Non-ATP districts

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Non-ATP districts

Postby ljmullins30 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:13 pm

We have been do our research and have found a few jobs that we would like to apply for. We found the jobs on the ATP job database, however when we are on on the district's site it tells us to download and complete an application there. Does anyone know what districts do NOT participate with ATP and you need to apply separately? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
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Re: Non-ATP districts

Postby Bushteachers » Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:19 pm

While we were searching for jobs last spring two districts required extra application that we encountered. That was anchorage and mat-su.

Maybe one of the moderators here would know of the actual number but I believe every district is connected to ATP.
We were contacted by MAt-Su from our ATP app but needed to complete their application from their website.
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Re: Non-ATP districts

Postby Johncn » Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:23 am


There were five districts, collectively referred to as The Big Five, that were all on the road system, had a more "urban" makeup (by Alaska standards) and decided not to use ATP's Applitrack consortium database. There are "big" districts, and had the funds to pay for and manage their own systems. This school year a sixth district pulled out of the consortium - North Slope. They are decidedly non-road system, but had the funds and the desire for their own application process that is customized to their needs. So, basically, the Big Five became The Big Six.

The differences are:

1) All of the Big Six districts have their own application questions and requirements. That means a different website address, and a different website that these districts pay Applitrack to run. ATP's Applitrack system has a more generic "common application" approach. All members have access to the job pool and the candidate pool using the common "statewide" application.

2) The jobs posted by the Big Six appear in the ATP Applitrack search results. If you click on a job when searching the ATP Job Bank Applitrack system's results for jobs, but posted by a Big Six district in their own Applitrack system, you "go to" that other website when you click the link. The jobs posted by ATP consortium districts do not appear in the searches candidates do on the websites / database of the Big Six districts.

3) Some of the data points common to both ATP's and each of the Big Six district applications - name, DOB, address, etc. - can be "imported" from the ATP system during your process of filling out their application. Much of what you enter for those six districts will be unique to that district's application questions, and must be entered by the candidate.

Here is a handout on the Big Five, but the same info applies to North Slope now.

ATP and The Big Five


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