Human Resource Services
P.O. Box 391
Bartow FL 33830
Phone: (863) 534-0781
Fax: (863) 534-0737
The School Board of Polk County, Florida, prohibits any and all forms of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age, homelessness, or disability or other basis prohibited by law in any of its programs, services, activities or employment. To file concerns, you may contact the Office of Equity & Compliance, Human Resource Services at 863-534-0513.
Polk County Schools is an equal opportunity institution for education and employment.
Find current openings and learn about applying for a position with Polk County Public Schools. Bookmark this page for hiring updates and latest employment news.
The Teacher Transfer process is now a part of our Online Applicant Registration System for all current teachers. The documentation needed for expressing interest and applying for a transfer is available via the Intranet > Human Resource Services > Transfers.The original bargained transfer process for all current Paraeducators and Educational Support Personnel (ESP) remains the same as past practice. The documentation needed for expressing interest and applying for a transfer is available via the Intranet> Human Resource Services > Transfers > Forms.
If you have an interest in obtaining an instructional position for the 2016-2017 school-year, complete these steps:
(The Managing Your Online Application document answers a number of general questions regarding the online application process.)
Note: In order to receive system notifications, it will be your responsibility to keep a valid email address on file with us.
If you have any additional questions about employment with Polk County Schools, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must be prepared to share any and all criminal history and to respond to the questions posed within the online application. Please read this section in its entirety:
In order to meet the need for administrators at the Elementary and Secondary level, Polk County Schools has established a pool of applicants. All applicants for School Based Administrative positions must be accepted into the Principal or Assistant Principal Pool.
Please see the administrative openings page for full information and how to apply.
If you do not hold a valid Florida Certificate for full-time teaching or a valid Florida Statement of Status of Eligibility (SOE) which deems you eligible to hold a Florida Certificate for full-time teaching visit www.fldoe.org/edcert/apply.asp. to apply for Florida Certification.
Instructional applicants who hold an advanced degree from an accredited college/university should complete the Credential Review Form and submit an official advanced degree transcript to: email@example.com.
Foreign National Teacher Applicants
Polk County Schools is not offering sponsorship for employer specific temporary work authorization to Foreign National new teacher applicants.
Applicants seeking Paraeducator positions must have earned either an AA Degree, or 60 semester hours from a regionally accredited institution, or a passing score of 464 on the ParaPro Assessment Test.
The Polk County School District has transitioned the ParaPro Assessement Registration Process to Florida Southern College. Please contact the FSC Testing Center Coordinator, Ms.Sara Penny at firstname.lastname@example.org. for additional details.
If you are applying for custodial, maintenance or vehicle services, please note that the following procedures must be adhered to in the employee selection process:
If you are interested in applying for a custodial position please complete an online application.
Hiring Update School Nutrition is currently hiring.
You know the ABC's of working with people. Your Attitude is great, you have a Beautiful smile and you are Customer-driven. The School Nutrition Program in Polk County is looking for people like you.
We serve over 20,000 breakfasts and 55,000 lunches daily. Our employees receive great benefits including a workable schedule, holiday breaks, uniforms and meals. We also provide training and the opportunity for advancement. We are always taking applications for substitute School Nutrition assistants. Are you interested? We're waiting to hear from you.
Please call 863-534-0589 for more information.
It is recommended that applicants send their resume to the Psychological Services Coordinator. They should also complete the website application. Once the application and resume are received, an interview will be scheduled.
Educational background should be in the area of school psychology from an accredited college or university, preferably NASP approved. Applicants must be eligible for school psychology certification or licensure.
For more information, visit the Psychological Services District Information page.
Per Florida Statute 119.071(5), this is to notify you of the purpose for collecting and utilizing your social security number. Providing your social security number is a condition of employment at Polk County Public Schools. To protect your identification, we will secure your social security number from unauthorized access, and strictly prohibit the release of your social security number to unauthorized parties contrary to state and federal law.
Polk County Public Schools collects your social security number for legitimate business purposes during the recruitment, selection and hiring process. Once you are employed, your social security number will be used for completing State and Federal mandated reports and actions that require such, including but not limited to the following:
The procedures for the security, privacy and retention of automated student and staff records shall be in accordance with the requirements of U.S.C 1232g(b)(3), 34 C.F.R. Part 99 and Section 1002.22.F.S.
Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, sets forth certain requirements for public employers to accord preferences, in appointment, retention and promotion, to certain veterans and spouses of veterans who are Florida residents. All Veterans requesting Veteran’s preference must complete the form below titled, “Veteran’s Preference” and submit it, along with additional documentation such as DD Form 214, to the hiring administrator for each position for which s/he applies. Veterans Preference Form