Recruitment #101519-MACZ11-370100

Summary Statement

This position is located at the Ferris School for Boys a level 5 secure facility. The incumbent is to be certified or certifiable as a Secondary Science Teacher in the State of Delaware (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Integrated Science, Physical Science, Physics) and preference will be given to candidates who also possess special education certification (Exceptional Children K-12). Responsibilities include:  planning, organizing and delivering instruction using the approved curriculum, Delaware Science Standards and Common Core Literacy Standards.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position.

  • Delivers instruction based on the general education curriculum Delaware Science Standards, Common Core Literacy Standards and plans for integration of the Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Designs an instructional program based on core curriculum and adapted to meet individual needs. 
  • Develops and implements a successful classroom management system.
  • Assesses students in assigned certification area.
  • Collaborates/communicates with members of the Education Unit, other service providers, and parents.
  • Complies with Federal, State and Local Regulations, Policies and Procedures.
  • Remains current in certification research, instructional strategies and technology.

Job Requirements

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience (including ARTC) meets each job requirement including your employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment training. Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Must hold current State of DE (or be eligible for) teaching license.
  2. Must hold (or be eligible for) State of Delaware Certification in Middle Level Science, Integrated Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, Biology, or Chemistry.
  3. Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Education from an accredited University.
  4. Demonstrated proficiency in technology application in a classroom setting. 
  5. Demonstrated evidence on knowledge regarding best practices in effectively promoting student engagement while increasing student achievement.
  6. Experience working with alternative populations/at-risk youth.
  7. Knowledge of Learning Focused instruction.
  8. Demonstrated evidence on knowledge regarding the transition to Next Generation Science Standards.

License,Registrations and Certifications

Applicant will submit the following at time of interview:

  1. Copy of Professional Status Certification or License, and/or Alternative Routes to Certification (ARTC) Letter.
  2. Documentation of Praxis-I scores and/or Core Academic Skills.
  3. Transcripts (unofficial).

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization).  The candidate selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee.  The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at www.delawarestatejobs.com.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.