Human Resources

All vacancies are posted at www.alsde.edu and in each school or worksite for 14 days, except in emergency conditions. In those cases, all positions except administrative may be posted only 7 days. An application must be completed online at www.alsde.edu to be considered for the vacant position.

The application process may vary depending on the type of employment one is seeking. Position classifications are as follows:

Administrative:  Principals, Assistant Principals and other administrative/supervisory positions.

Certified/Professional: Teachers, Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Counselors.

Support Staff: Custodial Maintenance, Instructional Aides, Technicians, Grounds Maintenance, Staff Support, Bookkeepers, Secretarial/Clerical, Security, Transportation, Food Services, Nurses ,and various technology positions.

CERTIFIED / PROFESSIONAL

A Preliminary Screening Interview is a requirement to interview at the local school for a certified position. When preliminary interviews are available, the posting will be online at www.alsde.edu.  You must first apply to the preliminary interview posting. Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule a date and time to interview.

STEP 1 : Application and accompanying documentation

  1. Certified Application
    1. Complete the online TEACH IN ALABAMA application at www.alsde.edu
    2. Complete all sections of application-do not put "see resume"

      The following items may be scanned and attached to your online application
      (please do not send originals to the office unless requested):
  2. Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended, graduate and undergraduate. (original, official transcripts in a sealed envelope or an e-script must be submitted to the Central Office if hired)
  3. Three current references (the online reference/employment verification will be used)
  4. Documentation of valid Alabama Teacher's Certificate
    1. A copy of the actual certificate or proof that the requirements have been met and certificate applied for is acceptable for application purposes.
    2. Upon employment, the original certificate must be provided.
    3. Contact the Alabama State Department of Education for further information regarding obtaining a valid certificate (334-242-9977)
    4. Copy of Social Security card.

STEP 2: Screening

Applications are reviewed to determine if the applicant meets the requirements for the designated subject or grade level. Applications are then reviewed to determine the most qualified candidates for current and anticipated vacancies.

STEP 3: Initial Interviews

 Applicants will be scheduled for preliminary interviews on the basis of need by the school system. Interviews may be conducted by principals and Central Office personnel. The applicant should bring a resume to this interview. Applicants will be asked to write an answer to a selected question as part of this interview.

Principals will interview a number of applicants for any vacancies that occur at their schools. They welcome resumes from all appropriately certified applicants.

STEP 4: Recommendations

Prior to any recommendation for employment, an applicant must have on file an application and must complete the preliminary interview and an interview at the school level with the principal. References will be checked and the writing sample evaluated by the Central Office personnel.

STEP 5: Appointment

Appointment to a position is made by the Board of Education after a candidate has verbally accepted a contract offer and has a valid Alabama Teacher Certificate and has passed a criminal background check:

**NOTE: To be fingerprinted for a criminal background check you MUST register and pay online at www.cogentid.com/alabama or by phone at (866)989-9316. Cogent Systems WILL NOT fingerprint anyone who has not registered online or by phone (no exceptions). See the website for “Print Locations and Hours” along with other important information. Valid identification is required.

Salary placement is based upon verification of prior years of full time teaching experience and up to 4 years of military service. See Salary Schedule. The applicant must contact their prior employer(s) and have verification of experience forwarded to Shelby County Schools. All applicants will start on the salary schedule at level -0- and will remain there until verification of experience has been received.

STEP 6: Orientation

New hires are provided a packet of information regarding items related to employment during New Teacher Orientation. Mentor teachers are available as a resource throughout the school year.

SUPPORT STAFF AND NON-CERTIFIED EMPLOYEES

STEP 1: Application and accompanying documentation

  1. Support Application
    1. Complete the classified application online at www.alsde.edu
  2. If you are hired you will need to provide a copy of the following:
    1. Copy of high school diploma or GED Certificate (If you are hired in a Title I school or as a Paraeducator, you submit a copy of an associates degree or 48 credit hours of college credit or must pass the WORKKEYS test)
    2. Copy of Social Security card  
    3. Copy of driver's license

      All applicants will start on the salary schedule at level -0- and will remain there until verification of experience has been received.

STEP 2: Paper Screening

When job openings occur, completed applications will be reviewed for background and skills required.

STEP 3: Initial Interviews

Applicants will be scheduled for interviews on the basis of need by the school system. Interviews may be conducted by principals and Central Office personnel.
Principals will interview a number of applicants for any vacancies that occur at their schools.

STEP 4: Recommendations

Prior to any recommendation for employment, an applicant must have on file a completed application with all required documents. References will be checked.

STEP 5: Appointment

Appointment to a position is made by the Board of Education after a candidate has verbally accepted a contract offer and has submitted all required documentation and has passed a criminal background check. Years of experience are determined by the number of years in a job classification with the Board of Education. All applicants will start on the salary schedule at level -0- and will remain there until verification of experience has been received.