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Human Resources

QACPS Administrative Services

The Human Resources department provides programs and services in terms of recruitment, benefits, compensation, labor relations, policies and procedures, teacher certification, professional development, and other employee-related issues that support our school system’s academic mission and our employees.

In partnership with the administration, we strive to create a supportive work environment that will help us attract, develop, motivate and retain a diverse workforce and inspire excellence in our school community. Our core values are woven into every aspect of human resources management: customer service, communication, continuous improvement, teamwork, and achieving results.

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working for Queen Anne’s County Public Schools. Please use the link below to view our available positions and submit or modify an application. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview. Applications will remain active for one year. All application materials such as resumes, transcripts, and certificates must be uploaded with your online application. Please do not send these documents to our schools or the Human Resource Department.

Additional Employment Opportunities

Sodexo

Sodexo provides food services to QACPS. If you are interested in a food service position, please contact Inge Peters at 410-758-2403, ext. 143 or email her at inge.peters@qacp.org or go online to Sodexo.

Click HERE for hiring flyer with QR Code.

AlphaBEST

If you are interested in a part-time position with AlphaBEST, a provider of before- and after-care programs at select schools in Queen Anne’s County, please click here to learn more about the program. If you have questions regarding employment with AlphaBest, please contact Brenda Kimble by email at bkimble@alphabest.org.

QACPS Employment Benefits

QACPS offers an excellent benefits package including:

  • Health Insurance
  • Vision & Dental Coverage
  • Maryland State Retirement & Pension System
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • 457b) Retirement Plan
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insruance
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Identity Management Service
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • CareFirst Health & Wellness Discounts
  • Holiday Savings Club
  • United Way Payroll Deduction
  • Annual Leave
  • Personal Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Family Medical Leave Absence (FMLA)
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Open Enrollment June 6-24, 2022

Teacher & Administrator Hiring Information

Thank you for your interest in a career with Queen Anne’s County Public Schools! Below is a brief outline of our employment and hiring process for new teachers and professional staff.

 Step 1:  Submit an application online

 Step 2:  Screening

All applications are reviewed by Human Resources to determine if the person meets the requirements for the position. Applications are then reviewed by principals and their administrative staff to determine the most suitable candidates for current and anticipated vacancies.

Step 3:  Interviews

When a vacancy occurs, interviews are scheduled for applicants whose qualifications and experience make them the most suitable for the position. Candidates are interviewed by a minimum of two administrators or supervisors. Interviews are typically scheduled at the school where the vacancy exists. After candidates are interviewed, the committee makes a hiring recommendation to the Human Resources Officer. Candidates may be called for second interviews or may be interviewed by a panel if multiple positions of the same type are available or anticipated.  Individuals not recommended for a specific vacancy will be notified by mail and will continue to be considered for future positions.

Step 4:  Appointment

Appointment to a position is made after a candidate has verbally accepted a contract offer from the Human Resources Officer and has signed an offer letter. When the offer of employment is made, a tentative salary placement is determined based on available information from the applicant. Final salary placement is based upon verification of prior years of experience and receipt of official transcripts, test scores, and certifications. New teachers are not placed higher than step 10 on the Certificated Unit I salary schedule even if they have more than 10 years of teaching experience. Employment is also conditional upon satisfactory reports from background checks.

Step 5:  Orientation

New employees will be invited to an orientation where they are provided with information regarding employment verification, tax forms, direct deposit sheet, medical plan options and enrollment, worker’s compensation, Maryland State Retirement Agency plans, and other important information. New teachers are required to attend a week-long orientation in August. Mentor teachers will be assigned to new teachers as a resource throughout the first year of employment.

If you have any questions regarding employment with Queen Anne’s County Public Schools please contact Dr. Michael Noel at michael.noel@qacps.org or by phone at 410-758-2403, ext. 176.

Teacher Certification

The Human Resources department handles the certification needs of nearly 800 QACPS teachers. The Certification Specialist monitors County and State requirements and works directly with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) on all certification requests and issues for QACPS professional employees. If you are a QACPS employee and have questions about certification that are not answered in the Handbook below, please email hr@qacps.org.
If you are not a QACPS employee and have questions about teacher certification in the State of Maryland, please contact the MSDE directly at 1-866-772-8922 (toll free), 410-767-0412, or 410-333-6442 (TTY/TDD). You can also visit their website for information at www.mdcert.org.

Support Staff Hiring Information

Thank you for your interest in a career with Queen Anne’s County Public Schools! Below is a brief outline of our employment and hiring process for support staff.

Step 1: Submit an application online 

Step 2:  Screening

All applications are reviewed to determine whether the applicant meets the requirements for the position. Applications are then reviewed by principals and their administrative staff to determine the most suitable candidates for the position.

Step 3:  Interviews

When a vacancy occurs, interviews are scheduled for applicants whose qualifications make them the most suitable for the position. Candidates are interviewed by a minimum of two administrators and/or supervisors. Interviews are scheduled at the work location where the vacancy exists or in Human Resources. After candidates are interviewed, the committee makes recommendations to the Human Resources Officer. Candidates may be asked back for a second interview or to interview with a panel if multiple positions are available. Individuals not recommended for a specific vacancy will receive notification by mail and continue to be considered for other positions.

Step 4:  Appointment

Appointment to a position is made after a candidate has verbally accepted an offer from Human Resources. Employment is conditional upon satisfactory background check results.

