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MCPS Careers: Frequently Asked Questions
Under the Certificate License section of the job description for which I want to apply it reads "Completion of the MCPS (specific test) at the required score." Where do I go to take these specific MCPS tests?
How do I indicate interest in a position when a vacancy does not exist?
I have not received a call or email from anyone at MCPS since I submitted by application. How do I know where I am in the hiring process?
How do I get assistance if I don't understand the profile and application process?
How do I find out when a new vacancy is advertised?
If I am not a certified teacher, where can I get information about the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) certification requirements?
Where do I see the closing date for a position vacancy?
How do I know that a position I applied for was filled by someone else?
How do I know how many hours the position requires?
How long do my jobs stay in my job cart?
Should I send my résumé to the Office of Human Resources and Development or to the school where I want to work?
What if I need help filling out my profile and applying for a specific job vacancy?
What if I don't find any jobs that match what I am looking for?
Potential Candidate Questions
What if I don't have an email account?
How do I apply for a teaching position?
I am a student teacher and would like a teaching job. How do I apply?
Why can't I see teaching positions at specific schools?
How long does the hiring process typically take?
How do I know what the salary is for a position you have advertised?
I am interested in substitute work only. How do I find out what positions you have available?
Is a background check required in order for me to be hired?
I don't have an email account but it is a requirement to create a MCPS Careers profile. What can I do?
What do I do if I don't have the phone numbers and contact information for all my references?
I have heard that MCPS has employee unions. Will I be required to join?
What jobs are classified into what unions?
Current MCPS Employee Questions
How will this affect the teacher / paraeducator transfer season?
I am a current MCPS substitute teacher. How does this affect me?
I am a current MCPS employee and I want to use a personal e-mail account rather than my MCPS e-mail account. I never log on to my MCPS e-mail account so even if I get an e-mail about a job being posted, I would not know about it.
I have never used my MCPS e-mail account. I don't remember the account name or the password. How do I get this information?
Why do I have to use MCPS Careers if I am being involuntarily transferred?
Why do current MCPS employees have a different job search link than potential employees?
As a current MCPS employee, why do I need to log in to search for job vacancies?
Will my existing manager be notified if I apply for a job?
Who will be able to access the information I enter in my profile?