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Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is the largest district in northern MIchigan and offers the area's widest variety of high quality academic and extracurricular programs. Serving nearly 10,000 students across 300 square miles of Grand Traverse, Benzie and Leelanau counties. TCAPS is home to 11 elementary schools, two middle schools, three high schools and a variety of preschool classrooms. 

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Your Career Starts Here

Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the TCAPS family. TCAPS' Human Resources department provides services and support to all employees and applicants within our school community. Information and services are provided in a friendly, confidential and professional environment. Feel free to contact us by phone at 231.933.1710 or email (hr@tcaps.net) with questions or comments.

Step 1: Complete the Online Application

Step 1: Complete the online application.

TCAPS is in the process of switching job application platforms. While the changeover is taking place, please click on the appropriate link below to begin your application process.

  • External LinkView Open Positions (PowerSchool Hire)
     
  • External LinkView Past Applications Here (Frontline)
     
  • It’s easy and user-friendly. Just click and type.
     
  • You do not have to complete your application in one sitting.
     
  • You only need to complete the application once but can apply for as many positions as you like.
     
  • TCAPS retirees and current employees in another permanent position in the district may choose to complete either the internal application or the external application. The external application is a bit longer and will allow you to provide additional information regarding job qualifications.

Note: If you are applying to guest teach, substitute, coach or other position paid with an addendum and are not a TCAPS retiree, state of Michigan retiree, or current employee in another position in the district, there may be an additional step to the employment process. Unless otherwise noted in the job posting, you still must complete the online application as detailed above. If selected, you will first be interviewed by TCAPS. You may then be referred to ESS Midwest, Inc. (formerly PCMI/Willsub) to complete their application and hiring process. Applicants hired by ESS Midwest/Willsub do not participate in the State of Michigan retirement plan (MPSERS). The ESS Midwest/Willsub application can be found at External Linkwww.pcmiservices.com. 

Step 2: Submit Additional Documents

Step 2: Scan your cover letter, resume and letters of recommendation and upload to supplement your application. The application includes a link to make uploading easy.

Transcript/Credential Translator and Evaluation Service: If you have completed your undergraduate or graduate studies in another country and need to have your transcripts or credentials translated and/or evaluated, please visit: External Linkwww.usces.org

Step 3: For Certified Positions Only

Step 3: To be completed ONLY if applying for a certified job, such as teacher, administrator, nurse, school social worker, etc. Upload (using the link provided in the application) scanned copies of:

  • Teaching certificate (front and back)
  • Student transcripts
  • Michigan Test for Teacher Competency (MTTC) results
  • Placement office credentials (or letters of recommendation) 

Transcript/Credential Translator and Evaluation Service: If you have completed your undergraduate or graduate studies in another country and need to have your transcripts or credentials translated and/or evaluated, please visit: External Linkwww.usces.org

Step 4: Begin Applying for Jobs

Step 4: Begin applying for jobs!

Once you have successfully submitted an application, you can easily apply for any future jobs that interest you. Just click on the “apply” button next to each position for which you wish to be considered. You will be prompted to create a new application for each posting; however, information that you have completed that has been submitted in a previous application will be auto-filled in the new application. You can change the provided information, as needed. Any required fields that are blank should be completed prior to submission of your application.

Note: If you are applying for a guest teacher, substitute, coach or other position paid with an addendum and are not a TCAPS retiree, state of Michigan retiree, or current employee in another position in the district, there may be an additional step to the employment process. Unless otherwise noted in the job posting, you must still complete the online application as detailed above. If selected, you will first be interviewed by TCAPS. You may then be referred to ESS Midwest, Inc. (formerly PCMI/Willsub) to complete their application and hiring process. Applicants hired by ESS Midwest/Willsub  do not participate in the State of Michigan retirement plan (MPSERS). The ESS Midwest/Willsub application can be found at: External Linkwww.pcmiservices.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to complete an online application if I'm already employed by TCAPS?

Yes. you must complete an online application in order to apply for an open position.

How do I apply for open positions once I have completed my online application?

You must click the “Apply” button next to each position for which you would like to be considered. By clicking the “Apply” button, your application and supplemental documentation will be linked to that position and will ultimately be reviewed by an administrator looking to fill the position. Remember, although you only need to complete the application once, you must link your application (click “Apply”) each time you apply for a different position.

What if I want to make changes to my application after it is submitted?

Applicants are unable to edit an already submitted application, You are, however, able to edit your application profile prior to submitting future applications. In order to do so, log into your Talent Ed account, select the Profile tab, and then select the application profile that you would like to edit.

How do I know you received my information?

The online application process includes an automated response system that notifies you that your application has been processed. If you did not receive the automated response, then you may not have completed the final steps in the application process and should log back in to see which steps were missed. Furthermore, you can track your application status by logging into your Talent Ed Hire account and selecting the Application Status tab.

What if I don’t have a computer?

Many people are able to utilize the computers available at the public library or they can borrow a friend’s computer. If those are not an option for you, a computer can be made available to you at the TCAPS Tompkins/Boardman Administration Center, 412 Webster Street. Please call the Human Resources office at 231.933.1710 to schedule an appointment.