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GDE Policy- Classified Staff Recruitment and Hiring

(Replaces Policy GDC & Policy GDI)

CLASSIFIED STAFF RECRUITMENT AND HIRING

EMPLOYMENT PROCEDURE

The superintendent or his designee is designated the responsibility for the recruitment, employment, assignment, transfer and termination of all classified personnel and the management of the required record-keeping to perform the personnel function.

RECRUITING

The objective in recruitment shall be to obtain the best possible employee within the financial ability of the district, without consideration as to age, sex, race, national origin, political or religious beliefs in determining qualifications for employment.

PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF VACANCY

Positions open shall be published by appropriate means in the schools, departments and in the community.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The objective of the application procedure is to assure the efficient facilitation of the selection process. Procedures and forms shall be kept to the minimum essential to secure adequate information.

All applications shall be made to the Superintendent or his designee at the administration office in accordance with procedure established by the Superintendent.

INTERVIEWING, SCREENING AND SELECTION

The top three applicants for employment shall be interviewed by the Superintendent and/or his designee and/or members of the staff designated by him. The staff is encouraged to use written tests, oral examinations and performance evaluations whenever applicable and desirable as good screening techniques. All applicants should be treated alike for purposes of the application process.

The examination and/or screening shall be designed to establish a list of classified employees ranked in the order of their competency and desirability.

The immediate supervisor shall make a selection generally from the top three candidates to recommend to the Superintendent for appointment.

QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB DESCRIPTION

The Board of Trustees directs the Superintendent to maintain up-to-date descriptions for all positions in the classified service. The job descriptions shall contain the areas of responsibility, qualifications, recruitments, duties and line of authority. All classified employees shall meet the general qualifications required by Wyoming statutes.

REQUIRED LICENSE

Each school bus driver applicant is required to have all valid licenses as are required by state or federal law for operation of the vehicle he/she will be driving.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION AND TUBERCULOSIS CLEARANCE

Each full-time classified employee shall be required to pass a physical examination of such nature to meet the requirements of the position. A physician shall give the examination at the time of employment. The cost of the examination will be paid by the individual. Each classified employee shall furnish a tuberculosis clearance (x-ray or test or physician’s statement) certificate prior to the start of work, but in no instance later than the start of the second month of employment. Cafeteria employees shall have an annual physical examination and a tuberculosis clearance, authorizing service; both of which shall be paid for by the district.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION AFTER EMPLOYMENT

The Board of Trustees reserves the right to require a medical and/or psychological examination whenever – in its judgment – an employee shows evidence of deviation from normal physical and/or mental health. The Board shall pay for said examination.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Classified employees must have personal traits, which are conducive to good relationships and satisfactory job performance.

APPOINTMENT PROCEDURE

The Superintendent shall hire personnel on the basis of qualification, without regard to marital status, with the following stipulations: When relatives or spouses are employed by the district, neither relative shall have a direct supervisory or administrative relationship with the other.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK

Prior to making a final decision as to the hiring of any employee, the employee must consent to and provide the necessary documentation (fingerprinting, etc.,) to allow for a criminal background check. The criminal background check may be utilized for the sole purpose of considering the qualifications of applicants for open positions and selecting the best-qualified applicant for the position. The criminal background information shall not be permitted to be used for any purpose other than providing information relevant to the hiring decision. In order to ensure confidentiality of this information, the procedure set forth in policy GCF-R relating to criminal background checks shall be followed.

Adoption date: November 14, 1996

Amended: October 15, 2003
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