School Support Staff

  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Jan 01, 2022
Education and Training

Job Description

Tacoma Public Schools
Expected Start Date: December 6th, or sooner

Hours per day: 3

Salary Level: $17.45/hr

Benefits: NONE

Staff who begin work after October 19th, 2021 may be eligible for a $250 hiring bonus

Additional Information: In accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's announced Proclamation 21-14.1 on August 18th, 2021, all K-12 school district employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment with Tacoma Public Schools will be required to submit proof of vaccination status in compliance with Governor Inslee's mandate, prior to official hire with the district. Individuals qualifying for a medical and/or religious exemption outlined under the Governor's directive will be required to provide proof of exemption prior to official hire with the district. Tacoma Public Schools Human Resources will work directly with candidates to finalize proof of compliance with the Governor's mandate prior to official hire.

Additional Resources and Information:
Press Release from WA Governor's Office
Proclamation by the Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
OSPI Vaccination Requirement FAQ
Vaccine Mandate FAQs
DOH Vaccine fact sheet

This position provides varied support services for the administrator, students, families, and District staff, as directed by the administrator, for the purpose of contact tracing and other needs related to supporting District initiatives, tasks, and operations.


1. Provides various support services to the assigned administrator.
2. Ensures compliance, at the administrators' guidance, with departmental procedures, District, county, state, and/ or federal regulations and public health requirements for contact tracing.
3. May provide school office support assistance.
4. May assist in general building/District support including temporary student supervision, as directed, and as assigned.

1. Participates in training courses and workshops as needed or as assigned to maintain current knowledge, skills, and abilities to ensure successful performance on the job.
2. Participates in meetings related to assigned projects.

3. Performs related duties as assigned.


High school graduation or equivalent; one year related work experience and/or working with students and parents in a community or school setting is a plus; experience with computers using word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications is a plus; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work.


Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, and English usage.
Skill in problem solving.
Skill with flexibility to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances.
Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information.
Skill in basic computer word processing.
Ability may be required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events, as assigned; gather and/or collate data; and use job-related equipment.
Ability to relate positively with staff, families, and children.
Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to produce and maintain documentation and records.
Ability to prioritize, coordinate, and multi-task.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting.
Ability to work as a cooperative team member.
Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate activities.

Job Locator Number: D41-38

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252,; Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318,; Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191,; 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen,, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Megan Nelson,, 253-571-1003. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357., (253) 571-1250

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