Employment Opportunities

Please click on Vacancies below to view current vacancies and/or to complete an application.


The Polk County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  

Please direct inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies to the Personnel Office, Polk County Schools, P.O. Box 638, 125 East Mills Street, Columbus, NC  28722.  Phone - 828-894-3051 or email Rachael Haynes-Wood,  rhaynes-wood@polkschools.org.

All employees of Polk County Schools work daily to meet the goal of providing an inviting educational environment for our children. To maintain the high quality staff we already have in place, and to encourage new staff members to move to the area, Polk County Schools offers the following state and local benefits to our employees.

Employment Information

State Benefits:
Salaries based upon the State or Local Salary Schedule
Contributions to the State Retirement Plan
Employee Health Insurance with the option to cover your family
Accumulation of Annual Leave Days and Sick Leave Days at State rates
Longevity Pay after ten years of service
Optional contribution to several Insurance and Annuity Plans

Additional Local Benefits for Licensed Employees:
Local supplement equal to 4.5% of your salary
Eligible for the annual Priscilla & Ellis D. Slater Excellence in Teaching Award