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 well-known companies such as Starbucks, Unilever, and Texas Instruments.
Here's what you need to know if you're interested in a job with the district.
What type of jobs does the district offer?
As of July 17, Gwinnett County Schools had 62 teacher vacancies. There are also postings listed for the following jobs:
-School bus driver
-Assistant head custodian
-School resource officer
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, the highest degree you’ve 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 prior related work experience, and education.
What is the interview process like?
Respondents at Glassdoor gave the interview process a difficulty of 2.3, 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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