Policy Code: GCD

Adoption Date: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Review Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

HIRING PROCEDURES

All selection procedures below the level of the principal are the primary responsibility of principals and directors. The supervisors of transportation, custodial, maintenance, and food service will make recommendations to their director.

The following procedures will be used in the selection of personnel:

Advertising, interviewing and candidate selection process for hiring Iron County School District administrators, teachers, and full-time classified employees.

The district office will advertise employment openings on the Iron County School District website to the general public. Advertisements will include specific job requirements/qualifications and instructions for applicants to attach all required documentation. The advertisement for the job posting will be sent out in an e-mail to all ironmail accounts and school board members.

The district office will post the job notices for the length of time specified by the appropriate district director. The position closing date and time will be specified on the job posting.

The appropriate district director will screen all applications following the closing date. Applications will then be screened for interviews by school administrators and the appropriate district director. Applications will be examined for completeness, licensure status, courses related to the subject matter content, recommendations from supervisors, past administrators, and past experience. A list of candidates to be interviewed will be prepared and emailed to the school board members.

When interviews are completed, members of the interview committee will contact references.

The selected candidate will be contacted by the district administrator and/or supervisor and offered the position. For teachers, if the candidate accepts, an official letter from the superintendent is mailed within one week of the acceptance date.

Candidates interviewed, but not selected, will receive either a telephone call or written notification.

The selected applicant will be required to contact the district office to complete all necessary paperwork for employment, including fingerprinting for a background check.

Listings of all new administrators, teachers and full-time classified persons being recommended for employment will be e-mailed to the school board members. Board members give final approval at the next official school board Meeting.

Advertising, interviewing and candidate selection process for hiring Iron County School District part-time classified employees (custodians, secretaries, paraprofessionals, food service, bus drivers, etc.)

The district office will advertise employment openings on the Iron County School District website to the general public. Advertisements will include specific job requirements/qualifications and instructions for applicants to attach all required documentation. The advertisement for the job posting will be sent out in an e-mail to all ironmail accounts and school board members.

The district office will post job notices for the length of time specified by the appropriate district director. The position closing date and time will be specified on the job posting.

The district director, school principal or other direct supervisor over the position selects the applicants to be interviewed.

After the completion of interviews, the direct supervisor over the position may call references listed on the perspective candidate’s application. If the reference calls are positive, the candidate is contacted and offered the position.

Candidates interviewed, but not selected, will receive either a telephone call or letter stating that they were not selected for the position.

The selected applicant will be required to contact the district office to complete all necessary paperwork for employment, including fingerprinting for a background check.

“At Will” Employees

The district reserves the right to identify any position as “at will” employment. “At will” is defined as allowing either Employee or Employer to terminate the agreement at any time, for any reason permitted by law, with or without notice.

“At Will” employees will include extracurricular assignments and employees working less than 30 hours per week. Utah Code 53A-8-106

NOTE: Due to the large number of applications received by the Iron County School District and the lengthy amounts of time necessary to conduct personnel interviews, not all applicants for positions in the district will be interviewed; interviews will be by invitation only. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by the district.