Career Opportunities

We seek to build a team dedicated to the goal of dramatically improving student achievement, grounded in the belief that children from all backgrounds can succeed when given the opportunities they deserve, and committed to the core values of our department.


Department: CORE (Academics)        

Classification (Payroll Title): EDUC RGNL ACAD CONS

Position Number: Varies

Reports to: Cristy Pendergrass, Director of Academic Supports, ELA

Anticipated Salary Range: The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $72,000 to $80,000 In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

Last Revised Date: January 2024

Location notes: Hybrid - This consultant will travel to the following counties regularly:
Athens City 
Bradley County
Cleveland City
Dayton City
Etowah City
Grundy County
Hamilton County
Marion County
McMinn County
Meigs County
Polk County
Rhea County
Richard City
Sequatchie County

Department of Education Vision: We will set all students on a path to success.

Priorities: Academics: All Tennessee students will have access to a high-quality education, no matter where they live. · Student Readiness: Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all students. · Educators: Tennessee will set a new path for the education profession and be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.

Position Overview

ELA (English Language Arts) consultants are an integral part of the CORE regional support team concentrating on providing literacy support across pre-K-12 instruction. This position works with the regional CORE office team to support districts in the region with ELA content and instruction aligned to Tennessee’s academic standards by partnering with district leaders to diagnose, plan, implement, and monitor change ideas that will lead to academic improvement.  

The CORE regional support team focuses on helping districts make changes to three key areas: instruction, assessment, and curriculum. As the consultants provide this support, they help districts consider coherence across their district by ensuring interconnectedness between district elements of culture, structure, processes, resources, and stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and a minimum of two years of full-time, pre K-12 teaching experience or higher education experience related to pre K-12 instruction.
Preferred qualifications:

Education: Master’s degree, Administrative Endorsement, or Literacy Specialist Endorsement

Experience

  • Demonstrated record of success in improving student outcomes in literacy (preferably at the school or district level)
  • Experience leading and managing projects and/or teams (preferably at the school or district level)
  • Experience coaching others for improvement
  • Experience leading and/or facilitating adult learning opportunities
  • Demonstrated success in building relationships with other educators and leaders

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Deep working knowledge of the Tennessee Academic Standards for English Language Arts K-12 and understanding of the three instructional shifts (building knowledge, using evidence, and high-quality text).
  • Ability to recognize grade level expectations and articulate how the Tennessee Academic Standards should impact long-term planning.
  • Ability to recognize grade appropriate text and grade-appropriate foundational skills.
  • Ability to articulate the role text plays in ELA instruction.
  • Ability to recognize and suggest appropriate strategies for engaging students with text.
  • Ability to recognize whether student work is meeting the expectation of the standards and the grade level.
  • Ability to use coaching to assist district and school leaders in diagnosing instructional needs specific to ELA and to facilitate the creation of plans to address those needs.
  • Ability to generate research-based, action-oriented recommendations for school and district leaders.
  • Knowledge of system-level change and ability to identify systemic needs and support continuous improvement
  • Self-motivated to actively participate in solving problems, sharing trends and best practices, and contributing to the work of a team
  • A tendency to consistently consider the needs of internal and external customers, to provide service at a high level of quality, and to evaluate customer satisfaction 

Essential Functions

  • Build trusting relationships and partnerships with district leaders and TDOE department leads.
  • Engage with districts in Literacy Learning Walks to diagnose literacy specific instructional needs.
  • Facilitate root cause analysis discussions to identify why instructional practices are in place and set goals for improvement.
  • Facilitate planning conversations to determine strategies that may help a district meet the goals determined by the root cause analysis.
  • Provide differentiated support to assist districts in implementing their plans aimed at improving systems and structures for improved student outcomes in English Language Arts.
  • Support districts in setting clear benchmark indicators and monitoring the progress of their improvement work.
  • Collaborate with TDOE department leads on the creation of resources and materials to support district improvement.
  • Collaborate with CORE regional support team to coordinate supports for districts.
  • Facilitate or support the facilitation of regional trainings.
  • Engage in learning opportunities to continuously improve individual and group performance.  

Supervisory Responsibility

N/A

Work Environment

The duties will primarily be carried out indoors, in environmentally controlled conditions. The employee will be required to perform general physical abilities and handle and move objects.

