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Substitute Teacher Application Instructions

Employment Update:

Condition of Employment

Please be advised that as a condition of employment, Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) requires employees to be fully vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing to maintain employment with PWCS. This policy applies to all PWCS employees (temporary, substitute, part-time, and full-time).

Interested candidates must submit ALL of the required documents listed below in order to be considered:

  • Required: A completed PWCS Substitute/Temporary Application, dated within the last 6 months;
  • Required: Professional References from recent/current supervisor(s); and
  • Required: Copy of official or unofficial transcript(s) reflecting completion of 48 or more college credit hours.
  • OPTIONAL: If you hold a Certificate of completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Training, please provide a copy. 
  • OPTIONAL: If you hold a current Virginia teaching license or have retired from PWCS and have an expired VA teaching license, please provide a copy.

Once all required application documents are received, the office of Substitute and Temporary Employment will review the application and conduct a background check. 

Partial application packages will not be reviewed.

Although it is not required at the time the application is submitted, candidates may wish to obtain a negative medical Tuberculosis (TB) test result dated within the last 12 months. A hard copy of the TB verification is required at the time of fingerprinting.
 
Click the following link for full substitute Teacher application process (PDF).



Substitute Rates of Pay

  • Degreed and Non-Degreed Substitute Teacher (48+ college credits) $16.81/hour
  • Substitute Teacher Assistant positions - $15.55/hour effective November 1, 2021 for both general education and special education. Contact 703-791-8050 for more information.

Per PWCS Regulation 511-7, candidates for substitute employment must have completed at least 48 college credit hours or an associate's degree to be considered for Substitute Teaching positions.

Substitute Teacher Assistant:

Interested candidates must submit ALL of the following:

  • A completed PWCS Substitute/Temporary Application, dated within the last 6 months;
  • Professional References from recent/current supervisor(s);
  • Copy of the High School Transcript/GED; and
  • OPTIONAL: Certificate of completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Training;
  • Rate of pay: $15.55/hour effective November 1, 2021 for both general education and special education. Contact 703-791-8050 for more information.

Temporary Employment:

  • Complete Substitute/Temporary online application.

Candidates interested in Temporary employment are required to apply to the individual position of interest (Coach, Temporary Teacher Assistant, Temporary Cafeteria Hostess etc.) on the PWCS Employment website. Once an online application is successfully submitted it remains active for 6 months. The applicant may then apply to vacancies directly in the job postings main page without having to login to the online application and having to resubmit.

Substitute Bus Driver:

  • Complete Classified Application and apply to the Substitute School Bus Driver vacancy.
  • Rate of pay: $20.07/hour. Contact 571-402-3868 for more information.

Substitute Custodian:

  • Complete Substitute Application and apply to the Custodian Substitute vacancy.
  • Rate of pay: $14.08/hour. Contact 703-791-8361 for more information.

Food Service Substitute:

  • Complete Classified Application and apply to the Food Service Associate Substitute vacancy.
  • Rate of pay: $12.89/hour. Contact Food & Nutrition Services at 703-791-7314 for more information.

Lifeguards/Swim Instructors:

  • Complete Classified Application and apply to the Lifeguard and/or Instructor vacancy.
  • The Aquatics Center is located on grounds of Colgan High School in Manassas.
  • Lifeguard classes available to obtain necessary certification.
  • Rates of pay: $11.30/hour for Lifeguard, $13.56/hour for Head Lifeguard and $16.96/hour for Swim Instructor. Contact 571-374-6333 for more information.