Applications and Process

The information provided below is designed to assist you in completing the application process for certificated employment, classified employment, substitute teaching positions, and classified substitute positions required by ESU 9. If you have questions about the application process, please contact Kraig Lofquist, Director of Human Resources, or Lois Hafer, secretary.

Click the appropriate tab below to download the appropriate application and details for completing it.

Click to download the Certificated Employment Application.

Using Acrobat Reader to complete the application by following these steps:
  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Educational Service Unit 9 policies on elimination of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap, and non-discrimination information have been provided with the application packet. Please sign and return the cover sheet to verify that you have received a copy of the Unit’s Affirmative Action Policies.
  3. Return the completed application and Affirmative Action Policies cover sheet to: ESU 9 Personnel Secretary, 1117 East South Street, Hastings, NE 68901-6443.
  4. Request your college placement office to submit your transcripts and credentials of all undergraduate and graduate work to Personnel Secretary, Educational Service Unit 9.
  5. A personal interview is required as a part of the application process. You will be contacted for an interview.
  6. If employed by ESU 9, it will be necessary to submit your Nebraska Teaching Certificate to the Unit so that it can be registered. The certificate will be returned to the employee.
  7. All personally identifiable data items received by ESU 9 as part of the application process will be considered confidential and maintained in a manner that will assure confidentiality.

Certification: The person selected for a position with ESU 9 is responsible for obtaining proper Nebraska certification. You must hold a valid Nebraska certificate or show evidence that certification can be obtained prior to the beginning of the contract period. Information and applications for certification can be obtained from: Teacher Certification Office, Nebraska Department of Education, P. O. Box 94987, Lincoln, NE 68509-4987 or 402/471-2497.

Fingerprint Requirement: All applicants for the first issuance of any certificate or permit to teach, counsel, supervise, or administer in elementary or secondary schools in Nebraska must file a complete set of his/her legible fingerprints with the Commissioner of Education or the Nebraska State Patrol unless the applicant has been a resident of Nebraska for at least five (5) years immediately preceding such application. The Commissioner of Education may deny issuance of a certificate or permit to any applicant who has a felony conviction or any misdemeanor conviction involving abuse, neglect, or sexual misconduct.


NOTE: Employment applications for individuals who were not selected or did not accept employment with ESU 9 will be held for one (1) year from the date of receipt of the application. Prior to disposal of the application file of each certificated candidate, ESU 9 will make reasonable efforts to return the individual’s official copies of transcripts only. All other application materials will be destroyed without prior notice. (Taken from ESU 9 Administrative Policy #59).

Download the Classified Employment Application.

Using Acrobat Reader to complete the application by following these steps:
  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Educational Service Unit 9 policies on elimination of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap, and non-discrimination information have been provided with the application packet. Please sign and return the cover sheet to verify that you have received a copy of the Unit’s Affirmative Action Policies.
  3. Return the completed application and cover sheet from Affirmative Action Policies to: Personnel Secretary, Educational Service Unit 9, 1117 East South Street, Hastings, NE 68901-6443.
  4. All personally identifiable data items received by ESU 9 as part of the application process will be considered confidential and maintained in a manner that will assure confidentiality.
  5. A personal interview is required as a part of the application process. You will be contacted for an interview.

NOTE: Employment applications for individuals who were not selected or did not accept employment with ESU 9 will be held for one (1) year from the date of receipt of the classified application. Files will then be disposed of accordingly. (Taken from ESU 9 Administrative Policy #59.)

Download the Certificated Employment Application here.

Using Acrobat Reader to complete the application by following these steps:
  1. Complete the Certificated Application form.
  2. Return the completed application to: Personnel Secretary, Educational Service Unit 9, 1117 East South Street, Hastings, NE 68901-6443.
  3. A personal interview is required as a part of the application process. At that interview the ESU 9 substitute policy booklet will be discussed and payroll information obtained. You will also be asked to complete a federal Employment Eligibility Form. Please bring your Social Security card and driver’s license with you to the interview as your forms for employment eligibility.

Download the Classified Employment Application.

Using Acrobat Reader to complete the application by following these steps:
  1. Complete the Classified Application form.
  2. Return the completed application to:
    Personnel Secretary
    Educational Service Unit 9
    1117 East South Street
    Hastings, NE 68901-6443
  3. A personal interview is required as a part of the application process. At that interview, the ESU 9 substitute policy booklet will be discussed and payroll information obtained. You will also be asked to complete a federal Employment Eligibility Form. Please bring your Social Security card and driver’s license with you to the interview as your forms for employment eligibility.

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION:

It is the policy of Educational Service Unit 9 (ESU 9) not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, handicap, religion, or marital status in its educational programs, activities or employment policies. Questions or grievances may be directed to the Administrator of ESU 9, 1117 East South Street, Hastings, NE 68901, telephone: 402-463-5611.