Office of Temporary Services Staffing

The Office of Temporary Services in the Department of Human Resources is responsible for administering all applicable employment processes and laws for Baltimore County Public Schools’ curriculum and instructional related contractual, temporary, and substitute employees. The services of these employees provide our school system the opportunity to continue a quality education program when additional staffing is needed and/or when staff members are absent.

Additionally, the Office of Temporary Services:

  • Manages the automated substitute teacher calling system called SmartFindExpress (SFE).
  • Responds to questions regarding appropriate rates of pay for curriculum and instructional related temporary/substitute/contractual assignments.
  • Determines employee eligibility for summer school and/or curriculum workshop employment.
  • Approves employment for assigned employee groups.
  • Represents BCPS at unemployment hearings for assigned employee groups.


Substitute teacher applicants that submitted an application but did not attend a 2016 summer orientation session will not be processed at this time. Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, all substitute teacher applicants are now required to sign-up for and attend a screening interview as part of the hiring process.

Interview sessions will be held monthly beginning in October at our Greenwood Campus in Towson. Registration for the screening interview sessions will open September 1, 2016. Please refer to the Substitute Teacher Application Process document at this link for instructions on how to sign-up for an interview session.

Laura Vandenberge Lough
Human Resource Officer
(443) 809-8952
Jessica Ey
Human Resource Analyst
(443) 809-8954
Administrative Secretary
(443) 809-8952

6901 Charles Street, Bld B, Towson, MD  21204

SmartFindExpress:  410-427-3031
SmartFindExpress web site:

Customer Feedback Survey

FAX:  410-296-1451

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