Plum Borough School District       900 Elicker Road, Plum PA 15239       Phone: 412-795-0100
Employment Opportunities
 
Administration
 
Director of Educational Technology
 
Job Summary:
 
Responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all IT functions at the district. This includes directing all IT operations to meet faculty, student, and staff requirements as well as the support and maintenance of existing applications and development of new technical and educational technology solutions.
 
Supervises: All IT staff
 
Principle Responsibilities:
  1. Analyzes complex business and educational needs presented by the district and recommends technical solutions;
  2. Ensures the consistency and maintainability of existing applications by creating, maintaining, and enforcing standards/procedures for implementing technical solutions;
  3. Directs operations in executing production tasks according to a documented schedule that meets or exceeds district expectations;
  4. Maintains timelines for each application release and implements effective project control by monitoring the progress of the software release and reporting the status;
  5. Directs and prioritizes the work load of subordinate personnel;
  6. Reviews all IT designs and test plans where applicable;
  7. Approves all business and/or educational requirements prior to the technical solution;
  8. Participates on all hardware and software evaluations and maintains vendor contracts;
  9. Represents the IT department at school board meetings when appropriate;
  10. Directs professional development programs for district faculty and staff;
  11. Perform liaison duties between users, operations, and programming personnel in the areas of systems design, modifications or trouble shooting;
  12. Conducts interviews and makes recommendations for new hires, consultants and/or replacement personnel;
  13. Manages the student information system for the district;
  14. Manages the district website and official social media sites;
  15. Manages the district emergency notification system and sends emergency notifications as needed;
  16. Collects data and submits state reporting information for technology.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience in implementing effective and innovative IT development methodologies;
  • Operations experience in a production environment;
  • Proven ability to lead a progressive IT group;
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and motivate professional staff;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies;
  • Broad general knowledge of core IT concepts including database administration, networking, systems administration, applications, educational technology, and professional development;
  • Understanding of general business, finance, and public education issues;
  • Understanding of technology’s impact on the educational process.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Education or related field/experience;
  • Minimum five (5) years experience within Information Technology (preferably in an educational setting – K-12 or higher education).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Education or related field/experience;
  • Minimum seven (7) years experience within Information Technology (preferably in an educational setting – K-12 or higher education).
Experience in the following technologies/products are a plus:
  • Xirrus wireless
  • Cisco networking
  • VMware vSphere
  • Moodle
  • Google Apps
  • Prosoft Financial
  • Blackboard Connect
  • Video Insight Security Systems
  • Sapphire SIS
Interested candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, three references, current (dated within the past year) Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances and college transcripts to the following address by April 30, 2014:
 
Plum Borough School District
Attention: Michael R. Brewer
Director of Administrative Services
900 Elicker Road
Plum, PA 15239
 
Teachers
 
No openings at this time.
 
Athletics
 
No openings at this time.
 
Classified Employees
 
Full-Time and Part-Time Custodians 
 
The Plum Borough School District is accepting applications for full-time and part-time Custodians.  Selection will be based on applicants' qualifications and experience.  Previous custodial experience is desired.  The hourly rate is $15.00.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and current (must be dated within one year) Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances to the following address by April 30, 2014:

Plum Borough School District
Attention: Michael Brewer
Director of Administrative Services
900 Elicker Road
Plum, PA 15239
 
 
Plum Senior High School – Afternoon Security Guard 
 
The Plum Borough School District is accepting applications for a Security Guard at the Plum High School. Selection will be based on applicants’ qualifications and experience. The position will begin immediately at a rate of pay of $13.25 an hour. Experience is preferred, previous security or police experience is desired. 
 
PURPOSE: To insure the safety, security and welfare of the students, faculty and staff on Plum School District property.
 
FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:
 
Traffic Control
  1. Monitor bus, student and visitor traffic in student, visitor, teacher, overflow and baseball lots after school.
  2. Monitor pedestrian traffic through parking lots.
  3. Check parking lots for unauthorized vehicles, i.e.-vehicles not displaying proper parking pass and issue warning citations to violators. Log and monitor for repeat violators and report offenders to principals for discipline.
Building Security
  1. Maintain log of all visitors entering and exiting the building throughout the day.
  2. Escort visitors to intended destinations within the building.
  3. Secure all entrance/exit doors in AM and PM.
  4. Report maintenance problems to Principals – doors, windows, lighting, heating, etc.
Patrol and Monitor
  1. Monitor student activity throughout the school day – check restrooms, check hall passes
  2. Maintain visible presence in hallways and restrooms between class changes.
  3. Report any suspicious activity to a principal.
Administrative
  1. To enforce all rules and regulations as stated in the District’s Parent-Student Handbook and in the provisions of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code.
  2. Assist Principals with student investigations.
  3. Respond to emergency situations as needed.
  4. Assist principals, teachers, and nurse with student escort to discipline rooms and other areas of the school.
  5. Conduct student and locker searches with administration.
  6. Log out early dismissals.
  7. Elevator key issuance.
  8. Assist students with locker problems.
  9. When requested, provide security at after school activities, i.e., Sport events, dances, concert, plays, etc.
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and current (must be dated within one year) Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances to the following address by April 30, 2014:
 
Plum Borough School District
Attention: Michael Brewer
Director of Administrative Services
900 Elicker Road
Plum, PA 15239

 
Day-to-Day Substitutes
 
The Plum Borough School District has engaged Kelly Educational Staffing (KES) to manage its substitute employee program in the areas of Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Cafeteria, Clerical, and Custodial Workers.

Please contact Kelly Educational Staffing directly to substitute in the Plum Borough School District at (412)-788-4591 or visit them at http://www.kellyeducationalstaffing.com.
 
