Clerical/Teaching Assistant Positions

  • Clerical/Secretarial                                       

    Teaching Assistant               


    What are the requirements to be considered for a clerical/secretarial position?

    Applicants for entry level clerical positons must have the following:

    High School Diploma or GED
    At least one year of secretarial/clerical experience
    Passing score on assessment test (Word & Excel) given by Human Resources

    What is the application process for clerical/secretarial positions?

    All interested applicants must complete an online application. Once your application is complete, it will be reviewed by HR and if all qualifications are met, you will receive an email to schedule the required assessments tests (Microsoft Excel and Word). You will be asked to contact the Human Resources clerk at 410-222-5070to schedule the test.  Assessment tests are usually administered on the first and third Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the Board of Education. 

    Candidates interested in obtaining clerical employment with AACPS should also consider applying for temporary clerical vacancies that are posted. Many of our full time employees started with AACPS in temporary capacities.

    How much do clerical/secretarial positions pay?

    Clerical pay varies depending on the type of position, education, and experience. The grade of the position also determines the salary. 

    How can I apply to a clerical/secretarial position that is available at a specific school?

    Pursuant to contractual agreement with our employment unions, external candidates can not apply to all clerical positions. External candidates can only apply to vacancies that are specifically advertised to the public and to the generic clerical requisition. External candidates who apply to the generic requisition can be forwarded to principals by Human Resources for consideration, depending on the position.

    Teaching Assistant

    What are the requirements to be considered for a teaching assistant position?

    Applicants for teaching assist positions require a high school diploma or GED.  AACPS prefers applicants to have at least 48 college credits. Teacher Assistants in Title I Grant-funded schools require all Teacher Assistants to have at least 48 college credits or a Passing score on the Para Pro Test which is administered by the Maryland State Department of Education.

    For more information on the Para Pro Test including exam dates and locations of testing centers please visit Para Pro Testing Locations

    What is a Teaching Assistant Permanent Substitute?

    Teacher Assistant: Permanent Substitutes are employees with benefits who are assigned to one school for the purpose of filling in for a teacher on leave.  Permanent substitutes must have at least 60 college credits in order to qualify. 

    What is the application process for teaching assistant positions?

    Candidates interested in teaching assistant positons must first complete an online application. Applications are reviewed by Human Resources and qualified candidates are forwarded to principals with openings for consideration. Principals will decide which candidates to contact for further interviews.

    Applicants should also consider applying for Temporary Teaching Assistant openings which generally occur more frequently than permanent positions. Temporary Teaching Assistants are paid $10.00 per hour.

    How much do teaching assistant positions pay?

    The pay scale for teaching assistant positions is based on education, experience and salary grade of the position.