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1500 Fourth Avenue • Altoona, PA 16602 • 814.946.8450
HOURS: Monday thru Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Prospective PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEE Application Requirements:

We are pleased that you are interested in being considered for a professional position in the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center. We have an excellent school, and when vacancies occur, we actively seek outstanding individuals to join our staff.  Please print out the STANDARD TEACHING APPLICATION form obtained on our website, complete and mail it to “Human Resources, Greater Altoona CTC, 1500 Fourth Avenue, Altoona, PA  16602. Include with your application the following:

Transcripts and teaching credentials. Instructors of English, Mathematics, Marketing, and Guidance Counselors must have appropriate teaching certification.  Cosmetology instructors must have teacher licenses issued by the State Board of Cosmetology.  Include licenses and other certifications.

Two Letters of Recommendation


AFFIRMATIVE ACTION SURVEY as part of your application.

After review of your application, we will require job candidates to submit the following forms to complete the application:

A copy of your Criminal History Background Report (Act 34). Act 34 clearances may be obtained directly through the school by completing and sending us a request form, along with a $8 check or money order, made payable to “GACTC.”  Forms may also be obtained from the State Police and can be processed through the mail at a cost to you of $8.  DO NOT SEND STATE POLICE FORM TO OUR SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHECK.   SEND IT DIRECTLY TO THE STATE POLICE.  Section 111 of the PA School Code (Act 34 of 1985) requires that at the time of hire, successful job candidates provide the original Report of Criminal History Record Information from the PA State Police to be verified by the employer.  Background reports may not be more than one year old at the time of hire.

Federal Criminal History Background Report  Effective April 1, 2007, ALL applicants will be required to submit the Federal Criminal History Record background check.  Information on how to secure this background check can be found at or phone 1-888-439-2486 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.  The cost to you for this background check is currently $27.00.   On the Cogent website, choose Pennsylvania Department of Education to begin.  If you mistakenly choose another option, the school will be unable to access your report, and it will be necessary for you to register and pay again for the background report.  Registrants will be given a Registration ID # when they complete their application.  Applicants must present this number to the GACTC in order for the school to access the report via the new electronic system.  Applicants must go through the process as stated for a valid clearance to be accepted by the school.  Background reports may not be more than one year old at the time of hire.

A copy of your Child Abuse Clearance Report may be obtained by calling 717-783-621, by printing the form online, or by requesting the form from our school at 946-8450. Background checks are processed through the Department of Public Welfare at a cost of $8 to the employee. DO NOT SEND THE FORM TO OUR SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHECK. SEND IT DIRECTLY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE.  We cannot process this form internally. Act 151 of 1995 requires that at the time of hire, all new employees provide the original report for verification. Background reports may not be more than one year old at the time of hire.


• Original Criminal History Background Report (Act 34)
• Original Child Abuse History Background Report (Act 151)
• Original Federal Criminal History Background Report
• Original Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form (Act 24)
• Original Mandated Child Abuse Reporting Training (Act 126)
Original Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate
Original Driver Information Form
Original Social Security Card for payroll verification. A birth certificate will not be accepted.  If you have lost your social security card, contact your Social Security Office to obtain a replacement. A letter of verification from the Social Security Office will be accepted by our Payroll Office until such time as a new card is acquired and verified.

I-9 Employment Eligibility Form. All new employees must present two proofs of identification to verify employment eligibility in the U.S. Examples of proof are:  driver’s license, social security card, birth certificate, U. S. military card, visa, unexpired INS Employment Authorization. An incomplete I-9 form without supporting documentation is not acceptable. 

Physical Exam (if required): A routine physical exam from your family physician, at your own expense.  Your exam may include a TB test or chest exam.
Drug Test:  All new employees will be required to submit to a drug test at the expense of the GACTC.

TB Test or Chest X-Ray:  Written evidence of a current (within one year) TB Test or Chest X-Ray. (A tine test is sufficient evidence.) This may be included as part of your physical exam.

Wage Forms: Forms will be provided to select deductions. 

Benefit Forms: (If required)

Any other additional information or documentation required for the position.

A final offer of employment is contingent upon the result of the above required documentation and exam reports and approval of the Joint Operating Committee. If you have any questions about our application procedures or the status of your application, please feel free to contact our Personnel Office at 946-8487.  Applications are kept on file for one year after receipt. We look forward to receiving your application for review.

Direct any questions to Human Resources at 814-946-8487 or

The Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For information regarding civil rights, grievance procedures or access, contact Title IX Section 504 Coordinator, at 1500 Fourth Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602-3695 or telephone (814) 946-8457.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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