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Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources LT-01

Department of Human Resources
Gatehouse Administration Center

The Fairfax County Public Schools seeks an Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.  Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) serves over 180,000 students in the suburban Washington, D.C. area. Covering 395 square miles and operating 196 schools, FCPS is the largest school system in Virginia and the 10th largest system in the country, and has an internationally diverse student body that is offered a high-quality instructional program provided by outstanding staff. FCPS is the third largest employer in Virginia serving over 24,000 full-time and almost 16,000 temporary employees.   
The mission of the Department of Human Resources (HR) is to build, retain, and serve a world-class workforce committed to educational excellence. FCPS is committed to providing an exemplary employee workplace through a model of responsive and efficient human resources services. The goals of the department are:

  • Ensuring a discrimination-free workplace for all applicants and employees
  • Recruiting, selecting, and retaining a talented and diverse workforce
  • Monitoring and ensuring the supervision and performance evaluation programs for all employees
  • Providing all employees competitive compensation, including comprehensive benefits
  • Recognizing and celebrating the contributions and achievements of exceptional employees
  • Providing all employees opportunities for career and leadership growth and development

The department consists of four major offices: Talent Acquisition and Management, Equity and Employee Relations, Benefit Services, and HR Business Services:

Talent Acquisition and Management employs 46 full-time staff, who manage the recruitment and hiring process for approximately 2,500 new hires a year, both contracted and hourly, along with ensuring that FCPS’ 14,800 teachers are appropriately licensed. This office also oversees the career and leadership development program in FCPS, which serves administrators, teachers, and support staff.

Equity and Employee Relations is responsible for ensuring that FCPS equitably administers federal, state, and FCPS regulations and laws, as well as overseeing the systems of performance evaluation. Its staff of 18 handles the grievance and mediation process and accommodations requests, as well as discrimination and harassment complaints.

Benefit Services’ staff of 23 full-time employees manages mandatory and optional benefit programs – including insurance, flexible spending accounts, and retirement plans – along with employee wellness initiatives. This office also oversees the job classifications for approximately 800 job titles.

HR Business Services supports the effective operation of FCPS and HR by conducting new employee onboarding, fielding HR-related inquires, administering employee recognition programs, and overseeing HR’s communications. It employs a staff of 37 full-time employees.

The department’s web page can be found at:  http://www.fcps.edu/hr/index.shtml

FCPS is working with a national search firm to fill this position. To apply, please go to the HYA website at www.hyasearch.com. Screening begins in late May. The position start date is August 1, or as soon as possible thereafter. A regionally competitive salary and benefit package will be offered. A Master's degree in HR, Educational Leadership, or relevant field is preferred, along with progressively more responsible administrative experience in the HR or education field.

K-12 Curriculum Resource Teacher

Fairfax Ridge Instructional Center
218 Days; Teacher Contract

Description: The instructional support teacher reports to the elementary and secondary world languages specialists, world languages coordinator, and the director of the Office of PreK-12 Curriculum and Instruction. The teacher assists with planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and modifying the elementary GLOBAL program as well as the secondary program;  serves as a resource for regions, schools and teachers; assists with screening and interviewing world languages teacher applicants and other office-related tasks; collaborates within and between FCPS offices; and provides staff development and input in curriculum development. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with collegiate professional certification with an endorsement in a world language. Minimum of three years successful experience as a teacher of world languages.  Experience in curriculum writing preferred. Demonstrates knowledge of current second language acquisition theories, best practices of instruction and assessment, and knowledge of the elementary and secondary curriculum and its application for students.  Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills as well as experience providing staff development. 

To Apply: Send resumes by May 26, 2015 to Gregory Jones, world languages coordinator gregory.jones@fcps.edu.

Early Childhood Resource Teacher

Early Childhood Curriculum and Grant Management has an opening for an Early Childhood (EC) resource teacher. The EC resource teacher provides professional development opportunities and support for current and ongoing initiatives. The EC resource teacher works with EHS/FECEP/Head Start teaching teams as a peer coach and works collaboratively with teachers to develop, implement, and support goals in specific areas of interest or concern, as identified by teachers and instructional assistants.  The EC resource teacher works collaboratively with central office staff and teaching teams to ensure implementation of quality educational practices.

Early Childhood resource teachers are on a 218-day contract.

