Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Criminal Record Check - State of Alaska

  • Clear State Barrier Crimes review for Palmer, Wasilla, Meadow Lakes

  • Fingerprints for Federal Criminal Records Clearance

  • Health Physical

  • Four positive professional references

  • Copies of transcripts if a degree used to determine salary

  • Copies of any certificates or credentials required by a position

Education Requirements:

  • Head Start teaching positions require a degree in Early Childhood (or related area)

  • Early Head Start teaching positions require a minimum of a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

  • Each position has additional education and experience requirements as well as requirements for specific knowledge, skills and abilities that are listed on the job description and vacancy announcement.

Post- and Continued Employment Requirements

  • CPR / First Aid Certification (for some positions)

  • Food Worker Card (for some positions)

  • Health Physical – Annual Health Reporting

  • A minimum of 20 hours of annual training

  • I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Employee Statement with two forms of identification required by the immigration reform and control act to ensure individuals are authorized to accept employment in this country

  • Driving Record Release form

  • Proof of current Auto insurance

  • Other In-house forms and requirements