Welcome to Human Resources
Our goal and major initiative in Human Resources is to provide excellent customer service, thereby helping our employees to achieve the System's goal of creating a total community committed to learning and safety for all children. To make it easier for you to get the information you need, we have created the links listed here. If you have any questions or need further information, please call 301-475-5511, Option 1 and one of our staff members will guide you to the appropriate person or department.
St. Mary's County is rich in resources and scenic beauty. In this area surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay, the Patuxent and Potomac rivers, nature, history and culture are inextricably linked. While steeped in history and tradition, St. Mary's County is also rich in technology based business and economic development. Located 65 miles southeast of Washington, DC, at the southern tip of Maryland, the county has 400 miles of shoreline and acres of unspoiled park land. Home to historic St. Mary's City, founded in 1634, St. Mary's County still retains its old world charm and traditional industries of agriculture and the harvest of the bay. The County's location allows for easy access to major metropolitan areas while offering residents a high quality of life and affordable lifestyles. (For more information on St. Mary's County visit http://www.co.saint-marys.md.us/.)
St. Mary's County has a population of 105,151, with a student enrollment of approximately 17,841. Our system employs 2,200 certificated and non-certificated staff. The county's 27 public schools include 18 elementary schools, one Public Charter school, four middle schools, three high schools, and one career and technology center. The system also provides a comprehensive special education program for students ages birth through 21, an alternative program, middle and high school summer school programs.
The St. Mary's County Public Schools is committed to ensure that every child succeeds.
Why Join the SMCPS Team?
St. Mary's County Public Schools offers all staff an exciting challenge and an opportunity for growth. The system's administration and staff are determined to make St. Mary's County Public Schools one of the top systems in the state. With a focus on curriculum, staff development, quality schools, and parental involvement, St. Mary's County Public Schools will meet this goal.
Our system offers a very competitive teacher salary structure with a beginning salary of $40,278 (2015-2016 salary).
St. Mary's County Public Schools offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes: credit for prior teaching experience; tuition reimbursement $2,900 per year; 10 days of advanced sick leave per year and 3 days of personnel leave if needed; paid holidays and vacations; Employee Assistance Program; insurance - hospitalization, surgical, dental, vision, prescription card, major medical and life insurance programs.
St. Mary's County Public Schools provides many opportunities for staff development in technology, instructional methods and strategies for students of all ages.
To contact our Department of Human Resources office, please see our HR Representatives.