Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in any of the vacancies listed below, please submit your application to:


Director, Human Resources 

CCS Central Office

911 Andrews Road, Murphy, NC 28906
(828) 837-2722

 email:  hr@cherokee.k12.nc.us 


Applications may be printed from this website or you can visit Central Office between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday.  If you have submitted an application within the last 2-years (non-certified) 4-years (certified) you may activate it by contacting the HR director at hr@cherokee.k12.nc.us 


Administrative Assistant for Murphy Elementary School

Two-year degree in Business or Accounting preferred

Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills

Internet Processing Capabilities

Organizational and time management skills

Proficient use of Microsoft products, including Word and Excel

Sensitive to confidential material

Preference given to those with prior work experience in an office setting 


Part-Time Temporary- Technology Assistant

Cherokee County Schools Technology department is seeking a part-time employee to assist with the inventory, assembly, and delivery of technology items as well as other assigned tasks. Strong organizational skills and the ability to utilize common office applications such as spreadsheets and databases are required. The successful applicant will also have the ability to climb a ladder and lift 75 pounds.


Part-Time and Full Time - Tech I

Cherokee County Schools Technology Department is seeking individuals to support and maintain both administrative and instructional technology hardware and software. This work includes the repair of technology-related equipment. Employee provides on-site assistance in classrooms, media centers, computer labs, and administrative offices. The employee identifies problems and takes appropriate corrective action. Typically, this employee will provide first response support from the system level for the maintenance and operation of computers, software, and networks at the building level. 


Graduation from a two-year college or technical school and one year of experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Work experience in an enterprise IT environment is desired. The successful applicant will also have the ability to climb a ladder and lift 75 pounds.





Physical therapy assistants provide services under the supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist for special education students. These services provide essential support to individual education programs as determined by the IEP team. PTAs implement selected components of interventions/treatment, obtain data related to the interventions provided, and make modifications in selected interventions either to progress the student as directed by the physical therapist or to ensure student safety and comfort. 



Under the supervision of a physical therapist, implement appropriate physical therapy services to support the goals and objectives of a student’s IEP.  

Identify environmental needs/barriers and make recommendations for accommodations/physical modifications under the supervision of a physical therapist.  Independently conducts both individual and group physical therapy treatments as assigned by the physical therapist  

Monitors student’s response to intervention and consults with the physical therapist if modification is indicated.   

Records billable treatment times and provides documentation for students receiving MEDICAID according to school system guidelines.  

Participate in staff development activities for personnel.  

Attend staff meetings and other school meetings when appropriate.  

Maintain and clean supplies, equipment and other therapy areas.  

Maintain required documentation and data collection of therapy sessions.  

Follow the Cherokee County School policies and procedures for all staff 

Consistently demonstrates sound judgment in the implementation, planning, and follow-up of student therapy programs.  

Perform other relevant duties and responsibilities as assigned by the EC Director 



Knowledge of physical therapy theory and practices related to the provision of school-based interventions for students with special needs; knowledge of anatomy, neuroanatomy, kinesiology, and various medical diagnoses and normal and abnormal child development; IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).; IEP (Individual Educational Program) guidelines and procedures and the school division rules, regulations, and procedures for delivering services. Ability to maintain professional standards of behavior and conduct; ability to collaborate and plan effectively with supervising Therapist; ability to have effective working relationships with all members of the team including Therapists, administration, teachers, staff, students, and parents; ability to motivate and encourage students to participate in therapeutic programs and interventions; ability to take initiative and demonstrate effective planning, problem solving and time management skills; ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing 



Associate’s degree from an accredited physical therapy assistant program at a technical or community college, college, or university required. Pediatric or school-based experience preferred. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. 



Capable of exerting 20-50 pounds of force occasionally (less than 1/3 of the time) and/or 10-20 pounds of force frequently (1/2 of the time) and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly (2/3 or more of the time) to move objects, equipment and/or perform medium to maximum transfer assists with students. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.


