Qualifications:  Montana Certification - 00E Elementary Education


Application Process:

An application is considered complete when all of the items listed below are received on or before the closing date.  Only complete applications are eligible for screening.  You will have an opportunity to upload all required documents during the application process.


1.  A letter of application.


2.  Professional resume which includes academic preparation, experience and other specifically related qualifications.


3.  Copies of transcripts for all college or university credits completed to date. (An official transcript will be required if you are successful in securing the position, including those credits you would like to have considered for salary placement.)


4.  Four letters of recommendation (within the past three years), or college placement file if available, current, and complete.


5.  Written Statement - In your own handwriting, please indicate specific reason(s) for wanting this position in Columbia Falls, and the attributes you believe especially qualify you and/or which mark your professional development for this position.


6.  Copy of your current Montana teaching certificate/license, or evidence of ability to secure Montana teaching certification/licensure.  For questions regarding the certification process, please contact the licensure department at the Montana Office of Public Instruction at (406)444-3150.


Job Description


Qualifications:      Bachelor’s degree in elementary education; and

                              State of Montana educator license with appropriate endorsement(s)    


Reports to:            Building Principal


Job Summary:       Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.  Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:







Performance Responsibilities:



                Only minimum duties are listed.  Other functions may be required as given or assigned.





A variety of electronic and technology devices, copier, telephone/voice mail, fax.





While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside, but some duties will be performed outside, including recess, field trips, etc.  The employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints.  The employee frequently will work irregular or extended work hours while performing the duties of this job.  The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being, and work output of students.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk, and stand; twist at neck and waist; kneel.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is required to be able to hear conversations in quiet environments.  May be required to lift or move up to 20 pounds.




While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely performs routine work.  The employee frequently exercises flexibility (ability to shift from one task to another).  Guidance and reinforcement are infrequently available.  The employee frequently works within time constraints and maintains attentiveness intensity.  The employee is frequently involved in social interactions which require oral and written communications.


The physical demands, work-environment characteristics, and mental/motor demands described within this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.