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Why Work @ OPS? 

  • A professional workforce, dedicated and committed to attaining the goals of the district is essential.
  • A culture of diversity: 
  1. Buildings
  2. Students
  3. Technology
  4. Workforce 
Why Teach @ OPS? 

OPS teachers come from all 50 states, from around the globe, and have attended more than 340 different colleges and universities.  They have an average of 10 years of experience, and 46% of teachers have advanced degrees.

New Teacher Induction - All new teachers participate in a three day institute for which a stipend of $215 per day is provided. 

BEST New Teacher Meetings - Monthly professional development meetings are provided for new teachers.  A total of $300 for 14 hours of participation in these meetings is provided during the first year of teaching.

Mentor Program - New teachers without previous teaching experience receive a trained mentor for one year.

Early Start Program (Elementary) - Prior to the first year in the District, you may teach summer school and participate in professional development.   

Teacher In-service Days - Days are designated for professional development throughout the year.

Tuition Assistance - Provides tuition assistance to teachers who are working to earn teaching endorsements in shortage areas.

National Board Professional Teacher Standards (NBPTS) - Professional development opportunity provides teachers with tools and resources to continue their professional growth.  OPS assist with assessment fees.

Homebuyer Education Program - Mortgage Finance Benefit Program affords teachers with the opportunity to purchase their own homes using specialized financing. 

Curriculum Days - Teachers participate in Curriculum Day sessions, which include a half-day for elementary and full-day for secondary teachers three times during the school year. 

Advanced Degrees - Teacher receives compensation for education beyond the bachelor's degree.

Internationally known financier and OPS alum, Warren Buffett, annually listed among the wealthiest Americans, has established a coveted award to honor teachers in the Omaha Public Schools.

Many OPS teachers have won Nebraska Teacher of the Year awards, Presidential Excellence awards, and other national, regional and local recognition.

Why Omaha? 

Omaha has a strong and vibrant business community and the city is home to five Fortune 500 companies.  In 2008, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine named Omaha the nation's third best city to live, work and play.  Take a look at much of what Omaha has to offer.  For more information about Omaha, Nebraska, please visit the links below:

City of Omaha

Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Omaha - Extraordinary Opportunites

Visit Omaha

Omaha City-Data.com

Omaha World Herald

U.S. News & World Report

2016 Best Cities For New College Graduates


           


This is Omaha

APPLICANT - BEFORE APPLYING

I am currently working for the school district.  How do I apply for open positions?
(ePlus Employee Self Service click here to apply).  Current employees of the district MUST use their ePlus self-service to access open position data, apply for jobs, house and update their profile data, resume, and electronic copies of documentation, all within the ePlus system.  At this time, this process can only be performed within the firewalls of OPS.  Substitute teachers actively working are considered to be internal applicants.

I am not currently working for the school district.  How do I apply for open positions?
(External Applicants click here).  External applicants are considered anyone NOT currently working with OPS.  The applicant will register to access job postings which will be posted externally on the OPS website or through Career Link.  The external applicant will be able to apply for jobs, house and update their applicant profile, resume and electronic copies of documentation all within the OPS system.

How frequently are jobs posted?
Jobs are posted as they become available.

 

I do not have a computer or internet connection at home.  Can I submit a paper application?
No.   ALL employment applications must be submitted via the online application system.  Should you need access to a computer, the Application Center of the Omaha Public Schools has an application kiosk:  3rd floor, Room 300, of the Teacher Administration Center  3215 Cuming,   You may also access the online application process via the internet at a local public library or the NE Department of Employment & Workforce. 

How do I obtain an email address?
An email address is required of all applicants.  If you do not have an email address, you must create one prior to applying.  There are several free email providers such as Yahoo, MSN Hotmail and Gmail.

How do I find out what jobs are currently available?
View Current Job Openings and enter basic job search information into the search box.  Applicable job postings will be displayed and you can select posting titles to review.

What if I have forgotten my User ID and/or password?
Click on the "Login Help" link.  If you provided an email address on your profile as requested, your information will be emailed directly to you.


APPLICANT - TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Why didn't I receive a link to the Gallup Teacher Insight Process when completing my application?

  1. Did you provide a current and correct email address?  Review your profile information.
  2. If yes, refer to “My Career Tools” on your applicant profile and verify that you’ve applied to a teaching position and have submitted your application.  A link Take Gallup Teacher Survey will appear in “My Career Tools”.
  3. If the link does not appear within 10 minutes. An OPS Human Resource Administrator will send you an email with further instructions.

I have already completed the Gallup Teacher Insight while applying to another school district.   Do I need to complete it again?
No.  Provided both school districts use compatible systems and you completed the Teacher Insight within the past 12 months, you will have the option of copying your previous results or retaking the interview for the new school district.  Using the link provided to take the Teacher Insight, follow the Gallup instructions, it will walk you through the steps to share your score with another district.

