Thank you for your interest in a career with Dorchester County Public Schools. All employment applications, professional, paraprofessional, and substitute must be submitted on-line.
I. Professional Applications:
Administrator, Guidance Counselor, Teacher, Specialist, Supervisor, Psychologist
II. Paraprofessional/ Support Applications:
Secretary, Clerk, Teacher's Aide, Custodian, and all other positions
III. Substitute Applications:
Click here for information on a substitute application.
Substitute Teachers/ Custodians
How to Apply
Step 1: Submit an application online
You will register and enter a password for your account. Remember the password to use for any future applications. Complete all required fields on the application. Attach any required documents at the bottom of the application (cover letter, resume, test information, etc.) Your application is not final until fully completed and submitted at the end of the application process. If you logout before your application is complete and want to finish it or you want to edit it at a later date, you may log back in using your account information and password and click on "update application." Do not mail documents to the Human Resource Office unless otherwise requested.
Items needed for application:
- Social Security number
- License information (if applicable)
- Teaching Certificate (if applicable)
- College Transcript (if applicable)
- Dates and names of employers for work experience
- Three work references (including names and phone numbers)
- Resume available to copy and paste. Your resume must be copied from a text document. You will not be able to paste PDFs or graphics.
The Board of Education of Dorchester County does not discriminate in admissions, access, treatment, or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, sex, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or other basis prohibited by law. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. The information in this announcement is available in alternative formats upon request. Concerns regarding the above are directed to Mr. Dwayne Abt, Assistant Superintendent for Administration, Dorchester County Public Schools, 700 Glasgow Street, Cambridge, Maryland, 21613, or by phone at 410-228-4747, extension 1015.
Employment and Hiring Process
Thank you for your interest in a career with Dorchester County Public Schools. Below is a brief outline of our employment and hiring process for new teachers and professional staff.
Step 1: Submit a professional application online
Your resume may be copied/pasted to the last page of the application.
If you are called in for an interview, we may request a copy of all college transcripts, Praxis scores, valid teaching certificate (if applicable), and three references. Please do not mail anything in to Human Resources unless we request it.
Once the application is complete and submitted online, it will remain active and on file for one (1) year.
Step 2: Screening
All applications are reviewed to determine whether the applicant meets the credential requirements for the designated subject or grade level and that all proper documents have been received. Applications are then reviewed by principals and staff to determine the most suitable candidates for current and anticipated vacancies.
Step 3: Interviews
When a vacancy occurs, interviews are scheduled for applicants whose qualifications make them the most suitable for the position. Candidates are interviewed by a minimum of two administrators and/or supervisors. After candidates are interviewed the committee makes recommendations to the Human Resources Administrator. Candidates may be asked to interview for several positions at different times as a result of this process. Individuals not recommended for a specific vacancy will continue to be considered for other positions.
Step 4: Appointment
Appointment to a position is made after a candidate has verbally accepted a contract offer from the Director of Human Resources and has signed an acceptance letter. When the offer of employment is made, a tentative salary placement is determined based on available information from the application. Final salary placement is based upon verification of prior years of experience and receipt of official transcripts. Prior experience is defined as a full year of service under contract at the time that the individual is fully credentialed. All new teachers will be placed on the salary schedule according to certification, experience and education, but not to exceed Step 10 on any scale. Transcripts must verify the awarding of credit by an accredited university with all units being converted to semester units. Employment is conditional upon satisfactory reports from background check.
Step 5: Orientation
New professional hires are provided a packet of information regarding employment verification, tax forms, direct deposit sheet, medical enrollment health plan, worker's compensation, Maryland State Retirement Agency, certificated contract, and other items related to employment.
A New Teacher Orientation is provided in August prior to the first work day. Mentor teachers are available as a resource prior to the start date and throughout the first year of employment.
Home and Hospital Teachers
Applicants are being sought for non-contracted home & hospital teaching positions. Assignments involve working individually with students who are temporarily unable to attend school due to a physical or an emotional condition. Instructional services are typically provided at the student's residence or at a public library. Reimbursement is provided on an hourly basis plus mileage. No additional benefits are provided. Minimal requirements include verification of a bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education, favorable references, and a successful criminal background investigation.
Please address all applications and further inquiries to:
Dorchester County Public Schools
Office of Human Resources
700 Glasgow St.
Cambridge, MD 21613
School Bus Drivers & School Bus Attendants
For additional information regarding available School Bus Driver or School Bus Attendant positions, please contact the Transportation Office at 410-228-4747 Ext. 1045.