2075 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, NM, 87544

Office Hours:

Main: (505) 663-2222  |  Information:

Fax: (505) 663-2243

Human Resources:  (505) 663-2206
Human Resources Fax:  (505) 663-2791

 
Please review Application Procedures Below 

If you have read the application process procedures, click here to apply.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Los Alamos Public Schools.  To complete an application, please read the information below and follow the steps indicated:

Step 1:  Application

To be considered as an applicant, you must provide the following:

  • A completed online employment application.
  • Transcripts (if applicable to the position for which you wish to be considered) you may send copies in lieu of official transcripts; however, official transcripts are required at the time of employment.
  • Letters of recommendation may be submitted and need to be signed by your Administrator/Supervisor. 
  • Copy of your active New Mexico Public Education Department license(s) or proof of applying for New Mexico Public Education Department Licensure (if applicable to the position for which you wish to be considered).  For certification information, contact the New Mexico Public Education Department, Jerry Apodaca Education Building, 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501.  The telephone number is (505) 827-5821 or visit the website http://www.ped.state.nm.us

Please note:

  • Required documents listed must be uploaded electronically within your online employment application.
  • Completed applications will be kept on file for one year.
  • Los Alamos Public Schools must obtain a minimum of three references for each candidate considered for employment unless the applicant has had only one employer for the previous five years.  References need to be completed by an Administrator/Supervisor, we will not accept References completed by Family/Friends:
    Certified Applicants should provide information that includes their most recent principal or cooperating teacher, college supervisor’s names, or other educational references deemed appropriate including current telephone numbers and email addresses.  
    All Other Applicants should provide information that includes the three most recent employers administrator/supervisors’ names, current telephone numbers, and email addresses. 
  • Failure to provide accurate information will result in a delay in the employment process.

Administrative and Certified Positions:

  • Please complete the Administrative or Certified application.
  • Attach a copy of all College/University Transcripts- Official Transcripts will be needed at time of hire.
  • Attach a copy of your active license(s) or proof of applying for New Mexico Licensure.  (If new to New Mexico, complete and submit to the New Mexico Public Education Department the initial licensure application, money order, fingerprints cards, and all necessary documentation listed per NM PED).
  • Provide last two (2) years of Evaluations/PDP's/Reflections- New Mexico Teachers ONLY.
  • Provide a copy of any Teacher Exams you have taken.
  • List an email address for all Administrator/Supervisor References listed and Winocular will email the Reference listed a Reference form to be completed. Or you may upload signed Letters of Recommendation completed by each Administrator/Supervisor for each employer.
  • Complete and mail to all past and present employer(s) the Certified Employment Verification Form, make copies as needed.
  • Attach any other information you feel will enhance your application.
  • If you are recommended for employment, a representative of the Human Resources Department will contact you to offer the position and arrange a time to complete the necessary paperwork. As part of the employment process, it will be necessary to complete a fingerprint clearance. The cost for fingerprinting must be paid at the time employment paperwork is completed. 

Classified (non-teaching) Positions:

  • Please complete the Classified application.
  • List an email address for all Administrator/Supervisor References listed and Winocular will email the Reference listed a Reference form to be completed. Or you may upload signed Letters of Recommendation completed by each Administrator/Supervisor for each employer.
  • Complete and mail to all past and present employer(s) the Non-Certified Employment Verification Form, make copies as needed.
  • Attach any other information you feel will enhance your application.
  • If you are recommended for employment, a representative of the Human Resources Department will contact you to offer the position and arrange a time to complete the necessary paperwork.  As part of the employment process, it will be necessary to complete a fingerprint clearance.  The cost for fingerprinting must be paid at the time employment paperwork is completed. 

Coach Positions:

  • Please complete the Classified application.
  • List an email address for all Administrator/Supervisor References listed and Winocular will email the Reference listed a Reference form to be completed. Or you may upload signed Letters of Recommendation completed by each Administrator/Supervisor for each employer.
  • Complete and mail to all past and present Paid Coaching Employer(s) the Non-Certified Employment Verification Form, make copies as needed.  A maximum of five (5) years paid coaching experience may be applied to placement on the Los Alamos Public Schools salary schedule.
  • If you do not hold an active New Mexico Coaching license from the New Mexico Public Education Department, you will need to apply for a New Mexico Coaching license at time of hire.
  • You will need to complete an online Fundamentals of Coaching course.  The cost for the Fundamentals of Coaching course must be paid at time of registration.
  • Attach any other information you feel will enhance your application.
  • If you are recommended for employment, a representative of the Human Resources Department will contact you to offer the position and arrange a time to complete the necessary paperwork.  As part of the employment process, it will be necessary to complete a fingerprint clearance.  The cost for fingerprinting must be paid at the time employment paperwork is completed. 
Substitute Positions:
  • Please complete the Substitute application.
  • For Degreed Rate of Pay, attach a copy of all College/University Transcripts for each degree you hold. 
  • For NM Licensed Rate of Pay, attach a copy of your active New Mexico teaching license(s).
  • If you do not hold an active New Mexico Teaching license from the New Mexico Public Education Department, you will need to apply for a New Mexico Substitute Teacher license at time of hire.
  • List an email address for all References listed and Winocular will email the Reference listed a Reference form to be completed. Or you may upload signed Letters of Recommendation.
  • You will need to do a total of six (6) hours of Observations within the Los Alamos Public Schools.  (Two hours at an Elementary Level, Two hours at the Middle School Level and Two hours at the High School Level)  Please have each school site secretary sign off on the Substitute Teacher Observation Form .
  • You will not need to complete the six (6) hours of Substitute Teacher Observations if you have engaged in paid employment as a Teacher during the three years prior to applying with Los Alamos Public Schools as a Substitute Teacher.  Please complete and mail to all past and present employer(s) the Certified Employment Verification Form, to verify the teaching experience.
  • Attach any other information you feel will enhance your application.
  • If you are recommended for employment, a representative of the Human Resources Department will contact you and arrange a time to complete the necessary paperwork. As part of the employment process, it will be necessary to complete a fingerprint clearance. The cost for fingerprinting must be paid at the time employment paperwork is completed. 

Step 2:  Interviews

Once you have completed the online employment application process, your online employment application will be reviewed for completion.  If your online employment application is not complete with all documents as stated above, it will remain Inactive.  Once your online employment application is complete, it will be changed to Active and will be considered for employment for which you qualify.  A Hiring Committee Member, from school site/department,  will contact the applicant to schedule a time to be Interviewed.

To view vacant positions, please visit our Employment Information website.

Step 3:  New Employee Recommendation Process

  • If you are recommended for employment, a representative of the Human Resources Department will contact you to offer the position and arrange a time to complete the necessary New Hire paperwork. 

 Please note:  Only a representative of the Human Resources Department is authorized to make offers of employment.

Step 4:  Orientation

Certified employees must attend new teacher orientation in their first year of employment with the district.  This orientation takes place in August, one day prior to the return of all teachers.  Orientation sessions are contractually required of all certificated staff for one year, regardless of date of hire.

Classified employees must attend a new employee orientation session following acceptance of employment.

Click here to start the online application.