Employment Application Procedures
McDowell County Schools uses NC School Jobs to streamline the hiring process.
To view and apply for career opportunities with McDowell County Schools, open the link McDowell County Schools Job Board
Sign up or login to NC School Jobs
We invite certified and classified applicants to complete a new portfolio-application today. If you have questions about or need support with the online application, please call (855) 980-0511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply for a Certified (Licensed) Position
A cover letter and resume are required. You will now upload these items to your online portfolio. If you do not see a posting for the job(s) that you are interested in, please consider applying to the Generic Posting in the category for which you are interested "Generic – Licensed" (positions that require a Professional Educator’s License). By doing this you make your application visible to our district. Please continue to check the McDowell County Schools Job Board for future employment opportunities.
When vacancies occur, interviews are arranged with selected applicants holding proper qualifications. The principal/hiring administrator screens applications and selects eligible candidates for interview. After interviewing these candidates, the principal/hiring administrator and his/her interview team make a recommendation to the Executive Director of Administration and Human Resource Services. The applicant, upon accepting the offer, then will be contacted to schedule an Employee Sign up Session. (This activity involves completing appropriate local, state and federal forms, and submitting to a criminal history record check.)
All certified employees must hold or be qualified to hold a license from the State of North Carolina. To find out more information regarding certified teachers, visit our Human Resource page by clicking this link: MCS Human Resource Page
Certified positions will not be recommended to the Board of Education until a background check is completed and approved.
How to Apply for a Classified (Non-Certified) Position
Classified positions are posted on the McDowell County Schools Job Board where applicants can search for jobs and submit applications online.
To be employed as an instructional assistant, you must be willing and able to drive a school bus. In addition, an instructional assistant must have an Associate’s Degree or equivalent (48 semester hours) from a regionally accredited institution.
Interviews are arranged with selected applicants holding proper qualifications. The principal/hiring administrator and his/her interview team screen online applications and select eligible candidates to interview. After interviewing these candidates, a recommendation for hire is made to the Executive Director of Administration.
The recommended candidate, upon approval from the Executive Director of Administration, will be offered the position. When the candidate accepts the offer, he/she will receive an email with the link to conduct the required background check.
Upon review and approval of the background check, the new employee will be contacted by Human Resources to schedule an Employee Sign up Session to complete all necessary employment paperwork.
Classified positions will not be recommended to the Board of Education until a background check is completed and approved.
How to Apply for a Bus Driver or School Nutrition Position
Bus Driver applications may be picked up at the offices of the Transportation Department (7 Reid Street, Marion).
Applications for any position with School Nutrition may be picked up at the offices of the School Nutrition Department (2107 Sugar Hill Road, Marion).
Our Hiring Policy is Simple: We Follow the Law!
McDowell County Schools hires lawful workers only – U.S. citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization – without discrimination. Federal immigration law requires all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.