Jobs at SJCOE

Permanent Employment Opportunities

The San Joaquin County Office of Education is an equal opportunity employer that employs classified and certificated employees to serve our county office departments, programs, and schools. Job seekers can search current permanent job openings online at

For questions or assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources department at (209) 468-4820.

Substitute Employment Opportunities

Are you interested in working as a substitute teacher or instructional assistant? Below, please find more information regarding qualifications to substitute in these positions. If you believe you meet the requirements to become a substitute, please apply online at

To schedule an appointment to complete the basic-skills proficiency exam, please contact the Human Resources department at (209) 468-4995.

Substitute Teachers

Qualified substitute teacher applicants who pass a required background check earn $220 per day and dedicated subs earn $235 per day (46+ days of work for the fiscal year).

To qualify for a substitute teaching position, applicants must:

  1. 1. Possess a bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university; AND
  2. 2. Fulfill the basic skills requirement.
Substitute Instructional Assistants

In the special education classroom, a substitute instructional assistant works side-by-side with the teacher to meet the needs of the students. Qualified substitute instructional assistants who pass a required background check earn $20.39 per hour.

To qualify for a substitute instructional assistant position, applicants must:

  • 1. Possess a high school diploma; AND
  • 2. Possess one of the following:
    • • a passing score on a basic-skills proficiency exam* (administered by the SJCOE); OR
    • • an associate or bachelor’s degree; OR
    • • proof of completing 48 college semester units with a C or better.