Employment Opportunities

Thank you for visiting the Ellensburg School District’s employment page and for your interest in being part of our exceptional schools.

Our current employment opportunities for external candidates (new applicants, non-continuing contract employees, coaches, daily and long-term substitutes and temporary employees) can be found by following the Out of district application link below.

In-district employees should access internal positions by logging in through the link below.

Please be aware that the Ellensburg School District is no longer accepting paper applications. All employment applications must be submitted through the online application process. In addition, if you have sent your application previously, you must reapply through the new online system. The online application system will keep all applications on file for a period of one year. Applicants that best meet our needs will be contacted for an interview.


DISCLOSURE INFORMATION AND BACKGROUND CHECK:

Pursuant to Chapter 486, Washington Laws of 1986, the applicant will be required to complete a disclosure form indicating whether he or she has been convicted of crimes against person’s listed in the law. In addition, if you are offered a position and you were previously fingerprinted more than two years ago, you will be required to complete, at your expense, a fingerprinting background check prior to your first day of work.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

The Ellensburg School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Cole Kanyer, Title IX Coordinator, 509-925-8315, cole.kanyer@esd401.org, 1203 E. Capitol Avenue, Ellensburg, WA 98926, Kim Snider, Civil Rights Coordinator, 509-925-8007, kim.snider@esd401.org, and Section 504 Coordinator, Patty Kimmel, 509-925-8115, patricia.kimmel@esd401.org, 1300 East Third Avenue, Ellensburg, WA 98926.


FAQs

Recruit & Hire Application

Frequently Asked Questions

General

Q: I forgot my username or password. How can I retrieve it?

A: The Human Resources Department does not have access to your username or password. From the main job listings page under Menu, click the “I Forgot My Username or Password” link.

Q: How can I screen or sort the list of open positions?

A: You can sort the open positions in various ways by clicking on individual column headings above the list of positions.

Q: When do I need to use this online system?

A: The district is using this system to process all classified, certificated, administrative and co-curricular hiring and internal transfers.

Q: How will I know if I am being considered for an interview?

A: After you submit your application for a position, the district will screen your application for completeness and the degree to which you qualify for the position. Should you be selected for further consideration, including an interview, you will be notified either through the email address you provided or by phone. Therefore, you should monitor your personal email account (including your junk mail account).

Q: Is this a secure website, and is my data secure?

A: Yes. All data transfers use 128-bit or 256-bit encryption depending on your computer’s capabilities. This is the same type of encryption used for most online banking transactions.

Application

Q: How do I apply for a job?

A: Click on the title of the job you have interest in (e.g. “Maintenance Technician”). After reviewing the job description, click on Apply for This Position. You will then create a new account or log in to an existing account you have already created. You must complete all required fields (which can change depending upon the position you are applying for). You must review your application for accuracy, and must affirm/initial your application. Finally, click on “Save and Submit” at the end of the application. When your application is successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation number which you can use to reference a specific application.

Q: Do I have to complete an entire new application for each position I apply for?

A: Previously submitted application information will carry over into subsequent applications; however, you are strongly encouraged to review your application information to ensure it corresponds directly to the new position you are applying for.

Q: Can I save my incomplete application and return to complete it at a later time?

A: Yes. You may log out of your application at any time and return to it later. When you are ready to complete your application, enter your username and password. You will be allowed to continue your application if the job posting has not closed.

Q: How often am I required to update my information or application materials?

A: Applicants can provide updated or additional information at any time. Changes or additions will only apply to future applications from that point forward. It will not alter any information in previous applications.

Q: Do I have to complete the application in a specific order?

A: Yes. The system requires you to proceed sequentially through each section, and requires you to complete required fields before proceeding.

Q: How do I know the status of my application?

A: Log into your account and then click on the Application Status tab. If you have already applied for a job it will be listed under the Current Applications section. If you want to view additional details about a job you have applied for, click on the Job Title associated with the job. If you have applied for jobs in the past that have been filled, it will be listed under the Applications for Closed or Filled Jobs section.

Q: How do I go back and change my application for a position I already applied for?

