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Online Application Assistance

NeoGov Online Employment Application Guide

For additional technical support related to completing online applications or logging into your applicant account, please call the NeoGov Applicant Support toll-free telephone line 1-855-524-5627.

Instructions for First Time Users

To Set Up an Account:

Step 1:
 Go to Applicant Login.

Step 2: Click on Create an Account.

Step 3: Create your login information by completing all required fields.  (You must select a Username and Password and enter an active Email Address.)  You will use this login information anytime you want to apply.

Step 4: Build your profile by clicking on the Create link. This information can be saved and used to apply to a job opening.

Step 5: If you are ready to apply, complete the application with information and materials for the specific job opening. Make sure you have attached your resume, cover letter and any other relevant documents in the Attachments section before you apply to a specific job.  (See Apply Now column.)

To Apply:

Step 1: Scroll through the job postings and click on the Position to which you want to apply.

Step 2: Click on Apply.

Step 3: Login using your username/email address and password.

Step 4: Complete your application with information and materials for the specific job opening.  Make sure you have attached your resume, cover letter and any other relevant documents in the Attachments section.

Online applications are stored on a secure site.
Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.

What materials do I need to become a teacher with Seattle Public Schools?

NOTE: As an applicant, we understand you may not have all documentation at the time of application, however, you must hold or be eligible for a Washington State Teaching Certificate by August 2017.

I am a recent college graduate from an approved Washington State Certificated Preparation Program

I am a current certificated Washington State school employee with at least one year of teaching experience (either substitute or full-time)

I am (or will be) an out-of-state applicant with a current or in-process Washington State teaching certificate


Recent College Graduate from an approved Washington State Certificated Employee Preparation Program will need to provide:

  • Proof of Certification with listed endorsements
    • A six (6)-month Washington State Permit provided by your college or university.
  • Unofficial Transcripts
    • Please attach your unofficial transcript(s) from your degree granting higher education institution.
  • References
    • Please list reliable contact information for at least three references in the application. These references should be from people in a supervisory or advisory capacity, who can speak to your instructional abilities. The following are examples of appropriate sources:
      • Your supervising teacher or program manager.
      • Another teacher or colleague in the building who has observed your instruction or real-time skill application.
      • Your college-provided teacher/program coach
      • Your principal and/or assistant principal of your school.
    • References we will not consider: A student, parent, or community member.

Current certificated Washington State school employee with at least one year of teaching experience (either substitute or full-time) will need to provide:

  • Proof of Certification with listed endorsements
    • A scanned copy of your current Washington State Teaching Certificate.
  • Unofficial Transcripts
    • Please attach your unofficial transcript(s) from your degree granting higher education institution.
  • References
    • Please list reliable contact information for at least three references in the application. These references should be from people in a supervisory capacity who can speak to your instructional abilities.
      • Two must be your most recent supervisors (If you are a certificated substitute staff member, then please ask the supervising administrators that have worked with you the longest this past year).
      • Someone (such as a teaching colleague) who can speak to your instructional abilities (If you are a certificated substitute, then the person whose class or position you subbed for is recommended).
    • References we will not consider: ​A student, parent, or general community member

Out-of-state applicant who has or will have a current or in-process Washington State teaching certificate by August 2017:

  • Proof of Certification with listed endorsements
    • A valid copy of your Washington State Teaching certificate OR
    • A letter from your Education Preparation Program that includes your graduation date and endorsements
  • Unofficial Transcripts
    • Please attach your unofficial transcript(s) from your degree granting higher education institution.
  • References (Out-of-State Teachers with one year+ experience)
    • Please list reliable contact information for at least three references in the application. These references should be from people in a supervisory capacity who can speak to your instructional abilities.
      • Two must be your most recent supervisors (If you are a certificated substitute staff member, then please ask the supervising administrators that have worked with you the longest this past year).
      • Someone (such as a teaching colleague) who can speak to your instructional abilities (If you are a certificated substitute, then the person whose class or position you subbed for is recommended).
    • References we will not consider: A student, parent, or community member.
  • References (Out of State recent or soon-to-be college graduates):
    • Please list reliable contact information for at least three references in the application. These references should be from people in a supervisory or advisory capacity, who can speak to your instructional abilities. The following are examples of appropriate sources:
      • Your supervising teacher or program manager.
      • Another teacher or colleague in the building who has observed your instruction or real-time skill application.
      • Your college-provided teacher/program coach
      • Your principal and/or assistant principal of your school.
    • References we will not consider: A student, parent, or community member.

Reminders and Important Notes

Please remember you must upload and attach your cover letter and resume before you submit your application to a specific job. Once you submit your application to a job posting, it is considered submitted and applications without the proper attachments will be considered incomplete.

If you are applying for an hourly position (except Athletic Coach positions), please contact the school or program for the “hourly hire” application packet.

Athletic Coach positions, when open, are advertised on our website; applicants need to apply through our online application system.


Important Notes

To ensure that you have the best experience possible, use the most up-to-date version of one of the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome

Make sure all required materials are attached before you submit your online application. Once a job application is submitted, it is considered final and cannot be edited.

When applying to multiple job postings, information from your main profile and the attachments from your prior application(s) will carry forward. (You may have to delete the previous cover letter and other materials you attached and replace them with new, appropriate documents.)

It is important that your application shows all the relevant education and experience you possess. Incomplete applications may not be considered.

For technical support related to completing online applications or logging into your applicant account, please call the NeoGov Tech Line: 1-855-524-5627 (toll-free) or go to governmentjobs.com.