San José Unified is a forward-thinking employer, providing a high level of support, continuous growth, and mindful leadership that helps foster and retain motivated and successful employees.Top
Please visit EdJoin to review all classified positions currently open at San José Unified. Vacancies are updated several times throughout the month. Applications are accepted only when a position is currently open.
Salary & Benefits
Depending on the position, classified employees are represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the California School Employees Association (CSEA), and Trades unions. Here are their current salary schedules:
Click here to download our current guide to health and welfare benefits offered by the district.
Position Information & Test Requirements
Please see below for information and requirements for specific classified positions.
Duties: Typing, computer, phones, greeting
All requirements stated on the job description for a permanent position must be met. Clerical tests are offered regularly by Human Resources. Contact us for a schedule and more information.
- Instructional Associates
Duties: Working with children/teachers
Before applying for a permanent position, you must pass the Instructional Associate Test. This test has three parts: Basic English Language Skills, Mathematics, and the Ability to Assist. All requirements stated on the job description for a permanent position must be met.
- Bilingual – Clerical or Instructional
Bilingual positions may include 2.5% to 5% additional salary. Before applying for a position requiring bilingual skills, you must pass a specific language assessment test to receive 2.5% additional salary. Bi-literate requirements must be met for an additional 2.5%.
- Custodial Services
Before applying for a permanent position, you must meet the requirements stated on the job description and announcement. Tests are offered regularly by Human Resources. Contact us for a schedule and more information.
- Short-Term Labor
Short-term laborers are used by the Operations Department as needed and are paid by the hour. Contact the Operations Department at (408) 535-6166 to learn about current openings.
- Food Services
The Food Services Department gives a basic skills quiz to prospective applicants for substitute positions. Contact the Food Services Department at (408) 535-6021 to take the quiz. Passing the quiz enables a person to become a substitute.
Before applying for a permanent position, you must also pass the Food Services Promotional Test given by the Human Resources Department, and meet all other requirements stated on the job description and announcement.
There is a continuous need for substitutes (short-term and “on-call” employees) in all areas. All substitutes are paid from time sheets signed by the employee and submitted to the Payroll Department. Payday is the 10th day of the following month.
Substitutes should update their current availability – especially after being released from a long-term assignment – by calling Human Resources at (408) 535-6549.