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Schools: Normal

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.


FMLA Notice


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



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
 07/21/201508/05/2015 Great Mills High School

Head Golf Coach


 Brenda Henley at bchenley@smcps.org

07/09/201507/27/2015Leonardtown High SchoolVarsity Field Hockey Head Coach

Randy Tira at 301-475-0200 or rltira@smcps.org 

07/09/201507/27/2015Leonardtown High SchoolJV Field Hockey CoachRandy Tira at 301-475-0200 or rltira@smcps.org
 07/15/201507/30/2015Chopticon High School Head Boys Lacrosse CoachRay Sapp at 301-475-0215 ext. 38135
07/23/201508/07/2015Chopticon High SchoolAssistant Coach Cross CountryRay Sapp at 301-475-0215 ext. 38135 or rmsapp@smcps.org

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 2014-2015

Fall:  November 28, 2014

Winter:  March 20, 2015

Spring:  June 12, 2015












Exempt Non-Certificated Vacancies

Release DateApplication DeadlineLocationJob Title
07/27/201508/10/2015Department of Information Technology

Information Tech Project Coordinator I

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

Non-Certificated Vacancies

Release DateDeadlineLocationJob Description - Click on the job title for complete vacancy announcement and online application
07/02/2015Open until FilledLeonardtown High SchoolFood Service Manager III
07/21/201508/05/2015Division of Supporting ServicesFood Service Equipment Repair IV
07/21/201508/05/2015Various SitesFood Service Worker Substitute (3 hours/day)
07/23/201508/07/2015Piney Point Elementary School


Accepting applications from External and Internal applicants.

08/04/201508/17/2015Esperanza Middle School

Food Service Manager III  - SEARCH EXTENDED

08/04/201508/17/2015Esperanza Middle SchoolFood Service Worker (3 hours/day)
08/04/201508/17/2015Leonardtown Middle SchoolFood Service Worker (6 hours/day)
08/04/201508/17/2015Captain Walter F. Duke Elementary SchoolSpecial Education Paraeducator
08/04/201508/17/2015Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology CenterSpecial Education Paraeducator
08/04/201508/17/2015Leonardtown High SchoolSpecial 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 2014-2015 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
 Not currently accepting applications for the position of Substitute Teacher. 

 FY2015 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 $60 per day and a substitute employee (paraeducator, secretary or teacher) with a degree is paid $70 per day. A substitute teacher who is a retiree, holding current valid certification, from SMCPS or within the state of Maryland is paid $80 per day. 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                             


Release DateApplication DeadlineLocationJob Title
06/08/201506/19/2015Green Holly Elementary SchoolParaeducator Infants and Toddlers/Pre-School Special Education Summer Camp
06/08/201506/19/2015Various LocationsSummer Special Education Teacher - Early Childhood (Infants and Toddlers)
06/08/201506/19/2015Green Holly Elementary SchoolTeacher - Infants and Toddlers/Pre-School Summer Camp
08/22/201406/30/2015G.W. Carver Elementary, Lexington Park Elementary, Spring Ridge Middle Schools21st Century After School Program Worker
12/19/201406/30/2015 Park Hall Elementary School 21st Century After School Program Worker 
03/17/201506/30/2015Great Mills High School21st Century After School Program Worker 
05/06/2015Open until filled.Various Sites

Maintenance Worker I 

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