Human Resources

About Employment at Octorara Area School District

Approximately 2,100 students attend the four schools in the Octorara Area School District.  The Octorara Primary Learning Center, grades Kindergarten through 2; the Octorara Elementary School, grades 3 and 4; the Octorara Intermediate School, grades 5 and 6; the Octorara Jr./Sr High School, grades 7 through 12 are housed on one main campus.  These students are served by close to 350 employees.  Included are  District Office staff, school administrators, teachers, guidance counselors, librarian, reading specialists, nurses, psychologists, speech therapists, classroom assistants, secretaries, cafeteria, and building custodial/maintenance employees.  In addition, the technology department supports the District's internal and external networks, maintains the District's large inventory of computers and peripheral equipment, and is on call to provide help with software problems.

Employees come into the District through the Department of Human Resources, which posts vacancies and processes applications in cooperation with members of the administrative staff.  The responsibility of the Human Resources Department does not stop with the employment process, however.  Salary information, tuition reimbursement, tenure, certification, and attendance are all maintained by the Human Resources Department.  The department processes requests for sabbaticals and leaves of absence.

In general, the department is a resource to which employees can turn with questions about their employment and related issues.

*Transparency in Coverage (TCR) machine-readable files

How to Apply

Openings are posted through our applicant tracking system. Current (less than one year old) Child Abuse, State Police, and FBI clearances must be included in your application packet for your application to be considered. 

Unsolicited applications/resumes will no longer be accepted by the Octorara Area School District. ONLY responses to the individual postings indicated in JOB OPPORTUNITIES will be accepted.

All unsolicited paperwork sent to the Human Resources Office will not be reviewed for employment purposes. The sender will be notified to retrieve the documents within ten (10) business days. If he/she does not retrieve the documents within that time, they will be destroyed. 

Retiree Benefits

Independence Blue Cross 

Personal Choice 15/25/70 Plan (Prior to 7/1/18)
Customer Service Number: 1-800-ASK-BLUE
Billing Questions: 1-800-444-6301  

National Vision Administrators
Customer Service: 866-403-7700  

Independence Blue Cross

Personal Choice QHDHP Plan (7/1/18-current)  
Customer Service Number: 1-800-ASK-BLUE
Billing Questions: 1-800-444-6301


Customer Service: 1-888-865-6590

Delta Dental 
Customer Service: 1-800-932-0783  


Public School Employees' Retirement System

PSERS website
Health Options Program (HOP)



Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees

PASR website