I am having trouble accessing the system!
In some cases, you may need to disable pop-up blockers or evaluate your firewall if you are having issues accessing our online application system.

I have problems with my computer "locking up" or I am unable to complete my application because I get kicked out of the system. What should I do?

First try emptying your computer's "cache" memory. To do this, use the following instructions:
1. From the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser, select the Tools dropdown menu. 
2. Choose Internet Options from the available selections. 
3. While in the General tab, click the Delete Files button. 
4. Check the "Delete all offline content" option. 
5. Click OK. 
6. Click the OK button in the Internet Options dialog box. 

 

What if I still need assistance?
If you have a question regarding your application and can't find an answer to your problem on this page, email hrinfo@ops.org or call the OPS Application Center @ (402) 557-2326  hours are 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday - Friday.      In most cases you will be referred to the Applicant FAQ’s or a particular page within the Applicant Process Guide.   Please have these resources available for reference when calling for assistance.

In the event you have a medical condition that prevents you from submitting an online application and would like to request for a reasonable accommodation, contact Human Resources at (402)557-2300.

APPLICANT - APPLICATION FUNCTIONALITY

Can I apply for more than one job at a time?
Yes.  Select the jobs of interest and click the "Apply for Selected Jobs" button.

Must I fill out all sections of the online application?
Yes.  Fill out all pertinent sections of the online application, even if you attach a resume.  You may save an incomplete application and return at a later time to complete it.

What do you consider a "complete" application for an instructional position?
 A completed application includes electronically attached transcripts, letters of reference - including email addresses of references, college attended, and a credential's file.

How am I able to upload a hard copy of a letter of reference to my application as an attachment?
If you have a hard copy of a letter of reference that you would like to attach to your application, the document will need to be scanned, converted to a PDF document and uploaded to your applicant attachment profile.  The Application Center can assist you with scanning your documents, if needed.  Bring your hard copy document to our office.   The Application Center is located at 3215 Cuming St -Third Floor. Room 300 and is open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00p.m., Monday through Friday.

How Can I Save My Application and Come Back to It?
You are encouraged to save your application frequently.  At any time during the application process you can click save and return, then click save on the “Complete Application” page. Your application will be saved in “My Career Tools” under “Application”.  NOTE:  If the Status says “Not Applied”, then you have not submitted your application.

How long does my application remain active?
Your application remains active for two years from the date of your application.

How Can I See The Jobs I Have Applied For?
Click on “My Career Tools” under “Application”.  If the Status is Not Applied, then you have not submitted your application.  If the Status is Applied, then you have successfully submitted your application.

What does the Save & Continue button do?
Save & Continue –allows you to save what you’ve entered so far and move to the next section of the application process. This saves your application in a draft and allows you to go back and access it at a later time.

What happens to my application after I submit it?
After you have electronically submitted your application, you will receive an email confirming the submission.  All applications are then reviewed and screened against position qualifications and references are verified.  Candidates who best meet the position requirements will be contacted by Human Resources to schedule an interview.    All applications are retained for a two year period.

Can I remove/delete my resume?
No, you can add new “Updated Resume”, or call the Application Center 402/557-2326 for assistance.

Can I update an application once it has been submitted?
No, you cannot make changes after you submit your application. Once you have submitted an application, you may update your profile information such as address, email address, and phone number and attach additional references, transcripts, etc. under Career Tools-Add Attachments.

Do I have to re-enter my information every time I apply?
No, if you use the SAME login and password each time, your profile information will populate.

If I apply multiple times for the same job, which application do they look at?
The most recent application is reviewed.

What format does my resume, cover letter, and any other documents need to be in?
Any document you upload to the site can be in the following formats:

MS Word document (doc or docx) – Highly recommended!
MS Works document (wps)
PDF (pdf)
Plain text format (txt)

Rich text format (rtf)

How should I supply my references?
Three Complete References are required.  Enter complete reference information (name, full address, phone number, email address) for each of your references in the section called References.   You are encouraged to attach letters of reference to your application and include the information in your resume, but 3 References are required fields that you must complete in order to submit your application properly.

Will I need to monitor my Career page? 
Yes.  New job openings are posted periodically.

What is the expected turnaround time and method of contact?
Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email notification from the system that you have successfully submitted your application. You may receive an email or phone call from Human Resources,  as a means of communication.

How can I check the status of my application?
Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email notification from the system.  Your credentials, resume and references will be reviewed and evaluated to determine a match with the current job posting.  Should a successful match be made, then you will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Will I be contacted for a job interview?
All applications are first reviewed and screened for a fit to current openings.  Those applicants meeting the specific criteria for job openings are contacted by to schedule an interview.