GEF - Staff Hiring

Emery County School District

Policy: GEF—Staff Hiring

Date Adopted: 20 April 1988

Current Review / Revision: 1 May 2019

All staff members of the District shall be appointed by the Board upon the recommendation of the Superintendent. 

The Superintendent shall assure that all persons nominated for employment meet certification requirements and the qualifications established for the position.

There shall be no discrimination or preferential treatment with regard to race, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or marital status.

The Board recognizes its responsibility to utilize tax dollars to provide the highest quality education within the limits of its economic resources. It is the intent of the Board that the most qualified individuals be hired to fill the positions available. All candidates shall be considered on the basis of their merits, qualifications, and the needs of the District. 

To facilitate the filling of District position openings, a list of all job openings shall be posted in each school in the District as well as advertised in media outlets. 

A three-member vetting team (identified by the Superintendent) will evaluate all applications for the appropriate qualifications as advertised. Based on qualifications, each vetting team member will generate a short list of applicants recommended for advancement to the interview phase. Team members will then meet collectively to compare lists and ultimately determine who will be offered an interview. An interview panel will then be convened, and personal interviews will take place. 

Following interviews, if two or more candidates are equally qualified for the advertised position, the interview panel shall give consideration to current District employees who have filed applications and who meet the qualifications established for the type of positions available. 

Once a decision has been reached by the interview panel, the prospective employee will be presented with a job offer and informed that all appointments are subject to a background check and the approval of the Board. 

In the absence of qualified applicants for the available position, the Superintendent will make every effort to recruit qualified applicants.