Human Resources and Development → Transfer Information → Teacher Transfer FAQs
Q: What is MCPS Careers?
A: MCPS Careers is the online system that allows for voluntary and involuntary transfers and returns from leave to search and apply for positions. Employees log in to www.mcpscareers.org using their Outlook user name and password. It is expected that all teachers seeking a voluntary or involuntary transfer use MCPS Careers.
Q: What are the advantages of MCPS Careers for employees?
A: Completing a profile on MCPS Careers will provide employees with a consistent way to communicate with hiring managers (principals and supervisors), about their knowledge, skills and expertise. During the involuntary transfer season (March through May) only current eligible employees will have access to vacancies through this process.
Q: What information do I need to complete a profile on MCPS Careers?
A: Once you log onto MCPS Careers, you will see that basic identifying information is already pre-populated into the profile application. You will want to add information that will inform hiring managers that you are seeking a position and provide your specific knowledge, skills, educational background, work experience and anything else that you would want an employer to know about you. It is helpful to upload a current resume for your profile, but it is not required.
Q: Is any of my information already in MCPS Careers?
A: As an MCPS employee, once you log in to the system, your identifying information is pre-populated in the profile form. However, you will need to review the form to ensure that the pre-populated information is correct and add information, (resume, educational experience, work experience, etc.) that you think is important for hiring managers to know about your qualifications as they consider you for a vacancy.
Q: What happens if I do not update my profile on MCPS Careers?
A: If you have been involuntarily transferred or are returning from leave and do not update a profile, the only information hiring managers will have to assess your qualifications during the placement process will be your basic identifying information. They will not have additional information about your professional preferences, background, experience, education, references or any information about you that is important for a potential hiring manager to know.
If you are seeking a voluntary transfer, the process must start with your application to a posted vacancy on MCPS Careers.
Q: With the implementation of MCPS Careers, will there still be job fairs for teachers?
A: Job fairs will be held in March 2018 for any educator in a teacher-level position who meets standard on evaluations for four semesters and who is interested in transferring to another school.
Job Fair Schedule
Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14, 2018
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Title I elementary schools
Secondary schools with 45 percent or more of students receiving free and reduced meals
Elementary language immersion schools
Innovative school calendar schools
Thursday, March 15, 2018
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
All High schools at Watkins Mill High School
All Downcounty Elementary schools at Montgomery Blair High School
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All Upcounty elementary schools at Northwest High School
All middle schools at Albert Einstein High School
(Involuntary Transfers and Employees Returning from Leave)
Q: When will I know if I have been involuntarily transferred?
A: Principals who are aware of the need to reduce positions will notify staff being involuntarily transferred by Friday, March 2 - Friday, March 8, 2018
Q: Is it possible that I would be notified after March 10th?
A: It is possible that there will be additional position reductions if the school system budget is not funded. Further position cuts may occur after May, 2018. If your worksite is affected by the cuts, it is possible that an employee would be notified of an involuntary transfer after March 9, 2018.
Q:Will there be a meeting for staff who has been involuntarily transferred?
A: Yes. There will be a meeting for those employees who have been involuntarily transferred or are returning from leave. It will be held:
Monday, March 12, 2018
Meeting: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Computer Lab (Support for setting up your employee profile in MCPS Careers): 5:00 p.m. –6:00 p.m.
Richard Montgomery High School
Staff from the Department of Certification and Staffing (DCS) will be on hand to provide information and support for setting up employee profiles using MCPS Careers.
Q: What if I cannot attend the OHRD meeting for employees involuntarily transferred?
A: The staff development teacher at your school has been trained to assist you. In addition, staff at the Office of Human Resources and Development will be available to help. You can call to make an appointment. There are also computers and staff at OHRD who can help you set up a profile on MCPS Careers.