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 


School Nurse/CTE Teacher – Full Time Position - Andrews High School

Degree Requirements:  Registered Nurse, Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred. A current North Carolina nursing license is required. Must be willing to obtain a CTE teaching license.  Experience as a school nurse is preferred.


Occupational Course of Study Teacher Job Description 

Where: Murphy High School, Occupational Course of Study Teacher Vacancy.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure appropriate courses for Occupational Course of Study (OCS) pathway are updated and offered to students; stay current with OCS curriculum changes from NCDPI.
  2. Serve as a Cherokee County Schools liaison with NCVPS and CCS Online Courses with OCS courses. Work closely with guidance counselors and high school teachers when scheduling OCS students each semester to meet OCS requirements.
  3. Develop/identify, implement and support a program curriculum grounded in evidence-based practice and centered on life skill development and job readiness, emphasizing functional literacy.
  4. Research and make recommendations for vocational skill development programs for students; evaluate transition materials and assist with administration of transition assessments, as appropriate.
  5. Conduct classroom and work site courses for Occupational Prep classes 1-4.
  6. Provide information to families and teachers on employment opportunities, living alternatives and community resources for students with disabilities.
  7. Review of Career Portfolio for all students enrolled in the Occupational Course of Study to maintain adequate records regarding completion of vocational training requirements for the OCS.
  8. Case Manage IEP meetings to ensure appropriate transitional goals and objectives.
  9. Ensure that all parents are informed of their child’s participation in vocational training activities (in- school, community and work based).
  10. Ensure that parents/students are aware of the Occupational Course of Study (OCS) graduation requirements/service hour requirements. And, ensure that the proper program paperwork is completed.

Required Qualifications:   A current North Carolina Teaching License for Special Education.


Family and Consumer Science Teacher – Murphy High School

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


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.


School Nurse/CTE Teacher Part-time (20 hours a week) - Andrews High School

Degree Requirements:  Registered Nurse, Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred. A current North Carolina nursing license is required. Must be willing to obtain a CTE teaching license.  Experience as a school nurse is preferred.


K – 12 Music Teacher – District

(Certification in area required.)


High School Math Teacher –District

(Certification in area is required.)


Exceptional Children’s Teacher  K-12 - District

(K-12 Exceptional Children’s Certification 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.