Step 5:  Hiring

An orientation appointment will be set through the Human Resources office for fingerprinting and paperwork.
If you have any questions regarding employment with Queen Anne’s County Public Schools please contact Dr. Michael Noel at michael.noel@qacps.org or by phone at 410-758-2403, ext. 176.

Substitute Teacher Hiring Information

Thank you for your interest in becoming a substitute teacher for Queen Anne’s County Public Schools. Substitute teaching can be both difficult and rewarding at the same time. Each day you will meet new challenges and have the opportunity to positively impact a child’s life. Consider whether substitute teaching is right for you. The traits we see most often in highly successful substitutes include being fair, consistent, kind, patient, encouraging, adaptable to any situation, having a good sense of humor and a love for learning. If this sounds like you, please read on.

We are currently accepting applications for new substitute teachers. You must pass a criminal background check and attend an orientation session before you can start working. Below is a brief outline of the hiring process for substitute teachers:

Step 1:  Apply online

Step 2:  Wait for an invitation from Human Resources to schedule an orientation

Step 3:  Successfully complete pre-employment drug testing, fingerprint background check and all new hire paperwork

Step 4:  Attend the orientation workshop and then start working!

Substitute Pay Scale

Below are the pay rates for daily and long-term sub assignments.

Daily substitute jobs:

with Associate’s degree, 48 semester credits or high school diploma – $15.00/hour

with Bachelor’s degree or higher – $16.30/hour

with Bachelor’s degree or higher AND a valid MD state teaching certificate – $18.10/hour

Retired QAC Teacher – $21.30/hour

Long-term Jobs (increased pay begins on the 11th day of that assignment):

with Associate’s degree, 48 semester credits or high school diploma – $16.30/hour

with Bachelor’s degree or higher – $18.10/hour

with Bachelor’s degree or higher AND a valid MD state teaching certificate – $19.50/hour

Retired QAC Teacher – $22.95/hour

Extended Long-Term (Jobs lasting 90 days or more):

with Bachelor’s degree or higher – $25.00/hour

School Assistant:  $15.20/hour

Substitute Nurse – LPN:  $25.00/hour, Substitute Nurse – RN/BSN:  $35.00/hour

Substitute Teaching Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the education requirement so high for QACPS?

Applicants must hold an Associates degree OR have completed 48 semester-hour college credits OR have received a score of 455 or higher on the ParaPro Assessment.

I meet the qualifications and applied online but have not been invited to a workshop yet.

Please email hr@qacps.org or call 410-758-2403, ext. 118 to check the status of your application.

Where is the fingerprint appointment and workshop held?

QAC Board of Education, 202 Chesterfield Ave, Centreville, MD 21617

What should I bring to orientation?

You must bring a valid driver’s license; a 2nd form of identification such as a Social Security card, birth certificate, or passport; official; official and unopened college/university transcript(s); a personal check or cash in the amount of $62.00 for the fingerprint fee; and a voided check for direct deposit enrollment.

What type of substitute can I be?

You can select substitute assignments by school / location, grade level or content area. The school system has programs for birth through age 18 that require substitute teachers. There are a wide range of subject areas available from English and Math to Carpentry and Cosmetology. When you attend the orientation you will have the opportunity to select the areas you feel most comfortable working with.

What type of training do subs receive?

Substitutes receive an orientation which covers policies and procedures as well as instruction on using the ADP time clock and Central Call substitute system. Substitutes also receive a 260-page handbook filled with classroom management tips and materials.

Where can I find additional training and resources to better prepare me for the classroom environment?

Visit the STEDI website, which is devoted to the training and development of substitute teachers. They offer inexpensive online training courses that model common discipline and classroom management scenarios and resolutions. You might also like to participate in their blog for substitute teachers called “The Bus Stop” where you can share ideas and common experiences.

I used to be a substitute for QACPS but have not worked in over a year. How do I become reactivated?

Contact hr@qacps.org or call 410-758-2403, ext. 118.

How do I apply for a long-term substitute assignment?

The principal of the school where the assignment will be located conducts interviews and makes the hiring decision. Human Resources provides the Principal with a list of qualified substitutes. We first consider substitute teachers who hold a valid Maryland teaching certificate in the desired subject area. If we are unable to find a certified substitute we then look at substitutes who hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the subject area.

Contacts

Michael Noel

Dr. Michael Noel
Director of Human Resources
michael.noel@qacps.org
410-758-2403 Ext. 176

Areas of Responsibility:

Employee Relations
Compliance Issues
Negotiations
Recruitment/Hiring
Policies & Regulations
Wellness
Public Information Act Requests

Dawn Custer

Dawn Custer
HR Specialist – Support Staffing
dawn.custer@qacps.org
410-758-2403 Ext. 118

Areas of Responsibility:

ADP/Absence Reporting
Substitutes / Central Call
New Hire Processing
Assists HR Director

Theresa Steinhice
HR Specialist – Benefits & Retirement
theresa.steinhice@qacps.org
410-758-2403 Ext. 227

Areas of Responsibility:

Benefits / Health Insurance
Retirement
Unemployment
Worker’s Compensation
FMLA / Leave of Absence

Sarah Hause
HR Specialist – Certification & Staffing
sarah.hause@qacps.org
410-758-2403 Ext. 196

Areas of Responsibility:

Teacher Certification
Course Reimbursement
Professional Development
Teacher Recruitment

Kim Easterlin

Kim Easterlin
HR Secretary
kimberly. easterlin@qacps.org
410-758-2403 Ext. 109

Areas of Responsibility:

New Hire Processing
Employment Verifications
Fingerprints
Identification Badges
Office Supplies
Assists HR Specialists
Notary Public