Substitute applications are currently being accepted. 
Visit our job listings page to apply today!  

To apply or view the current list of employment opportunities, click HERE to enter the Gering Public Schools Recruitment System.  Carefully review the substitute teacher requirements provided below to ensure qualification, and for a direct link to the Nebraska Department of Education's website where you may obtain licensure if needed.  Applying for the wrong position can delay the hiring process.  

  • Local Substitute Teachers are individuals who have successfully completed 60 credit hours of college coursework and have (or are in the process of getting) a Nebraska Local Substitute Permit.  This level of certification also allows for a student teacher to sub for their cooperating teacher when absent.  A Local Substitute Teaching Permit is valid for three (3) years, and is limited to ninety (90) days of teaching during the school year.  For additional information or to apply for a permit, visit the Nebraska Department of Education's website  HERE.  

  • Certified Substitute Teachers are individuals who hold a bachelor degree or high in education (or will be graduating soon) and have (or in the process of getting) a Nebraska teaching certificate.  Some teaching certificate examples are: Professional, Standard, Initial, and State Substitute. A State Substitute Teaching Permit is valid for five (5) years, and authorizes teaching in any subject at any level with unlimited number instructional days.  For additional information or to apply for licensure in Nebraska, please visit the Department of Education's website  HERE.   

The state does require all candidates to meet a Human Relations Training requirement which entails a class related to education, school or children.  Approved classes can be found HERE or on the NDE website.  

About the process: 

The Gering Public Schools application contains several pages, and will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete on your initial visit.  You will have a chance to review, and make changes before submitting.  It is important to note that until the application is submitted, Gering Public Schools will not have visibility of any "in progress" information.  

Before you begin, be prepared with the following information: 

  • User Name and Password:
    • This will be created on your initial visit.  Record and protect this information for future use.  Your user name and password will be needed each time you enter the system.  
  • Email Address: 
    • This will be used for future correspondence.  
  • Previous Work History
    • Include approximate dates of employment, phone number, and supervisor name(s).  
    • This information may be used to verify your employment history and employability.  
  • Include at least three professional references (not family); Recommendation letters are completely optional.  

It is important to note that the Gering Public Schools application review process may take up to 2-4 weeks to finalize.  Applicants will be notified via phone at the number provided when they are ready for hire.  


Step 1:  Gering Public School's Requirements 

  1. Submit a GPS online application which can be found HERE.  
  2. After completing your online application, review the "Substitute Orientation Packet" prior to your onboard appointment (Step 3).  These and other resources may be found HERE.  

Human Resources will conduct a criminal background check, and will determine suitability to substitute teach based upon all of the information.  If accepted, Human Resources will then email a Superintendent's letter to the Nebraska Department of Education to approve a Local Substitute Teaching Permit, when applicable.  

Step 2:  Nebraska Department of Education Requirements (For Teachers Only)

  1. When applicable, complete the Nebraska Department of Education's local substitute teaching permit application and submit the non-refundable application fee ($55) online at  Provide the email address you check most often.  
  2. Complete the residences in Nebraska form for the immediate past 5 years on the online application listing all Nebraska residences in order - OR - If you have lived out-of-state during the designated time period, complete two fingerprint cards provided by the Teacher Certification office with the non-refundable fingerprint processing fee ($50).  
  3. Submit an official college transcript which reflects completion of the required coursework as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education. 

Step 3:  Onboard With GPS 

Local Substitute Pay Rates


Gering Public Schools
1519 10th Street Gering, NE 69341
Phone: 308-436-3125
Fax: 308-436-4301