Physical Demands

Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, lifting, climbing stairs, and moving during working hours.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, from 8-4:30pm with an hour lunch break.

Travel

65-80% within the Southeast Region

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply

Go to Tennessee State Government Careers (ttcportals.com) Job Opening 56877

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Resources Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243

The Educational Assistant’s (EA) at TSD assist teachers in the classroom with the daily operation of instruction and classroom management. EA’s provide academic support to students in all grades as assigned PreK-6th grade.

Qualifications:

  • Completed two years (48 semester hours) of study at an institution of higher learning or obtained an associate degree or higher
  • Passed the Para Pro Assessment
  • Strongly preferred ASL (American Sign Language) skills
  • Computer skills required to assist students on educational devices
  • Possess current Tennessee Driver’s license and clean driving record

Terms of Employment:

Full-Time 10-month employment (August – May)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

These are not exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Assist teachers in the classroom
  • Provides tutoring help to students
  • Assist with student self-help skills
  • Substitutes in classroom when teachers are absent
  • Supervises students at lunch
  • Transports students to various off campus activities
  • Prepares instructional materials
  • Abides by all state regulations and school procedures
  • Prepares a variety of standard records and reports

KSA’s:

  • Preferred applicant will be able to communicate fluently through sign language
  • Ability to utilize computers and other educational technologies in the classroom
  • Knowledge of classroom structure
  • Experience working with deaf and hard-of-hearing students in educational settings
  • Ability to multi-task and change tasks rapidly

Benefits:

Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more.  A full listing of employee benefits can be found here.

Salary:

Starting salary $2,372 per month.

 

The applicant selected for this position must complete full background checks including fingerprinting.

Background checks will be completed through TBI, FBI, DCS, TN Registry of Sexual Offenders, and TN Registry of Abuse.

Department: Office of General Counsel

Classification (Payroll Title): Legal Assistant 2

Position Number: 17100

Reports to: Keith Minor, Assistant General Counsel for Operations

Anticipated Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Last Revised Date: April 9, 2024

Location Notes: Tennessee Department of Education, 710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 37243 (currently hybrid)

Department of Education Vision: We will set all students on a path to success.

Priorities: Academics: All Tennessee students will have access to a high-quality education, no matter where they live.

Student Readiness: Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all students. ·

Educators: Tennessee will set a new path for the education profession and be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.

Position Summary: This paralegal position will support the office of general counsel with various administrative and legal support tasks. Duties include but are not limited to conducting legal research, drafting and reviewing documents, sending communications on behalf of attorneys, preparing for hearings, trials, and meetings, and organizing and maintaining files.

Minimum Qualifications:

·       High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

·       Associate’s degree in paralegal or legal assistant studies or a paralegal certificate, preferred.

·       Experience as an administrative assistant (preferably in a law firm or in a legal department), legal assistant, legal secretary, or paralegal preferred.

Essential Functions

1.     Provide research and legal support to the department and local education agencies to ensure compliance with state and federal education law.

2.     Support the department with legal inquiries and high-level projects involving cross-divisional collaboration.

3.     Process requests for duplicate diplomas and requests for education verification.

4.     Support the department with open records requests.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

·       Law and Government – Knowledge in how to research laws, court procedures, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules.

·       Complex Problem Solving – Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Supervisory Responsibility

None

Work Environment

The duties will primarily be carried out indoors, in environmentally controlled conditions. The employee will be required to perform general physical abilities and handle and move objects.

Physical Demands

Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, lifting, climbing stairs, and moving during working hours.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time hybrid position (i.e., remote and in-office required). Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, with an hour lunch break.

Travel

0-5% Travel Required

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to: Kristen.B.McKeever@tn.gov by April 30, 2024.

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Resources Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.

Department: Division of Human Capital, Educator Licensure

Classification (Payroll Title): EDCON 2 Position Number: 00122602

Reports to: Taylor Reid, Senior Director of Licensure

Anticipated Salary Range: The anticipated annual salary range for this position is $53,400-$62,000. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

Last Revised Date: April 2, 2024

Location Notes: This position will work primarily from a home residence pursuant to the Department’s Alternative Workplace Solutions policy. Occasional in-person days will be required at the office address listed below and throughout the East Tennessee Grand Region:

Tennessee Department of Education Andrew Johnson Tower

710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 37243

Department of Education Vision: We will set all students on a path to success.

