Tips and Tricks for Online Applicants
Thank you for your interest in SSD. The district's online registration process aims to provide a fast, convenient way for interested individuals to apply for one or more of the many exciting positions offered at SSD.
The SSD online application system is designed to give more control to the applicant who will now have greater ability to manage the pace of the process. Applicants may choose to complete their application in one sitting or may do so over the course of several days, weeks or months.
Through this process, applicants will have the option of submitting additional materials electronically including resumes, letters of interest, references, personal websites and scanned materials such as certifications and transcripts.
Benefits of the SSD online application system:
- Applicants will have the ability to choose a screen name and password allowing them unlimited 24-hour access to their application files for updating purposes.
- Applicants will be able to apply for multiple positions quickly and easily.
- Individuals with questions regarding the application process will have access to help both by phone and e-mail.
- The online application system is designed to create greater equity by ensuring that the credentials, experience, endorsements and references of all applicants are screened equally.
- Applicants will be able to log in to their online application and check to see if the district received their electronic references and transcripts.
- All district administrators will have access to applications on an equal and timely basis.
The following tips and directions are designed to serve as a road map for individuals wishing to apply for a position using the SSD online application system. Applicants should review these tips before applying. It is recommended that applicants print a copy of directions for reference during the application process.
Before starting the application process, applicants will be asked to create an account.
Step 1. Create an account
When beginning the application process, individuals must create an account with a valid e-mail address and password. Once an account has been created, an applicant can return to update or view the application and add attachments.
Step 2. Complete an application
The online application system will guide the applicant through the entire process.
Applicants may exit the program at any time and return to complete it at a later time.
Step 3. Apply for open positions
Applicants may apply for any open position. To do so, applicants must log in, click on the “Vacancy Desired” link on the left “Navigation” menu and select the jobs for which they wish to apply.
Applicants can request technical help at any time to view a list of answers to frequently asked questions and to submit a question directly to AppliTrack support staff. AppliTrack is the program SSD uses to collect job applications online.
Starting an application
After creating an account with an e-mail address and password, applicants will be asked to provide some general information about themselves. Applicants should fill in the required information and then move to the next page by clicking the “Next Page” arrow. Applicants should click the “Save as Draft” button as they complete their application to ensure all entered information is saved. Applicants can jump to different sections of their application file by clicking on the different links on the left “Navigation” menu.
Changing account information
Applicants who wish to change or update account information can do so by clicking on the “Personal Info” link located on the left “Navigation” menu. Applicants can make changes to their e-mail address and password. If changes are made to an e-mail address and/or password, applicants must remember to enter the updated account information the next time they log in.
Attachments can be added by clicking on the “Supplemental Materials” tab on the left “Navigation” menu. Users must then click on the “Add Files” link that is next to the document type they wish to upload. The online form will allow applicants to browse for the document on their computer. After the document is selected, the user must click “Upload.”
Fields that are marked with a blue arrow are required fields and must be complete before an application is considered complete. The confirmation page of the application lets applicants know what fields are still missing.