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Special Education ED Teacher Aide

Application deadline date: July 12, 2015

This is an instructional aide position. The majority of your time is supporting students with emotional disorders in the elementary school classroom and in a special education resource setting. A qualified candidate would be implementing the steps of individual student behavior plans.

1. High school diploma or equivalent

Starting salary: $15.22 per hour

Detention/Study Hall Supervisor - Simle Middle School

Application deadline date: July 20, 2015

This person will assist with Detention and In-School Suspension as well as other student supports as needed. Teaching degree preferred but not required.

1. High school diploma or equivalent
2. Experience working with high school students preferred

Terms of employment: Permanent nine-month position, 8 hours per day

Starting salary: $18.17 per hour

Parking Lot Attendant-Security Officer - Legacy High School

Application deadline date: July 8, 2015

1. High School Diploma or Equivalent
2. Minimum 2 years of experience in related job
3. Must have good oral communication skills, be able to work with high school age kids and be willing to work outside in inclement weather.

1. Check cars for parking passes and write tickets for cars that do not have them displayed.
2. Do periodic sweeps through building hallways.
3. Direct student parking upon arrival to school.
4. Monitor and maintain flow of traffic as students are picked up after school.
5. Monitor, correct, and report reckless driving within parking lots.
6. Foster positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
7. Greet/direct visitors to designated parking and proper entrance to the building.
8. Address student questions regarding parking.
9. Keep driving lanes and emergency routes clear and accessible.
10. Monitor safety of parking lots, including report of suspicious behavior/activity.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.

Terms of Employment: Permanent, nine-month position

Starting salary: $15.22 per hour

Library Aide - Legacy High School

Application deadline date: July 8, 2015

1. Prefer post high-school experience and/or education in the following fields: Instructional Development K-12; libraries; and technologies
2. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and technology skills
3. Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds

Job goal: To assist the LMS with library services; to provide guidance and supervision for students with the direction of the classroom teacher and/or the library media specialist; and to provide support to the LMS in all other aspects of the district library curriculum plan.

1. Guide students and staff in location, selection, and evaluation of both print and online services.**
2. Provide students and staff assistance in utilizing library technology services.**
3. Circulate among students and staff working in the library, assist them with literacy and technology services, and refer questions that need more assistance to the library media specialist.
4. Perform circulation desk tasks and procedures, including interlibrary loans.**
5. As assigned, perform tasks of ordering, processing, repairing materials, keep statistical records, inventory, and weeding.**
6. Assist students and staff in preparing bibliographies.
7. Assist library media specialist with maintaining library web pages and preparation of library publications.
8. Perform the tasks and procedures needed for the circulation of the daily mail, new magazines and newspapers, etc.
9. Shelve, straighten, and read shelves of resources.
10. Assist with the promotion of library/reading programs, displays, book fairs, and other special projects.
11. Understand library associated district policies.
12. Help maintain a safe, productive, and inviting atmosphere for students and staff.
13. Perform other duties as assigned.
14. Performance responsibilities and duties may change at any time depending on the needs of the

Starting salary: $13.93 per hour

Head Custodian - Lincoln Elementary School

Application deadline date: July 8, 2015

1. High School Diploma or Equivalent
2. One year of experience as a custodian;
3. Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds

Reports To: Principal

Salary Classification: Step 7 - Support Staff Salary Schedule

Job Goal: To provide students with a safe, attractive, comfortable, and clean place in which to learn, play,and develop.

1. Maintain and operate heating, cooling, and air distribution systems to include boilers, cleaning or replacing filters, converting from natural gas to heating fuel, and operating equipment. **
2. Supervise and perform general repairs in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, minor painting, and general mechanical areas. **
3. Follow directions on container labels and carefully mix proper quantities of cleaning solvents as part of the preparation of cleaning activities. **
4. Shovel, plow, snow blow, and sand sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, and front entrances, as appropriate. **
5. Supervise and perform general cleaning of the school building such as vacuuming, scrubbing, stripping, mopping, and applying finishes. **
6. Responsible for the general security of the building, but not limited to, key control, and locking of all doors and windows. **
7. Keep the school grounds, including sidewalks, driveways, and play areas, neat, cut, trimmed and cleaned at all times. **
8. Assure that all exit doors are free and clear of all obstructions and all panic bolts are working properly during the hours of building occupancy.
9. Supervise custodial staff in the building, including participation in selection of staff, evaluation of staff, directing staff, and scheduling staff. **
10. Assist in remodel and renovation work.
11. Order and receive custodial supplies and maintain necessary inventories.
12. Responsible for the general fire safety of the building, including fire extinguisher maintenance, control of combustible materials, and following fire code procedures and regulations.
13. Perform emergency repairs, or cleaning services, as necessary, such as boarding up broken windows or mopping up after a roof leak.
14. Request assistance from the Facilities and Transportation Department when major maintenance or repairs are beyond his/her capacity.
15. Assume responsibility for the opening and closing of the building each school day and for determining, before leaving, that all doors and windows are secured and all lights, other than security lights, are turned off.
16. Perform inspections and evaluations, as required, and maintain appropriate documentation, including but not limited to, playground, safety, asbestos, and personnel files.
17. Perform other duties as assigned.
18. The performance responsibilities and duties may change at any time depending on the needs of the district.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Twelve month year. Salary and work year to be established by the Board.