Priorities: Academics: All Tennessee students will have access to a high-quality education, no matter where they live. · Student Readiness: Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all students. · Educators: Tennessee will set a new path for the education profession and be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.

Position Summary:

The Regional Licensure Consultant works with the Division of Educator Licensure team to ensure that school districts across the state are supported in their understanding of laws, rules, policies, and procedures pertaining to educator licensure, with a particular focus on targeted support in their region of assignment. This support is accomplished through the provision of district training (primarily for personnel with an HR role) on laws, rules, policies, procedures, and use of the TNCompass application.

The Regional Consultant is also responsible for effective and efficient processing of licensure applications, as needed, as well as ensuring timely and accurate responses to educators’ requests for assistance. The Regional consultant serves as the first level of support for issue district issue escalation and requests prior to escalating exceptional issues to the Licensure Program Manager and Director of Licensure. The person in this role will support the team in achieving licensure processing goals both directly, through processing licensure transactions, and indirectly through provision of targeted issue handling and processing of more complex application types.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and maintain an exceptional understanding of state law; state board licensure policies, rules; and department operating procedures to provide technical assistance to district personnel
  • Provide timely and effective communication to stakeholders across the state, regarding licensure policies and procedures, via TNCompass (online licensure web application), phone, email, and in- person
  • Serve as the first reviewer for issue escalation, evaluating and responding to cases identified by districts and engaging the director of licensure and operations when appropriate
  • Track issues received, referred to other appropriate personnel, and the resolution status to ensure that issues are resolved promptly and thoroughly and that status updates are provided to those reporting issues, as well as to the director of licensure and operations
  • Communicate with the licensure program manager and director of licensure and operations regarding areas of need for communications development, guidance documentation, and stakeholder training
  • Use TNCompass, to review educator licensure transactions for both issue resolution and processing as assigned by the director of licensure and operations
  • Become an expert TNCompass user and assist the director of licensure and operations in troubleshooting possible issues in the system and in conducting user acceptance testing of newly developed features, enhancements, and bug fixes prior to the software vendor deploying changes
  • Collaborate with the licensure program manager and director of licensure and operations on the development of TNCompass and licensure training materials and communications tools with a district focus
  • Deliver regularly scheduled district-facing training on licensure laws, rules, policies, procedures, and TNCompass, as well as periodic training for cohorts of new HR personnel (and other district stakeholders involved in recruitment, hiring, staffing etc.) as needed in the consultant’s region of focus.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and experience equivalent to four years of full-time professional educational, instructional or supervisory/administrative work. Graduate coursework from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience, on a year-to-year basis, to a maximum of two years.

Preferred qualifications: Pre-K—12 education experience (e.g.; education policy and/or education administration experience preferred)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Highly developed sense of integrity and commitment to customer satisfaction
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong independent organizational, time management, customer service and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to perform work functions with accuracy and meet deadlines despite frequent interruptions
  • Excellent work ethic, initiative, and high standards for self and team members
  • Strong personal presence and communication skills necessary to interact and develop relationships with a diverse array of internal and external stakeholders
  • Facility with technology, demonstrating independent motivation and learning/exploration of new
  • software systems and workflows
  • Innovative and strategic thinking skills, a solution-oriented disposition
  • Experience with delivery of presentations, conducting training, and providing technical assistance.

Supervisory Responsibility:

NA

Work Environment:

The duties will primarily be carried out indoors, in environmentally controlled conditions. The employee will be required to perform general physical abilities and handle and move objects.

Physical Demands:

Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, lifting, climbing stairs, and moving during working hours.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, from 8-4:30pm with an hour lunch break.

Travel:

20-30% in region.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply:

Go to: tn.gov/careers Job Opening 57001

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Resources Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.

 

Department: Local Education Authorities will oversee directly

Classification (Payroll Title): Educational Consultant 2

Position Number: 01002771

Reports to: Superintendents of Haywood, Lauderdale, and Tipton Co. Schools

Anticipated Salary Range: $56,604

Location Notes: Ability to work locally from the three counties (Haywood, Lauderdale, and Tipton) Employees should live within one of these counties or counties adjacent to one of these counties as these positions require frequent travel between these 3 school districts

Position Summary:

