Clerk 1- Teacher Certification Specialist- Superintendent of Schools

Ongoing Applications

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • PackageSalary Range $26,837-$42,096 - Excellent Health Insurance Package and Pension Plan


This clerical position in the Morris County Superintendent of Schools office focuses on the teacher certification process, assisting prospective teachers and substitutes in becoming certified in accordance with state guidelines. The work involves communicating with office staff, school employees and their stakeholders, and the public. Regular communication with the school districts of Morris County includes issues related to certification, criminal history reports, and emergent hiring. The successful candidate will mediate the link between the local school districts and the state Department of Education, acting as both collaborator and monitor.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Provides guidance on the teacher certification process to school districts and applicants
  • Processes NJEdCert substitute credential applications and emergency certificate applications
  • Receives official college transcripts for evaluation while maintaining educator confidentiality
  • Addresses inquiries by phone and e-mail in a timely fashion
  • Reviews NJDOE regulatory code to assist school districts with compliance
  • Distributes regular NJDOE reports and broadcasts to school districts
  • Conveys feedback from school districts, applicants, and the public to the NJDOE in a professional manner
  • Aligns New Jersey SMART data with district reporting to ensure employees are properly certified and assigned
  • Maintains and organizes confidential files
  • Assists with other duties of the Education Office as needed


  • Excellent communication/telephone skills
  • Highly organized and self-motivated
  • Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced office environment
  • Has respect and sensitivity for the importance of confidentiality
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Salesforce program experience is a plus

*Please include an updated resume with your application*


Morristown, NJ 07960