Family and Consumer Science Teacher – Hiwassee Dam High School

(Bachelor’s Degree in Career and Technical Education – Family and Consumer Sciences Education.)  ServSafe certification highly recommended. 


Technology, Engineering and Design Teacher – District

(Digital Design & Animation and Game Art Design Courses)

Must hold or be qualified to hold a North Carolina Professional Educator’s License in Technology Engineering and Design Education (License Number: 820)


High School Science Teacher -- Tri-County Early College High School

(Certification in area is required.)


Middle School Business Computer Skills Teacher (Part-time) Martins Creek Middle School

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education or related experience required (North Carolina teaching license and certified in 760 Business Education grades 7-12 or 78760 Business Education grades 6-9 preferred).  Proficient use of 2016 Microsoft Office, Google Certified and Moodle preferred.


CCS is seeking dynamic teachers in the area of Science (grades 6-8), Math (grades 6-8) and 5th grade ELA to be part of a collaborative leadership team to pursue the development of district-wide pacing guides in grades K-8. Must be currently employed with Cherokee County Schools.  


Duties include:

Schedule and lead district grade level / or subject area meetings

Maintain district grade level Canvas

Skills preferred:

Analyze and interpret data 

Provide resources to teachers to assist in best practices of curriculum delivery both in person and remotely

Strong in technology 

Embrace remote learning and collaboration

Reports to Director of Elementary/Middle Curriculum

 $2500 stipend paid in semester increments 


Interested candidates need to send a letter of interest and an updated resume to Kim Gibson at hr@cherokee.k12.nc.us


Instructor/Facilitator for Cherokee County Virtual School/Remote Learning


K-5 Certification Required


Contract Employee, see CCVS Pay Schedule included in the link below


Content areas - Facilitation of Digital Learning Content and Liaison/Learning Facilitator for Remote Learning Students and Families

The Remote Learning Facilitator will manage student enrollment in the Remote Learning Platform

Be a point of contact for students and families enrolled as Remote Learners 

Support Learning and troubleshoot technical issues with students and families


Interested applicants should submit a resume and course description/proposal to Leslie Ledford at leslie.ledford@cherokee.k12.nc.us.


Cherokee County Virtual School Teacher - District


Instructor for Cherokee County Virtual School

High School Certification Required

Contract Employee, see CCVS Pay Schedule included in the link below

Content areas - All High School Courses

High Need areas include Math, Social Studies, and World Language content

CCVS is willing to consider new elective course proposals

Interested applicants should submit a resume and course description/proposal to Leslie Ledford at leslie.ledford@cherokee.k12.nc.us.


High School Math Teacher –District

(Certification in area is required.)


Cafeteria Workers (Part-Time)


High School Diploma preferred or equivalent

Able to remain standing for duration of shift

Able to lift up to 50 pounds

Computer skills a plus

First Aid/CPR certification preferred

ServSafe Certified preferred

Job Description:

Final prep for breakfast and lunch

Serving and cleaning of kitchen/serving area/dining area and other duties assigned by cafeteria manager.

Training as a backup cashier.

Hours:  Vary by school for a maximum of 207 days per school year.


Individuals interested in the above position should submit a job application to Jennifer Rayfield, School Nutrition Supervisor at Central Office, 911 Andrews Road, Murphy, NC  28906.  Positions will be advertised until filled.   


Custodian (Full Time District) 

Prefer applicant to hold or be willing and eligible to obtain a CDL with Passenger and School Bus endorsements.


Job Description:

Performs routine, manual work cleaning and maintaining buildings.

Controls building heating and air conditioning equipment.

Performs recurring tasks in accordance with established practices and cleaning schedules.

Knowledge of cleaning methods, materials and equipment.

Skill in the use of small equipment used in routine cleaning.

Ability to understand and follow simple oral or written directions.


All positions will be advertised until filled.