• 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 at the Sarah Simpson Satellite Office.

    3. Click the link below to sign up for a time to report to the Sarah Simpson Technology Center, 801 Tipton Avenue, with the following items:
      • Social Security Card
      • Driver's License
      • Voided Check/letter from bank
      • Transcript/diploma with your highest level of education or your teaching license
      • ** STEDI diploma (if you do not currently hold a teaching license)

        https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TF6SnlJGLR5IrkVijSeEAUfh-rTJEcJhygY087_wlUs/edit

      • During your time at Sarah Simpson, you will be completing paperwork and completing an orientation.  
        • Please be prepared to stay approximately 3 hours for your Orientation.
        • Sub nurses are not required to attend orientation. If you are a sub nurse please contact the Human Resources Department to find out your next steps.
      • This is a satellite office for Human Resources. Our main office is located in the Andrew Johnson Building. For any questions about the substitute process or directions please call (865) 594-1929.

    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 orientation, you will receive instructions for completing the online Canvas course.

    7. When all of the above steps have been completed and your paperwork is processed, you will receive an email with instructions for accepting substitute jobs through the Frontline Absence Management System. Please allow 2-3 weeks for paperwork processing.

     

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