Responsibilities include:

  • Use a variety of professional development models to support teacher implementation of quality practices and assessment to include peer coaching, collaborative learning teams/teacher research, and workshops.
  • Assist and collaborate in the planning and implementation of professional development in response to evaluations, program needs, and requests of teaching teams.
  • Model effective teaching and professional development techniques.
  • Articulate current knowledge and research about early childhood development and curriculum to teaching teams and central office staff.

Requirements include:

  • Master’s degree and postgraduate professional certificate in early childhood and/or elementary education; and
  • Five years of progressive teaching experience in an early childhood setting with a strong understanding of early childhood instructional techniques and learning strategies, including differentiated instruction.
  • Experience in the design, organization, and presentation of professional development opportunities; ability to develop positive working relationships with central office staff and teaching teams; the ability to communicate clearly and succinctly both orally and in writing.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume directly to Mary Flournoy, maflournoy@fcps.edu, by 8 a.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

Applications for District Level Instructional Coaches

The Department of Instructional Services, Office of Professional Learning and School Support is hiring district level instructional coaches for the 2015-2016 school year.  These instructional coaches will work with regions, pyramids, and schools to build the capacity of teacher leaders to provide job-embedded professional learning in their buildings.  The district level instructional coaches will be on an eleven-month (218-day) contract that starts on July 31, 2015.  Experienced instructional coaches are encouraged to apply.

Requirements include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in education, in a K-6 core curriculum or 7-12 English or mathematics, with a valid teaching license issued by, or recognized by, the Commonwealth of Virginia. Highly qualified status is required. 
  • Five years of progressive teaching experience with a strong understanding of the Fairfax County Program of Studies and the Virginia Standards of Learning objectives is required.
  • Applicants must also document a history of professional development and teacher leader activities at the school and district levels.

Expert knowledge of the following is required:

  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Professional Learning Communities.
  • FCPS Best Practices in Teaching and Learning, current educational research, strategies for differentiating to meet the needs of diverse learners, and resources related to instruction and FCPS goals and objectives.
  • Language arts and mathematics curriculum and instruction.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Open Until Filled 

Supporting the FCPS Middle School After-School Program

The Fairfax County Public Schools Middle School After-School program affords interested candidates the opportunity to work with groups of middle school students in a variety of academic, enrichment, youth development, and recreational activities from 2:30–6 p.m. daily. We are looking for help with a myriad of activities to include, but not limited to, tutoring; teaching drama, dance, cooking, painting, gardening, and creative writing; supervising a literacy, math, technology, or science activity; coaching a sports activity; or teaching aerobics. Work 1 to 3 hours per day for 1 to 5 days a week at multiple sites or simply concentrate at one location. Candidates must be able to establish excellent rapport with middle school students and have a willingness to serve as a positive role model. The ability to communicate and collaborate with other after-school staff, classroom teachers, administrators, parents, and community members is essential. Salary is dependent on experience and education level. This is an excellent opportunity for elementary, middle, and high school teachers to supplement their income. Openings available in 26 FCPS middle schools.  Interested persons should e-mail or fax a letter of interest along with a resume to the after-school program specialist at the middle school of interest. To find the appropriate middle school contact information, visit the after-school web site, click on the link to the middle school, and search for the after-school program specialist contact information.

Homebound/Home-based Teachers Needed

Part-time, Hourly position
$31.47 per Hour

The Out-of-School Support Office, which provides teachers for students unable to attend school because of medical (Homebound) or disciplinary reasons (home-based), is looking for additional teachers. All teachers with a valid Virginia license are welcome to apply. Teachers with Virginia certification in special education, math, science, and world languages are critically needed. This instruction may take place during the school day or after school hours for contracted teachers. For further information about this program, contact:

Lisa Carlson  

Edison, Lee, Hayfield, Mount Vernon, West Potomac, South County, West Springfield, and Lake Braddock Pyramids


Patricia Hedgepeth

Herndon, Langley, Madison, Oakton, South Lakes, Falls Church, Marshall, and McLean Pyramids


Janice Gaither

Annandale, Stuart, Centreville, Robinson, Chantilly, Fairfax, Westfield, Woodson Pyramids


Jeanne Veraska

Program Manager, Out-of-School Support

571 423-4335

School Crossing Guards

Part-Time Employment with Fairfax County Police Department

Controls traffic to ensure the safe and orderly movement of student pedestrians to and from school. Uniforms and training provided. High school graduation or G.E.D. required. Applicants must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and medical exam provided by the Occupational Health Center.

