Applying for Teaching & Counseling Positions
We are thrilled that you are interested in a career with the Washoe County School District! Interested applicants must fill out an online application in order to be considered for employment. Please feel free to contact us at 775-348-0321 or via email with any questions. You may also come to our offices at 425 E. Ninth Street, Reno, NV 89512, where we have computers available for applicants to use. Washoe County School District accepts applications for teachers and counselors on an ongoing basis. WCSD maintains a pool of candidates for all teaching and counseling positions within the district. As vacancies occur, candidates to fill those vacancies are selected from the pool of eligible applicants.Please note: Most communication from Human Resources is done via email. It is very important to check your email regularly and to keep your contact information up-to-date.
Step 1 - ApplicationAccess WCSD’s Online Application System and fill out an online Certified application. Applicants must specify which endorsement(s) they hold or are working towards and must attach their most recent evaluation to the online application. Internship evaluations are acceptable.
Here is the information that you will want to have handy in order to complete your application. You can save your application and continue working on it whenever you like.
- Employment History - Dates of Employment, Name of Employer, Duties and Responsibilities, Name of Supervisor
- Confidential References - Names of References - supervisors are preferred, professional colleagues are allowed as well; Contact information - email address is strongly preferred
- License / Certification - Issuing state, Expiration date, Endorsements
Once your application is complete:· Select the Jobs tab· Select View/Apply next to the teaching position you would like to apply to· After reviewing the job specifications, click on Apply for the Job
- Background information (if applicable) - Date of arrest / conviction, Nature of offense and an explanation, Terms and conditions of conviction, Court documents (including dismissal paperwork)
Keep your application up-to-date! You may not find a position that interests you right away. Update your employment history, resume, and confidential references whenever you apply for a new position.
Step 2 – Confidential ReferencesIn order for applications to be complete, they must have at least four (4) professional confidential references returned. One reference must come from a recent supervisor. References from current and former school-based supervisors (i.e., Principals and Lead Teachers) are generally stronger than references from colleagues or friends. References must have been submitted within the past eighteen (18) months in order to be considered. Once four references have been returned, applicants must email firstname.lastname@example.org to request application screening.
Step 3 - Application ReviewThe Human Resources team reviews applications to make sure candidates meet both minimum qualifications and the specific requirements of each position.
Step 4 – Hiring PoolApplications that meet the hiring criteria criteria are moved into the certified hiring pool for any positions they are licensed for. As positions become available, Principals will select applicants from the hiring pool for site-level interviews.
Step 5 – Site Level InterviewsPrincipals and other hiring managers decide which applicants to interview from the hiring pool. Applicants may interview at as many sites as they wish until they accept an offer from one of our schools.
Step 6 - Becoming an EmployeeWhen an applicant accepts employment with WCSD, the principal sends hiring paperwork in to Human Resources. As soon as that employee is licensed in Nevada for the position and completes WCSD onboarding, he or she can begin working. Here is a link to the Nevada Department of Education's website, where you can find Nevada Licensure Information.
Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility
The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities. For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.