Job Opportunities at SCOE

Sonoma County public schools employ nearly 8,300 people. About half are teachers. Others include administrators, teaching assistants (also known as para-professionals), and various support staff. Positions that do not require a teaching or administrative credential are known as classified positions.

Employment at SCOE

Job openings are posted online at the EdJoin website

Job listings for the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) can be found online. To see these or submit job applications online, visit the SCOE section of the statewide EdJoin website.

To request or pick up information

You can request job descriptions and application forms by phone or pick them up in person. For certificated positions, call (707) 524-2677. For classified positions, call (707) 524-2679. The SCOE office is located at 5340 Skylane Boulevard, Santa Rosa. Get directions to SCOE.

To submit an application

Applications for employment may be submitted via the EdJoin website. Online applications are preferred, although paper applications are also accepted by mail, fax (707-524-2950), or in-person. A SCOE application form is required for all paper applications. Please select: Application Form for Certificated Positions (pdf) or Application Form for Classified Positions (pdf). If you need assistance completing these forms, please contact SCOE HR Analyst Susie Truelove at struelove@scoe.org or 707-524-2677 for help with certificated job applications and HR Analyst Stephanie Sarris at ssarris@scoe.org or 707-524-2677 for help with classified job applications.

Applications are always due in the Human Resources office by 4:30pm on the closing date for the position. A postmark is NOT sufficient to meet this deadline.

To apply for substitute teaching at SCOE

Please see the Substitute Teaching in SCOE Classrooms webpage.

SCOE hiring process

  1. A paper screening panel reviews the materials submitted by each applicant and decides which candidates qualify. Top candidates from this paper screening are asked to participate in an oral exam.
  2. Candidates are contacted for the oral exam and applicants not passing paper screening are notified in writing.
  3. Classified: Those who do well in the oral exam are placed on the employment list. Candidates must pass both the paper screening and the oral exam to be included. Certificated: Employment lists are not created for certificated position openings.
  4. The hiring manager interviews the top three candidates and conducts reference checks.
  5. The hiring manager recommends a specific candidate to the head of the division. If approved, the candidate’s name is forwarded to Human Resources and the position is offered to the candidate.
  6. Fingerprint and TB clearance are completed and, when required, a physical exam is obtained.
  7. Once a job offer has been made and a candidate completes all clearance, he/she begins work.
Candy Amos, SCOE Information Systems Support Analyst
"I love all the activities SCOE does to bring us all together. I think that’s very unique." - Candy Amos, SCOE Information Systems Support Analyst