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Job opening: Teacher (Elementary)

Salary: $32 - 65 per hour
City: Chinle
Published at: Sep 22 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is part of the Cottonwood Day School, Bureau of Indian Education. As a Teacher (Elementary) you will be responsible for serving as a classroom teacher in a BIE school on or near the Reservation. The instruction area(s) will normally be general elementary subjects in a lower elementary setting.


As a Teacher (Elementary) CY-1710-11, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision: Prepare yearly instructional outlines and related daily lesson plans covering relevant units of study and specifying objectives, activities and evaluative methods/instruments for both group and individual instructional programs. Teach students by selecting, developing, adapting and implementing appropriate instructional methods and techniques utilizing available resources to provide for academic achievement. Continuously evaluate individual and group academic progress through the use of criterion-referenced tests, periodic standardized tests, oral tests, and/or other relevant evaluative methods/instruments. Develop and conduct instruction within an environment that provides and promotes opportunities for the students to develop rapport, inter-relationships, self-discipline and a positive self-image. Maintain control of assigned class(es) and handle discipline independently except for chronic or extreme behavior problems. Supervise assigned students as scheduled, or provide for their supervision, throughout the academic day and/or activity in order to provide for the safety, health, and welfare of the students in compliance with school, Agency, and Area Guidelines.


  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a background clearance.
  • Must be certified by a state's Department of Education. Emergency, provisional or conditional certificates may be accepted under the conditions they are issued by the State teacher licensure department.
  • Must obtain and maintain a Teacher Certification related to the instructional area identified on this announcement.
  • Must obtain and maintain valid state driver's license.


Who May Apply: Applicants with Indian Preference All U.S. Citizens Qualifications: In order to qualify, you must meet the education and licensure contained in the approved job category for P.L. 95-561 described below. Basic Education Requirement for Pay Level 11-17: Possess a Bachelor's Degree (or higher) from an accredited education institution. All professional educators must meet the certification standards for the position in the State where the position is located. Emergency and provisional certificates may be accepted under the conditions they are issued by the State certification authority. Applicants must complete any state mandated testing and requirements for that State in which the position is located. Applicants with valid State Certification in state other than where the position is located, will provisional contract to outline the requirement to obtain full State Teacher Certification within two full contract terms. Pay Level Requirements: To qualify for a pay level, you must have completed the degree requirement from an accredited university in a related field of study or education. Pay Level 11 requires a Bachelor's Degree Pay Level 12 requires a Bachelor's Degree and 15 graduate semester hours Pay Level 13 requires a Bachelor's Degree and 30 graduate semester hours Pay Level 14 requires a Master's Degree Pay Level 15 requires a Master's Degree and 15 graduate semester hours Pay Level 16 requires a Master's Degree and 30 graduate semester hours Pay Level 17 requires a earned Doctorate Pay tables for Bureau of Indian Education Title 25 positions can be found at https://www.bie.edu/topic-page/education-pay-table-archives Basis of Rating: All applicants for this position will be rated based upon the documentation submitted. Applications are evaluated based on extent and quality of their experience, training and/or education as reflected in the assessment questionnaire. Applicants will be further evaluated according to the degree to which they possess to determine the potential to acquire knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics as listed below. The judgment of qualifications will be based on the material submitted; therefore, it is to the applicant's advantage to give complete and thorough responses and to present information in a neat and orderly fashion. Qualifications and Indian preference eligibility will be determined on the basis of information submitted. Experience is considered for determining appropriate pay setting and refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience to be considered.


To meet the education requirements, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Official transcripts are required upon selection. Web print-outs and student advisement copies are NOT acceptable.

Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.

For further information on creditable education visit: Accreditation: Postsecondary Education Institutions | U.S. Department of Education

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications | International Affairs Office (ed.gov)


  • Address Cottonwood Day School Navajo Route 4 Chinle, AZ 86503 US
  • Name: Valland Sage
  • Phone: 405-247-4193
  • Email: [email protected]