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The Personnel Department is compromised of 3 different sub-departments: Credentials, Employee Services, and Recruitment. 




  • Register credentials
  • Issue Temporary County Certificates
  • Provide information on substitute teaching permit requirements
  • Evaluate, Recommend for Child Development permits
  • Credential processors for SCOE Induction Programs
  • Processors for the Teaching Permit for Statutory Leave (TPSL)

Employee Services:

  • Position Control
  • Stipends
  • Employee Database
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Salary Schedules
  • Supplemental Payroll Authorizations
  • TB and Immunization Monitoring
  • Employee Badges
  • Work Calendars


  • Certificated and Classified recruitment
  • Substitute Teacher recruitment
  • Every Student Succeeds Act Compliance
  • Extended School Year



Key Contacts

Lisa Foster

Director II, Human Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the probationary period for new employees?

The probationary period for Classified employees is nine months. For management/confidential, the period is one year. For fully credentialed, Certificated staff, the probationary period is two years.

What happens if I am not selected or not interviewed?

Our objective is to hire the most qualified person for the job. If you are not offered employment, you must wait for another recruitment in that job class and reapply.

How do I apply for a job with SCOE?

Applications are only accepted for jobs that are currently open for recruitment. Applications may be completed using the EDJOIN website.

How long does it take to get my Emergency 30-day Permit?

After the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) receives your application, it takes approximately ten (10) working days to receive your permit by e-mail.

Additional questions and/or assistance can also be provided by the SCOE Credential Analysts. They may be reached at 209-238-1611 or 209-238-1626.

My credential is about to expire, what do I do?

Visit the credential renewal section of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) website to find out if your credential must be or is eligible to be renewed online. If online credential renewal is not available and you are currently employed with a school district, visit your district's personnel office for assistance in submitting the application. Otherwise, you may renew your credential by mail. Manual application forms are available through the Commission. Be sure to keep copies of all documents submitted to the CCTC including a copy of your payment.

Additional questions and/or assistance can also be provided by the SCOE Credential Analysts. They may be reached at 209-238-1611 or 209-238-1604.

What happens if I am recommended for an oral interview?

If you are recommended for an oral interview by the hiring manager, you will be contacted by Human Resources to schedule an interview appointment. If you are recommended for employment, a job offer will be made to you and the H.R. Specialist will answer any questions you may have. You will be required by law to be fingerprinted and participate in a test for exposure to Tuberculosis, and will be required to pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug screening. Final appointment to the job may depend on background check (using your fingerprints) and past employment reference checks.

What happens after I take the examination?

SCOE seeks the highest qualified applicants. After you participate in the examination, you will be notified by mail of the examination results.

What if I am unable to participate in the examination on the announced date?

The examination schedule is determined in advance, and noted in the job announcement. Because of the complex coordination required to obtain meeting room space, or these dates cannot be rescheduled.

How do I prepare for the Classified Examination?

Examinations administered by the Human Resources Division are job-related and designed to test the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to do the essential functions of the job. Carefully read the job announcement and job description, and study material you feel would directly relate to the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities. For example, if two of the requirements for a job are performing mathematical calculations and interpreting regulations, some of the examination questions will probably include math and reading comprehension.

What kind of examination will I be required to pass?

The type of examination that you will be given is typically listed on the job announcement. Examinations are based on actual job duties and the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for these job duties described in the job announcement. The examination may consist of one or more of the following test parts: scored supplemental questionnaires, written tests, oral panel examinations, or performance tests.