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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
 07/16/201407/31/2014 Department of Special Education 

Supervisor of Special Education

Accepting applications from current benefitted SMCPS employees only. 

07/23/201408/05/2014Captain Walter F. Duke Elementary School

Elementary School Principal

Accepting applications from current benefitted SMCPS employees only. 

 07/23/201408/05/2014 Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center 

High School Principal 

Accepting applications from current benefitted SMCPS employees only.

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.
10/16/201310/15/2014Various LocationsMedia Specialist
10/16/201310/15/2014Middle School

STEM Science

07/16/201407/31/2014Green Holly Elementary - Head Start

Early Childhood Teacher for Pre K and Head Start

Accepting applications from current benefitted SMCPS employees only.

07/16/201407/31/2014Mechanicsville Elementary, Green Holly Elementary and Benjamin Banneker Elementary Annex Head Start sites

Head Start Behavioral and Counseling Support Lead Teacher

Accepting applications from current benefitted SMCPS employees only.

 07/23/201408/07/2014 Department of Student Services School Psychologist

Co-Curricular Vacancies

 Release Date Application DeadlineLocationPosition Contact 
 07/28/201408/11/2014Great Mills High School 

Cheerleading Head Coach 

Brenda Henley at bchenley@smcps.org or 301-863-4001 option 3 


07/28/201408/11/2014Great Mills High School

Field Hockey Head Coach 

Brenda Henley at bchenley@smcps.org or 301-863-4001 option 3

07/28/201408/11/2014Great Mills High School

 Field Hockey Assistant Coach

Brenda Henley at bchenley@smcps.org or 301-863-4001 option 3




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 2013-2014

Fall:  November 29, 2013

Winter:  March 21, 2014

Spring:  June 19, 2014












Exempt Non-Certificated Vacancies

Release DateApplication DeadlineLocationJob Title
 07/16/201407/31/2014 Department of Fiscal Services Accountant - Grant Funded Position 
 07/17/201408/04/2014 Office of the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Programmer/Analyst 

Non-Certificated Vacancies

Release DateDeadlineLocationJob Description - Click on the job title for complete vacancy announcement and online application
 07/16/201407/31/2014 Oakville Elementary School

 Assistant Building Service Manager I

Accepting applications from current benefitted SMCPS employees only.

07/16/201407/31/2014Various Sites

Building Service Worker 

07/16/201407/31/2014Various Sites

Computer Support Specialist I 

07/16/201407/31/2014Chopticon High School

Food Service Manager III 

07/16/201407/31/2014George Washington Carver Elementary School

ISIC Paraeducator 

07/16/201407/31/2014Piney Point Elementary School

 Media Assistant

07/16/201407/31/2014Department of Fiscal Services

Payroll Specialist 

07/16/201407/31/2014Benjamin Banneker Elementary School

Special Education Paraeducator

07/16/201407/31/2014Leonardtown Middle School

Special Education Paraeducator

 07/17/201408/04/2014 Dynard Elementary School 

 Special Education Paraeducator

07/17/201408/04/2014Esperanza Middle School

Special Education Paraeducator - Three Positions 

07/17/201408/04/2014Evergreen Elementary School

Special Education Paraeducator 

 07/23/201408/07/2014 Green Holly Elementary School 

Food Service Worker (3 hours/day) 

07/23/201408/07/2014Greenview Knolls Elementary School

Food Service Worker (3 hours/day) 

07/23/201408/07/2014Leonardtown Elementary School

Food Service Worker (3 hours/day) 

07/23/201408/07/2014Esperanza Middle School

Food Service Worker (6 hours/day) 

07/23/201408/07/2014Spring Ridge Middle School

Food Service Worker (6 hours/day) 

 07/28/2014 08/11/2014Green Holly Elementary School 

Special Education Paraeducator (SAIL)

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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 09/04/2014

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 09/11/2014

Thursday 10/23/2014



Thursday 01/08/2015

 Thursday 01/15/2015






Release DateApplication DeadlineJob Title
08/01/201408/14/2014  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 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

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