employment Application (PD-25, revised 04/09). Portions of the application may be photocopied if legible. 2.    Letters of reference from previous three employers (3 letters of reference). 3.    Transcripts or all coursework leading to degrees or licensure. 4.    Copies of Professional Licenses which are applicable to the requirements of the position. 5.    Applicants claiming the Handicapped Person’s Employment Preference must provide verification of eligibility with the application materials by the closing date.  The required documentation includes a completed Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Certification of Disability form. 6.    Signed and dated Applicant Release of Information form. 7.    Application supplement.

INQUIRIES AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATION:  MSDB 406-771-6000, any Montana Job Service.  Locally 1018 7th Street South, Great Falls, Montana, 406-791-5800 or the website:  http://www.msdb.mt.gov

COMPENSATION:  This position is a contracted position 200 days.  Salary is determined by the schedule as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Eligible state employees are also provided paid health, dental and life insurance.  Other benefits include deferred compensation program and retirement.  Employees earn approximately 3.69 hours of sick leave for each 80 hours pay period worked and employees who qualify are entitled to up to 15 days military leave with full pay.  Earned

leave benefits may be used for maternity and parental (birth/adoption) leave and for immediate family illness care.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  Under state and federal law qualified applicants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Modifications or adjustments may be provided to assist applicants to compete in the recruitment and selection process, to perform the essential duties of the job or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment available to other employees.  An applicant must request an accommodation when needed.  If you need any such accommodation, contact SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF & BLIND using the information provided above.  TTY users may call the TTY number if available or use the relay service by dialing 711-253-4091.

IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT:  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three (3) days of hire, documentation that he/she is authorized to work in the United States.  Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or social security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., a United States passport, a Permanent Resident Card or an Alien Registration Card (Green Card).

EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE – The Veterans Public Employment Preference Act and the Persons with Disabilities Public Employment Preference Act provide preference in public employment for certain military veterans and people with disabilities or their eligible relatives. An applicant claiming employment preference must complete an Employment Preference Form, PD-25A, available through your local Montana Job Service Workforce Center or the State of Montana Employment Information Website at: http://mt.gov!stateiobs/stateiobs.asp . You must also provide the appropriate documentation of eligibility with the application. The required documentation may include a DD~214; a document issued by the Office of the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard certifying service; or a PHHS Certifications of Disability form. Contact your local Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office, Department of Public Health and Human Services for details on obtaining persons with disabilities preference certification. For more information, contact your local Job Service Workforce Center..

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