HTL Coordinators will support individual LEA engagement in a rural district collaborative designed to support local students, educators, and families with achieving shared goals related to postsecondary and workforce success. They will support the development and maintenance of strong regional partnerships and will also engage regularly with the HTL Project Director within the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) to work towards replicability of the rural collaborative across Tennessee. At the individual district level, they will facilitate project communication, development of deliverables and reports, fiscal management, and communication with the Tennessee Department of Education and other state agencies as needed. This role will also involve coordinating with other key district leaders and educators to facilitate strong implementation of program initiatives. This role will report directly to district superintendents (or their designee) and will engage regularly with the HTL Project Director and the state to ensure alignment of priorities to program initiatives and goals as well as to promote learning around sustainability and replicability of the model. This position will be located within or near their district of employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

 Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and experience equivalent to four years of full-time professional educational, instructional, or supervisory/administrative work.

   Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in education, public policy, management, finance, or other relevant areas.

3-5 years of experience in project management, particularly in educational or government settings.

Strong knowledge of Tennessee's educational landscape.

Knowledge of the local community and region is preferred.

Excellent communication, leadership, and stakeholder engagement skills.

Experience in (or extensive knowledge of) career and technical education [Preferred]

Essential Functions

Project Management

Meet regularly with district superintendent or designee for planning and reporting as well as sharing progress with state agency leaders.

Engage with individual district teams and partner Coordinator to monitor progress toward goals and objectives of HTL University.

Manage key partnerships at the district, regional, and state level to support strong coordination for project initiatives.

Develop and execute project plans, timelines, and budgets to support project management.

Communication and Reporting

Maintain open and effective communication with project stakeholders, including the Tennessee Department of Education Project Director to provide regular updates on project progress.

Prepare and submit required reports and documentation on a consistent cadence to keep all stakeholders updated on the work.

Fiscal Management

Monitor local district spending of grant funds and share regular updates with the Project Director, TDOE.

Department of Education Liaison

Serve as the primary point of contact and liaison between the district and the Tennessee Department of Education.

Collaborate with department officials as needed to align district level implementation with state level opportunities and guidance.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • College and Career Readiness: Clear understanding of postsecondary admission, financial aid, and enrollment process at the community, technical, and university college levels, as well as career pathways and CTE.
  • Organizing – Strong organizational skills, project and/or grant management experience, and ability to plan and achieve milestones; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner.
  • Presentation Skills: Experience in writing and delivering high-impact presentations and training modules—both in-person and over virtual platforms.
  • Speaking and Writing: Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong editing skills.
  • Motivating Others: Ability to sustain a positive working environment and culture leveraging remote/virtual tools and resources.
  • Improvement & Planning: Experience in district, school and/or improvement planning, particularly in college and career readiness and/or school counseling initiatives.
  • Service Orientation: Ability to collaborate and build relationships; maintain high quality customer service for both internal and external stakeholders.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will not have any direct reports.  

Work Environment

The duties will primarily be carried out indoors, in environmentally controlled conditions. The employee will be required to perform general physical abilities and handle and move objects.

Physical Demands

Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, lifting, climbing stairs, and moving during working hours.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, from 8-4:30pm with an hour lunch break.

Travel

80% travel between Haywood, Lauderdale, and Tipton Co.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 To Apply

 Go to tn.gov/careers Job Opening

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: Human Resources Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243

 

Description:       Under general supervision, is responsible for procurement work of considerable difficulty; performs related work as required. Distinguishing Features: An employee in this class is responsible for purchasing, issuing, storing materials, supplies, and equipment at an institution.

Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree. OR Graduation from an accredited college with an associate degree and two years of increasingly responsible procurement related work. OR Education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school and four years of increasingly responsible procurement related work.

Valid Tennessee Driver’s License

SLPI:ASL rating of Survival preferred. American Sign Language (ASL) sign classes and skill development support available for selected qualified applicants who do not meet the rating level.

