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Please read the information provided below regarding our application process prior to completing the application. You will also need to provide the following items in order to complete your file:
• Electronic copies of your transcript(s)
• Email addresses for your professional references
• Electronic copies of your professional certifications/licenses
Our application process changed on December 15, 2014. Current and previous applicants must complete the online application in the new system in order to apply. Once you have applied in the new system, your application will be stored so you may apply to other positions.
Create an Account
To apply to a position, click the “apply” link on the job ad. The first time you apply to a position, you will need to create an account. You will then receive a PIN number to access the application system. Please retain the PIN for your records as you will need the PIN every time you login. If you are a returning user, use the designated PIN to login and update your application or apply for a position.
As part of the application process, you will be requested to provide contact information for three references. Applicants with prior work history should include contact information for at least one immediate supervisor from a current or prior place of employment. If you provide the contact person’s email address on the application, a reference request will automatically be generated and emailed to the person(s) listed. In the event you do not have the contact person's email address or you do not want an automatic reference request generated, you may download and print reference forms from the HREQ website. In that case, you or your contacts may return the completed forms to HREQ.
Please advise your references beforehand that they will be receiving a reference form (via email) from the District School Board of Pasco County Human Resources department and to add firstname.lastname@example.org to their email's contact list to avoid our email from being received as spam. In addition, personal email addresses are easier to reach than business email addresses and less likely to run afoul of firewalls.
Please note: If applying to multiple jobs, the email to your references will only go out once to each person unless you are applying to different categories of positions (e.g., instructional and administrative; non-instructional and instructional positions; etc).
Upload certificates, test scores, state licenses and correspondence you have received from the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Department of Health, or other licensing agency.
As of October 1, 2013, ALL applicants for instructional positions must have either:
1) A teaching certificate OR
2) A statement of eligibility issued by the state of Florida
*An exception to the above rule will be made for applicants who graduated from college within the last six months, or anyone who is specifically interested in teaching in a critical shortage area and is eligible for certification in that area. For a list of the current critical shortage areas, please click here.
Instructional applicants will be required to submit proof of certification by uploading a scanned copy of the documentation to the application. If you do not have either of these documents, please visit the Florida Department of Education website to apply for educator certification before submitting your application for employment to the Pasco County School District.
Teacher Insight (TI)
If you are applying for an instructional position, you will be redirected to the Gallup Teacher Insight Interview upon completion of the application. Pasco County Schools has contracted with the Gallup Corporation to help with recruiting and hiring. ALL instructional applicants, including current employees, must complete the TI survey. The survey will require approximately 30-45 minutes of uninterrupted time and is an important part of the selection process.
Results are valid for one year. If you have not completed the TI within the last 12 months, you will need to complete the survey.
Para Pro Assessment
Instructional Assistant and Paraprofessional applicants must have one of the following:
An Associate’s Degree
At least 60 semester hours of college
A passing score of 464 or higher on the Para Pro Assessment (Para Pro Assessment results must be uploaded to your application)
For information about the Para Pro Assessment, go to http://www.ets.org/parapro .
Be sure to include all transcripts as credit hours earned above the requirements of the position MAY be eligible for additional education supplemental pay. If your transcripts are from outside the United States, you must have them evaluated by a United States accredited agency.
If you completed an application in our old system, you may email email@example.com to request transcripts from your old file be transferred to the new application.
If you are a first-time applicant, upload copies of transcripts from each college listed on the application.
Finalizing your Submission
Once the application has been completed, review your application and click on Submit in order to finalize your submission. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application.
At this time, an email will also go out to each of the references for which you provided an email address.
We encourage you to watch the website for other positions that may be of interest. To apply for other positions, simply click the “apply” link. You should not have to re-enter information again, but you will be asked to review the application again prior to submitting.