How do I ... ?
- Change or update something in my main profile?
- Click the Sign In link at the top right of the main jobs page.
- Log in with your username or email and your password.
- Once logged in, click back on your name which now appears in the upper right box.
- Go to Profile to make updates or changes.
- Apply for positions?
- If you have a current profile with us, you can log in with the Sign In link at the top right of the main jobs page. Once logged in, click on the open role you are interested in, and click the green Apply button to apply directly for that role.
- If you do not have a saved profile, you will need to create one.
- Add documents to my file?
- Sign in the same way as explained above and add any documents once in your Profile.
- Find out the closing date of a job I applied for?
- The closing date is listed in the top of the posting. Note: jobs close at 5 p.m. the day of, not 11:59 p.m.
I am an internal applicant. What do I do?
All internal applicants must still complete an online application to be considered. However, document submission is optional. If you do not wish to provide an updated resume and letters of recommendation you can upload blank ones. (The application does require the document submission, even if they are blank).
Is it recommended that I submit new documents as an internal candidate?
Although not required, we do recommend that you submit updated documents to put forth the strongest application as you may be considered amongst other internal applicants.
What if I am unable to upload the resume and letters of recommendation?
If you have any issues with the system, click on the Menu button on the top left of the main jobs page. From there, click Help and Support. Any question you have should be answered within this help screen. For additional support, call the help line at 1.855.524.5627.
What if my supervisor is not allowed to write a letter of recommendation (per company policy)?
You may submit your last employee performance evaluation. Many employers are willing to write a “personal” letter of reference that speaks to your work history, not on company letterhead, which is an acceptable alternative.
I'm unable to submit letters of recommendation and/or resume by the closing date. Can I still apply?
You will not be able to submit your application without all the required documents. If a duplicate or blank document is submitted, your application will be screened out and will not be considered.
Do I need to resubmit my letters of recommendation and resume each time I apply for a job?
No (and yes). Once you have submitted this information it will stay in the profile associated with you in our system. For any job that you apply for in the future, depending on what is required, you may be asked to re-attach a letter or resume. Documents you have uploaded previously can be reattached. Once you push the Attach button, the system will ask you which of your previously attached documents you would like to use, or, you can attach a new, more updated document from your computer. This allows you to manage your documents so the most current is what shows.
Do I need to complete a new application every time I want to apply for a job?
No. If you have a current profile with us you can log in with the Sign In link at the top right of the main jobs page. Once logged in, click on the open role you are interested in, and click the green Apply button to apply directly for that role. If you are not logged in, and you find a job you would like to apply for, just click the green Apply button, and you can log in directly there. Please note, every application corresponds to that open role only. Different roles may require different things to apply, such as additional questions to answer, or letters of recommendation. The system will let you know if you are missing anything in your core profile that needs to be added to the application.
If I apply for a position and similar position is posted later, will I automatically be considered for that second position?
An application must be submitted to individual jobs to be considered.
Do I need official transcripts to have a complete application?
No, official transcripts are only needed upon hire. Unofficial copies can be uploaded into your application.
I am currently student teaching. Can I apply for contracted positions?
If you are on track to complete your student teaching, you are eligible to begin applying for full-time positions that will begin after you have received your Residency Teacher Certificate. You do not have to wait until your certificate has been issued to begin applying for positions.
I have applied for several positions and have not been interviewed. Why?
An interview is not guaranteed upon application submission. We encourage you to only apply for positions you are qualified for and interested in. Updated documents and strongly written letters of recommendation will be given preference for employment consideration.
What qualifications do I need to work for Spokane Public Schools?
Postings will have qualifications listed in each job description. Please review them carefully.
I am a retired employee but want to sub for the district. What do I need to do?
Please apply for an open Substitute opening on our jobs page. You can search the various open roles by using the keyword “Substitute.”
Do I need to be a citizen of the United States?
All new employees are required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9), issued by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service, which requires documentation to establish eligibility.
If I have questions about equal employment opportunity policies, whom do I contact?
Please contact Human Resources directly at 509.354.7265 and you will be directed to the current Equal Employment Officer.
What if I need a special accommodation to complete the application?
Please contact our Human Resources office for assistance at 509.354.7265.
What if I do not have a current State certificate?
Any offer of employment for a teaching, or certificated, role will be contingent upon your holding a valid Washington State Certificate prior to your contract beginning. Plan ahead. The certification process may take as long as 2–3 months.
You may apply for a certificate through the state certification office at: Office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Professional Certification Office, Old Capitol Building FG-11, Olympia, WA 98504, or Educational Service District 101, 4202 South Regal, Spokane WA 99201. Call them at 509.789.3502.