HOW TO GET A CLASSIFIED JOB AT THE SCCOE
The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Click on
one of the links below to find out how to join us:
CLASSIFIED EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Classified Job Hotline.
For a recorded
message listing the available classified employment opportunities at
the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE), call the
Classified Job Hotline at (408) 453-6926. The recording is updated
weekly and available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Classified Job Announcements.
announcements for classified positions are available on-line through
EDJOIN or from Classified
Personnel Services at (408) 453-6845. Copies are also continuously
available in Human Resources Department, 1290 Ridder Park Drive,
San Jose, CA 95131(South Building, Level II). Job seekers and
employees are invited to review job announcements and discuss
employment or promotional possibilities with a staff member in
Classified Personnel Services.
Classified Substitute Employment.
Job seekers available for immediate
employment are encouraged to
consider employment as a classified substitute employee. Classified
substitutes are continuously assigned to fill in for regular
employees who are absent due to illness, vacation, or leave, or to
temporarily fill newly established or recently vacated positions. While assignments for most classified substitutes
change frequently, many substitutes are assigned to limited-term
assignments of up to three months.
The selection process for classified
positions begins with the job announcement. The job announcement (known as "Classified Employment
Opportunity") describes the position(s) according to the functions, responsibilities, typical
duties, and salary assignment of the job classification. In addition, the announcement outlines
the type of examination(s), the location and final filing
and examination dates (if available), as well as required application materials (i.e.,
application, resume, supplemental questionnaire, etc.).
Classified positions are announced according to job
classification and each position is opened individually for the filing of
applications. In most cases, examinations for each position will be conducted
separately; however, in some cases examinations may be administered
CLASSIFIED EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION
are distributed and accepted when a job announcement is posted. It
is very important that you take the following steps when
- Read the job
announcement, giving special attention to filing
requirements, final filing and examination dates, and minimum
qualifications. Filing deadlines vary, so it is important to apply
as soon as possible. The job announcement is your guide for
successful filing of your application. Retain a copy of the job
announcement until you complete the entire process.
- Complete a classified employment application and attach any required
supplement forms or questionnaires. When filling out the
application, it is critical for you to demonstrate your ability to
meet the minimum qualifications. Here are a few tips:
- Be specific, thorough, honest, and
- Do not leave any blanks.
- Be clear and concise (type or print
- Attach your resume; however, avoid
using "see resume" as a method of filling out the application.
- Include any relevant volunteer
- Attach additional sheets, if necessary,
or any other material that supports your qualifications.
- Do not use co-workers, family members,
or friends as references.
- If you are claiming Veteran's
preference, attach a copy of your DD-214 form.
- Sign your application. (For on-line applications, make sure
your name appears in the certification area.)
- Submit all application materials
before the filing deadline
stated on the announcement. Do not submit original college
degrees, licenses, certifications, or immigration papers. Make a
copy of your application and any other materials before filing it
with the Classified Personnel Services. Applications and
supporting documents may not be returned or retrieved.
Classified Personnel Services will contact you within 10 business
days regarding the status of your application. If you are
notified that you qualify for the test, you should begin preparing
for the examination.
Classified Personnel Services administers examinations, designed specifically for each job classification, which
test the knowledge, ability and the skill levels
required for successful job performance. Examinations may include one or
more of the following components:
- Written Examination. Enables applicants to demonstrate their
technical and/or general job knowledge. Written examinations
typically include items such as multiple choice,
fill-in-the-blank, and short answer questions.
- Qualifications Appraisal Interview (Oral
Panel). A panel of qualified professionals asks each
candidate a series of job-related questions. Candidates are rated
based on the responses communicated to the panel. This test is NOT
a job interview.
- Performance Exercise. May either place the
candidate in simulated work situation and/or use a subject matter
expert to rate the candidate as job-related activities are performed.
A performance exercise may involve typing a letter, preparing a
financial worksheet, planning and scheduling a meeting, or
identifying tools and equipment used in the job.
Reasonable accommodation will be made to facilitate the
participation of disabled candidates in the examination process. If
you qualify to take the examination, please notify staff member,
noted in the job announcement, prior to the date of the examination
of any special needs you may have. Call the Classified Personnel
staff member or the Telecommunication device for the Deaf (TDD) at
After you have successfully passed the examination(s), your name will be placed on the eligibility list for that particular
job classification. This list is used to fill
vacancies in the job classification for the specific period of
time indicated on the list.
Depending on the classification, the eligibility list will remain
on file and active for a period of six months or one year.
Separate lists are established for each job classification or for
positions in the same classification located at work sites
throughout the county.
Candidates are placed (ranked) on an eligibility list, in
descending order, according their final scores. Candidates with
equal final scores (ties) are given the same rank.
OF ADDRESS OR TELEPHONE
Applicants and eligibility list participants are responsible for notifying Classified
Personnel Services of any change in address or
telephone by filing a CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR TELEPHONE form
available from Classified Personnel Services.
When a vacancy occurs, the hiring department will request a list of candidates
(eligibles) from Classified Personnel Services.
At which time, Classified Personnel Services will forward
the first three ranks of candidates to the hiring
department for a final interview.
Upon the receiving the list, the hiring department will contact
the candidates on the list to schedule a final selection interview
appointment. It is most important that candidates respond to the
request for a interview even if they are no longer interested in, or
available to consider employment. Unresponsive candidates may be
eliminated from the eligibility list and, in addition, may damage
their future possibilities for obtaining employment with the
Those candidates that continue to be interested in employment are
expected to arrive to their respective interview at the time (and
date) scheduled. Please avoid canceling or rescheduling your
The following suggestions are recommended to assist candidates in
preparing for their interview:
- Clearly record the location of interview
as well as the name of the individual scheduling the interview and
individual who will be conducting the interview.
- Verify the location of the interview. If
your interview is to be conducted at one of the offsite school or
program locations, ensure that you are clear as to the address and
phone number. If you need assistance, contact Classified Personnel
- Bring copies of your resume and any
materials provided to you by Classified Personnel Services.
- Dress appropriately; avoid any negative comments about your
current or former employers; demonstrate a positive attitude; and,
above all, be honest in your responses.
For further explanation concerning any
of the above information, contact Classified Personnel Services at the
address and telephone number below.
All information is subject to change without notice.
Date last updated: February 24, 2004