Special Education Compliance Consultant, RPDC

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May 3, 2022

Northeast Regional Professional Development Center

The Northeast Missouri Regional Professional Development Center mission is to build the capacity of educators and schools to maximize student performance through high-quality professional development. The Center is part of DESE’s State-wide System of Support and is totally grant-funded.  It is located on the campus of Truman State University.

Special Education Compliance Consultant



This 12-month, full-time, professional position will provide training to district staff and assist districts in the implementation of state and federal regulations implementing Part B of IDEA and assist districts to correct any identified non-compliance within twelve months of identification. Through collaboration with DESE, RPDC staff, and regional teams, compliance consultants will provide support to public agencies to enhance compliance with Part B of IDEA. In collaboration with DESE, consultants will assist all assigned public agencies with demonstrating effective implementation of state and federal regulations regarding the implementation of Part B of the IDEA, as well as provide support to all assigned public agencies in the effective implementation of the compliance requirements for development and implementation of postsecondary transition plans for students with disabilities. This position will require travel in the northeast region, as well as some in-state travel to state meetings and conferences.


  • Provide training/technical assistance to assigned agencies on policies, procedures and practices related to compliance with federal and state requirements under IDEA.
  • Provide support to districts to develop and implement effective special education corrective action plans.
  • Collaborate with Part C staff to provide training on Part C-to-B transition.
  • Provide training, coaching and technical assistance to districts/schools on the use of DESE-identified activities.
  • Provide training to LEA staff, so districts will have fewer compliance issues than identified in initial monitoring and have a greater probability of achieving 100% compliance within 12 months of written notification of any identified noncompliance.
  • Have a working knowledge of technology and be able to use it in development, presentation, and delivery of training.
  • Attend regional Local Administrators of Special Education (LASE) meetings to provide PD and technical assistance.
  • Provide training/technical assistance to districts in region identified by DESE as having noncompliance/corrective actions as a result of a child complaint.
  • Collaborate with DESE in the review/revision of compliance resources, including model forms, the Standards and Indicators Manual, webinar training, etc.
  • Participate in focused monitoring reviews as requested by DESE (October-May). This includes planning/preparation and participation in the onsite review.
  • Attend/participate in designated resource, support and training meetings with DESE.
  • Attend PD opportunities applicable to Special Education compliance as requested by DESE.
  • Attend, participate, as well as develop and present materials at the annual New Director’s Academy as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned by DESE


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, special education, education administration, or appropriate related field
  • Five years of successful classroom teaching, school improvement planning, administration, or related experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of state and federal regulations implementing Part B of IDEA
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Missouri Special Education Compliance Standards and Indicators
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the special education process and effective systems for implementation of special education procedures, including °evaluation/eligibility determination; °IDEA Discipline procedures; °IDEA Transfer procedures; °Compliance requirements for postsecondary transition planning/documentation and Indicator 13 checklist implementation; °Corrective Action Plan (CAP) development/implementation; °State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR)


  • Master’s Degree in education, special education, education administration or appropriate related field
  • Knowledge of DESE initiatives: School-Wide Positive Behavior Support, Missouri Learning Standards, Missouri Model Curriculum, Missouri Educator Standards and Quality Indicators, MSIP, and District Continuous Improvement (DCI), MAP/MAP-A, Co-Teaching, Data-Team Training, Implementation and Scaling-up Theory/Practice
  • Experience with adult learning concepts/strategies; data analysis; effective meeting management and processes/protocols; coaching, presentation, consultation, and facilitation


Please submit a cover letter addressing the required qualifications, a resume, academic transcripts and contact information for three references at employment.truman.edu or mailed to:

Truman State University

Human Resources MC 101

100 E Normal Ave

Kirksville, MO 63501


Review of applications will begin May 10, 2022 and continue until filled.  Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or hrstaff@truman.edu. Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.


Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and titleix@truman.edu.

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or hrstaff@truman.edu.

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