Ector County Independent School District

Welcome to Winocular, ECISD’s online application system.  Our goal is to increase user friendly capabilities for applicants. If you have any problems or questions using the online application system, please contact Human Resources at (432) 456-9359.

Application Procedures

Human Resources:  (432) 456-9359
Fax:  (432) 456-9358
ALL applicants must apply online.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND A SEPARATE RESUME by mail, fax or email as it will not be reviewed.  Please do not send letters of recommendation or transcripts.  These items may be requested upon hire.

If you have read the application process procedures, click here to apply.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Ector County Independent School District.  To complete an application, please read the information below and follow the steps indicated:

Step 1:  Application

To be considered as an applicant, you must provide the following:

  • A completed online application (administrative, certified or classified) with references

Please note:

  • Documents such as transcripts, resumés and certificates may be submitted electronically with the application though not required until employment offer is made-please note that documents have to be in one of the following formats: pdf, rtf or txt.  Microsoft Word documents will not be uploaded at this time.
  • Completed applications will be kept on file for one year

Ector County Independent School District must obtain three references for each candidate considered for employment.  Certificated applicants should provide information that includes their most recent principal or cooperating teacher, college supervisor’s names, or other educational references deemed appropriate including current telephone numbers and email addresses.  Classified applicants should provide the names of the three most recent employers including the supervisors’ names, current telephone numbers, and email addresses.  Failure to provide accurate information will result in a delay in the employment process.

Step 2: Hiring Process:

Once you have completed the application process, your file will be reviewed by the hiring supervisor/campus principal and considered for employment.  A formal screening interview may be scheduled either in person or by telephone. 

If you are recommended for employment, a director of the Human Resources department will contact you to offer the position and arrange a time to complete the necessary paperwork. As part of the employment process, it will be necessary for you to complete a fingerprint clearance through the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Your name will be submitted to the State Board for Educators’ Certification.  If the Human Resources staff receives a request that you be fingerprinted, you will be contacted by Human Resources with further instructions.  The total cost for fingerprinting is $47.45, paid by applicant.  Fingerprinting and HR paperwork must be complete before your official start date.  You may obtain more information at The Ector County Independent School District will process a background check through a private agency, which takes one to two days. A drug test is required of every new employee hired.

Please noteOnly a Director of Human Resources department is authorized to make offers of employment and give salary information.

To view vacant positions, please visit our website: Click Here

Step 3:  Orientation

Certified employees must attend new teacher orientation in their first year of employment with the District.  If you have questions regarding orientation information, please contact the Professional Development office at (432) 456-8509, Henri Lewis, Director.

All new employees are required to attend a Benefits orientation session following clearance of drug test and criminal history background checks. You will be scheduled for an orientation by an HR representative when you complete your paperwork in Human Resources.

            For questions regarding Elementary teaching vacancies, please contact Staci Ashley, Director of Human Resources for Elementary Personnel at (432) 456-9352 or
            For questions regarding Secondary teaching vacancies, please contact Rebecca Mull, Director of Human Resources for Secondary Personnel at (432) 456-9353  or

            For questions regarding Paraprofessional or Administrative/Professional Support vacancies, please contact Valnita Hernandez at (432) 456-9351  or



Teachers with an out-of-state certificate must apply for a Texas Certificate.
Applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree
  • Present official college transcripts
  • Present a copy of the valid out-of-state teaching certificate
  • Complete TEA application form requesting evaluation and one-year certificate
  • Pay fees for evaluation and issuance of one-year certificate*
  • Pass the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) or the Examination for the Certification of Educators in Texas (ExCET)

*A one-year Texas certificate entitles the teacher to teach in the designated field(s) for one year from the application date. At the end of the year specified, the teacher must have taken and passed the TExES / ExCET. There is a test to cover each teaching field/endorsement. Failure to complete the TExES / ExCET requirements during the validity period of the one-year certificate could result in termination of employment.

Upon verification of passing all segments of the appropriate TExES / ExCET, the employee MUST apply for a Texas Certificate by:

  • Completing an application form
  • Submitting official verification of having passed the TExES / ExCET for the assigned teaching fields
  • Submit a money order or check to cover the fee for the certificate

The fees applicable to certification requirements must be in the form of a cashier's check or money order. They are to be made payable to: State Board for Educator Certification or SBEC.

  • $177.00 - Evaluation of credentials by SBEC
  • $52.00 - Issuance of one year probationary certificate based on Out-of-state credentials

Recent graduates of a Texas college or university will need a letter from the university or college stating that certification has been recommended.

The Ector County Independent School District shall adhere to a policy of equal employment for all employees. During the selection and employment process, individuals shall be employed without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, national orgin or physical disability, except in situations where such disability will constitute an employment libility. Discrimination against any person shall be prohibited in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline and any other aspect of personnel administration for any of the above listed reasons, because of political or religious opinions or affiliation, or because of other non-merit factors. Inquires concerning your rights or grievances should be referred to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Keith Garinger, 802 N. Sam Houston, Odessa, Texas 79761.
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