Substitute and Temporary Employment

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Learn more about substitute and temporary employment opportunities with the Prince William County Public Schools using the links below.

Tutor Opportunities

Interested candidates must:

  • Complete a PWCS Substitute/Temporary Application, to include current or recently completed work/volunteer experience, dated within the last 6 months;
  • Obtain Professional Reference form(s)
    • If a valid email address is included in the employment application for the listed supervisor(s), the system will automatically email an electronic reference link for them to complete (this is the preferred method).
    • Another option is to provide the current/former supervisor a copy of the paper reference form. They may complete and forward the reference form to the PWCS Human Resources Department via one of the methods listed at the bottom of the form.
    • FOR HS STUDENT CANDIDATES - The HS Student Tutor Employment Reference(s) and Eligibility Form must be printed and submited to their current teacher, school administrator, counselor, and/or Ed Rising sponsor.
  • Apply to available posted position(s)

View the available Tutor Positions, rates and requirements here.

Substitute/Temporary Application

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Questions? Send a message to us or call 703-791-8050.

Substitute Teachers

$20.50/hour

To be considered as a substitute teacher, you must have completed an application, have transcript documentation (associate degree or have completed at least 48 semester college credits), and provide a reference. See details by expanding (+) menu below. 

Substitute Teacher Application Instructions

Substitute Teacher Application Instructions

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 that includes current or recently completed Work/Volunteer Experience;
  • Required: Completed Professional Reference form(s) from recent/current supervisor(s). To meet this requirement, the reference must have a correlation to the work experience/supervisor listed in the application.
    • If a valid email address is included in your employment application for the supervisor(s) you are requesting a reference from, the system will automatically email them an electronic reference link to complete it (this is the preferred method).
    • Another option is to provide your current/former supervisor a copy of the paper reference form. They may complete and forward the reference form to the PWCS Human Resources Department via one of the methods listed at the bottom of the form.
  • Required: Copy of official or unofficial transcript(s) reflecting completion of 48 or more semester college credit hours from an accredited institution.
    • If you attended school outside of the United States; to meet the requirement for a substitute teacher position, you will need to upload a transcript evaluation from an approved credential evaluator. The substitute position does not require a course-by-course evaluation. Please refer to the link for a list of approved credential evaluators.
  • 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 documents listed as required above are received, the office of Substitute and Temporary Employment will review the candidate's documentation (application, references, and transcripts) and conduct the background check.

Partial application packages will not be reviewed.

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Substitute Teacher Assistants

$18.81/hour

Interested candidates must submit all of the following:

  • A completed PWCS Substitute/Temporary Application, to include current or recently completed work/volunteer experience, dated within the last 6 months;
  • Professional Reference forms from recent/current supervisor(s); and
  • Copy of the high school transcript/GED.

Substitute Bus Drivers

$24.36/hour

  • Complete Classified Application and apply to the Substitute School Bus Driver vacancy.

Call 571-402-3868 for more information.

Substitute Custodians

$15.83/hour

  • Complete Substitute Application and apply to the Custodian Substitute vacancy.

Call 703-791-8361 for more information.

Food Service Substitutes

$15.83/hour

  • Complete Classified Application and apply to the Food Service Associate Substitute vacancy.

Call the Food and Nutrition Department at 703-791-7314 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.

Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

$15.83/hour for Lifeguard, $17.84/hour for Head Lifeguard, and $22.34/hour for Swim Instructor

  • Complete Classified Application and apply to the Lifeguard and/or Instructor vacancy.
  • The aquatics center is located at Colgan High School in Manassas.
  • Lifeguard classes available to obtain necessary certification.

Call 571-374-6333 for more information.

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Although it is not required at the time your application is submitted, a negative medical tuberculosis (TB) assessment/test result dated within the last 12 months will be needed once you have been invited to complete the onboarding process. A hard copy of the TB verification will be required.

Contact 703-791-8050 or [email protected] for questions or assistance in completing your application.