A: Applicants can provide updated or additional information at any time. Changes or additions will only apply to future applications from that point forward. It will not alter any information in previous applications.

Q: I’m no longer interested in a position I applied for, how do I remove my application?

A: To remove your name from the list of candidates for a specific position, you must log on to your online application, click on the Application Status button, and then click on Withdraw for each position you are no longer interested in.

Q: What is a Confidential Reference Survey and will I get a copy?

A: The Survey contains various position specific evaluative criteria and rating scales. It also includes some short answer questions to be completed by your reference. The references you list should be supervisory. The content is confidential between the district and your reference. Applicants will not be able to view the completed surveys.

Q: I’ve completed my online profile and applied for one job already. Are the Confidential Reference Surveys emailed one-time only or sent for each job I apply for?

A: The Reference Surveys are updated annually, and are sent based upon each type of application you complete and your selection for the references you have listed. For example, when you complete a classified application for the first time and apply for a position, the classified Confidential Reference Survey will be sent to the references you have selected. Thereafter, when you apply for other classified positions the Reference Surveys will not be sent again unless you select different references or if it is a new school year. If you then apply for a certificated position (a different type of application), the certificated Confidential Reference Survey will be sent to your references you have selected. References will be asked to provide feedback on you based upon the type of position for which you are applying.

Attachments

Q: What types of files do you accept for Resume, Cover Letter, and Letters of Reference?

A: All files attached to your application must be in .txt, .rtf, .pdf, .docx, .or .doc format. If you need to upload an image or scan, you must convert it to one of these formats.

Q: Do you accept placement files?

A: No.

Q: If I only have a hard copy of a document, will you scan that document into my application for me?

A: No. Applicants should covert the hard document into an acceptable

Q: How do I know if my references have submitted the Confidential Reference Survey?

A: Once you have logged on to your online application, click on the References tab. You will be able to see each of your references and if the Survey has been returned.

Q: If my reference hasn’t completed and returned the Confidential Reference Survey, how do I send it to them again?

A: You should contact your reference and ask them to return it. If you need the form sent again, please contact us and we will resend it for you.

Application requirements

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Certificated Administrator

Certificated

Classified Administrator

Classified

Co-Curricular

Resume

Resume

Resume

Resume

Resume

Letter of Interest outlining your qualifications

Letter of Interest outlining your qualifications, endorsements in subject areas including any Praxis, WEST E or NES exams. You should also include your interest in part time or full time employment.

Letter of Interest outlining your qualifications

Letter of Interest outlining your qualifications

Letter of interest outlining your qualifications

Three References (two of which must be from an administrator and/or previous supervisor)

Three References (two of which must be from an administrator and/or previous supervisor)

Three References (two of which must be from an administrator and/or previous supervisor)

Three References (two of which must be from an administrator and/or previous supervisor)

Three References (two of which must be from an administrator and/or previous supervisor)

Three letters of recommendation (one of which must be from an administrator and/or previous supervisor)*

Three letters of recommendation (one of which must be from an administrator and/or previous supervisor)*

Three letters of recommendation (one of which must be from an administrator and/or previous supervisor)*

Copy of Praxis, WEST E or NES exam results

Required for Para educators only:

  • High school diploma
  • (See below)
  • Unofficial college transcripts

* Important: We do not accept reference forms from friends or family members.

** Please Note: We no longer accept college or university placement files.

Upon Hire, the District must complete the required paperwork to substantiate highly qualified status. All Paraeducators will be required to submit:

  • 1.Sufficient documentation to support that the paraeducator has earned a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent. Documentation could include:
  • a.High school diploma or transcripts, or
  • b.An official verification of a high school diploma equivalent (GED), or
  • c.A college transcript that shows the person has a high school diploma.
  • d.Foreign degrees should be translated by a credible party to ensure the above requirement has been met.
  • 2.Completed two years of study at an institution of higher education (minimum 72 college level credits); or
  • 3.Obtained an associate’s (or higher) degree; or
  • 4.Passed the ETS Para Pro praxis test. If you have passed the ETS Para Pro praxis test, please upload a copy of the results to your online application.