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Clerical, Paraprofessional and Custodial Positions

Clerical, Custodial Supervisor, Grounds, and Maintenance Positions

Individuals applying for these positions must complete all sections of the online employment application and submit a completed application before the closing date (if applicable) in order to be considered for the position. A resume should not be substituted for the information required on the employment application. The application must reflect experience and education to meet the minimum job requirements in the job description.

Before beginning your application you must have the following information and documentation:

  1. High School diploma/GED or College transcript(s).
  2. List of your last 10 years of work experience including name and address of company, supervisors, telephone numbers and email addresses. You must also list any periods of unemployment in the last 10 years. All experience relating to the position should be listed even if it did not occur within the last 10 years
  3. Name and valid email addresses for your current or most recent supervisor and at least two other current or past supervisors. References from co-workers and family members will not be accepted. Three professional references are required of all external candidates. One professional reference is required of all internal candidates. At least one reference must come from your most recent supervisor. References are obtained electronically and sent to the email address you provide on your application.

When you have gathered all of this information use our Applitrack site to apply and select the appropriate vacancy desired under the vacancy tab. Please note applications are not considered complete until all references are completed and returned. Applicants may log into their application and check the status of their references (i.e. pending indicates that the reference has not been submitted)

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American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) – Agreement and Salary Scales

Starting salary for an entry-level position

  • Admin Sec – $17.72
  • Admin Sec II – $18.55
  • Data Clerk – $16.62
  • Grade/ Scheduling Processor – $16.62
  • Guidance Secretary – $16.62
  • Health Assistant – $16.62
  • Media Secretary – $16.02
  • Principal Secretary – $17.72
  • Registrar – $16.62
  • Security Assistant – $16.62
  • Teacher Secretary – $16.44

Refer to the job posting for salary information if the position that you are interested in is not listed.

Employment Background Checks are required for all employees.

Entry Level Night Custodian (Full-time and Part-time) and Food Service Assistant Positions

We are currently conducting general screening interviews to create a pool of qualified applicants for current and upcoming vacancies throughout the county.

Before beginning your application you must have the following information and documentation:

  1. High School diploma or transcript showing completion of 9th grade or above.
    • Food services staff, high school diploma or transcript showing completion of 8th grade or above.
  2. List of your last 10 years of work experience including name and address of company, supervisors, telephone numbers and email addresses. You must also list any periods of unemployment in the last 10 years. *All experience relating to the position should be listed even if it did not occur within the last 10 years
  3. Name and valid email addresses for your current or most recent supervisor and at least two other current or past supervisors. References from co-workers and family members will not be accepted. Three professional references are required of all external candidates. One professional reference is required of all internal candidates. At least one reference must come from your most recent supervisor. References are obtained electronically and sent to the email address you provide on your application.

When you have gathered all of this information please use our Applitrack site to apply and select “Night Custodian” under the vacancy tab. Please note applications are not considered complete until all references are completed and returned. Applicants may log into their application and check the status of their references (i.e. pending indicates that the reference has not been submitted)

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American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) – Agreement and Salary Scales

Food Service Association (FSA) – Agreement and Pay Rates

Starting salary for an entry-level position

  • Night Custodian – $13.38
  • Food Services – $11.96

Refer to the job posting for salary information if the position that you are interested in is not listed.

Employment Background Checks are required for all employees. All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion and passing of a pre-employment physical and drug screening.

Paraeducators

Paraeducator (Grade 6) and Student Assistant

Paraeducator and Student Assistant postings will remain open continuously with predefined closing dates. Candidates with complete applications will be considered for identified vacancies providing that their application is submitted by the screening closing date. Candidates with incomplete applications may continue to work on their application and submit a completed application by a future screening closing date. Screening closing dates are identified in the actual job posting. Individuals applying for positions must complete all sections of the online employment application. A resume should not be substituted for the information required on the employment application.

Before beginning your application you must have the following information and documentation:

  1. High School diploma/GED or College transcript(s). (must be uploaded to application)
  2. Paraeducators applying for positions at Title I schools must upload documentation of 48 college credits or a passing score on the ParaPro test.
  3. Cover Letter and Resume (must be uploaded to application)
  4. List of your last 10 years of work experience including name and address of company, supervisors, telephone numbers and email addresses. You must also list any periods of unemployment in the last 10 years. All experience relating to the position should be listed even if it did not occur within the last 10 years
  5. Name and valid email addresses for your current or most recent supervisor and at least two other current or past supervisors. References from co-workers and family members will not be accepted. Three professional references are required of all external candidates. One professional reference is required of all internal candidates. At least one reference must come from your most recent supervisor. References are obtained electronically and sent to the email address you provide on your application.

When you have gathered all of your information please use our Applitrack site to apply and select the appropriate position desired under the vacancy tab. Please apply to all positions that you are interested in. Please note applications are not considered complete until all references are completed and returned. Applicants may log into their application and check the status of their references (i.e. pending indicates that the reference has not been submitted)

  1. When your application is complete (i.e. cover letter and resume, references, education verification) and has been submitted an Interest form will be routed to the email address provided on your application. The Interest form allows the applicant to identify desired location(s) and position types (ESOL, Special Education etc.) they are interested in for anticipated vacancies.
  2. Applicants will be contacted by schools that they have identified on the Interest form if selected for an interview.

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Educational Support Professionals (ESP) – Agreement and Salary Scales

Starting salary for an entry-level position

  • Paraeducator – $16.02
  • Student Assistant – $14.15

Refer to the job posting for salary information if the position that you are interested in is not listed.

