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Hiring Protocol


GVUSD HIRING PROTOCOL

                                                                                        Commitment to Nondiscrimination                                                                                          

The Board of Trustees of the Golden Valley Unified School District shall provide equal opportunities in all areas and assure that there will be no discrimination against any person on the grounds of race, religion, age, sex, national origin, color, disability, political belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran's status.

 

Administrator Hiring Process

  1. Complete an online application for the desired position
  2. Include the following documents as attachments to your application:
    • Letter of interest (addressed to Executive Director of HR)
    • Current resumé
    •  3 Letters of recommendation (including at least one letter pertaining to your most recent work experience)
    • Copies of up-to-date transcripts for all graduate and undergraduate work (unofficial are acceptable)
    • Copies of your credentials/certificates
  3. Be selected for an interview. A committee screens completed applications and selects candidates to interview for particular positions. The committee considers GVUSD's affirmative action policy and the following criteria:
    • Education, credentials, and training
    • Experience
    • Professional references
    • Other qualifications of the position
  4. A panel will interview each selected candidate to assess his/her ability, interest, and readiness to fill the position. Each interviewee will complete a practicum as part of the interview and present it to the panel.
  5. Finalists will be notified, and the requesting Administrator will conduct a complete professional reference check using the district reference form.
  6. The Superintendent, Asst. Superintendent and the Director of HR  will interview finalists and recommend a candidate to the Board of Education

 

 

Certificated Hiring Process

  1. Complete an online application for the desired position. Include the following documents as attachments to your application:
  • A completed online application.
  • A letter of application with Educational Philosophy
  • Resume
  • College/University Placement file or Reference Letters
  • College transcripts, which include verification of degree
  • CBEST – Verification of successful completion
  • Credential copy or Date applied for credential
    • Letter of interest (addressed to Executive Director of HR)
    • Current resumé
    • Letters of recommendation (including at least one letter pertaining to your most recent work experience)
    • Copies of up-to-date transcripts for all graduate and undergraduate work (unofficial are acceptable)
    • Copies of your credentials/certificates
  1. Link your online application to an open vacancy or pool. This ensures that your completed application materials can be seen by screening committees. You can continue to edit (or upload documents to) your online application even after hitting save or apply.
  2. Principals and department chairs (as part of the screening committee) screen completed application packets and select candidates to interview for particular positions; they notify Human Resources of selected candidates. (Once all rounds of interviews have been conducted, HR will notify all applicants not selected for interview.)
  3. Candidates are contacted by Human Resources and interviewed by GVUSD principals and panelists
  4. Candidates are requested to teach standards based demonstration lesson for the panel. The requesting site Administrator will conduct a complete professional reference check using the district reference form.
  5. The Superintendent and selected Cabinet members interview finalists and recommend the final candidate to the GVUSD Board of Trustees.  GVUSD Board of Trustees approves all teacher hires.
  6. Human Resources will contact the selected candidate with a conditional employment offer to discuss salary, placement, benefits, and general employment terms.

 

 

Classified Hiring Process

 

  1. Receive Personnel Requisition Form. Post vacancy 5 days internally prior to posting external, unless it is a position that more than likely will not be filled internally, the position is posted simultaneously.

Internal applicants may submit an email to indicate their intent to apply for a position.  External candidates complete and submit an online application for the desired position. The application packet should include the following:

  • Application
  • Letter of Intent
  • 3 Letters of Reference
  • Resume
  1. Your application will be screened by Human Resources and the position supervisor. Selected applicants may be subject to testing, when applicable.
  2. The position supervisor recommends candidates for interview after reviewing applicants' test results. If you are selected, you will be contacted by telephone.
  3. A full reference check will be performed (usually within two days of the interview) and an offer of employment will be made to the selected candidate.
  4. The Superintendent and cabinet members will interview the finalists and recommend the final candidate to the GVUSD Board of Trustees for board approval. GVUSD Board of Trustees approve all hires.

 

Substitute Teachers

  1. All Substitute Teachers are processed and cleared through Madera County Office of Education.
  2. Once cleared, MCOE notifies GVUSD via email.
  3. Human Resources sends each substitute a Substitute Packet to be completed and filled out.
  4. Substitute is scheduled an appointment with Human Resources to bring completed documents and to input into the EASOP substitute phoning system.
  5. GVUSD Substitute pay is paid in accordance with District rates.

 

 

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