Human Resource Services

The Division of Human Resource Services aims to provide well-qualified and highly trained personnel who will ensure rigorous, relevant learning experiences for our students. This division is in charge of human resource planning, recruitment and selection, training and development, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits, and credentialing.

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Teacher Job Fair - May 4, 9 am - 2 pm

CALLING ALL TEACHERS! Polk County Public Schools is hosting a district-wide job fair where we will be holding on-the-spot interviews and hiring for the 2019-2020 school year. The fair will be held at Tenoroc High in Lakeland, 4905 Saddle Creek Road.  More Information

Hiring Information

View the latest hiring procedures for Polk County Public Schools.

Salary Information

Find salary schedules for union and non-union personnel.

Employment Opportunities

Search current job vacancies at Polk County Public Schools.

Employee Benefits

Learn about the many benefits of working for PCPS.

New Teacher Information

Relocation information and a look at the many discounts available to our teachers is available here.

Recruitment Information

Access resources and incentives for Polk County Public Schools’ teachers.

Job Descriptions

Search and review job descriptions for all positions within our district.

Polk County Public Schools is the largest employer in the county, with over 12,000 employees.


Application Information

There are five simple steps to apply for employment:

  1. Create your application
  2. Activate your application
  3. Complete your application
  4. Submit your application
  5. Browse job vacancies

Tips for the application process:

  • Our application system works best in the Chrome browser.
  • You can have only one account within our online application system. If you receive the message, “Your Social Security number is already in use,” that means you previously began an application. You need to use the email address that was originally associated with your Social Security number to log in.
  • If you forget your password, click “Forgot My Password” on the login page.
  • Use an email address you plan to use for at least one full calendar year. If you need to change your registered email address, submit the change-request directly to Include your original email address and the updated email address.
  • If you have self-disclosed information on your application pertaining to your criminal history, you must follow up with the Employee Relations department regarding your status – call (863) 534-0786.
  • Add as a safe sender in your email system so messages from us won’t go to your spam.
  • Make sure to carefully review the hiring requirements for the position you’re applying for.
  • Be sure to include accurate and up-to-date information on your application. Verify the names and numbers of references prior to listing them on your application.