Working at SDCOE
At the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE), we are working toward a future without boundaries for all students. Our team of kind, dedicated, and collaborative employees have a strong focus on students, equity, and innovation, which is why SDCOE is a great place to work!
Regardless of job title, every employee at SDCOE has a hand in helping local students learn. If you have a passion for making a big difference in your community, there's likely a position that fits your strengths and expertise.
Current employees can visit Common Ground, SDCOE's intranet site, for work-related information.
- Job Descriptions
- Salary Schedules
- Collective Bargaining Agreements
- Frequently Asked Questions About SDCOE Employment
Includes any certificated, non-management employee, including teachers, counselors, and other specialists.
Includes any non-certificated, non-management employee, including administrative assistants, maintenance workers, and other support positions.
The San Diego County Office of Education strives to offer competitive salaries compared to other employers in the education field around the county and region. We participate in many countywide and statewide salary surveys.
Below is the basic benefit cost and summary information for eligible SDCOE employees. Please note there is no monthly premium for dental or vision coverage. All classifications may enroll eligible dependents in coverage. Required eligibility verification for a spouse and dependent children must be received prior to enrollment.
Additional information is made available to employees on Common Ground, SDCOE's intranet site, once a user name and password have been established.
We're here to help! Any questions can be emailed to the SDCOE Benefits Team, at email@example.com.
Monthly Premiums for Medical Only
The following are monthly premiums for medical only – 12-month employees should refer to the 12 pay cost share worksheet; 10- and 11-month employees should refer to the 10 pay cost share worksheet:
Benefit Summaries for Medical Plans
The following are the benefits summaries for SDCOE medical plans:
- Medical Plan Comparison with Medical Group Breakdown (PDF)
- Kaiser Benefit Summary (PDF)
- UHC Performance HMO Network 1 Benefit Summary (PDF)
- UHC Performance HMO Network 2 Benefit Summary (PDF)
- UHC Harmony HMO 10 Benefit Summary (PDF)
- UHC Alliance HMO 20-30 Benefit Summary (PDF)
- UHC Journey HMO Benefit Summary (PDF)
- UHC Journey Plan HealthInvest HRA (PDF)
Prescription Summaries for UHC Members Only
- Express Scripts Rx PHMO Network 1 Benefit Summary (PDF)
- Express Scripts Rx PHMO Network 2 Benefit Summary (PDF)
- Express Scripts Rx Harmony HMO Benefit Summary (PDF)
- Express Scripts Rx Journey HMO Benefit Summary (PDF)
- Express Scripts for Alliance HMO Benefit Summary (PDF)
NOTE: Kaiser prescription coverage falls under member's medical plan
Chiropractic coverage is for ALL enrollees regardless of plan enrolled:
Dental, Vision, Dependent Eligibility and Hartford Basic Life Insurance
- Delta Dental Premier Benefit Summary (PDF)
- Vision Service Plan Benefit Summary (PDF)
Dependent Eligibility Verification Documentation (PDF) – Dependent Eligibility (the enrollment of spouse and dependent children is contingent on the required eligibility documents. Enrollment WILL NOT be processed prior to receipt of such documents).
Holiday Schedule for Current SDCOE Employees: 2022-23
For fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022, the following 16 paid holidays are provided to all eligible employees.
- Monday, July 4, 2022—Independence Day
- Monday, Sept. 5, 2022—Labor Day
- Friday, Nov. 11, 2022—Veteran’s Day
- Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022—Thanksgiving Day
- Friday, Nov. 25, 2022—Friday following Thanksgiving Day
- Friday, Dec. 23, 2022* until Monday, January 2, 2023—Winter Break (seven holidays including Christmas and New Year's Day)
- Monday, Jan. 16, 2023—Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Monday, Feb. 20, 2023—Presidents' Day
- Monday, May 29, 2023—Memorial Day
- Monday, June 19, 2023—Juneteenth National Independence Day
* Ed Code Section 45203: When a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be deemed to be a holiday in lieu of the day observed. When a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be deemed to be a holiday in lieu of the day observed.
In addition, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022 has been designated as a non-work, unpaid day for all classified support, confidential support, classified management, and classified administrator employees who work a 244-day work year.
Approved: Jan. 11, 2022
How do I apply for a job with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)?
We utilize the Education Job Opportunities Information Network (EDJOIN) for our job postings and on-line application process. You must submit your online application by the posted closing date and time as listed on the job announcement/posting in order to be considered.
How will I know if a job is open for recruitment?
All current openings are posted on EDJOIN (Job Postings). Job announcements are also posted on designated bulletin boards at the SDCOE and in the Human Resources Office. Individual job postings are also sent by electronic mail 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 filled” mean?
Applications are accepted until there are sufficient numbers of qualified applicants to be considered. Examinations (classified positions) or selection interviews (certificated 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 individuals on appropriate reemployment lists may submit their application for consideration.
What happens to my application after the posting closes?
Generally, applications are prescreened within one week of the filing deadline.
Classified positions – Applicants who pass the prescreening are invited to participate in the examination process (tentative exam date(s) may be noted on the job posting), which may include a performance, written and/or oral test components designed to assess the minimum qualifications and ability to perform the duties advertised for the position.
Certificated positions – Applicants who pass the prescreening will be invited to participate in the selection interview process that may include a brief presentation and/or writing exercise.
How do I find a description of the job I am applying for?
The job description is attached to the EDJOIN posting, under Job Description.
How long does the recruitment process take?
It varies depending upon many factors including: number of other recruitments currently in process, the classification, applicant pool, testing plan, as well as availability of testing rooms and subject matter experts. However, as a general guideline our goal is to have the recruitment process completed within four (4) weeks of when the position was announced.
What is an eligibility list? (For classified positions only)
An eligibility list is a ranked list of candidates who have qualified for employment consideration 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 who are willing and able to accept appointment.
I made it onto the eligibility list for a specific classification. What happens next? Eligibility lists are good for six months (unless there are fewer than three ranks of eligible candidates who are willing and able to accept appointment) and will be used to fill the current and future openings in that classification. When a vacancy exists for that classification/title, the top three ranks may be contacted for an interview with the hiring manager.
When applying for certificated positions, what does “eligible for credential” mean?
You have completed all of the requirements for the needed credential as defined by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and have applied for the credential with all necessary fees and background 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 may review requirements for California certification at 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 to several job postings listed. Do I need to submit a separate application for each job classification?
Yes. Every application is evaluated separately based on the minimum qualifications of the job classification for which you are applying. Once you have completed an initial applicant profile on EDJOIN Profile submitting an application is a fairly quick process.
May I submit my attachments directly to the SDCOE via email or hand deliver them?
No. All required attachments must be included in your EDJOIN application by the filing deadline in order for them to be considered.
Do I have to apply through the EDJOIN website?
Yes. We are unable to accept application materials in person or via fax or email.
I cannot access the on-line application in EDJOIN. What should I do?
If you have problems while applying on-line, please contact the EDJOIN Helpdesk at 800-398-9580 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Pacific Standard Time, Monday to Friday.
I don't have a scanner. How will I get my attachments online?
You will need to find a location where you can scan your materials. You may choose to go to your local library or print shop.
How will I receive notification regarding the status of my application?
The email address you provide in your EDJOIN application will be our primary way of contacting you.
My contact information has changed. How do I update my application?
You will need to log on to your EDJOIN profile and make the change in “My EDJOIN” screen.