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Substitute Clerical - To Establish Eligibility Pool 

Date Posted: Nov 22, 2022

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Substitute Clerical - To Establish Eligibility Pool                                              

Location: Various Schools/Administrative Offices                   

Salary: $15.00

Reports to: Principal/Administrator/Designee

Bargaining Unit: N/A

Benefits: No


Position Summary:

Substitute clericals, under the direction of the school principal or other administrator or In the absence of the regular employee, is responsible assisting with the daily workloads and activities of school office or department. Substitute clericals are responsible for communicating with and providing customer service to staff, parents, students and/or outside agencies or vendors to meet district needs. Substitute clerical work in the preparation and processing of a variety of documents, invoices, orders, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • All candidates must be proficient in MS Word and Excel.
  • Previous clerical experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent customer service.
  • Prospective candidates must successfully pass all sections of the pre-eligibility test

Essential Functions:

  1. Provide customer service, greet visitors, take messages, schedule appointments.
  2. Maintain accurate and appropriate records and files relative to the effective operation of the office.
  3. Complete in an accurate and timely manner essential office reports.
  4. Organize and type a variety of reports, letters, internal documents, file, keep informed of internal procedures.
  5. Create documents/correspondence using work processing software (Microsoft Word and Excel).
  6. Answer related internal and external questions within authority.
  7. Prepare memoranda, answer telephones, operate modern office equipment.
  8. Communicate effectively both orally and in written form.
  9. Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Administrator or designee.

Security Clearance:

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check.


External Applicants

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.


Method of Application:

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.


All DPSCD employees are required to disclose their vaccine status, however COVID-19 vaccines are strongly encouraged but not required.

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897.Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or


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