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Employee Status Information

Employment Opportunities

All offers of employment are contingent on eligibility for certification and the results of a criminal records check.  All new employees must attend the New Employee Orientation program.


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TalentEd (Online Job Postings) - Click here to view our Online Job Postings list.  We accept teaching applications year round.



Supervisors and Administrators Vacancies

Release DateApplication DeadlineLocationPosition Title
11/30/201512/14/2015Department of Special EducationDirector of Special Education

Certificated Vacancies

Release DateDeadlineLocationJob Title - Click on the job title to view a detailed description of the job
  District WideWe accept teaching applications year round. To apply for a teaching position click here.

Co-Curricular Vacancies

 Release Date Application DeadlineLocationPosition Contact







Extra Pay for Extra Duty/Voluntary Stipends Update

  • Beginning in FY 2012, non-certificated staff may apply for and be appointment to voluntary stipend positions.

 Extra Pay for Extra Duty Pay Dates For 2015-2016

Fall:  November 27, 2015

Winter:  March 18, 2016

Spring:  June 10, 2016












Exempt Non-Certificated Vacancies

Release DateApplication DeadlineLocationJob Title

Non-Certificated Vacancies

Release DateDeadlineLocationJob Description - Click on the job title for complete vacancy announcement and online application
08/07/2015Open until FilledDivision of Supporting Services

Food Service Equipment Repair IV 


11/06/201512/02/2015Site to be determined

Food Service Worker (3 hours/day)


11/12/2015Open until FilledDivision of Supporting ServicesMaintenance Trades IV HVAC - SEARCH EXTENDED
11/13/201511/30/2015Mechanicsville Elementary School

Assistant Building Service Manager I

Accepting applications from current benefitted SMCPS employees and Abacus employees working within SMCPS.

 11/13/201511/30/2015 Green Holly Elementary School Food Service Manager II
 11/13/201511/30/2015 Spring Ridge Middle School Food Service Worker (6 hours/day)
 11/13/201511/30/2015 Leonardtown High School Food Service Worker (6 hours/day)
11/13/201511/30/2015Leonardtown High School

Secretary I

Accepting applications from current benefitted SMCPS employees and Abacus employees working within SMCPS.

11/23/201512/08/2015Town Creek Elementary School

Instructional Paraeducator Kindergarten

Accepting applications from current benefitted SMCPS employees and Abacus employees working within SMCPS.

 11/23/201512/08/2015 Great Mills High School Special Education Paraeducator

Mechanicsville Elementary School 

Special Education Paraeducator

Substitute Teachers

For the basic requirements to become a substitute teacher in St. Mary’s County are:

Tier 1 - Applicants holding a valid Maryland certification for teaching.

Tier 2 - Applicants that have graduated from an accredited college/university with at least a Bachelor's degree.

Tier 3 - Applicants that have completed two years of a Bachelor's degree program leading to certification in education.

Tier 4 - Applicants that have graduated from an accredited college with at least an Associate's degree or have passed the ParaPro Assessment Test.

Applicants for substitute teaching will be reviewed and candidates will be selected based on four tiers of selection.  Tier 1 applicants will be selected first, Tier 2 second, etc.

Candidates must also agree to:

  • Submit to a criminal history background check.
  • Successfully complete the substitute training course.
  • Commit to at least 10 days of substituting per school year.

All employees of a public school system in Maryland are required to submit their fingerprints and undergo a criminal history background check. The State of Maryland charges the public schools a $60.00 fee for each set of fingerprints submitted. This fee must be paid by the substitute at the time the fingerprinting takes place.

Below is the 2015-2016 Substitute Employee Training Class Schedule.  Each Substitute Employee Training Class will consist of two full day sessions  (9:00 AM – 3:30 PM) and a classroom observation at any of our county schools (minimum ½ day). All interested applicants must apply online.  For additional information please call Ellen Johnson  at 301-475-5511, ext. 32189.

Session #1

Observation Date

Session #2

Thursday 09/03/2015

It is the responsibility of each participant to contact the school administration (of your choice), schedule, and complete a classroom observation between the two sessions.