EVALUATION: All jobs will be evaluated on a formal basis at least once per calendar year. Additional evaluation may be required at the discretion of the supervisor.

Shift: 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Starting Salary: $18.17 per hour

Title I Instructional Aide

Application deadline date: July 6, 2015

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent

Seeking 1-2 people, to work in the Title I program at Lincoln Elementary. Depending on qualifications, will provide instructional support to students in reading and/or math and will work under the direct supervision of a highly qualified teacher.

Starting salary: $13.93 per hour

Secretary II - Community Relations

Application deadline date: July 5, 2015

**Please note: we have revised the qualifications for this posting to more accurately reflect what is needed for this position.

1. High school diploma or equivalent.
2. A minimum of one year of secretarial experience.
3. Spelling, grammar, punctuation and proofreading skills a must.
4. Preference will be given to individuals with experience creating and maintaining electronic newsletters, websites, social media, etc.

JOB GOAL: To assure the smooth and efficient operation of the community relations office for the maximum positive impact on the education of children.

Performance Responsibilities:
1. * Keeps the office running smoothly and efficiently.
2. * Maintains all necessary records.
3. * Greets all visitors, handles their inquiries, and directs them to administration.
4. * Assist in the completion of all materials for the Community Relations Office.
5. * Schedules meetings for various groups and functions.
6. * Assists in keeping the District website up-to-date.
7. * Assists in developing the district's internal and external communication materials.
8. Responds to other duties as they are assigned by the Community Relations Director.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This can be structured as either an 11 or 12 month position.

Starting salary: $13.93 per hour

Instructional Aide Transfer Request (2015-16 School Year)


Application deadline date: August 10, 2015

This job listing is for Instructional Aides who would be interested in changing schools, grade level, subject area, etc. for the 2015-16 School Year.

In the Additional Information section of the Internal Application, please list your preference(s) as to school, grade level, subject, etc.

Internal Displaced Instructional Aide (2015-16 School Year)


Application deadline date: August 10, 2015

Aides who will be displaced from their 2014-15 school year position can submit an internal transfer for the 2015-16 school year. This will allow principals to view applicants for vacant positions.

Choir Accompanist - Horizon Middle School

Application deadline date: August 24, 2015

5-6 hours per day
To begin August 27, 2015

Schedule follows the school calendar.

Benefits include:
3 paid holidays
9 sick days
2 personal days
Long-term Disability and Term Life Insurance

Starting salary: $15.22 per hour

Cook (3 positions)

Application Deadline: July 1, 2015

Legacy High School - 6 hours per day
Wachter Middle School - 4 hours per day
Murphy Elementary - 4 hours per day

Step 3 - $12.79/hr

Cook/Cashier (7 positions)

Application Deadline: July 1, 2015

Legacy High School - 2.50 hrs/day

Legacy High School - 2.50 hrs/day

Legacy High School - 3.50 hrs/day

Legacy High School - 3.50 hrs/day

Legacy High School - 3.50 hrs/day

Horizon Middle School - 2.50 hrs/day

Horizon Middle School - 2.50 hrs/day

Step 3 - $12.79/hr

AmeriCorps Elementary Literacy Tutors

Application deadline date: September 30, 2015

North Dakota Reading Corps is seeking tutors to help Bismarck/Mandan kindergarten through third grade students succeed in school by giving them the extra support they need in learning how to read. Reading Corps tutors work one-on-one with a caseload of students for 20 minute sessions daily. This part-time position requires a commitment for the entire school year, 5 days a week. Tutors work during the school day while school is in session.

As an AmeriCorps tutor, you will receive a living allowance of about $600 monthly for reduced half-time (20 hours/week) / $400 monthly for quarter time (15 hours/week), an education award of $2,150 (RHT) /$1,493 (QT) to be used for college tuition and current student loans. Tutors who are 55 or older may choose to transfer their education award to a child, grandchild or foster child.

Interested candidates must apply through the www.ndseec.com/readingcorps. Bismarck Public Schools will not transfer applicants from this website.

Training is scheduled for August 11-13, 2015 in Fargo.

The position begins at the start of the 2015-16 school year. Please visit www.ndseec.com/readingcorps for more information.

Substitute Bus Drivers

Substitute bus drivers are needed in the district to drive for activity trips and fill in on bus routes as needed.

Applications will be accepted throughout the year. Please fill out the online application by clicking the TalentEd Recruit and Hire link below.

Substitute Custodian

Step 4 - full-time position

High School Diploma or equivalent
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

Starting salary: $13.32 per hour


TalentEd Recruit & Hire (link)

The Bismarck Public School District uses an online application process. All external applicants must complete the online application to be considered for all job openings with BPS.

The link for the internal application is found in the upper right corner at the TalentEd Recruit & Hire site. Current BPS employees can complete the internal application to apply for positions in the same category as their current job (i.e., current contracted teachers applying for a different teaching position, support staff employees applying for a different support staff position, etc.). Temporary employees and substitutes, both regular and long term, are NOT considered internal applicants and should complete the external application to apply for posted positions.

Veteran's Preference will be applied for qualified applicants in compliance with the North Dakota Century Code.

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