Thank you for your interest in Mercer County Schools!
All prospective new school employees are required to have a criminal background check through the state criminal identification bureau and the federal bureau of investigations. The fingerprinting for these background checks are completed through the Department of Human Resources through a selected vendor. Mercer County Schools works diligently to have these background checks done efficiently. However, if a new employee is offered a position of employment and is approved by the Mercer County Board of Education to begin employment, this employment is contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory background check from both bureaus. Unsatisfactory results will result in a withdrawl of the offer for employment.
Additionally, all prospective employees must submit to drug testing. The drug testing is completed through the Department of Human Resources through a selected vendor. Satisfactory drug results are mandatory for employment with Mercer County Schools.
The following information is in addition to the minimum requirements in each job posted:
- Applicants who have recent unsatisfactory evaluations will not be considered eligible for consideration; applicants who demonstrate unsatisfactory interview performance are not eligible for consideration; and, applicants who receive unfavorable reference recommendations will not be eligible for consideration.
- Additional minimum requirrements for applicants not currently employed: Applicants who have been dismissed or who have had their contracts non-renewed will not be eligible for consideration.
- The ability to perform the job duties and responsibilities of the positon as contained in the Job Description, with or without reasonable accomodation.
Notice of Non Descrimination
Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, employees, and sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment are hereby notified that Mercer County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), age, genetic information, disability in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Any persons having inquiries concerning the Mercer County School District's compliance please contact the Title IX Coordinator for Mercer County Schools at 304-487-1551.