• Certified Staff Applicant Process 

    (Teacher, Counselor, Social Worker, School Psychologist, Nurses, Athletic Trainers, JROTC Instructors)

    Step 1

    Applicants must complete an online application and upload the following documents.

    • Resume (Resumes shall include an individual's educational and teaching background and experience in a particular academic content subject area. ARS 15-341, A 30)
    • Copy of Transcripts
    • Copy of Current Certificate or Licensure
    • Copy of Current Fingerprint Clearance Card - back and front
    • Three Letters of Recommendation


    Step 2

    District-level initial screening interview must be completed (Once the online application has been completed applicants must call 602-764-1100 to schedule a District screening interview). Screening interviews and scores are valid for 2 years.


    Step 3

    The applicant is forwarded to campus (Applicants will not be forwarded to campuses prior to completion of the first two steps)


    Step 4

    The interview is conducted by campus administration/ interview team


    Step 5

    Campus recommends applicants to the Human Resources Division. An offer of employment can only be made by the Talent Division.


    Salary Placement

    Teachers hired into the Phoenix Union High School District are placed on the salary schedule based on education level and verifiable full time/ full year teaching experience.  Prior service credit for teaching will be granted on the basis of one step on the salary schedule for each full-time, full year of prior teaching service with a seven-year maximum for those initially placed on Range 1, and an eight-year maximum for those initially placed on Ranges 2, 3, 4, or 5.

    (Example: An incoming teacher with a MA degree plus 15 additional credits and  8 years of full-time teaching experience would be placed on Range 3, Step 9)


    Salary Schedules 


    The Phoenix Union High School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age or sexual orientation in admission and access to its programs, services, activities, or in any aspect of their operations and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the District’s activities and programs. The Phoenix Union High School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. The following employees have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

    Title IX Coordinator

    4502 N. Central Ave.

    Phoenix, AZ  85012

    (602) 764-1539


    Section 504 Coordinator

    4502 N. Central Ave.

    Phoenix, AZ  85012

    (602) 764-1025



    For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPA/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves Arizona, or call 1-800-421-3481.