Jasper County Schools

Jasper County Schools Available Job Postings

District Secretary

Jasper County Community Unit School District #1 has an opening for a district secretary.  This is a twelve-month position, 8 hours per day. Two years of post-secondary training and five years’ experience as a secretary.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Confidential Secretary to the Superintendent, assisting him/her in completing all duties, performs bookkeeping tasks with the bookkeeper, assists in the preparation of payroll and payroll deductions, performs necessary tasks related to the group health insurance program, human resources, maintains and prepares monthly lunch and attendance reports, prepares all reports to the Illinois State Board of Education, serves as recording secretary to the Board of Education, attends board meetings, takes minutes, assists in properly signing of documents, works cooperatively with staff and the public and calls substitute teachers/aides each morning when school is in session. This employee needs the ability to organize work, set priorities and meet deadlines.

Applicants should complete the application that is available at www.jaspercountyschools.net and submit the application along with a resume, cover letter and references to:

Mr. Andrew D. Johnson, Superintendent
Jasper Co. Comm. Unit #1
609 S. Lafayette Street
Newton, IL  62448 

Deadline for application is Friday, February 4, 2022.

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Hiring Process and Criteria

Thank you for your interest in working at Jasper County Schools! Serving 1,400 students and maintaining four campuses requires the work of over 190 dedicated employees. Located in rural southeastern Illinois, the community of Newton is located a short drive from two major interstates. Friendly neighborhoods and a progressive school system make Jasper County a great place to work, live and raise a family.

The District hires the most qualified personnel consistent with budget and staffing requirements and in compliance with School Board policy on equal employment opportunity and minority recruitment. The Superintendent is responsible for recruiting personnel and making hiring recommendations to the School Board. No individual will be employed who has been convicted of criminal offense listed in Section 5/21B-80 of the School Code.

All job candidates must complete a District employment application in order to be considered for employment. Applications, resumes and other relevant credentials may be mailed to the District Office or e-mailed to applications@jccu1.org

Benefits for new employees:

Classified Positions

  • Health Insurance - district pays for portion
  • District Life Insurance - district pays cost for $20,000
  • IMRF - employee pays 4.5%; district amount changes every year
  • 3 personal leave days that can accumulate to 4 - after that any days are added to sick leave
  • 10 sick leave days for 9 month people; after 10 years they get 12 sick leave days
  • 12 sick leave days for 12 month people; after 10 years they get 15 sick leave days
  • Sick leave accumulates to 300 days
  • Days not used are reported to IMRF for credit when they retire
  • 3 bereavement days are granted per occurrence for immediate family
  • 12 month employees get 10 vacation days for the first 10 years; after that, every other year another day is added until they reach 20 days; that is the maximum

Certified Positions

  • Health and life insurance are same as for classified
  • Personal leave is the same
  • 10 sick leave days for 10 years
  • 10-24 years of service to the district - 12 sick leave days
  • 25-29 years of verified TRS credit - 15 sick leave days
  • 30 years or more of verified TRS credit - 20 days
  • Sick leave accumulates to 300 days
  • Unused days are reported to TRS for credit when they retire
  • TRS - teachers pay 9.0% plus 1.12% for THIS
  • District pays NEC of .58% and THIS of .84%
  • These are set by TRS