Human Resources

Welcome to the Office of Human Resources

The Human Resources Department is dedicated to promoting a positive work environment that encourages employees to perform at the highest level of achievement and to contribute in meaningful ways to the district.  Recruitment, development, and retention of high caliber staff are key components in enabling the Portsmouth School Department to maintain and build upon its status as an outstanding school district.  The Portsmouth School Department depends on quality staff, working collaboratively, to maximize student learning.

The Portsmouth School Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or age.

Employment Opportunities

Applicant Information

Applicants can view all certified, clerical, substitute, and administrative job postings and apply online.  Please click on the link below to view employment opportunities in Portsmouth:


To learn about Educator Certification Procedures in the State of Rhode Island, please visit the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and proceed to the Educator Quality and Certification section for specific information.

Vacancies for bus monitors are advertised in local newspapers. An application may be obtained from from this Website (attachment below), by calling (401) 683-2257, Ext. 1008, or via e-mail to Janet Marshall, HR/Benefits Coordinator.

COVID-19 Information


Substitute Information

Our substitute teachers and substitute teacher assistants are expected to follow and administer the regulations and policies of the school department.  While we welcome inquiries and applications for substitutes, we do not guarantee regular employment as a substitute teacher or teacher assistant.  We maintain an extensive list of approved substitutes as needed, over the course of the school year, we add to this list.

Once you have submitted a complete application, you will be contacted for an interview.  Your application must be submitted through  The documents provided below must be completed and are required for all new employees of the Portsmouth School Department.