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:  [email protected] 


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 [email protected] 


Carpentry/CTE Teacher – Full Time Position – Murphy High School

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area or High School Diploma with validated work experience in the field of construction.
  • Work Experience
  • Two years industry-related work experience within past five years
  • Valid N.C. teaching license/certification, or be able to obtain a NC CTE (740) license.
  • NC Licensed Bus Driver is recommended.
  • NC Contractor’s License or related certification is recommended.




Candidate direct instruction to students and mentorship through hands-on educational experience. A wide variety of tasks are performed in the teaching-learning process for students, the primary one being to help students learn the subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible adults. A teacher performs his/her duties under the supervision of, and reports to, the principal.




  • Teaches District & State approved curriculum
  • Serves as Skills USA sponsor
  • Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated
  • Plans a program of study, employing a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
  • Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules
  • Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
  • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and, in harmony with the goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and the like to communicate these objectives to students
  • Assists in diagnosing the learning disabilities of students, with the assistance of district specialists
  • Evaluates pupils' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports
  • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations
  • Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day




Language Skills - Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Mathematical Skills 
- Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability 
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Computer Skills 
- Familiarity with basic computer operation and software. Ability to learn various computer operations required for management of student information and integration of technology in classroom instruction.
Work Environment 
- The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee may encounter, and include a noise level that is usually moderate to loud. The employee continuously interacts with the public and staff. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents; skills in oral and written communication.


Administrative Assistant – Andrews Elementary School 

Successful applicant must possess, meet, or exceed the following criteria:

·    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 


·    Answer and direct phone calls
·    Power School application with student information to be kept up to date
·    Provide general support to visitors
·    Use of financial software LINQ and EPES for school accounting
·    Preparation of school Purchase Orders
·    Preparation of regularly scheduled financial reports
·    Develop and maintain a filing system
·    Update and maintain office policies and procedures
·    Order office supplies and research new suppliers that may offer better price points
·    Monitors school allotment budgets to fully utilize allocations without overspending
·    Submit and reconcile expense reports on a monthly basis
·    Act as the point of contact for purchasing (accounts payable) and money collections (accounts receivable)
·    Responsible for processing deposits and check writing
·    Maintains records of school orders and inventory and follows up with vendors on shipment and delivery
·    Reports to principal to handle requests and queries relating to school business
  • Reports to the district finance officer relating to school finance


MTSS Academic Interventionist

Ranger Elementary, Hiwassee Dam Elementary, Murphy Elementary, Martins Creek Elementary, Peachtree Elementary, Andrews Elementary, The Oaks Academy

A two-year degree and experience working with elementary students is required.   


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.


School Nutrition Manager

Reports to School Nutrition Director

Supervises: School Nutrition staff at the school site



School Nutrition Manager performs a variety of duties in the direct supervision of the foodservice program in one or more schools. Tasks are performed according to established guidelines and procedures. The employee is expected to resolve most problems that arise in the operation of a school cafeteria. Errors by the employee may result in serious disruption of the food service or loss of time and money. The employee receives general supervision. The employee directly supervises other employees in the school cafeteria.




  • Food production and service
  • Follows planned menus with occasional substitutions as allowed.
  • Applies prescribed quality standards and quantity controls.
  • Observes food preparation and line service to assure quality and proper presentation of food.
  • Plans use of left-over foods.
  • Purchasing, storage, and inventory
  • Requisitions for foods and supplies as needed.
  • Verifies cost, quantity, and quality of items received.
  • Advises supervisor concerning improper quality/condition of items received.
  • Sets up and ensures proper storage of all items according to prescribed standards.
  • Inventories items according to the established system.
  • Rotates stock in a timely manner.
  • Equipment and facility management
  • Oversees the use of equipment.
  • Requests repairs and replacement of equipment as needed.
  • Maintains a constant check of conditions of sanitation and safety and makes needed corrections.
  • Personnel management and supervision
  • Assigns work to staff.
  • Provides on-the-job training in equipment use and care, food production and presentation, sanitation, storage, and recordkeeping.
  • Evaluates the performance of each employee.
  • Counsels employees to maintain productive working relationships.
  • Recommends hiring and disciplining of employees.
  • Submits reports on a timely basis.
  • Develops and implements a cleaning schedule.
  • Enforces employee sanitation procedures.
  • Enforces dress/personal hygiene codes.
  • Follows established procedures to avoid food contamination.
  • Public relations
  • Provides information on foodservice programs to students, parents, and school staff.
  • Responds to customer concerns and complaints.




  • Considerable knowledge of food preparation and standards of sanitation and safety.
  • Working knowledge of basic arithmetic.
  •     Software/word processing skills to operate cafeteria point of sale computers; to complete required daily, monthly, yearly reports; to maintain inventory and to enter/update student roster information.
  • Skill in the use of food preparation equipment.
  • Ability to develop schedules for the use of personnel and material resources.
  • Ability to train personnel in equipment use and care, food production and presentation, sanitation, storage, and recordkeeping.
  • Ability to coordinate various activities in the preparation and serving process.
  • Ability to inventory and record information accurately.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply written and verbal guidelines and directions, and explain these to others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships.




There are considerable amounts of lifting, bending, heaving mixing, and requires the majority of the day standing.  Employee must be able to lift 50 lbs.




The majority of the work is done in the kitchen, serving lines, and dining room.  




The employee may be asked to perform other duties as assigned




The employee is expected to dress in a professional manner which includes a clean appearance with a clean uniform.



