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Mineral County Schools 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV 26726            Phone: 304-788-4200            Fax: 304-788-4204

Assistant Superintendent

Assistant Superintendent




POSITION:                                       ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT


FLSA/CONTRACT STATUS:           Exempt

EMPLOYMENT TERM:                    261 Days

SALARY:                                          As per Mineral County Salary Schedule based on experience and education.

EVALUATION:                                 Performance in this position will be evaluated by the immediate supervisor and in accordance with WV State Board Policy 5310 and Mineral County Board of Education Policy.

JOB SUMMARY:                             Provide assistance with direction of the staff in the areas of curriculum and instruction.



Provides leadership and support in developing, implementing and maintaining the best possible administrative and instructional programs for Mineral County Schools;

Provides leadership and support in developing, implementing and maintaining a supervision and personnel management system for all personnel;

Serves in the absence of the Superintendent;

Establishes and implements an improvement process for programs and services in Mineral County Schools;

Establishes good public and employee relations;

Maintains professional work habits;

Maintains and upgrades his/her professional skills;

Demonstrates instructional leadership to enhance school effectiveness by improving instruction and augmenting student performance;

Provides purpose and direction for schools/county;

Demonstrates cognitive skills to gather, analyze and synthesize information to reach goals.

Manages group behaviors to achieve consensus;

Enhances quality of total school/county organization;

Organizes and delegates to accomplish goals;

Communicates effectively;

Provides leadership in the implementation of technology standards;

Provides direct supervision of the County Special Education Program;

Oversees the Coordinator of Special Education and assigns her/him appropriate duties to meet the goals of the county’s special education program;

Facilitates Annual County Plan for State and Federal Entitlement Funds for the Education of Students with Exceptionalities;

Monitors all aspects of special education mandated by IDEA, Policy 2419, and County Policy;

Ensures the provision of a continuum of special education services;

Facilitates the County Comprehensive Self-assessment Desk Audit;

Conducts an annual needs assessment;

Facilitates and monitors special education budget;

Develops and monitors interagency agreements;

Available to chair and participate in Individualized Education Program meetings as needed;

Critiques and monitors Individualized Education Program documents for compliance;

Facilitates and monitors the referral and the re-evaluation process for compliance;

Develops and initiates a special education reference guide for special education teachers;

Monitors Preschool Special Needs program in collaboration with the County PreK/Headstart Director;

Monitors all aspects mandated by Policy 4350 (Student Confidentiality);

Constructs, negotiates and facilitates contracted services for students with exceptionalities;

Monitors related services such as Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Orientation & Mobility;

Collaborates with the transportation department on matters specific to special needs transportation;

Develops and facilitates extended school year services;

Facilitates WVEIS state reporting in relation to special education;

Maintains WVEIS student records for special education department;

Develops procedures and conducts manifestation hearings in regard to student discipline;

Develops procedures and monitors specialized health care for students with exceptionalities;

Schedules and facilitates annual speech and hearing screenings;

Oversees the school psychologists and assist in scheduling evaluations;

Assists with all Child Find activities such as preschool screenings;

Provides leadership in the development of a K-12 inclusive special education program;

Presents professional development sessions in relation to special education;

Develops and implements transition services for special education services;

Provides technical assistance for low incident and high profile special needs students;

Facilitates Medicaid billing process;

Facilitates all aspects of the State Alternative Assessments process;

Performs duties as the District 504 Coordinator (Facilitate 504 Plans, Monitor the implementation of 504 plans, and enter accommodations in WVEIS for 504 students);

Works cooperatively with staff members and other administrative departments, building principals, and educational program coordinators to ensure appropriate services for special education students;

Assists with the recruitment of personnel for positions in program areas;

Reads, analyzes, and reports information related to a student’s academic abilities;

Reads, analyzes, and interprets general professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations;

Works with Special Education staff to provide quality and effective instruction through staff development;

Assists in revising ESEA, Five Year Strategic Plan, annually;

Assists in reviewing county policies and making the appropriate revisions;

Assists with the CEFP (Comprehensive Education Facilities Plan);

Assists in the writing of the WVSIPP (West Virginia Support for Improving Professional Practice);

Adheres to Employee Code of Conduct as outlined in Mineral County School’s Policy 3210; and

Performs other duties deemed appropriate and assigned by the Superintendent and/or immediate supervisor(s).



Currently hold or be eligible to obtain a valid West Virginia Administrative Certificate;

Experience in Special Education;

Experience as a Building or Program Level Administrator / Director in Special Education;

Working knowledge of federal programs in schools;

Experience with Pre-K, elementary, and secondary curriculum;

Minimum of Master’s Degree;

Demonstrates oral/written communication skills;

Possess educational administrative experience in both building and district level;

Experience in budgeting; and

Criminal background check conducted pursuant to WV Code §18-5-15c and/or §18A-3-10, as appropriate.



Experience with school personnel laws;

Experience with OEPA reports and audit procedures;

Experience with student data reports;

Working knowledge of school scheduling


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the workplace. Alcohol and controlled substance which affects employee productivity, safety or judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.



The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach, stand, walk, lift, grasp, write, talk, hear, see, use technology such as computers and multimedia equipment, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 10 pounds of materials. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff members.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Most commonly, the educational setting is indoors. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate (20-60 dB).


The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

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MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS: 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV. 26726      |      Phone: 304-788-4200      |      Fax: 304-788-4204
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