Online Application Presentation

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Harford County Public Schools’ Online Teaching Application can be accessed from our home page http://www.hcps.org/. Look for Career
Opportunities, click on Online Employment Application, then click on Click Here to Access the Online Employment Application.
The Online Application lists all regular teaching positions regardless of current openings, so you can apply for any position at any time.
Applications are accepted all year. The system is normally available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Page through the job titles until you see the
position that you would like to apply for and click on the job title or the Apply button. You may also Search Job Postings by keying in part of
the job name.
After clicking on the job title, click on Apply for this Position.
If you already have a user name and password use them to log in, otherwise create a
new account and apply.
Our Online Application offers many advantages over
paper applications. We hope that you will find it
convenient and easy to use.
•Simply follow the instructions on each screen.
•Required fields are indicated.
•If something is missing or incorrect, you will get an
error message.
•You do not need to complete the entire application in
one sitting.
•Note - Incomplete applications are NOT visible for
consideration.
•Confirmation emails are sent to applicants for each
successfully submitted application.
Helpful
Better
Tips for a
Application…
Please provide an Alternate (cell)
Telephone number as well as your
home telephone number.
Please enter all fields pertaining to your
education, including your GPA.
Attachments:
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Resume and Cover Letter contents can be cut and pasted into the
appropriate sections on the Resume & Cover Letter page. They are not
required to submit an online application.
They can be added at a
later time.
The attachments page can be used for additional documents such as
additional transcripts, Praxis/test scores, Certificates, etc.
Please note: documents must be one of the acceptable file types
listed.
References are very important.
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Three professional references are required. Enter a minimum of 3 people who can
attest to your teaching skills. Do not list family members, friends, or personal
acquaintances as references.
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Please provide email addresses for your references. References will be sent an email
containing a link to an online reference survey automatically when applications are
submitted.
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Recent graduates and student teachers: it is advisable to use your mentor teachers
and college advisor/supervisor as references.
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Letters of recommendation can be attached in the place provided.
substituted for or used in place of the HCPS reference survey/form.
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Please inform your references to expect an email containing a link to a quick and
easy reference survey.
From: [email protected]
Subject: Reference Check from Harford County Public Schools
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Some recipients could receive this email in their Junk mailbox.
They cannot be
Updating your application(s):
To update any information on your application(s), log into the Online Application;
click on the Profile tab; and click on Update Certified Profile. Go through the pages
and make any modifications. Click on Save and Continue at the bottom of each
page. Changes will be applied to all applications that you have submitted. Always be
sure to save your information and click on Log Out when you are finished.
Checking the Status of Your Applications
 Click on the Application Status tab
(you must be signed in).
Points to remember when submitting your Online Application:
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Spring graduate applications should be submitted by the end of March. Fall semester
graduates should submit their applications between the end of October and the beginning
of November.
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If possible, please submit a resume with your application.
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Applications can be submitted prior to having your student teaching evaluations and
Praxis scores; those items can be added as you receive them.
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Three professional references are required.
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Do not use friends and family for references. Use professional references who can
attest to your teaching skills. It is advisable to use mentor teachers and college
advisors/supervisors.
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Letters of recommendation are accepted and can be attached but cannot be used in lieu
of our reference survey forms.
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In the Certification Information/Professional Certificate Details section of the Online
Teaching Application, specify pending completion of degree or program unless you have
teaching certification from another state or in another teaching area.
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Please provide us with an email address that you will check. You may want to provide a
personal email address in your contact information instead of your school email address
as your school email address may expire after graduation.
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When submitting an application, it is okay to attach an unofficial transcript. When we
are ready to hire you, we will need an official transcript indicating that you have
received your degree from a university with an accredited teacher education program.
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To apply for an additional position, you will not need to re-enter any information.
Previously entered information will appear after clicking on the job title and logging
in (using the same user name and password).
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Please update your application and keep your information current.
important for your contact information.
This is especially
Special Notes for Student Teachers
 Student teachers will have a screening
interview with Human Resources before the
conclusion of their final assignment in
Harford County.
 Secondary
teachers
will
complete
a
content area specific interview with a
content supervisor in addition to the HR
interview.
 If you have any questions or need any
assistance, please feel free to contact
the Staffing Department at 410-588-5238.
Online help is also available in the
application.

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