  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in commercial or institutional food service, preferably in a school setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 


Part-Time Occupational Therapist Position 

Evaluates, identifies, and provides services to students who meet eligibility requirements for school based occupational therapy as a related service in their IEP, which includes:

·      Identifies students exhibiting fine motor or sensory processing disorders through evaluation and analyzing deficits in motor skills of students found in the identification process

·    Participates in IEP meetings in order to relate pertinent data used in the determination of students

School-age experience preferred. Individuals are expected to work collaboratively and communicate with professionals and parents regarding integration of occupational therapy goals into the student’s functional and academic environments. Interested applicants must be knowledgeable on federal, state, and local procedures. Person must be able to maintain accurate, complete, and appropriate records and file reports promptly. Billing Medicaid in a timely manner is a required responsibility. Interested persons must hold a current NC Examiner License in the area of Occupational Therapy.


Cherokee County Schools is soliciting an outside provider for physical therapy contracted services.  Interested parties should submit proposals that addresses the qualifications that are requested.


School Physical Therapist – District Contracted Service


  • Contract provides services to students eligible for related services
  • Improves, develops, restores or maintains a child’s sensory motor function in educational


  • Functions as “related service personnel” under state and federal law and regulations
  • Responsible to Director of Special Education


Qualifications for Contractor and all service providers and therapists:

  • Degree in physical therapy from an accredited program.
  • Licensed to practice physical therapy in North Carolina
  • Provides services to students eligible for related services 
  • Improves, develops, restores or maintains a child’s sensory motor function in educational environments 
  • Functions as “related service personnel” under state and federal law and regulations
  • Be able to bill Medicaid 


Experience and Skills: Must have skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  1. identification of physical impairments/delays 
  2. treatment planning specific to children ages 3 - 22
  3. intervention -including but not limited to: • facilitation of developmental motor skills • postural awareness, ambulation and gait training • sensorimotor processing • cardiovascular function • wheelchair mobility • adaptation or modification of equipment • recommendation and monitoring or orthoses and other assistive devices • prevention of initial or additional deformity or disability via early intervention and transportation needs of students 

 Contractor must be able to perform the following job roles and functions:

  • conduct appropriate evaluation of students referred for related services under IDEA and prepare written reports of the evaluations and findings
  • participate in meetings as member of the multidisciplinary team
  • participate in development of IEP or 504 plans for eligible students 
  • provide direct and indirect physical therapy in educational settings/least restrictive environments to children 
  • collaborate with other school personnel regarding physical therapy and the students’ needs 
  • delegate activities to teachers, parents and paraprofessionals 
  • train/instruct teachers, parents and paraprofessionals in delegated techniques and equipment use 
  • travel to and among schools to provide services 
  • maintain records of service provided 
  • lift, transfer and position children and equipment as necessary two years’ experience in pediatrics and/or school setting, receive mentorship whenever



Please send proposals to Ms. Kim Gibson to [email protected] or 911 Andrews Rd., Murphy, NC 28906. Additionally, qualification will be posted to our website at www.cherokee.k12.nc.us.   For more information regarding this contractual service, please contact Ms. Kim Gibson at (828) 837-2722 ext. 2420. The solicitation will be advertised until contracted. Cherokee County Schools is an equal opportunity employer. 




School Psychologist


1.      NC School Psychologist License

2.      Master’s Degree in School Psychology

Reports To:

Director of Exceptional Children

Job Goal:

To enable students to derive the fullest possible educational experience from school by promoting their sense of self and treating any psychological or mental health problems

Performance Responsibilities:

(This may not include all tasks which may be found in this position)


1.      Assists in early identification of students’ learning and adjustment problems and in identifying factors in the learning environment that may affect the student and assessing the degree of impact.

2.      Conducts assessments appropriate to the focus of concern and according to prevailing professional standards. The assessments take into consideration the characteristics of the student or group of students, including ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and handicapping considerations

3.      Integrates data from assessments and develops hypotheses relative to instructional and educational programming and program eligibility and placement

4.      Assists in planning and developing interventions, programs, and/or services based on the identified needs of the student or group of students.

5.      Teachers students how to develop effective learning strategies and personal and social skills

6.       Counsels students on educational and personal adjustment issues

7.      Evaluates effectiveness of individual and group interventions and modifies interventions based on the data collected

8.       Demonstrates knowledge of consultation models and processes

9.      Consults with teachers, staff, and parents about ways to facilitate learning and adjustment for individuals or groups of students and on classroom, school, or system need

10.   Helps to coordinate between the school system and other relevant agencies to facilitate services for students and families

11.   Interprets educational policies, programs, and procedures related to psychological services

12.    Provides information and/or education in the application of learning theory, child development, and other psychological principles to school personnel and families

13.   Plans and implements in-service programs for staff and families

14.   Conducts or assists in conducting formal and informal needs assessments to determine program characteristics and needs

15.   Assists in planning for program evaluations and assists school personnel in analyzing, interpreting, and disseminating the results of program evaluations

16.   Assists in the development of a comprehensive program of services for all students and adheres to established program goals, priorities, and objectives. 

17.   Plans, maintains, and/or participates in a system of accountability for services delivered

18.   Delivers services consistent with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the American Psychological Association (APA) ethical principles and professional standards of practice

19.   Observes federal, state, and local policies and regulations in the delivery of school psychological services.

20.   Works to ensure students’ rights and welfare in the school and community

21.   Engages in continuing professional development by assessing one’s own needs and seeks ways to address needs

22.   Other duties as assigned   


School Resource Officer -- District

Completion of Basic Law Enforcement Training (B.L.E.T.) required.  Experience in law enforcement is preferred.


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.


High School Math Teacher –District

(Certification in area is required.)


Bus Driver – District

Applicants must hold a valid CDL with passenger and school bus endorsements.


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.   


All positions will be advertised until filled.