Human Resources

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teachers, guidance counselors, and nurses
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administrators, managers, and psychologists
312
support personnel

AND YOU

Office of Human Resources

Next to our students, we consider our personnel to be our greatest asset.

Our school district is situated in beautiful Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and is composed of eight school buildings. Williamsport is the home of Little League Baseball and has a thriving downtown and visual and performing arts community, in addition to two colleges. Conveniently located, Williamsport is approximately an-hour-and-a-half from State College, two hours from Harrisburg, and three-and-a-half hours from major eastern cities like Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York City.

The Williamsport Area School District offers an attractive benefits package provided exclusively through the collective bargaining process including:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Long-term disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement

To see our current employment opportunities, please visit our Job Postings page.

Job Postings

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Mandatory Employee Clearances

Please refer to this page when completing your clearance applications as the three clearances are from different agencies, and the procedures for each differ. When you receive the clearances, you must forward them to the Williamsport Area School District (WASD) Human Resources Office. We are not forwarded any results directly by the clearance agencies.

  • All school employees and active substitutes are required by PA School Code to provide new clearances every five years.
  • Employees are responsible for obtaining and providing up-to-date clearances before the expiration of previous clearances.
  • Volunteer clearances are NOT acceptable for the purpose of employment.
  • It is important to refer to the detailed instructions below when completing applications for clearances.

Please note that the process for the FBI clearance has recently changed. The fingerprint center is operated by a different organization at a different location. The instructions below provide the necessary information.

The cost to obtain the clearances is as follows:

  • $8.00 for Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance 
  • $22.00 for Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check 
  • $22.60 for Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Checks

As is true with the clearances obtained at the inception of employment, these clearances must be obtained and paid for by the employee. The school district does not receive information directly from the clearance agencies. Email jobs@wasd.org, or call the District Service Center (DSC) at 570-327-5500 ext. 40200 for assistance.

The following links contain the applications and instructions for the three required clearances. Please read and follow the directions carefully. Your name and address should be provided in the sections for "Requester," "Subject of Record" and "Applicant." 

There are options to obtain the clearances by mail or electronically. Please note that for mailed application submissions, the results will be returned by mail; electronic applications will produce electronically accessible results.

 

PA Criminal Record Check Clearance

Choose "EMPLOYMENT" as the reason for the request. Applying online enables you to print the clearance immediately by clicking on the blue link containing the Control Number and then clicking on the blue link for Certificate Form. (Your name and address should be used in the section as requester and again in the section as the subject of the record check.)

Download PA Criminal Record Check Clearance

FBI Background Check Clearance

Follow the directions on the linked document to obtain the correct clearance. During the process you will be asked to provide information specific to the WASD. The information on the link here provides the information you will need to complete the process.

Download FBI Background Check Clearance

Child Abuse History Clearance

For Purpose of Clearance, check the box for "SCHOOL EMPLOYEE governed by the Public School Code." The section on agency/organization name and payment authorization code should not be completed. Skip to the section on Applicant Demographic Information, and complete the remaining sections on both pages. It is mandatory to complete the sections on previous addresses and household members; failure to do so will result in the application being returned to you and delays in processing.

(The Child Abuse History can also be completed online; access this link for instructions for Child Abuse History Clearance ONLINE applications and Create Individual Account.)

Clearances must be provided to the WASD Human Resources Office according to compliance criteria; failure to maintain and provide updated clearances may result in disciplinary action and can be grounds for termination of employment.