Elementary Teacher

Tampa, Florida
Jul 11, 2019

Hillsborough Pub schools

About Hillsborough Schools:

Teaching in Hillsborough Schools is BIG-TIME in the Sunshine.

We are BIG-TIME because we’re America’s eighth-largest district with more than 230 schools. That size gives us strength, with a wide array of school options especially at our dozens of elementary schools. And we’re in the sunshine of beautiful West Central Florida.

Hillsborough Schools is an award-winning district ideally suited for teachers eager to inspire young minds. In April, McFarland Park Elementary won the National Elementary School of the Year through Magnet Schools of America. Our Career and Workforce programs are a model for other districts, and our governor spotlights them as he travels across the state and nation.

We have also been recognized with national honors for our unique relationship with MacDill Air Force base in south Tampa. We look out for our military families and we succeed at incorporating them seamlessly into our academic community.

In 2018 we introduced Achievement Schools, focused on students with the highest needs. We seek special teachers for positions at our Achievement Schools, especially for Grades 1-5. Teachers in Achievement Schools are eligible for pay differential up to $13,000 a year including special incentives. This incentive, called Spark, is designed to spark your interest and spark the minds of the children you’ll inspire. Achievement Schools teachers are also eligible for free or discounted child care.

We are committed to a diverse work force and we have devoted top-notch resources to our training programs for those interested in future roles in administration.

Go to TeachInTampa.com to learn more about our district and additional priority jobs:

  • Varying Exceptionalities (VE)
  • Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
  • Visually Impaired/Disabilities
  • Comprehensive Science
  • STEM
  • English
  • Math
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • School Counselors
  • School Social Workers
  • School Psychologists

Employer:  Hillsborough County Public Schools

Location:  Tampa, Florida

Salary:  38,201 to 66,201 plus eligible employer paid benefits

Posted:  July 9, 2019

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# of jobs –132 Districtwide

Hours per Day: 8

Temporary Position: No 

Calendar Days: 10 months (198 days)

Minimum Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree; Florida Professional Education Certificate

Contract Type: Full-Time

Reports to: Principal

Contact Person’s Name: Dr. Althea Walker

Contact Person’s Email: teacher.recruitment@sdhc.k12.fl.us

Title: Teacher, Elementary

Job Codes:
Head Start—10567
Gifted, Elem—10657
Grade 1—10651
Grade 2—10652
Grade 3—10653
Grade 4—10654
Grade 5—10655

FLSA Status:  Exempt, Professional, CTA

Class:  Instructional, Professional

Division:  Teaching and Learning

Salary Schedule: Instructional, Less than 12 months, A/E/P plus benefits

Bargaining Unit:  01, HCTA

POSITION SUMMARY: The Elementary Teacher is responsible for the instruction of designated content area(s)/course(s) in a classroom setting within an elementary school.


  • Designs and implements appropriate instruction of content area(s)/course(s) assigned in accordance with state standards, district curriculum, and students’ needs.
  • Creates a positive educational climate for students to learn in an atmosphere of respect and rapport.
  • Creates and delivers relevant and rigorous lessons that maximize student engagement and achievement.
  • Utilizes a variety of teaching practices and methodologies that reflect diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds in order to meet the individual needs of students.
  • Observes and evaluates student performance and mastery of standards, monitors student assessment data, and maintains student grades and attendance.
  • Manages student behavior in the classroom by utilizing effective classroom management strategies and invoking appropriate disciplinary procedures.
  • Communicates with parents and school/district personnel regarding student progress and encourages parental involvement.
  • Takes all responsible precautions to provide for the health and safety of students and to protect equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Appropriately maintains and secures confidential records, inquiries, and data.
  • Maintains appropriate certifications and professional development hours as required.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the district.

COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are representative of specific skills, abilities, and attributes that must be demonstrated to perform this job successfully.

Communication: Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally. Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form. Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Job Knowledge: Competent in required job skills and knowledge. Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills. Keeps abreast of current developments. Requires minimal supervision. Displays understanding of how job relates to others. Uses resources effectively.

Judgment: Displays willingness to make decisions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Supports and explains reasoning for decisions. Includes appropriate people in decision making process. Makes timely decisions.

Project Management: Develops project plans, coordinates projects. Communicates changes and progress. Completes projects on time and, on budget. Manages project team activities.

Planning & Organization: Prioritizes and plans work activities. Uses time efficiently. Plans for additional resources. Integrates changes smoothly. Sets goals and objectives. Works in an organized manner.

QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully.

Education: A bachelor's degree. Degree or formal training in content area preferred.

Certificates/Licenses/Registrations: Florida Professional Educator Certificate in Elementary Education Required.

Language Skills: Reads, analyzes, and interprets all kinds of documents. Responds to inquiries or complaints from employees, regulatory agencies, or community. Writes speeches and effectively presents to managers, the public, and school board.

Mathematical Skills: Works with math concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of geometry and trigonometry. Applies concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability: Solves practical problems and deals with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Interprets a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office


Physical Activities: Standing, walking, sitting, handling, keyboarding, talking, and hearing.

Lifting Demands: Up to 10 pounds.

Reaching Activities: Both dominant and non-dominant hand; overhead.

Environmental Conditions: Noise Intensity 3 moderate.

DISTRICT EXPECTATIONS: All district employees must:

  • Demonstrate regular and predictable attendance. Physical presence is expected as part of a reliable and predictable pattern of attendance.
  • Support the district’s vision, mission, goals, and Strategic Plan.
  • Engage in civility, respect, and professionalism.
  • Maintain the professional knowledge and skills necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their positions.

NOTE: School Board Policy ensures equal opportunity for all in its personnel policies and practices and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender preference, political beliefs, social/family background, disability or age.

The district accords preference in selection, retention, and promotion procedures to certain veterans and spouses of veterans who are Florida residents.


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