Human Resources

To Prospective Applicants, Please Read Carefully

The Search Jobs button on this page links to a Jobs Board of all open positions in Cocke County Schools. Once on the Jobs Board, you can scroll down to the position(s) of interest and click the green Read More button where you will find the job application and other instructions about completing the job application process.

We are pleased that you are interested in employment in the Cocke County School System. The following information will acquaint you with our employment procedures. If you desire additional information, please telephone (423) 623-7821 ext. 2010

Please complete and return the official application online or you may mail the completed application to the Human Resources department at 305 Hedrick Drive, Newport, TN 37821. You will not be considered without a completed application in the active file.

To be complete, your application must have the following on file:

  • Application
  • Transcript(s) of all post secondary work taken
  • Three References: Applicants with experience should request references to complete the enclosed Employee Reference Form. References should include last principal or supervisor. References for administrative or supervisory position(s) should be in narrative form.

Students in Tennessee colleges should check with their college Education Department concerning certification. Out-of-state applicants should contact the Tennessee State Department of Education, Office of Certification and Licensing at [email protected] To determine their eligibility for certification to teach at the level or field for which they are applying. Tennessee certification is required for employment as a teacher in the Cocke County Schools and a copy of your certificate must be filed when employed.
Your application in our active file will be considered when openings in your area of certification occur. In most cases, only applicants with complete applications are considered for vacancies.

 

Human Resources/Benefits
Tonya Bible
[email protected]
(423) 623-7821 x2028

Date: 2/1/2024 [button size="small" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Download Application (PDF)" link="//cockecountyschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Application-Teacher-Cocke-County-2.pdf" margin="32px 32px 32px 0px"] [button size="small" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Download Application (Word)" link="//cockecountyschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Application-Teacher-Cocke-County-1.docx" margin="32px 32px 32px 0px"]   Title: Cocke County High School Position of Strength and Conditioning Coach beginning 2024-2025 School Year Endorsement Codes:  Certified Physical Education Teacher in Tennessee, Experience in leading a school physical conditioning program Reports to:  Cocke County High School Principal, Dr. A.C. Willis/Athletic Director, Dr. Vick Job Goal:  The Strength and Conditioning Coach is responsible for providing programming and coaching that includes but is not limited to motivation, education, and guidance on proper nutrition, conditioning, resistance training, mobility, and recovery to help high school athletes develop to the best of their ability. They will design and implement strength training and conditioning programs in-season, off season, and preseason for all school-sanctioned male and female athletic programs in a manner that reflects research-driven practices and our school’s Long-term Athletic/Fitness Development Model. Serve in the capacity as a Physical Education teacher during the day leading Strength and Conditioning classes. Collaborate with coaches and the athletic training staff on injuries that are high presence in their sport.  Develop programs for the prevention of these injuries. Potential to facilitate summer strength and conditioning programs.       Applications will also be accepted by regular mail or in person at the Central Office (Melanie Eslinger) [email protected], or Amanda Waits [email protected], 305 Hedrick Drive, Newport, TN 37821. If applying online, use the upload buttons below to add your completed application, resume, transcript and licensure. Be sure to click the green submit button to send us all of your files for consideration. All applicants must have a TBI/FBI fingerprint-based background check before being hired.  All submissions will receive a confirmation email notifying you that the application was received by Human Resources.   THE COCKE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER “It is the policy of the Cocke County School System not to discriminate on the basis of sex, color, race, and national origin, creed, age, and marital status, or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment policies as required by Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973”.   Contact: Casey Kelley, Affirmative Action Coordinator 423-623-7821      

Job Features

Job CategoryCertified Professional Staff

Date: 2/1/2024   Title: Cocke County High School Position of Strength and Conditioning Coach beginning 2024-2025 School Year Endorsement Codes:  Certified Physical Education Teacher in Tennessee...

