Welcome! From your date of hire to the filing for retirement, the Tuscaloosa County School System Human Resources Department will help you throughout your career with our school system. We have over 2275 full-time employees who are dedicated to serving the needs of over 18,000 students.
Please note: If you need assistance from our payroll department, please go to the Accounting, Payroll, and Finance Department section of the tcss.net website. This includes employment verifications for loan purposes and W-2 forms.
If you have other questions or need other assistance, please go to the "Helpful Contacts and Assistance" section of this page (left hand side). There is a guide that will help you determine the direct contact in human resources, payroll, and/or technology who can best assist you. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we highly encourage you to utilize email for all initial contact with our department. We will respond as quickly as possible and appreciate your patience during these extraordinary times.
Applicants for the vacancies listed will be selected on the basis of qualifications, merit, and professional ability. It is the policy of the Board that no person in the school system shall, on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability be denied employment, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity.
All positions will be remunerated according to the Tuscaloosa County School System Salary Schedule. The Salary Schedule may be accessed online. All job descriptions will be in accordance with the Tuscaloosa County Organizational Charts and Job Description manual.
The State of Alabama Department of Education has an Online Job Application program for all certified and classified positions. All applicants must use the online system to apply for jobs within Tuscaloosa County. A complete application, including reference, is required to be considered for employment.
Click here for the ALSDE Online Application: TeachInAlabama
The Teach-in-Alabama portal helps educators find vacancies in districts throughout the state. An account must be created for educators to search for job opportunities in their specific area(s). Teach-In-Alabama can be accessed from our website, our teacher recruitment website, and can now be accessed directly — educators searching for jobs should visit this webpage and district admin portal is accessible here. Please update any links to the portal you may have on your district website.
If you are interested in employment as a teacher, but do not currently hold a valid Alabama Professional Educator Certification, there are alternate pathways to becoming a certified teacher. In particular, individuals with a bachelor's degree earned from an accredited institution with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA with strong math, science, or foreign language backgrounds are encouraged to apply for open positions in those teaching areas. Other FAQ's related to how to become a teacher can be found on the Alabama State Department of Education's website HERE. Please review this information prior to contacting our office to see if you meet the required qualifications to apply for TCSS vacancies.
TCSS Administrator Log-in to Teach in Alabama may be accessed at Teach in Alabama Employer Log In.
Background CheckApplicants being recommended for employment with the Tuscaloosa County School System must submit to a background check. For information on how to obtain a background check, click this link: Cogent.
Employee Benefits and 403(b) Plans
All Employee Benefit questions should be directed to the Payroll Department 205-758-0411. 403(b) Plans offered through the payroll process are available to all employees paid by the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education payroll department (including substitutes). A 403(b) Plan is an employee paid benefit.