Human Resources

Services Provided

Pender County Schools provides a first-class education for over 10,000 students in a rapidly growing county that is one of North Carolinas’ premier school districts in the Southeast Region.  Each school day approximately 1,400 employees provide a learning environment that capitalizes on all children’s natural curiosity, nurtures their desire to learn, and respects their individual learning styles. We invite you to become a part of the PCS Family!

Join Us in Pender County!

Pender County Schools has launched a new employment tracking application system NC School Jobs powered by People Admin. The new applicant tracking system provides an innovative way to streamline the hiring process. Applicants will now experience an enhanced, user-friendly system when applying for positions. To apply for career opportunities, follow the steps below.

Application Process

All new applicants must create an online application. To view certified and classified positions, please visit the Pender County Schools Job Board.

You will find specific directions on how to apply for a position below:

If you need any assistance or have questions during the application process, please reach out to our Human Resource department by calling (910) 259-2187, or emailing Vilinda Wedlock at vilinda_wedlock@pender.k12.nc.us.

For PowerSchool Unified Talent Application support, please click one of the following links:

Phone Support Provided by PowerSchool:  877-974-7437

General Information

NC Educator Program Qualifications

Certified applicants must hold a current North Carolina Teaching License in the area in which they are applying.

NC Educator Preparation Program Qualifications

Lateral Entry Program Qualifications

Applicants interested in being hired as a lateral entry teacher should comply with the Lateral Entry Program Qualifications.


Certified Teacher's salary is based on the State Salary Schedule plus 9% local teacher supplement, and state and local employee's benefits package unless otherwise stated. Classified employees receive compensation based on the State Salary Schedule plus local supplement, state and local employee's benefits package unless otherwise stated.

Teacher and staff pay scales may be found here

School bus driver compensation ranges from $15.79 - $20.44 hourly.

Apply to be a bus driver here

It is the policy of the Pender County Board of Education to provide all applicants for employment with equal opportunities and to provide current employees with training, compensation, promotion and other benefits of employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military affiliation, sex, age or disability, except when sex, age or physical requirements are essential occupational qualifications. All candidates will be evaluated on their merits and qualifications for the positions.