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Thank you for your interest in employment with Jefferson County Schools.

Jefferson County Schools has an online application portal. In order to be considered for any positions that are now posted, you will need to apply specifically for a posted position and complete a new online application program. Select the link below to view current openings and submit or update an application.

If you have any questions, contact the Jefferson County Schools Human Resources Department at 865-397-7319.

Substitute Teacher Information

Substitute teachers are vital members of our professional team and offer an important contribution to the educational program in the classroom. Additional information and resources for current and prospective substitute teachers are available here. Apply today using the Current Job Posting and Online Applications button on this page.

Applicant Portal Technical Support

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:oo p.m. EST

Phone: 1-877-974-7437


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The Jefferson County Schools District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, sex, color,religion, national origin, citizenship status, age or handicap in any of it’s educational or employment programs or activities.

Hiring of Teachers Working with English Language Learners

All teachers of any language instruction program for English Language Learners (ELL) need to be fluent and competent in the four domains of language assessed by the English Language Proficiency Assessment: reading, writing, speaking and listening.

When a position is open for an ELL teacher, applicants will complete an online employment application. Completing the online application will require reading instructions and completing required fields. Writing skills will be assessed by the ESL Coordinator and Principal when reviewing the completed application.

If an applicant is selected for an interview, a writing sample will be required (on-site) prior to the interview. The ESL Coordinator, Principal, and others involved in the interview process will assess the writing sample for fluency and competency.

During the interview process, applicants will be asked questions relevant to the position. Their ability to listen to each question and respond appropriately will be assessed by the ESL Coordinator, Principal and others involved in the interview process. Each interviewer will document responses, and judge the level of fluency of the applicant in both speaking and listening.

Each applicant will be scored using a standard rubric. Score sheets will kept on file in the Human Resources files for one year from the interview date.