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Human Resource Services Division

Physical Address:
Building B
1907 S. Floral Ave.
Bartow FL 33830

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 391
Bartow FL 33831

Phone: (863) 534-0781
Fax: (863) 534-0737

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Informative Links

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Polk County Public Schools Career Fair

Career Fairs

Go to:  to register for upcoming fairs.

Click here for the career fair flyer.

 Note: You will only be permitted to register for one fair.

What To Bring

  1. 6-8 resumes
  2. Copy of your Florida Teaching Certificate or Status of Statement of Eligibility (SOE) or Out-of-state Teaching certificate (Florida does offer reciprocity with most States)
  3. Original Photo ID (DL or passport) & original Social Security card
  4. Job Fair registration confirmation
  5. Online application reference ID #

What To Expect

(Instructional Applicants Only)

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM:  Meet & greet site-based administrators and secure interview slots.
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM:  (If applicable) Attend scheduled interviews. Secure on-the-spot employment offer.

Complete new hire onboarding (Drug/Fingerprinting screening, Certification consultation, Pre-employment paperwork)

Additional Information

If you are an Instructional applicant and have additional questions, contact the Office of Recruiting by email or phone 863-534-0781.

If you are a Non-Instructional applicant and have additional questions contact:

  • Transportation: Rob Davis 534-7315
  • Custodial: Doug Dodgson 534-0721
  • Food Services: Jenna Kaczmarski 647-4713

Click here for printable instructions.

Office of Recruiting Overview

Our ultimate goal is to attract, recruit, hire, and retain quality staff for every Polk County School site.

Our Community

Polk, an All-American County, is located in the "Heart of Florida." We are 35 miles from Orlando, Florida, and 35 miles from Tampa, Florida. Our residents live in 17 small cities and towns.

What's Happening In and Around Polk County?

Visit for a list of things to do", events, or attractions in Central Florida.

Our District & Schools

There are great things happening in Polk County Schools. Select the Schools link below to learn more about our school locations, or the Read All About It! link to read how our students and staff are making the headlines.

Teacher Infomation

Special Programs & Perks

Staff Discount Offers

Special Programs Just for Teachers

Business Partnerships Programs

Veterans Preference

Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, sets forth certain requirements for public employers to accord preferences, in appointment, retention and promotion, to certain veterans and spouses of veterans who are Florida residents. All Veterans requesting Veteran’s preference must complete the form below titled, “Veteran’s Preference” and submit it, along with additional documentation such as DD Form 214, to the hiring administrator for each position for which s/he applies. Veterans Preference Form

Office of Certification/Substitute Teachers

Paraeducator Requirements

We look forward to assisting you.

General Inquiries/Questions Human Resource Services Division call 863-534-0781
Credential review (e.g., advance degree supplements, paraeducator/instructional highly qualified verification) Certification/NCLB Office email or
call 863-534-0725
Substitute Inquiries Certification/NCLB Office email or 
call 863-534-0725
Steps to Become a Teacher Recruiting Office

email Senior Coordinator of Recruiting or

Florida Certification Certification/NCLB Office



Veterans Preference Inquiries Personnel Department email or call863-534-0731
Florida Retirement Inquiries Risk Management Department Florida Retirement or email
Salary Inquiries Personnel Department

email a Senior Technician