Questions and Answers about Baltimore County Public Schools

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I applied to the job posting on 7/21 by 7/25 I received an invite to the clerical testing which I took on 8/4. I passed the typing part but failed the business letter part. You are only allowed 5 errors. I went back to test as a stand by on 8/7 within that time from 8/4 until 8/16 I received a call to be interviewed by the school. On 8/16 I finally was able to to re-test and passed on 8/17 I had my interview. Afterwards i was sent for finger printing and physical. Now what you should be mindful of is that the posted start date my not be your start date because fingering printing, physical, and new hire class must bd done before you start. I started on 8/29 so overall it took over a month from start to finish. It is very worth it and I look forward to a long career.


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I believe it took me a week because I had to have a background check and receive verification in the mail after the interview.

Answered - Additional Adult Assistant (Current Employee) - Baltimore, MD

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It only took me one day to get hired.Interview and second went to the school board did a background check passed and started working the next day.

Answered - Additional Assistant (Current Employee) - Pikesville, MD

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It can take a few weeks to be hired as a substitute cafeteria worker and then it can take months to be hired as a permanent employee. Subs make about $8 an hour but once hired as a permanent employee you make $10 an hour. If you have 30 college credits you get a little more per hour to start. Something like 40 cents extra an hour for every set of 30 credits.

Answered - Cafeteria Worker (Current Employee) - Perry Hall, MD

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30 days, initial interviews with central office staff, then several principal interviews, then final placement at select school.

Answered - School Guidance Counselor (Former Employee) - Towson, MD

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