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Human Resources

Amber Forbes, Supervisor of Human Resources

Sharron Livingston, Department Assistant

Phone: (423) 434-5207

Fax: (423) 218-0545



Career Opportunities

The Johnson City School System seeks to hire the most qualified, dedicated employees in order to best serve our students and school communities. The district offers a competitive salary and benefits package to potential employees. The Johnson City Public School System does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age or handicap in any of its educational or employment programs or activities.

Anyone interested in employment with Johnson City Schools must have a completed application on file through FastTrack. Paper applications are not accepted. You must complete your entire application and submit all the required documents.

You will not be considered for any position until we have received your complete application.

If you have questions about the application process, call (423) 434-5207.

Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

See below for instructions on using our application software FastTrack.

Thank you for your interest in Johnson City Schools.

Application for Employment Instructions

  1. View current job openings.

  2. Go to Current Job Openings > Click to view current job openings.

  3. Select any filters that will help you narrow your results.

  4. Click "Search For Posted Positions".

  5. Select one or more positions for which you would like to apply.

  6. Click "Apply for Selected Position(s)".

  • Otherwise, create a user account by filling out the "New User" portion of the popup window.
  • Log in if you have already created a user account.
  1. You can edit your application and add documents.

  2. Please remember to click "Submit" to save your changes.

Substitute Information

Substitute candidates must COMPLETE an online application and attend a substitute training class. Substitutes must hold, as a minimum, a valid high school diploma or GED.

Substitute training classes are generally held once per month on an as-needed basis. When a training class is scheduled it will be posted under the Employment section of the website. After the training class is posted, you must go into your application and click on the box by the “Substitute Training Class.” If you are selected to attend the training class you will receive an email with information on what to bring to the class. Due to space limitations, not everyone who applies to attend the substitute training class will be allowed to attend. Attendees will be selected on a first-come/ first-serve basis.

Pay Rate for Substitute Teachers SY 2023-2024:

Certified & Classified Subs = $85.00/day

Retired Teachers (any school system) = $110.00/day

JCS Retired Teachers = $125.00/day

ESL Hiring

SYSTEM PLAN FOR HIRING ESL/ELL TEACHERS: Federal guidelines state that systems must have a plan for assessing and documenting all ELL teachers' proficiency in English. Systems must document English proficiency in all four domains of communication including listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

As required by the Tennessee Department of Education (English as a Second Language Manual, March 2018, p.66) applicants for ESL must be certified, hold an ESL endorsement, and be fluent in all four domains of the English Language.

To demonstrate fluency in all four domains of the English Language, The Johnson City Schools ESL Teacher Hiring Plan requires that all potential ESL teachers’ listening and speaking skills be evaluated during the interview process. Reading will be documented through the successful completion of the ESL Praxis Test and university course work from an English-speaking college/university. Required writing proficiency is evaluated by a review of college/university transcripts, assessments and response to written application questions.

Employment Requirements for ESL Teachers

The Board of Education recognizes that the employment of highly qualified personnel is essential if quality education is to prevail for students of the school systems. In order for the Board to provide a well-qualified staff capable of designing, implementing, and evaluating of educational programs, the following goals are adopted:

  1. Selection, employment, and retention of the best-qualified personnel available.

  2. Provision of attractive compensation and benefits as well as other provisions for staff welfare.

  3. Deployment of personnel in the most effective way to achieve the goals of the Board of Education.

  4. Provision of professional growth opportunities for all employees designed to contribute both to the improvement of the educational program and to career development aspirations of the staff.

  5. Development of a climate in which optimum staff performance, morale, and satisfaction are produced.

  6. Involvement of staff in planning, decision making, and evaluation.

  7. Development and updating of job descriptions by appropriate administrators.

  8. Use of the state evaluation program which will contribute to the continuous improvement of staff performance and educational programs of the school system.

The Johnson City Public School System does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, or handicap in any of its educational or employment programs or activities.

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Last Updated: January 18, 2024