Gwinnet County Public Schools police officer Trakida Maldonado shows a security device at the main entrance of Northbrook Middle School on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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How to get a job with Gwinnett County Public Schools

Gwinnett County Public Schools is the largest school district in Georgia, so if you're looking for a job in the education field, you'll find plenty of openings at any given time. And if the 2018 Forbes list of America's Best Employers is any indication, if you can land a job with the district, you're likely to enjoy it. The magazine named the district the No. 178 best employer in the country, ahead of such well-known companies as Starbucks, Unilever and Texas Instruments.

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in a job with Gwinnett County Public Schools.

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What type of jobs does the district offer?

Gwinnett schools recently had 425 posted job openings. Jobs for teachers were the most common openings. However, the following jobs were also a few of the many listed:

-School bus driver

-Fleet maintenance clerk

-Counselor

-Custodian

-Assistant principal

-School resource officer

-Media specialist

How do you apply for a job?

Look at the list of openings for external and internal applicants and fill out an online application. It will be kept on file for one school year, and if your qualifications meet the district's needs, you may be contacted for more information and an interview.

What information do you need to provide?

Required information depends on the job you're applying for, and when you select one or more jobs, each may add different pages to your application. You may need to provide details about your related work experience, your high school information as well as the highest degree attained, as well as your GPA and academic honors.

What credentials do you need?

All of the district's teachers, administrators, service personnel and paraprofessionals need to have an appropriate certificate for the field, grade level, subject or assignment, as required by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

What do positions pay?

You can view salary schedules by position online. They vary by position type and then by prior related work experience and education.

What is the interview process like?

Respondents at Glassdoor gave the interview process a difficulty of 2.2, which classifies it as average. One person who interviewed for a teaching job said the district asked him or her to present a sample lesson, which was taped.

Other interviewees reported being asked the following questions:

-"Describe a way that all staff can work for the benefit of the students."

-"What is your teaching philosophy?"

-"What is your classroom management style?"

-"How do you get a student to take a risk?"

According to the district's website, if you apply for a job online and are asked to come in for an interview, you'll be notified online and will be given your choice of several times.

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