HVAC Technician
Maintenance Dept
Posted 1 month ago
Date: 1/25/24 [button size="small" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Download Application (PDF)" link="//cockecountyschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Custodian-Maintenance.pdf" margin="32px 32px 32px 0px"]   [button size="small" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Download Application (Word)" link="//cockecountyschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Custodian-Maintenance.docx" margin="32px 32px 32px 0px"]   HVAC Technician Position The following statements help to clarify the job qualifications/responsibilities of a HVAC Technician:
  • High School diploma, GED or suitable equivalent
  • 1+ year experience as an HVAC technician, and willingness to continue education in HVAC field
  • Knowledge of removing old HVAC Systems
  • Knowledge of installing new HVAC systems
  • Must be able to perform routine maintenance
  • Must be able to order materials and maintain equipment
  • Must meet local HVAC codes
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions.
  • Must be dependable
  • Must have valid driver's license
  • Some knowledge of 3 phase equipment
  • Uniforms, vehicle and tools are provided
  • CDL required with in 1 year of employment
  • Must be able to pass drug screen and background check
  Applications will also be accepted by regular mail or in person at the Central Office (Melanie Eslinger) [email protected], 305 Hedrick Drive, Newport, TN 37821. If applying online, use the upload buttons below to add your completed application, resume, transcript and licensure. Be sure to click the green submit button to send us all of your files for consideration. All applicants must have a TBI/FBI fingerprint-based background check before being hired.  All submissions will receive a confirmation email notifying you that the application was received by Human Resources.   You may e-mail a letter of interest and resume to the Maintenance Supervisor, David Darnell, or call (423-623-7802) or [email protected] David Darnell 255 Bailey Street Newport, TN 37821   THE COCKE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER “It is the policy of the Cocke County School System not to discriminate on the basis of sex, color, race, and national origin, creed, age, and marital status, or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment policies as required by Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973”.   Contact: Casey Kelley, Affirmative Action Coordinator 423-623-7821

Job Features

Job CategoryClassified Staff

Date: 1/25/24     HVAC Technician Position The following statements help to clarify the job qualifications/responsibilities of a HVAC Technician: High School diploma, GED or suitable equival...

Teacher
Posted 1 month ago
Date:  1/24/2024 Special Education Teacher  To apply, please download and complete either the PDF or Word application form. [button size="small" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Download Application (PDF)" link="//cockecountyschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Application-Teacher-Cocke-County-2.pdf" margin="32px 32px 32px 0px"] [button size="small" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Download Application (Word)" link="//cockecountyschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Application-Teacher-Cocke-County-1.docx" margin="32px 32px 32px 0px"] Reports to:  Principal Job Duties:
  • Maintain required lesson plans
  • Maintain appropriate classroom discipline
  • Conduct bench mark assessments to determine students present level of academic functioning
  • Schedule and conduct Individual Education Plan(IEP) meetings for students with disabilities
  • Provide parents, students(when applicable) and all other IEP Team members a 10 day notice prior to meeting dates
  • Guide the IEP Team in setting the academic, behavior, transition, vocational, and functional skills instructionally appropriate measurable annual goals for individual students on the teachers caseload
  • Guide the IEP team in using data to determine appropriate student participation in state mandated testing and administer the appropriate assessment when necessary
  • Provide parents and students when applicable prior written notice of changes in the IEP
  • Insure that all new referrals have the appropriate data from RTI or other appropriate sources and are completed within the 60 day time limit
  • Insure that parents and or guardian receive a copy of Procedural Safeguards and explain the parents and student rights
  • Assign and invite surrogate parents for students in state’s custody
  • Provide an invitation to meetings and Procedural Safeguards to parents of students in state’s custody until the parent’s rights have been fully terminated
  • Follow appropriate procedures for within system, instate, and out of state transfer students to insure continuation of services as appropriate
  • Gain appropriate parent permission for any individualized assessment or reevaluation
  • Compile data necessary and complete 3 year reevaluation summary packets for each individual student on the teacher’s caseload
  • The development of IEPs for students with disabilities based on the student’s present level of functioning
  • Guide the IEP team in using data to determine the appropriate classroom accommodations and modifications for individual students
  • Consult with classroom teachers and gather data to insure accommodations and modifications are implemented and successful
  • Gather weekly data on student progress toward IEP goals
  • Analyze collected data to complete student progress reports documenting progress on individual students goals at every 3 ½ weeks
  • Schedule student intervention service times
  • Provide appropriate researched based interventions based on the student’s present level of performance in the areas of reading and math
  • Collect data on student performance on the intervention
  • Make data based decision to determine student progress, evaluate effectiveness of interventions and goal mastery
  • Complete Functional Behavior Assessments for students with challenging behaviors to support their participation in the curriculum and school community
  • Develop, implement, and track data on behavior plans
  • When appropriate schedule inclusion services for students
  • Plan for collaborative instruction with the general education teacher for students receiving inclusion
  • Carryout collaborative instruction in an inclusive environment for students receiving inclusion services
  • Complete all IEPs, progress reports, reevaluation summary packets, parent and student invitation to meeting as well as prior written notices using the Easy IEP web site
  • Upload all signature pages collected during the IEP process to Easy IEP web site
  • Participate in regular Professional Learning Community (PLC) meeting at the school and district level
  • Provide for both the educational needs as well as physical care of students with disabilities as outlined in the IEP
  • Other duties as assigned by the principal which will include but not be limited to bus duty, hall duty, open house, parent teacher meetings, ball game duty, PLC meetings, and professional development
Applications will also be accepted by regular mail or in person at the Central Office (Melanie Eslinger) [email protected], 305 Hedrick Drive, Newport, TN 37821. If applying online, use the upload buttons below to add your completed application, resume, transcript and licensure. Be sure to click the green submit button to send us all of your files for consideration. All applicants must have a TBI/FBI fingerprint-based background check before being hired. All submissions will receive a confirmation email notifying you that the application was received by Human Resources. Resources. You may e-mail the Supervisor, Dr. Ronald McCarter, or call (423-623-7821 ext 2041) or [email protected]     THE COCKE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER “It is the policy of the Cocke County School System not to discriminate on the basis of sex, color, race, and national origin, creed, age, and marital status, or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment policies as required by Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973”.   Contact: Casey Kelley, Affirmative Action Coordinator 423-623-7821  

