FAQs about Applying for Jobs
What does it mean when a job posting shows POOL?
When a job posting shows “POOL," there are either multiple openings in that area in the district, so one specific site/location cannot be listed. It may also mean there may be internal movement within the district, so the site/location of the position has not been determined.
If you are contacted to be interviewed for a position that shows “POOL," the hiring manager will be able to provide you with more information about the site/location of the position.
If I cannot log in to my application, what do I do?
Click “Having Trouble Logging In?” under the login section and enter the email address associated with your account. You will then receive an email with a link to log in to your account.
If you are no longer able to access your account associated with that email address, please call human resources at 918-259-5704, and we will update your application with your current email address.
If I am graduating from an education program, but my certification has not yet been issued, can I still apply for certified positions?
Yes! You are welcome to apply for certified positions if you are preparing to graduate or have recently graduated, even if your certificate has not been issued. On the “Certification Information” section of the application, select “Pending” as the status of your certification.
After I apply for a position, when will I hear back from Broken Arrow Public Schools?
When you complete your application and apply for a position, your application becomes viewable by the hiring managers. Those hiring managers will review the applications and will contact you if they would like to schedule an interview. There is no set timeframe of when you will hear back from the hiring managers. Each principal or director might have a different timeline of when he or she needs to fill the position.
How can I tell when a position has been filled?
When a posting is no longer on the job application website, it has been filled and is no longer available. When possible, the human resources department also sends an email to all applicants to inform them that it has been filled.
How do I become certified so that I can apply for certified positions?
Teacher certifications are issued by the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE). To learn how to become certified, please visit the OSDE’s teacher certification’s website at http://sde.ok.gov/sde/teacher-certification or you may call the OSDE’s teacher certification department at 405-521-3337.
What are the qualifications to be a paraprofessional?
The qualifications to become a paraprofessional in a special education classroom are either providing proof that you have completed 48 accredited hours of college or that you passed the ParaPro exam. If you have not completed 48 accredited hours of college or passed the ParaPro exam, you are still encouraged to apply for a paraprofessional position. If you are selected for a position, the special services department will work with you to take the ParaPro exam, which is offered by the district. There is a cost for this exam, and special services will inform you of the current cost of the exam at that time.
Why am I unable to view and apply for positions?
The “Applicant Type” you select on your application determines which type(s) of positions you can view and apply for when you log in to your application. For example, if you do not select “Certified” as an applicant type, you cannot view or apply for certified positions. To change your applicant type (or add other applicant types), go to the “General Information” page of your application. Select “Change Type” found next to “Applicant Type” on the top left corner of the page.
What do I do if my account becomes inactive?
If you do not log in to your application in 90 days, it is moved to an “inactive” status. At that time, you will receive an email informing you your application is inactive. If you would like to reactive your application so you can be considered for positions, log in to your account, and it will prompt you to reactive it.
How do I know if my application is complete and viewable by the hiring managers?
The hiring managers are unable to view your application until it is complete, which means you have entered all of the required information on your application. Once you complete all required fields, your application will be viewable by the hiring managers.