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How to get a job with DeKalb County Schools

As the state's third-largest school district, DeKalb County Schools has a wide variety of jobs available if you're looking to apply.

Check out the following answers to commonly asked questions to help you snag a position within the district. 

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What type of jobs does the district offer?

As of July 17, DeKalb Schools had 282 of job openings, which include lots of jobs for teachers for many different subjects at all grade levels. You'll also find positions like the following:

-Substitutes

-Bus drivers

-Nurses

-Electricians

How do you apply for a job? 

Check out the list of openings, which you can search by specific position, location or job family. When you find one you're interested in, click on the number beside it, and you'll be taken to an informational page specific to that job. You'll see the essential functions you'll be expected to perform if you land the job, as well as the required education and experience you'll need. At the bottom of the page, you'll see a link to use when you apply for the job.

You'll have to create an account to apply, and a video is provided to help guide you through the process.

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What credentials do you need?

Credentials vary by position, but all teachers, service personnel, administrators and paraprofessionals will need to hold a certificate issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC).

What do positions pay? 

You can see the salary range for specific positions online. Pay for general education teachers, for example, ranges from $41,040 to $95,001.

What is the interview process like?

Glassdoor respondents give the interview process a rating of 2.7, which puts it the average difficulty range. Several interviewees mentioned that the interview was conducted in an open, conversational style.

They provided the following questions asked during their interviews:

-"How do you handle difficult parents?" – asked for a teaching position

-"Describe the full AP (accounts payable) process?" – asked for an accounts payable clerk position

-"What would you do in your first 90 days on the job?" – asked for an instructional coordinator position

-"Why would you be an asset to DeKalb County?"- asked for a custodian position

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