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Jefferson County Schools will be launching a new online employment application program soon.  In the meantime, please apply on our current Career Portal for only the positions that are currently posted. 

Most positions for the 2017-18 school year will be posted when we launch our new online application program.  Please continue to check this site for updated information.  Thank you.




Thank you for your interest in employment with Jefferson County Schools.  Please read the following information very carefully:

To apply for positions posted below, click on the blue arrow to the left of the posting.  You will be taken to Career Portal, our on-line application program.  This is the only way you can apply for positions in Jefferson County Schools.  We do not accept paper applications. 

We currently do not have an on-line application process for Substitute Teacher positions.  For Substitute Teacher application information, click here

When completing the on-line application, please make sure you read the instructions very carefully and attach all required documents to complete your application.  If you scan documents, scan at maximum resolution.  You can log back into the program at any time to add documents or update other information

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.

You may set up an account in Career Portal even if there are currently no positions for which you wish to apply.  Once this is done, you can apply for any available position on the Job Postings page by clicking on the blue arrow to the left of that posting and logging back into Career Portal.

 Click here for Jefferson County Schools Career Portal

Career Portal works best by using Google Chrome or Firefox as your browser.  Some users have reported problems when using Windows Internet Explorer.

If you have problems setting up an account or applying on-line, please call the  Human Resources Department at (865) 397-7319 for assistance. 


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’seducational or employment programs or activities.



Hiring of Teachers Working with English Language Learners:

All teachers of any language instruction program for English Language 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 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

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