Working at SDCOE – San Diego County Office of Education

How do I apply for a job with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)?
We use the Education Job Opportunities Information Network (EDJOIN) for our job postings and online application process. You must submit your application online by the closing date and time indicated on the advertisement/job posting in order to be considered.

How do I know if a position is open for recruitment?
All current job offers are published on EDJOIN (Job Postings). Job advertisements are also posted on designated bulletin boards at the SDCOE and the Office of Human Resources. Individual job offers are also emailed to current SDCOE employees.

How do I know that Human Resources has received my application?
You will receive a notification email that your application has been successfully submitted.

What does “open until full” mean?
Applications are accepted until there are a sufficient number of qualified applicants to be considered. Examinations (classified positions) or selection interviews (certified positions) may be scheduled as needed until a valid eligibility list is established or a qualified candidate has been identified for that particular classification.

What does “promotional only” mean?
Only qualified permanent employees of the SDCOE or persons on the appropriate re-employment lists may submit their application for consideration.

What happens to my application after the posting closes?
As a general rule, applications are pre-selected within a week of the submission deadline.

Classified positions – Candidates who pass the screening are invited to participate in the review process (tentative review date(s) may be indicated on the job posting), which may include performance testing, written and/or or oral designed to assess the minimum qualifications and ability to perform the duties advertised for the position.

Certified positions – Candidates who pass the screening will be invited to participate in the selection interview process which may include a brief presentation and/or a writing exercise.

How can I find a description of the job I’m applying for?
The job description is attached to the EDJOIN publication, under Job description.

How long does the recruitment process take?
This will vary based on many factors including: number of other recruitments in progress, classification, candidate pool, testing plan, as well as availability of testing rooms and subject matter experts. However, as a general rule, our goal is to complete the recruitment process within four (4) weeks of the position being advertised.

What is an eligibility list? (For classified positions only)
An eligibility list is a ranked list of candidates who have qualified for employment in a specific job classification. Once established, the list is valid for a period of six months or until there are fewer than three ranks of eligibles willing and able to accept a nomination.

I made it on the eligibility list for a specific classification. What happens next? Eligibility lists are valid for six months (unless there are fewer than three ranks of eligible applicants who are willing and able to accept an appointment) and will be used to fill current and future openings in this classification. Where a vacancy exists for that classification/title, the top three ranks may be contacted for an interview with the hiring manager.

When applying for certified positions, what does “eligible for titles” mean?
You have completed all requirements for necessary credentials as defined by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and have applied for the credential along with all necessary fees and basic information. A copy of your CCTC application or temporary county certificate must be attached to your application by the filing deadline.

Out-of-state applicants can view California certification requirements on the Commission’s website and must provide documentation to support their eligibility for the required credential (e.g. transcripts, CBEST card , out-of-state credential, work experience, etc.).

I want to apply for more than one job posting listed. Do I need to submit a separate application for each job classification?
Yes. Each application is assessed separately against the minimum qualifications for the job classification for which you are applying. Once you have completed an initial candidate profile on EDJOIN Profile, submitting an application is a fairly quick process.

Can I submit my attachments directly to the SDCOE via email or deliver them by hand?
No. All required attachments must be included in your EDJOIN application by the submission deadline for them to be considered.

Should I apply via the EDJOIN website?
Yes. We are unable to accept application materials in person, by fax or by email.

I can’t access the online application in EDJOIN. What should I do?
If you encounter any issues while applying online, please contact the EDJOIN Helpline at 800-398-9580 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

I don’t have a scanner. How will I put my attachments online?
You will need to find a place where you can scan your documents. You can choose to go to your local library or print shop.

How will I receive notification about the status of my application?
The email address you provide in your EDJOIN app will be our primary means of contacting you.

My contact details have changed. How do I update my application?
You will need to log in to your EDJOIN profile and make the change in the “My EDJOIN” screen.

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