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  1. What position openings do you currently have?
  2. Is an application required?
  3. Are faxes or copies of an application accepted?
  4. What if the application deadline has passed?
  5. How are interviews scheduled and hiring determinations made?
  6. Will my application remain active for other positions that I’m qualified for?
  7. What if I'm interested in more than one position?
  8. Is a background check conducted on all applicants recommended for employment?
  9. Do I qualify for Veteran’s Preference?
  10. What qualifications do I need to teach at SFSC?

Q: What position openings do you currently have?
A: Position vacancies are advertised in the local newspapers and are posted on Human Resources' Position Vacancies website. Faculty and administrative positions are typically advertised in nationally recognized publications.

Q: Is an application required?
A: Yes. When completing the application through the online application process, please provide all requested information. To supplement the application, transcripts, resumes, and other supporting materials are suggested.

Q: Are faxes or copies of an application accepted?
A: No. Applicants must apply through the online application process.

Q: What if the application deadline has passed?
A: Applications may be submitted until midnight of the application deadline date.

Q: How are interviews scheduled and hiring determinations made?
A: After the deadline, applications are reviewed by Human Resources staff to ensure that all applicants meet the minimum requirements of the job. The applications are then reviewed by a screening committee and interviewees are selected. After interviews and reference checks are conducted, an offer of employment will be made to the recommended candidate. Only candidates who interview for the position will be notified that a hiring decision was made.

Q: Will my application remain active for other positions that I’m qualified for?
A: No. You must apply for each position using the online application process. Once you have used the online process, your application will automatically populate when you apply for other positions.

Q: What if I'm interested in more than one position?
A: You must apply for each position separately.

Q: Is a background check conducted on all applicants recommended for employment?
A: Yes. A thorough background check including employment references, personal references, criminal records, and fingerprinting is conducted for all recommended candidates.

Q: Do I qualify for Veteran’s Preference?
A: Veteran’s Preference will be given to eligible veterans and spouses of veterans for career service positions. You must submit the Veteran's Preference claim form and appropriate documentation at the time of application. For more information on eligibility, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor Website.

Q: What qualifications do I need to teach at SFSC?
A: Education and experience requirements for teaching positions vary, but general guidelines for SFSC's program areas are:
Class Type Experience Required
Bachelor's Degree Programs Minimum of a master's degree in field
Associate in Arts Degree 18 graduate hours in field and a master's degree
Associate in Science Degree Associate's degree (bachelor's preferred) and 2 years of related experience
Adult Education Programs Bachelor's degree required for most courses
Vocational Certificate Extensive occupational experience
Community Education Expertise in a personal enrichment activity
It is the responsibility of prospective instructors to provide documentation of all relevant academic and professional preparation for the teaching assignment.

Human Resources Department
South Florida State College
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825

To contact us:
Phone: 863-784-7132
Fax: 863-784-7497