Summer Interview Days

Thursday, June 13 & Thursday, July 18
10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

Hiring for Para, Custodial, Nutrition and Transportation Positions

Work With Us

We invite you to support students’ on their educational paths at Lincoln Public Schools! LPS is hosting two Summer Interview Days to fill custodian, nutrition services, paraeducators and transportation positions. Open positions include bus drivers, paraeducators, transportation paras, food service workers, food service manager trainees, head bakers, head cooks and custodians.

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.

Summer Interview Days

Thursday, June 13
Scott Middle School — Gym
2200 Pine Lake Road [map]
10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Signs will be posted to guide you to the correct entrance

Thursday, July 18
North Star High School — Media & Lunch Area
5801 N 33rd St. [map]
10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Signs will be posted to guide you to the correct entrance

How to Attend

  1. Walk-ins are welcome. 
  2. We highly recommend that you complete the pre-event application prior to the Interview Day. If you need assistance filling out the application, please feel free to contact us at HR@lps.org.
  3. Filling out the application prior to the event will help you move through the process more quickly and smoothly. 
  4. Attend one of our Summer Interview Days!

Positions Available

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Bus Driver

Lincoln Public Schools is accepting applications for school bus drivers. Regular routes are available as well as substitute positions. This is a great opportunity for students, retirees, at-home parents, self-employed in need of extra money.

  • Regular Route hours are typically 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m, with a potential for working during the mid-day.
  • Substitute Drivers have the option of working partial days.
  • Excellent driving record required.
  • Salary for regular bus driver: $23.86/hour + benefits.
  • Salary for substitute bus driver: $23.86/hour.
  • LPS provides all the necessary training to obtain CDL license and School Bus Permit.
  • Come join our dedicated team of drivers that serve as an extension of the classroom.
Custodians
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. (desired)
  • Custodial cleaning experience in public or private buildings preferred.
  • Practical working knowledge of good housekeeping practices and procedures preferred.
  • Candidates must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds repeatedly in any given day. May be required to carry this weight up and down stairs repeatedly.
  • Will be required to assist with snow removal.
Food Service Workers

This position involves being part of a dedicated team that works together to provide outstanding meals and friendly customer service at a fast pace, to the students of Lincoln Public Schools. Our customers range in age from birth to 21 years of age. Job duties include all aspects of meal preparation, serving and clean-up. Practical working knowledge of food service and food safety practices and procedures preferred.

 

  • Four to six-hour shifts. (Most start times are between 7:00 am – 9:30 am and are done by 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm).
    School days, Monday through Friday.
  • This position is eligible for benefits.
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. (desired)
  • Candidates must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, and frequently lift 25 pounds in a given day.
  • Placement is determined at the time of offer.


Food Service – Manager Trainees

Does working Monday through Friday 9AM to 3PM appeal to you? Does a 25 hour work week with full-time health insurance benefits appeal to you? Does having your summers off appeal to you? If you answered yes to any of these questions please apply to our Manager Trainee position. We have many positions available at many different schools across Lincoln.


Schedule: School Days, 5 hrs/day

 

Manager Trainee will participate in the Manager Training Program at assigned schools for the purpose of training to become a Nutrition Services Manager.

 

Emphasis on food production, equipment, ordering, computer skills, cash handling and accountability, personnel, scheduling, management skills and customer relations. Requires attendance at department meetings and classes.

 

  • Perform the following for all programs including breakfast, lunch, snacks, Head Start, and summer feeding as assigned:
  • Prepare and serve food according to the menus, recipes, and procedures provided by the Nutrition Services Department. Train food service employees as directed by the Manager.
  • Practical working knowledge of food service and food safety practices and procedures preferred.
  • Candidates must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, and frequently lift 25 pounds in a given day.

 

This position is eligible for benefits. Manager Trainees will start at $17.89/hr. Manager Trainee is a temporary position. When promoted to Kitchen Manager the wage increases to $21.24/hr.


Head Cooks

Prepare food items according to the daily food production schedule and approved standardized recipes. Prepare special diet meals. Follow all HACCP requirements. Work closely with the Manager to ensure sufficient quantities are prepared each day. Knowledge of food safety is essential. High volume cooking experience, and knowledge of the proper use and cleaning of all food service equipment, is preferred. Job training will be provided. Location to be determined at time of hire.

 

Candidates must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, and frequently lift 25 pounds in a given day.

 

Hours may vary. Typically 5.5 hours -6.5 hours per day, between the hours of 6:30 am -1:45 pm

Paraeducator

Responsibilities include assisting teachers in carrying out the district’s educational program; classroom and lunchroom supervision; aiding a student with special needs – learning and behavioral needs, as well as mental and physical challenges; early childhood programs; and school entrance monitoring and general supervision.

Position hours range from 2 to 7 hours/day. Paraeducator positions requiring physical activities are subject to a post-offer screen/physical test related to those assignments. Training and educational requirements will be indicated on each specific posting.


Salary Range: $14.64/hour to $18.49/hour

Transportation Para
  • Will assist students while traveling on the bus to their education sites. Students include those in the early childhood programs; elementary, middle schools; and those students with special needs (including high school).
  • Shift routes are typically 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., with a potential for working during the mid-day.
  • Regular routes are available as well as substitute positions. Substitute Bus Paras have the option of working partial days.
  • Salary for regular transportation paraeducator: $$15.49/hour + benefits.
  • Salary for substitute transportation paraeducator: $15.49/hour.
  • This is a great opportunity for students, retirees, at-home parents, self-employed, and those in need of extra money. Come join our dedicated team of employees that serve as an extension of the classroom.

Salary Ranges

Last year, the Lincoln Board of Education approved negotiated agreements with several employee groups that include salary and benefit increases. The current salary ranges for the employee groups are as follows:

  • Bus Drivers: $23.86 per hour with paid training to obtain a CDL.
  • Custodial: $18.59 – $26.86 per hour
  • Food Service: $15.53 – $23.10 per hour
  • Paraeducators: $14.64 – $18.49 per hour
  • Transportation Paras: $15.49 per hour