Careers at LPS
Work with us!
We offer full-time and flexible opportunities. Explore teaching, support staff and administrative positions—join us to nurture, strengthen and educate students in a dynamic learning environment.
Why Join Lincoln Public Schools?
Resources for Success
Upcoming Events & College Fairs
Catch us on the road at college fairs or hosting our own events—we can’t wait to meet you!
LPS Educator Interview Fair
Individuals with an educator certification
February 20, 2024 | All day
University of South Dakota Teacher Career Fair
February 27, 2024
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
LPS Interview Days
Hiring for custodian services, nutrition services, transportation and paraeducator positions
Tentatively planned for June, July and October
More details to come
Tentatively planned for June, July and October
Applying for Employment at Lincoln Public Schools
Before you begin, be prepared with the following:
User Name and Password
This will be created on your initial visit. Record and protect this information for future use. Your user name and password will be needed each time you enter the system.
This will be used for future correspondence.
Social Security Number
This will be used for background checks and payroll purposes.
References (at least 3):
Include email addresses for your references so we can send them a reference survey to complete on your behalf. An email to your references will be sent upon submission of your application.
Previous Work History
Include dates of employment, current company name, address, phone number, and supervisor’s name and email address.
This information may be used to verify your employment history and employability.
Are you a current certificated employee of Lincoln Public Schools?
If you have ever applied with LPS, please login with the credentials that you used on your original application. Your username & password for your applicant account are not linked to your normal LPS username & password. For certified staff, your applicant account status changes to “Internal” when your are hired into a continuing contract position.
You will need to log in each time you visit the Job Listings to ensure that you are viewing all of the internally posted positions. Internal postings are not included in the weekly Job Alert email.
All other applicants
- Once you enter the system, you will see a list of all current job postings.
- New positions are posted every Tuesday.
- Click on the position title for more information about the specific position and to apply.
- Apply for each position you wish to be considered for.
Questions and Answers about the Application and Hiring Process
LPS is hiring for certified and classified positions, both in and out of the classroom. Certified positions are those applying with an educator certificate and include roles like administrators, teachers, counselors, school nurses, etc. Classified positions include paras, secretaries, custodians, nutrition services, transportation and more.
You can find the qualifications for specific positions within the job posting.
Consideration for certified positions is determined by the information you list in the Certification and Preferences sections of your application. If your certification is pending, please include the certification you will have.
Please call TalentED directly for assistance at 877-974-7437.
Please do not create a new account. If you are unsure of your username or password, please contact Human Resources at 402-436-1582, and we can help you recover your credentials or reset your password.
Once you have submitted your application an email will immediately be sent to those listed as your references asking for more information. At the same time your application will be reviewed by one of our HR hiring supervisors. Typically, if you are being considered to move on to the next step one of our HR secretaries will reach out to schedule an initial HR interview. The HR supervisor will then send out your information to the applicable school or department for review. If the school or department is interested in interviewing you, an HR secretary will again contact you. If you are being offered a position, HR will begin the background screening. Once your background checks have been approved by HR, you will be sent an email inviting you to onboard with us.
As a whole it is required that applicants submit an application for specific job openings. However, there are a few categories that do accept general applications in a pool including paraeducator, certified early childhood, certified elementary, certified secondary and transportation.
Student teachers are encouraged to apply for our local substitute teaching positions. Other employment opportunities for both practicum students and student teachers include paraeducator, bus para, coach and AVID mentor/tutor.
After background checks are completed and approved by the Human Resources Background Investigator, your contract will be submitted to the LPS Board of Education at their next meeting. Once approved by the Board, we will email you a contract to sign.
LPS classifies volunteers by the type of volunteering activity and level of contact with students. This can range from assisting the front office with mailing and shredding papers, to being a classroom parent helper, assisting with field trips, or coaching. To become a volunteer, please visit our volunteer application page here.
Please feel free to contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-436-1582 if you have any questions.
Opportunities are available for both Local Substitute Teachers, Certified Substitute Teachers and Certified Substitute Teachers – Current, Former, or Retired Teachers. Find more information about application types, requirements and incentives here.
Local Substitute Teachers are individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in an area other than Education or are currently a college student in a Teacher Program (minimum of 60 completed college credit hours) preparing to student teach.
Certified Substitute Teachers are individuals who hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Education and have a Nebraska teaching certificate. Accepted NDE Teaching Certificates are: Professional, Standard, Initial, and State Substitute.
Certified Substitute Teachers – Current, Former, or Retired Teachers are individuals who have been hired as certified employees (current or former) with Lincoln Public Schools.
Questions and Answers about Benefits and Compensation
The last working day of every month. You can find the pay schedule here.
New teachers are provided with an instructional coach or mentor. They have new educator meetings and a New Educator Week stipend.
LPS also provides classes on a variety of topics for all employees through our Professional Learning courses.
The Department of Continuous Improvement and Professional Learning offers quality learning for all employees of LPS. This office coordinates the work of the many LPS departments who contribute to the continual learning of certificated and classified staff.
It is not required that you stay in a position for a certain amount of time before applying for new positions.
- Log in to CORE.
- Click on “My Profile,” located on the left side
- Click “Compensation”
- Double click on the job assignment
- This will give you a breakdown of your annual salary
You can also find more information here on viewing your paycheck.
The first step is to contact the school you work for. Every situation is different. You can also reach out to HR with any questions that cannot be answered at the school level.
Starting at 15 hours a week, part-time LPS staff qualify for select benefits. Part-time (at least 17.5 hours per week) and full-time employees qualify for competitive health insurance, pension, generous leave and other benefits. Learn more about our benefits here.
Questions and Answers about Lincoln Public Schools
LPS is the second-largest public school district in Nebraska, located in the heart of the plains, renowned for its long-standing legacy of educational excellence and tradition of rigorous academic achievement. The school district is growing and thriving, serving over 42,000 students in more than 60 schools and programs. The current superintendent is Dr. Paul Gausman, who joined LPS on July 1, 2022.
The Lincoln Board of Education is committed to providing the highest-quality education for all Lincoln Public Schools students. The board further recognizes that students in Lincoln Public Schools are educated for the future and therefore expects the school district to be self-renewing, flexible and capable of adjusting to the needs of its various constituencies.
LPS continues to embrace equity, inclusion and the value of diversity. We acknowledge that in schools across the country, including at LPS, the outcomes for all of our students are not equitable. At LPS, we will continue to identify and address practices that are contributing to these inequitable outcomes and work to eradicate racism.
Lincoln, Neb., is a thriving and welcoming city, located in the heart of the country and known for its friendly community atmosphere. With multiple entertainment venues, restaurants, beautiful parks and trails and higher-education institutions, Lincoln offers a well-rounded experience for residents. Learn more about Lincoln.