Crossing Guards earn sick and annual leave. They are able to participate in a retirement program and may be afforded the option of enrolling in a health plan. For more information, please visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/jobs/school-crossing-guard.htm

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Where can I apply for a position with FCPS?

Visit http://www.fcps.edu/hr/employment/jobs/

You may search for positions of interest, using the keyword box.  You may also choose to enter any one of our employment links via the links on the right-hand side of the page.  Job searches can be performed without making an account.  You will be prompted to login/create an account, however, once you click “Apply to job”.

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From the FCPS Job Opportunities page, simply click on any job ID number, then click apply to job.  You will then have the option to create an account.  Alternatively, you can click on any of the employment links, then underneath where it says, “New User?”, you can click the hyperlink directly below, in order to make a new account.

I’m locked out of my account. What can I do?

Three incorrect attempts at accessing your account will trigger a temporary lock on your account.  Wait about 10 minutes for this security feature to reset, then try again.  Unfortunately, we at FCPS cannot unlock your account.

How do I add or delete a resume?

Once logged into your CareerQuest account, click “Resume/CV manager”.  Next to each resume or cover letter, there is a small icon in the shape of a trash can.  Simply click the trash can icon next to each resume you wish to discard and follow the prompts.  If you already have five versions (maximum number) of resumes on your profile, you will need to delete at least one before a new one can be added.

I’ve applied for several jobs. How can I find out the status?

Keep the job number or job ID handy and call our Client Services Office at (571) 423-3000. They may be able to help you, or will forward your call to the appropriate specialist.

Can I change my application once it’s been submitted online?

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The password reset feature isn’t working for me. How can I access my account?

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If these suggestions do not work for you, please contact http://hrconnection.fcps.edu for assistance.

Will CareerQuest work with a Mac?

CareerQuest has compatibility issues with the Safari web browser and will not work. Some applicants have success with Mozilla Firefox on a Mac. If you do not have success, please use a PC with the Internet Explorer web browser. We have several computers available for applicant use.

You may visit us, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm:

Fairfax County Public Schools Client Services
1st floor, Welcome Center
8115 Gatehouse Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
(571) 423-3000

Can I apply for the same job more than once?

You can only apply to a job one time.  If the same job title is advertized again, with a different job ID number, you may apply.  The system will deny duplicate applications for the same job ID number.


Can I save an application and finish it later? 

Already started an application and need to stop for now?  Click “Save as draft”.  Although your application will be saved for 30 days, the job you’re applying for might be closed or removed from the website before then.  Once logged into your CareerQuest profile, from the Welcome screen, click “Saved drafts”, then click “Continue”, to finish up your application.

What is the Withdraw button? My application status says Withdraw next to my submission, but I did not withdraw! What do I do? 

The Withdraw button is intended for applicants who wish to permanently withdraw an application. Do not use this option for revising a resume or job application. Withdrawing your job application will not allow you to re-apply for that job. You can only re-activate your original application.  Once you have applied for a job opening, the resume and cover letter associated with that job opening cannot be changed.  To revise your contact information, work history, education history or attachments simply log in to your account and edit your profile.  The Withdraw button may not be available for up to 2 hours after you apply.  If you withdraw, your request may be pending for up to 2 hours before you can re-activate.

What does Reactivate mean?

The Reactivate button (if available) can be used to re-activate a previously withdrawn application.  If you re-activate, your request may be pending for up to 2 hours.  The option to re-activate your application may not be available if the position has been closed, cancelled, or at the point the position has been offered to another candidate.

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I do not have a computer at home.  How can I apply?

You may visit us, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm:

Fairfax County Public Schools
Client Services – 1st floor, Welcome Center
8115 Gatehouse Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
(571) 423-3000

We have computers for applicant use, as well as friendly staff, ready to help.  Public libraries also offer an alternative for free computer usage.

How can I add an attachment to my application once it’s been submitted?

Once logged into your CareerQuest account, click “Edit your profile”.  You will see your contact information, as well as other tabs for education, work experience and attachments.  Click the grey “Attachments” tab.  You can browse your computer’s files and upload any additional documentation here.  Anything you upload here will be viewable by our employment specialists.  Be mindful to upload each document type separately, as attempting to upload a file that is too large will result in an error message. 


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