Step 1: When a position becomes available, it is posted to the vacancy list maintained on the Transylvania County Schools website. Vacancy announcements generally include a short description of the position, the location of the position, minimum qualifications for the position (such as licensure requirements), and the name and email address of the point of contact for questions regarding the vacancy. Under some circumstances, vacancies may also be listed in other media outlets, such as large-market newspapers and online classified advertisements.
Step 2: As they are submitted, applications are reviewed in consideration for the vacancy. As soon as you submit your application in Applitrack, your materials are available for review by the school's leadership or the district's leadership working to fill that vacancy. It is not necessary to email or send your resume or cover letter to the vacancy's contact as they already have all that is needed from your online application file.
Step 3: Following the review of applications, selected candidates are invited to sit for individual interviews for the position. Interviews are most commonly conducted by an interview team that includes the school's principal or other immediate supervisor, a central office administrator, and other representatives (teachers, parents, or others).
Step 4: Using input from the interview team, candidates are ranked in order of preference for the position. If a suitable candidate to fill the position is not identified during the interviews, then the vacancy is re-posted. Additional applications are received for review, a second round of interviews is conducted, and the cycle repeats until a suitable candidate is identified for the position.
Step 5: Employment references provided by the top candidate(s), including the candidate's most recent supervisor or employer, are checked.
Step 6: The top candidate for the position is contacted and extended an initial employment offer. This initial offer is contingent on several factors such as approval from the Board of Education and suitable results on further candidate screenings, including criminal background checks.
Step 7: The Human Resources Office will contact the candidate after they have accepted the initial employment offer to schedule a time to complete several routine pre-employment tasks and to gather necessary documentation from the candidate.
Step 8: Pending suitable results on criminal background checks and other applicable screenings, the candidate is formally recommended for employment to the Board of Education. Once approved by action of the Board, the candidate is officially employed to fill the position.
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