Aiken County public schools hosting hiring event

Jan. 28—Aiken County Public School District continues to look for employees.

The school district is holding another hiring event to help fill the classified and certified positions at the district. Hope Mullins, the classified recruitment and staffing specialist, said the principals of the schools will conduct interviews with interested candidates.

"The (classified) positions I'm specifically hiring for are special education aides, transportation, custodians, school foods service and our head start positions. Those are the only ones we're focusing on at this event," Mullins said.

Ashley Watson, certified staffing and recruitment coordinator, said she is hiring for teaching vacancies at the elementary, middle and high schools for this year and next year.

"We have current vacancies, and if people want to come and apply we have some of those, not as many as for next year, but we will be offering TBDs for next year for teachers," Watson said.

The TBD stands for to be determined and means the candidate has a job offer, but the location where they will be working hasn't been determined, Watson said.

Teachers who are hired for math and science in middle and high schools and special education teachers will be eligible to receive a $10,000 sign-on bonus which comes with a three-year commitment, Watson said.

For the head start and transportation positions, Mullins said there is currently a $1,000 sign-on bonus. Special education aides also recently received a $1 per hour increase to their pay.

Mullins said there are around 140 classified position openings and Watson said there are approximately 40 openings for the certified positions.

Interested applicants are encouraged to register online at People applying for a teacher position will need to upload their certification digitally, Watson said. For the classified positions, people applying for a special education parapro position need to either bring proof of 60 hours of basic college credit or proof of passing a parapro exam, Mullins said. Head start applicants will need proof of the CDA certificate. Resumes are also encouraged.

"We prefer them to register online ahead of time because we make sure they have all those pieces in place, but we are going to have walk-ins available, so if they just bring a copy they can leave with us so they can have proof of what we need," Mullins said.

Interviews that day will be first come, first served, Watson said.

The hiring event will be Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. to noon at the front of Aiken High School. Balloons out front will show people where to go. For more information or to register visit