Terms of Employment: Full-time executive 12-month position

Salary:  State of Tennessee Salary Grade J - $3,542 per month

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Purchases all supplies, equipment, and services for the school by preparing requisitions, purchase orders, and receipts. Screens all requisitions and purchases orders for accuracy and proper justification and approvals.
  • Enters and maintains Agency Term Contracts when required by the Central Procurement Office, writes product specifications for use in bidding competitively with vendors for supplies, equipment, and services. Serves as a liaison between the agency, Central Procurement Office, and vendors for procuring and/or amending contracts.
  • Assists Business Manager to keep policies and procedures updated as required.
  • Receiving of the other Pos
  • Is responsible for mail-room operation
  • Creates P5s as needed for supplies and stock
  • Participates in trainings that will educate the employee on any changes from the Purchasing Division/Central Procurement Office and in any training needed within the Edison system.
  • Is back up support for the storeroom.
  • Mentor a TSD student in the TSD Work Based Learning Program
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong expressive and written communication skills
  • Customer focused and service oriented
  • Intermediate knowledge of computer operation
  • Advanced mathematics skills
  • Problem solving skills

Benefits:           Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more. A full listing of employee benefits can be found here: Benefits

The applicant selected for this position must complete full background checks including fingerprinting. Background checks will be completed through TBI, FBI, DCS, TN Registry of Sexual Offenders, and TN Registry of Abuse

Qualifications:

• High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.

• Experience equivalent to three years of full-time increasingly skilled labor and trade

• Preferred certification in electrical or plumbing

• Valid Driver’s License

Terms of Employment:

Full-time, Executive Service 12-Month Position Starting Minimum Salary - $3,150/Month

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: These are not exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

• Performs a variety of carpentry task in the construction and maintenance of buildings.

• Installs and repairs electrical outlets, circuits, switches, fans, and lighting fixtures.

• Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures, water and drainage lines, and sewage disposal fields and plants.

• Paints and decorates interiors and exteriors of buildings.

• Makes repairs and adjustments to laundry, heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning units.

• Operates and utilizes a wide variety of tools and equipment such as assorted hand tools, table saws, skill saws, hand drills, drill presses, pipe cutters, pipe threaders, welding torches, cutting torches, and voltage testers; may operate a pick-up truck or other vehicle in getting to and from the job.

• Follows safety protocols and uses personal protective equipment as necessary.

• Performs grounds duties and/or custodial duties as required by supervisor.

• May keep simple records and make routine reports such as time expended, and materials used.

• May provide training to other staff as necessary.

• As part of your duties, you may be required to mentor a TSD student in the TSD Work Based Learning Program.

Benefits:

Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more. A full listing of employee benefits can be found here Benefits Link.

The applicant selected for this position must complete full background checks including fingerprinting.  Background checks will be completed through TBI, FBI, DCS, TN Registry of Sexual Offenders, and TN Registry of Abuse.

 

*Apply Online* (Required)

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee's policy of non-discrimination, the Tennessee School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military services in its policies, or in the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities.

Qualifications:

• Must be 18 years or older

• Must have at least one(1) year of custodial work experience.

• Valid Driver’s License

Terms of Employment:

Full-time, Executive Service 12-Month Position Starting Minimum Salary - $2,292 Month

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: These are not exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

• Serves as a lead custodian with leadership tasks assigned by supervisor.

• Operates and/or utilizes a variety of custodial related tools and equipment, including floor washing machines, buffers, and vacuums.

• Performing General Physical Activities: Sweeps, mops, scrubs, strips, waxes and buffs floors by hand or by machine.

• Cleans restrooms by sanitizing showers, toilets, cleaning sinks, washing floors and walls, cleaning mirrors, and emptying trash.

• Cleans offices, classrooms, or other facilities by dusting furniture, vacuuming and shampooing carpets, washing walls and windows, emptying trash, and straightening work areas.

• Polices grounds to pick up trash and check for any other needed maintenance.

• May keep simple records and makes routine reports of facility deficiencies and materials needed to accomplish work.

• Performs light maintenance of equipment utilized.

• Trains new custodial workers.

Benefits:

Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more. A full listing of employee benefits can be found here Benefits Link.

The applicant selected for this position must complete full background checks including fingerprinting.  Background checks will be completed through TBI, FBI, DCS, TN Registry of Sexual Offenders, and TN Registry of Abuse.

*Apply Online* (Required)

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee's policy of non-discrimination, the Tennessee School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military services in its policies, or in the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities.

Description:       The HelpDesk/A-V specialist under the IT Supervisor is responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting systems, hardware, and software at all TSD campuses as first tier support. While infrequent, travel to the campuses in Nashville and Jackson may be required for IT support and projects.

Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience in technology specific field and one year or more of professional experience in HelpDesk support.
  • Experience diagnosing or resolving problems with computer platforms and peripheral devices such as printers, copiers, scanners, interactive boards, etc.; installing computer hardware and software and/or diagnosing or resolving problems with hardware or software; deploying software via Microsoft Endpoint.
  • Valid Tennessee Driver’s License
  • SLPI:ASL rating of Intermediate or above required; SLPI:ASL rating of Intermediate Plus preferred. American Sign Language (ASL) sign classes and skill development support available for selected qualified applicants who do not meet the rating level

Terms of Employment: Full time executive 12-month employee

Salary:  State of TN Salary Grade K - $3958.00 per month

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages and responds to HelpDesk support requests by email, messaging, phone, or in person.
  • Troubleshooting and repairing technology equipment at a such as computing devices, printers, videophones, interactive boards, and other peripherals at an intermediate level.
  • Documents frequently asked questions for general staff reference and detailed problem-solving steps for other Technology staff reference.
  • Collects data related to support requests to identify problem services or equipment and training needs.
  • Back-up for audio-visual set-up and assistance.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • As part of your duties, you may be required to mentor a TSD student in the TSD Work Based Learning Program.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage and support the TSD HelpDesk
  • Intermediate hardware, software and application troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to identify student needs Familiar with Microsoft products including Windows, Office Suite, and M365; Apple products including Macs, iPhones and iPads; instructional technology products, and databases.
  • Ability to provide assistance and support to the TSD campus as needed and/or requested.

Benefits:             Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more. A full listing of employee benefits can be found here Benefits Link.

The applicant selected for this position must complete full background checks including fingerprinting. Background checks will be completed through TBI, FBI, DCS, TN Registry of Sexual Offenders, and TN Registry of Abuse.

Description:

Security guards perform a variety of duties in support of school safety, visitor management, and campus security.

Qualifications:

•High school diploma or GED required, additional postsecondary training insecurity or law enforcement preferred

•Valid Tennessee Driver’s License

•SLPI:ASL rating of Survival Plus preferred. American Sign Language (ASL) signclasses and skill development support available for selected qualified applicantswho do not meet the rating level.

Terms of Employment: Full time 12-month employee

Salary: State of TN Salary Grade 018 – 2,450.00 per month

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: These are not exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

•Monitors alarms, cameras, and campus access

•Conducts patrols on foot and in vehicles

•Must be able to conduct patrol on foot and able to remain in one location or position forextended periods of time

•Capable of maintaining order in stressful, dangerous situations

•Able to communicate clearly and able to respond to emergency personnel

Benefits: Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more. A full listing of employee benefits can be found here: Benefits Link.

The applicant selected for this position must complete full background checks including fingerprinting. Background checks will be completed through TBI, FBI, DCS, TN Registry of Sexual Offenders, and TN Registry of Abuse.

*Apply Online* (Required)

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee's policy of non-discrimination, the Tennessee School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military services in its policies, or in the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities.

Description: The staff interpreter at TSD will provide interpreting services to students, staff, families, and others.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree required

• RID certification (CI, CT, CI/CT, NIC, CDI, etc.) or Tennessee Educational Interpreter License required

• Strong fluency in interpreting voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice in academic settings preferred (*note: voice-to-sign not required for CDI candidates)

• Ability to interpret for Deaf professionals in academic settings

• Demonstrated knowledge of Deaf Culture required

• SLPI:ASL rating of Advanced or above required; SLPI:ASL rating of Intermediate Plus preferred. American Sign Language (ASL) sign classes and skill development support available for selected qualified applicants who do not meet the rating level

Terms of Employment: Full time 12-month employee

Salary: State of TN Salary Grade M - $4975 per month

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Serve as an interpreter for students, staff, families and other visitors

• Interpret student IEP meetings

• Interpret other meetings as needed (in-service trainings and workshops)

• Support statewide outreach efforts to K-12 educational interpreters

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse population

• Time management skills in scheduling events and meetings

• Ability to prioritize requested services

• Comfortable working with young students and adults

• Ability to provide outreach, training, and support to K-12 educational interpreters in the state

Benefits: Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more. A full listing of employee benefits can be found here Benefits Link.

*Apply Online* (Required)

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee's policy of non-discrimination, the Tennessee School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military services in its policies, or in the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities.

The applicant selected for this position must complete full background checks including fingerprinting. Background checks will be completed through TBI, FBI, DCS, TN Registry of Sexual Offenders, and TN Registry of Abuse.