Job Features

Job CategoryCertified Professional Staff

Date:  1/24/2024 Special Education Teacher  To apply, please download and complete either the PDF or Word application form. Reports to:  Principal Job Duties: Maintain required lesson plans Maintai...

School Psychologist
County Wide
Posted 3 months ago
Date:  11/28/2023 To apply, please download and complete either the PDF or Word application form that follows. [button size="small" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Download Application (PDF)" link="//cockecountyschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Application-Teacher-Cocke-County-2.pdf" margin="32px 32px 32px 0px"] [button size="small" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Download Application (Word)" link="//cockecountyschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Application-Teacher-Cocke-County-1.docx" margin="32px 32px 32px 0px"] Certifications include:  School Psychologist Endorsement Reports to:   Special Education Supervisor Letters of interest should be sent via email only directly to Special Education Supervisor, Dr. Ronald McCarter, at [email protected]. Applications will also be accepted by regular mail or in person at the Cocke County Central Office 305 Hedrick Drive, Newport, TN 37821. If applying online, use the upload buttons below to add your completed application, resume, transcript and licensure. Be sure to click the green submit button to send us all of your files for consideration. All applicants must have a TBI/FBI fingerprint-based background check before being hired.  All submissions will receive a confirmation email notifying you that the application was received by Human Resources. The application must be accompanied by a letter of interest, resume, transcript, and license. Dr. Ronald McCarter Cocke County Schools Central Office 305 Hedrick Drive Newport, TN 37821 [email protected]   THE COCKE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER “It is the policy of the Cocke County School System not to discriminate on the basis of sex, color, race, and national origin, creed, age, and marital status, or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment policies as required by Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973”.

Job Features

Job CategoryCertified Professional Staff

Date:  11/28/2023 To apply, please download and complete either the PDF or Word application form that follows. Certifications include:  School Psychologist Endorsement Reports to:   Special Educat...

Teacher
Northwest Elementary School
Posted 6 months ago
9/7/23 Kindergarten Teacher (Northwest Elementary) To apply, please download and complete either the PDF or Word application form that follows. [button size="small" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Download Application (PDF)" link="//cockecountyschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Application-Teacher-Cocke-County-2.pdf" margin="32px 32px 32px 0px"] [button size="small" target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Download Application (Word)" link="//cockecountyschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Application-Teacher-Cocke-County-1.docx" margin="32px 32px 32px 0px"] Certifications include: Endorsement code 120, 467 or comparable degree. Reports to:  Principal, Dr. Shannon Grooms Job Goal:  To help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women. Applications will also be accepted by regular mail or in person at the Central Office (Melanie Eslinger), [email protected] 305 Hedrick Drive, Newport, TN 37821. If applying online, use the upload buttons below to add your completed application, resume, transcript and licensure. Be sure to click the green submit button to send us all of your files for consideration. All applicants must have a TBI/FBI fingerprint-based background check before being hired.  All submissions will receive a confirmation email notifying you that the application was received by Human Resources. You may e-mail the principal, Dr. Shannon Grooms, or call (423-623-4697) or [email protected] Dr. Shannon Grooms Northwest Elementary School 344 Woodson Road Newport, TN 37821   THE COCKE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER “It is the policy of the Cocke County School System not to discriminate on the basis of sex, color, race, and national origin, creed, age, and marital status, or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment policies as required by Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973”.   Contact: Casey Kelley, Affirmative Action Coordinator 423-623-7821  

Job Features

Job CategoryCertified Professional Staff

9/7/23 Kindergarten Teacher (Northwest Elementary) To apply, please download and complete either the PDF or Word application form that follows. Certifications include: Endorsement code 120, 467 or com...