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Date: Oct 7, 2020

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Requisition No: 248561 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind


Position Number: 48008464 

Salary:  $40,000.00 - $65,210.00 

Posting Closing Date: 10/31/2020 

POSITION TITLE:  Science Teacher 


POSITION TYPE:  Board of Trustees (FSDBEA)


DEPARTMENT:  Deaf High School


FSDB SALARY RANGE - 10 MONTH POSITION (190 Days):  $40,000.00 - $65,210.00 annually. FSDB hires from a minimum of qualification, plus increases above minimum based on verified full time experience and education. 





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  • Bachelor’s degree, from an Accredited College or University.      
  • Current Certification in Middle Grades General Science (5-9), or Chemistry (6-12), or Physics (6-12), or Earth Space Science (6-12), or Biology (6-12), or Science (6-12), or eligible for upon appointment.
  • Current Certification in Hearing Impaired, or eligible for upon appointment.


Note:  If certification(s) noted above are not from Florida, upon appointment, shall obtain State of Florida Certification. 


Teachers may be hired with certification in the area of specialty, with the understanding that the additional certification requirements must be completed within a specified period of time. Teachers may be hired with certification in a subject/content area/instructional level, with the understanding that the area of specialty certification must be completed within a specified period of time. 


If there are no applicants with the educator certifications required for this position, we may interview an applicant with other educator certifications or who is eligible for a temporary educator certificate from the State of Florida.  Once hired, applicants will be required to obtain all certifications as noted for this position via coursework and/or passing certification exams.  Contract stipulations will be given upon hiring.


PREFERRED: Fluency in American Sign Language.


CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  Applicants under consideration for employment at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete background investigation.  Fingerprints will be taken and sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a background check of your criminal history record(s) at the state and national level.


WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, 207 North San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, Florida


WORK HOURS:  Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 3:30pm



  • Teach sensory impaired students in a state-mandated academic program.
  • Knowledge of the educational needs of deaf/hard of hearing and/or blind/visually impaired students.
  • Conduct and direct student learning experiences using written lesson plans that cover the requirements of the State with regard to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards/Florida Standards and course descriptions
  • Use required instructional materials with fidelity to introduce and develop concepts
  • Develop and maintain a classroom management program
  • Identify/develop, implement, use,monitor and evaluate long and short term objectives based on students' IEPs
  • Analyze and utilize student data to drive instruction
  • Monitor student progress based on the goals of the IEP, and FSDB and State mandated objectives
  • Record and report data on individual students, i.e, keep grade books, report cards, progress monitoring reports, incident reports,  reports, attendance records, etc
  • Document and correct disruptive student behavior in accordance with school policies and procedures
  • Maintain a professional relationship with students, parents and other staff members. 
  • Attend trainings/meetings and implement skills acquired during professional development activities as required by Federal, State and FSDB mandates.
  • Ability to pass training and administer skills acquired during CPI and CPR.
  • Ability to communicate effectively using sign language by signing across the continuum (English word order to ASL) meeting the needs of each student


Applicants who are selected for hire will be required to attain an Advanced proficiency in sign language, within one year of hire.  Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.




All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 p.m. on October 21, 2020. 


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville