• The Interview Process

    At Fort Smith Public Schools, we are committed to hiring the most dedicated and qualified staff to support the educational journey of our students.  Our comprehensive interview process is designed to ensure a mutual fit for both the candidate and the district. Below is an overview of our interview process to help you know what to expect and prepare accordingly.


    Application Review

    Step 1: Application Submission

    • Submit your completed application through our online portal. Ensure all information is accurate and you have attached all required documents.

    Step 2: Application Assessment

    • Our HR team reviews all applications to select candidates whose qualifications align with the job requirements.


    Interview Scheduling

    Step 3: Invitation for Interview

    • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email to schedule an interview. Please ensure your contact information is up to date.

    Step 4: Confirm Your Availability

    • Respond to the interview invitation promptly to confirm your availability.

    Step 5: Preparation

    • Prepare for the interview by researching Fort Smith Public Schools and the specific role you applied for. Have a list of references and additional documents ready.

    Step 6: Interview Day

    • Interviews may be conducted in person, by phone, or virtually. Ensure you are in a quiet, distraction-free environment with a stable internet connection for virtual interviews.
    • Be ready to discuss your experience, skills, and how you can contribute to the success of our students and schools.

    Post Interview

    Step 7: Additional Interviews or Testing

    • Some positions may require second interviews, teaching demonstrations, or skills assessments.

    Step 8: Reference and Background Checks

    • Successful candidates will undergo reference and background checks as part of the final selection process.

    Step 9: Job Offer

    • Once all checks are completed, a job offer will be extended to the selected candidate.

    Step 10: Onboarding

    • Welcome to the Fort Smith Public Schools family! Our onboarding process will equip you with all the information and tools you need to start your new role successfully.