Thursday 09/10/2015

Thursday 12/03/2015



Thursday 02/18/2016

 Thursday 02/25/2016






Release DateApplication DeadlineJob Title
 Will be accepting applications for the February class 01/25/2016 - 02/05/2016 

 FY2016 Paydates for Substitute Employees

Substitute teachers are hired to teach students in the absence of a teacher, on a daily or long-term basis. Preferred applicants have had some experience in working with children. Substitute employees are paid every two weeks during the school year, based upon the number of days worked. A substitute employee (paraeducator, secretary or teacher) without a bachelor's degree is paid $9.50 per hour and a substitute employee (paraeducator, secretary or teacher) with a degree is paid $10.50 per hour. A substitute teacher who is a retiree, holding current valid certification, from SMCPS or within the state of Maryland is paid $11.50 per hour. As a substitute, you can:

  • Make a difference for the children of our community.
  • Gain experience in an educational environment.
  • Determine your own days and hours of availability.
  • Select the schools in which you want to work.
  • Be at home when school is not in session.
  • Maintain your status as a full-time teacher applicant.
  • Earn extra money while you are working part-time elsewhere.

Essential Job Functions of Substitute Teachers

  • Assumes all duties and responsibilities of the regular teacher in a given day. Long-term substitutes may also be required to attend staff meetings, parent conferences, etc.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with other employees and the public and deals with the public relations problems courteously and tactfully.
  • Carries out written plans left by the regular teacher for the day's lessons and routines. Marks pupil assignments and classroom work according to school and teacher evaluation policies.
  • Records pupil absences according to school procedures.
  • Assumes the teacher's responsibility for supervision of students in the building, on the grounds, or on field trips.
  • Becomes familiar with and follows school and division procedures for routines and emergencies.
  • Leaves a clear, written summary for the teacher of the work covered and other relevant comments.
  • During planning period, performs duties as requested by teacher or school administrator.
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times: in classroom, school site, administrative buildings and in the community.

Other Substitute Employees

                                           Various Sites          Substitute Registered Nurse                             
11/06/201511/13/2015Various Sites

Food Service Worker - Substitute



Release DateApplication DeadlineLocationJob Title
05/06/2015Open until filled.Various Sites

Maintenance Worker I 

08/25/2015Open until filled.Various Sites

21st Century After School Program Worker

(B.E.S.T., MyCrew@3:00 and 4-ACES programs)

Temporary/Hourly Opportunities - Abacus Corporation


        On August 8, 2012, the Board of Education of St. Mary’s County Public Schools approved a contract with Abacus Corporation to employ temporary and/or hourly workers to support the needs of the school system in providing support to our students and educational programs. As such, Abacus Corporation will employ, process, and pay various temporary and/or hourly personnel which were previously employed by the Board of Education. Once selected as a temporary and/or hourly employee Abacus Corporation would be the employer of record.

         In order to transition/begin employment with Abacus Corporation, it is mandatory that selected candidates attend a paid orientation and training in order to meet and learn about Abacus Corporation, benefits that will be available as an employee of Abacus Corporation, hours worked reporting procedures and payroll processing. In addition, candidates will also complete the yearly required Child Abuse and Sexual Harassment (CASH) and Bloodborne Pathogens trainings. Candidates are paid for their attendance at the orientation and training as part of the first paycheck from Abacus Corporation.

         To contact Abacus Corporation, 301-475-7176, SMJOBS@AbacusCorporation.com or visit their website www.abacuscorporation.com.  They are located at 25484 Point Lookout Road, Building 3, Unit 302 B, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.

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The Hiring Process

St. Mary's County Public Schools recognizes that the talent and commitment of our employees are our most valuable assets.  Our goal is to attract highly qualified individuals to St. Mary's County Public Schools and to employ the most qualified in each available position.

Your application is important to us.  We will give it prompt and fair attention.  We will screen it carefully in relation to those of other candidates using specific criteria.  The quality of your application and evidence of a strong work ethic are critical considerations.  Evidence of effective professional practice is weighted heavily in the review of applications for administrative, teaching and pupil services positions.

Because St. Mary's County Public Schools receives hundreds of Professional (teaching) applications each year, we are unable to respond to each and every one.  You will hear from us only if you are selected for an interview.  Calls and inquiries about the status of your Professional application will not increase your chances of employment.

Your Professional application will remain active during one school year.  We would appreciate it if you would let us know if your employment status changes and you no longer wish to be considered for the upcoming school year.

SMCPS Interview & Hiring Procedures