Certificated Employment Process
Employment process for Teachers, Counselors, Nurses, Speech/Language/Hearing Specialists and Teacher Specialists:
- Applications for employment are accepted as vacancies occur through edjoin.org. Please visit edjoin.org for any current vacancies.
- Applications submitted to Human Resources must be accurate and complete with all requested information.
- Applications remain active for one calendar year (January - December).
- Submit a completed and accurate application (with signature) through edjoin.org. We ask you to include with your application form a letter of introduction and an up-to-date resume as well as three current letters of reference. Edjoin.org postings in particular credential areas do not necessarily appear all year, but are posted most frequently during recruitment season, from March through September.
- We will be checking to make sure that applicant qualifications are compliant with Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) regulations and credentialing requirements for the State of California. As vacancies occur, candidates whose applications indicate they are appropriately credentialed and qualified may be asked to interview at sites where openings exist. Candidates may be asked to interview several times as a result of this process. Individuals not recommended for a specific vacancy will continue to be considered for other positions for which they are credentialed. Out-of-state applicants may be interviewed by an available interactive electronic process.
- If a Principal is interested in your application, he/she will contact your professional references (before or after an interview), in preparation for a recommendation to Human Resources for an offer of employment. Make sure you have provided us with current contact numbers for your references!
- Upon recommendation of the site Principal or Program Director, all formal offers of contract employment come from the Human Resources Office.
- New hires will be required to undergo a Department of Justice fingerprint clearance and a District-paid physical examination before signing an employment contract. All new hires must also present evidence of freedom from tuberculosis before hire.
- Upon acceptance of an employment offer and after obtaining the appropriate clearances for employment, an appointment will be scheduled in the Human Resources Office for employment processing, to include signing the contract, enrolling in applicable health benefit programs, completing other necessary paperwork and gaining additional information about employment in the District. Salary placement will be determined based upon semester/quarter units beyond the Bachelor's degree as verified by official transcripts and previous verified teaching experience.
Probationary and Temporary Contract Appointments
- Probationary contracts are offered for open, vacant positions.
- A Temporary contract is offered to a certificated employee to cover another employee on leave of absence or to replace a certificated employee whose position is categorically funded. Temporary contract employees are released at the end of their contract period (maximum length is one school year) and may be eligible for re-employment depending on District needs.
- District paid health and welfare benefits are provided to full time contract employees and their dependents according to the collectively bargained plan choices offered. Part-time employees working at least one-half time but less than full time have District-paid benefits for the employee only. The employee may purchase coverage for qualified dependents at his/her own expense.
- All certificated employees newly employed by the District must contribute to the Medicare portion of Social Security. A deduction of 1.45% is taken from each employee´s salary for this purpose.
All certificated employees are offered the option to join the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) at time of employment. A non-taxable deduction of 9.205% is deducted monthly from each new member's (after January 1, 2013) salary for CalSTRS membership.
All certificated employees must hold a valid California credential for the position assigned for the duration of their employment in a position requiring certification. It is the employee´s responsibility to maintain that certification, which may include the payment of credential/permit renewal fees and the completion of coursework or other requirements as noted by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
- A New Teacher Orientation is provided to assist new hires in their first year with the District. Some new hires will be eligible to participate in additional support activities, such as the Induction Program.
- Because of the varied needs of our students and legal requirements of the Williams vs. State of California court case and subsequent legislation, teachers new to the District are required to be English Language Learner (ELL) certified before they attain permanency in the District. New employees who have AB 1059 and SB 2042 credentials are ELL-certified through their credentialing. The Bilingual or Crosscultural Language and Academic Development (BCLAD or CLAD) authorizations also meet the requirement.
For further information, please contact Dr. Cynthia M. Foley, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources.