Career Opportunities

Emporia Public Schools

Getting started in the employment process


The Emporia Public Schools employ approximately 1,000 people each year, including professional, support, and substitute staff members. We may have the job you are looking for!

Questions regarding vacancies or the application process may be addressed to Ana Bailon, Assistant Director of Human Resources, 620-341-2222 or email

If you need assistance completing an application please call Lica Barajas at 620-341-2330 or email

Office Address:

Mary Herbert Education Center #104,
1700 W 7th Ave.
PO Box 1008
Emporia, KS 66801

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 620-341-2330
Fax: 620-341-2212

Jared Giffin
Director of  Human Resources

Ana Bailon
Assistant Director of Human Resources

Jennifer Arndt
Director of Health Services

Lica Barajas
Administrative Assistant

Licensed Professional Staff

Certified or Licensed Professional positions require a license from the State of Kansas. Questions regarding license requirements should be directed to your degree granting university and the Certification Section of the Teacher Licensure Department of Education in Topeka, Kansas, 785-296-2288.

An application for professional employment should include the following documents to be considered complete. Most documents may be attached to the application or mailed directly to the Human Resources Office.

  1. Online application
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts from all credit granting colleges and universities. (For those applying for teaching positions)
  4. Teaching/administrative license and other materials that might assist in the hiring process.
  5. Letters of reference. (Optional)

Classified Exempt & Classified Hourly Staff

DLL_1636_medThese positions do not require certification or a professional license. Qualifications are based upon the skill level or certification required for each position. Classified staff are paid according to a schedule approved for each position. Applicants for elementary paraeducator/instructional support positions must submit a copy of a transcript verifying completion of a minimum of 48 college hours or a copy of the state assessment results. For test information see Bilingual individuals are encouraged to apply for any position.

A completed application for classified employment should include an Online application

Substitute Teachers

DLL_1741_chloe_blake_WEBWe are in need of exceptional individuals who would be willing to help impact student lives when the regular classroom teacher is absent. There is more than one way to qualify as a substitute teacher.  You may apply if you hold a Kansas teaching license.  You’re eligible for an emergency substitute license if you have a college degree or at least 60 college hours.  If you do not have at least 60 college credits, please contact the Human Resources Office to discuss alternative options.  You will work in a variety of classrooms with different groups of students.  Substitute teachers are paid $125 per day.  If a substitute teacher is continuously in one assignment for 20 consecutive days, the pay rate shall follow the beginning teacher base salary for future continuous work in that position and shall become retroactive to the first day of that particular assignment.

Contact Ana Bailon at 620-341-2330 or to have your questions answered.

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