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Thank you for your interest in employment with Jefferson County Schools. Please read the following information very carefully.
To apply for any position (other than substitute teacher), click on the “Certified Positions” or "Non-Certified Positions" link, which will take you to our new on-line employment application. This is the only way you can apply for positions in Jefferson County Schools. We will no longer accept paper applications for all positions effective May 1, 2011.
Please only answer the questions pertaining to teaching if you are applying for a position which requires a teaching license. If you are applying for an instructional assistant position which requires you to be "highly qualified", please attach the documentation to prove your highly qualified status.
When completing the on-line application, please make sure you read the instructions very carefully and attach all required documents. If you scan documents, scan at maximum resolution. If you do not have all of the documents to attach, please make sure you add the documents when you are able to so you will have a complete application.
If you have any problems setting up an account or applying on-line, please call the Jefferson County Schools Human Resources Department at (865) 397-3194 for assistance. Thank you.
The Jefferson County School System is an equal opportunity employer and
does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, sex, color,
religion, national origin, citizenship status, age or handicap in any of it’s
educational or employment programs or activities.
Jefferson County Schools
Hiring Teachers working with English Learners
All teachers of any language instruction program for English Learners (ELL) need to be fluent and competent in the four domains of language assessed by the English Language Proficiency Assessment: reading, writing, speaking and listening.
When a position is open for an ELL teacher, applicants will complete an online employment application. Completing the online application will require reading instructions and completing required fields. Writing skills will be assessed by the ESL Coordinator and Principal when reviewing the completed application.
If an applicant is selected for an interview, a writing sample will be required (on-site) prior to the interview. The ESL Coordinator, Principal, and others involved in the interview process will assess the writing sample for fluency and competency.
During the interview process, applicants will be asked questions relevant to the position. Their ability to listen to each question and respond appropriately will be assessed by the ESL Coordinator, Principal and others involved in the interview process. Each interviewer will be document responses, and judge the level of fluency of the applicant in both speaking and listening.
Each applicant will be scored using a standard rubric. Score sheets will kept on file in the Human Resources files for one year from the interview date.