•  *Attention*

    New Substitute Work Requirement - Beginning with the month of October, substitutes will be required to work 3 full days per month (2 half days = 1 full day) to remain active on the substitute list.  Please keep this requirement in mind as you decide about moving forward through the substitute hiring process.

    How to Become a Substitute

    Substitute Application Process

    1. Complete the online application at https://knoxschools.munisselfservice.com/employmentopportunities/default.aspx
      • Applicants must submit three professional references with valid email addresses
      • Two of the three references must respond favorably to the questionnaire emailed to them
      • If you are a certified Knox County Schools retiree, please contact the Human Resources Department once you have completed Step 1.
    2. ** Applicants that do NOT hold a teaching license will be required to complete the on-line STEDI substitute teacher training course at a cost of $39.95. Once completed, with a minimum score of 85%, please provide a copy of the STEDI diploma when you return your other new hire sub paperwork.

    3. Please click the link to let us know you have completed your online application and STEDI course and are ready to receive  an email with your next steps for employment.  Please note:  New Hire Paperwork will be emailed out beginning July 12th and every Monday and Wednesday thereafter.  Once you receive your email you will have a very limited time to complete your drug testing requirements.  Please keep this in mind as you complete the registration below.

      https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Tdy4bNuj4MwsLAz9NX9ZkB3o1cEv1jKPBvTwvieLAcw/

    4. DRUG SCREENING REQUIREMENTS:*^
      • Must submit to a drug screening within 48 hours of receiving your time-stamped document.
      • Your cost is $58.00
      • We do not accept pre-employment screening results from other agencies.
      • * If you are a former employee, please contact our office in regards to fingerprint and drug testing requirements.
      • ^ If you were an intern with KCS the previous term, you do not need to complete the drug screening phase of the pre-screening, however, you will be required to complete the fingerprinting requirement.

    5. FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS:*^
      • Fingerprinting does not have a time constraint, however, your substitute application will remain incomplete until this step is complete.
      • Your cost for the fingerprint screening is $35.15. You will receive instructions on how to register for fingerprinting while completing paperwork at Sarah Simpson.
      • We do not accept fingerprint screening results from other agencies, this includes cardstock fingerprint cards.
      • * If you are a former employee, please contact our office in regards to fingerprint and drug testing requirements.
      • ^ If you were an intern with KCS the previous term, you do not need to complete the drug screening phase of the pre-screening, however, you will be required to complete the fingerprinting requirement.

    6. After completion of the online onboarding and all pre-employment screenings have cleared, you will receive an email notifying you of your employment status.
    7. When all of the above steps have been completed, you will receive 2 emails from our absence managerment system, Frontline. One email will be an invitation to set up your Frontline account.  The second email will be your welcome letter.  Once you recieve your welcome letter, you are ready to start accepting substitute positions.  Please allow 2-3 weeks for paperwork processing.

     

    For questions regarding the application process please call (865) 594-1929.