Extended School Year

No openings at this time.

 
Homebound Instruction

No openings at this time.

 
Information Technology

Help Desk Administrator

Reports to: Director of Educational Technology

Purpose: The Help Desk Administrator is the lead support technician for the school district.

Job Duties:
  • Handles Tier 1 and Tier 2 help desk requests via phone, email, and in person calls from faculty, staff, and students of the district.
  • Manages district IT inventory system.
  • Provides desk side support for Windows 7, Apple OSX, and Microsoft Office products.
  • Assigns support tasks to part-time support personnel.
  • Manages Active Directory, Windows updates (WSUS), and Google Apps server.
  • Provides data to the Director of Educational Technology regarding support tickets and resolution status.
  • Recommends upgrades to hardware and software to the Director of Educational Technology in order to maintain the operation and security of district computers.
  • Prepares users by designing and conducting training programs; providing references and support.
  • Meets financial requirements by submitting information for budgets; monitoring expenses.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Educational Technology.
Skills/Qualifications: Must be a team player who can multi-task, prioritize, take direction, perform well under pressure, and be able to meet demanding (sometimes short and inflexible) deadlines. Ideal candidate should have a strong working knowledge of Windows 7; Apple OSX; Active Directory; WSUS; hardware and software installation, repair, and maintenance; and system imaging. Ideal candidate should also have a passion for solving complex IT problems; have a focus on quality; broad technical understanding; be a quick study; be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities; and have a desire to learn and share knowledge with others.

Technology Proficiencies: Microsoft Active Directory, WSUS, Google Apps, Windows 7, Microsoft Office, experience with Apple OSX a plus.

Required Education & Experience: Associate’s degree in computer science, information systems, network administration or closely related field, and two to three years working experience in a help desk support role; OR five years experience working in a help desk support role. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in a school district or university help desk setting.

Certifications: Individuals with any of the following certifications will be given preference: MCSE (Windows 7 or above), MCSA (2008 or above), MCP, A+, and/or HDI.

Cover Letter: In your cover letter, please address (in detail) your experience working with Microsoft Active Directory, WSUS, hardware and software support, and any experience managing a group of help desk professionals.

Starting Salary: $42,167

Benefits: A very generous and comprehensive benefits package including health care; dental; vision; life insurance; retirement; vacation, sick, and personal days; district paid cell phone; mileage reimbursement; and tuition assistance.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, names and contact information for three (3) professional references, Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances, and transcripts by April 30, 2014 to:

Mr. Michael Brewer
Director of Administrative Services
Plum Borough School District
900 Elicker Road
Plum, PA 15239
 
Internships

No openings at this time.

 
Nursing
 
Certified School Nurse
 
The Plum Borough School District is accepting applications for a certified School Nurse position. The position is available for the 2014-15 school year and provides district-wide nursing services to students in an assigned school location.
 
Minimum Requirements: PA State Certified School Nurse and Registered Nurse license; current CPR, First Aid, and AED instructor certifications; ability to work independently and cooperatively; excellent verbal and written skills in communicating with diverse audiences; ability to correctly dispense a wide variety of medications to students 5-18 years of age; attention to detail; willingness to take responsibility for student well-being; demonstrated commitment to professional comportment; and appropriately respond to pediatric illness and injury. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and job related software applications.
 
Responsibilities: Services include, but are not limited to, first aid, immunization assessment and follow-up, communicable disease control, health education, health appraisals, development of school health plans and child abuse reporting. Develop and maintain an accurate, complete file on each student with documentation of relevant health records, required immunizations and information on pre-existing medical conditions. Dispense prescribed medications at appropriate intervals. Initiate contact with families or alternate contact persons in the event of serious illness, injury or other medical emergency. Collect and enter health data into an administrative database. Communicate in a calm, knowledgeable manner regarding health-related advisories and potential crises. Conduct outreach with community service agencies to provide relevant information regarding student health. Complete other duties and administrative tasks upon request in a timely manner.
 
Interested candidates must submit a resume, three references, current Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances (dated within the past year), college transcripts, a copy of PA State School Nurse Certificate, and a copy of licensure as a Registered Nurse to the following address by April 30, 2014:
 
Plum Borough School District
Attention: Michael R. Brewer
Director of Administrative Services
900 Elicker Road
Plum, PA 15239
 
Paraprofessionals

No openings at this time.

 
Transportation
 
Substitute and Full-Time Bus Drivers
 
The Plum Borough School District has immediate openings for substitute and full-time Bus Drivers.  These employees will drive District buses to safely transport students between bus stops and schools, on field trips or other designated events, as assigned.  Hourly rate is $15.00 per hour and will be on-call as needed for substitutes and $16.00 per hour for full-time drivers.

Possession of a valid Pennsylvania Commercial Driver's License and a valid State of Pennsylvania School Bus Driver's Certificate is required, along with Act 34, 114 and 151 clearances.  Please send the aforementioned credentials to the following address:

Plum Borough School District
Attention: Lori Demetrio
900 Elicker Road
Plum, PA 15239
 
Downloads

Act 34: PA Criminal History Clearance
Required clearance for all prospective employees.

Act 151: Child Abuse Clearance
Required clearance for all prospective employees.

PA Standard Employment Application
Required for all professional teaching applicants.

Employment Application
Official application for all classified employees -- including bus drivers, bus aides, custodians, maintenance, etc.
 
Links
 
Send Applications To:
Plum Borough School District
Central Administration Office
Attn: Mr. Michael Brewer
Director of Administrative Services
900 Elicker Road
Plum, PA 15239
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