Employment Background Checks are required for all employees. All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion and passing of a pre-employment physical and drug screening.

Paraeducator (Grade 8) Health Assistant and Security Assistant

Individuals applying for these positions must complete all sections of the online employment application and submit a completed application before the closing date in order to be considered for the position. A resume should not be substituted for the information required on the employment application. The application must reflect experience and education to meet the minimum job requirements in the job description.

Before beginning your application you must have the following information and documentation:

  1. High School diploma/GED or College transcript(s) (must be uploaded to application)
  2. Paraeducators applying for positions at Title I schools must upload documentation of 48 college credits or a passing score on the ParaPro test.
  3. Health Assistants must upload documentation of current CPR, First Aid and CNA certificates.
  4. Cover Letter and Resume (must be uploaded to application)
  5. List of your last 10 years of work experience including name and address of company, supervisors, telephone numbers and email addresses. You must also list any periods of unemployment in the last 10 years. All experience relating to the position should be listed even if it did not occur within the last 10 years
  6. Name and valid email addresses for your current or most recent supervisor and at least two other current or past supervisors. References from co-workers and family members will not be accepted. Three professional references are required of all external candidates. One professional reference is required of all internal candidates. At least one reference must come from your most recent supervisor. References are obtained electronically and sent to the email address you provide on your application.

When you have gathered all of your information please use our Applitrack site to apply and select the appropriate position desired under the vacancy tab. Please apply to all positions that you are interested in. Please note applications are not considered complete until all references are completed and returned. Applicants may log into their application and check the status of their references (i.e. pending indicates that the reference has not been submitted)

Apply Now

Educational Support Professionals (ESP) – Agreement and Salary Scales

Starting salary for an entry-level position

  • Paraeducator (Grade 8) – $16.62
  • Health Assistant – $16.62
  • Security Assistant – $16.62

Refer to the job posting for salary information if the position that you are interested in is not listed.

Employment Background Checks are required for all employees. All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion and passing of a pre-employment physical and drug screening.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my application is complete?

Your application is complete when you have submitted all the required information and your reference surveys have been returned. You can check the status of your references by logging into your application. Go to the Reference Section. It will say “Received” and the date if the reference has been returned.

What if I have no recent work experience, how will I get a reference?

If you have not worked, we will consider references from a supervisor of volunteer experience or a recent teacher or other mentor. We cannot accept references from family, friends, coworkers or other personal references.

What if my education was outside the United States?

Entry Level Custodial, Food Service Assistant and Lunch/Recess Monitor applicants must upload a copy of your translated diploma or transcript. All other positions require an evaluated transcript from a foreign transcript evaluation service.

Can I send paper copies or email attachments of my education or other documents?

No, our application process is paperless. All application information must be uploaded so it is available for all reviewers of the application.

What if I am having trouble scanning/uploading my diploma?

Most public libraries have scanners available at no cost. An office supply store can also do this for you.

My application is complete, when will I hear from HCPSS?

Entry Level Night Custodian (Full-time and Part-time) and Food Service Assistant – Complete applications are reviewed periodically depending upon the number of current vacancies. If your application is selected, you will be contacted by email to attend a general screening interview. Submission and completion of an application does not guarantee you will be contacted for an interview.

Clerical – Complete applications are sent to school administrators for review and select candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Paraeducator, Student Assistant, Security Assistant and Health Assistant – Complete applications submitted are sent to school administrators for review and select candidates will be contacted for an interview.

What if I don’t have regular access to a computer?

Computers are available at most public libraries and the Maryland Workforce Exchange. All applicants are expected to have a valid email address that they will check regularly for correspondence from HCPSS.

What if I don’t have an email account?

Free email accounts are available through Yahoo.com, google.com, outlook.com and others.

What location am I applying for?

Full-time and Part-time Night Custodians – If your application is selected for a general screening interview, you will have the opportunity to indicate which schools you are available/unavailable to work. You will be referred to an interview at those schools, as vacancies occur, at the discretion of the Custodial Department.

Clerical – All positions are advertised by location

Paraeducator and Student Assistant – All Paraeducator (Grade 6) and Student Assistant positions are advertised for the district at large. Applicants with completed applications will be forwarded an Interest form to identify locations where they are most interested.

Paraeducator (Grade 8), Health Assistants, Security Assistants – All positions are advertised by location

What is the starting salary for an entry-level position?

Position Starting salary (depending upon experience) per hour:

  • Admin Sec – $17.72
  • Admin Sec II – $18.55
  • Data Clerk – $16.62
  • Grade/ Scheduling Processor – $16.62
  • Guidance Secretary – $16.62
  • Health Assistant – $16.62
  • Media Secretary – $16.02
  • Night Custodian – $13.38
  • Paraeducator – $16.02
  • Paraeducator (Grade 8) – $16.62
  • Principal Secretary – $17.72
  • Registrar – $16.62
  • Security Assistant – $16.62
  • Student Assistant – $14.15
  • Teacher Secretary – $16.44

*Refer to the posting for salary information if the position that you are interested in is not listed.

What benefits are available for this position?

HCPSS offers many benefits to its employees, including paid leave, health insurance, and tuition reimbursement. View more information on benefits.

Where can I find more information on this position?

View additional job descriptions on our overview page.

Will I have the opportunity to advance in HCPSS?

Yes, promotional opportunities are frequently available with a minimum of six months successful experience and a high school diploma or above.