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Application and Selection Procedure

​Employment applications are accepted through online submission only. To apply, visit the Jobs page of the OCDE website at and complete an online application. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application, but we strongly encourage attaching a cover letter and resume to your online application. If you do not have internet access, you may apply by using a computer at our Employment Center, located at 200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92628. The computers and scanner at the Employment Center are available for online applications Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. For further information, please call (714) 966-4919. 

Notice to Applicants:  If you require accommodation in the application process, please inform us so we may assist.

Applications will be carefully reviewed. Those applicants with the most appropriate education, experience, and training will be contacted for an interview.  All applicants will be notified of their application status via email. 

Before receiving authorization to work in this position, the individual selected will be required to provide a current negative TB authorization and receive clearance from a confidential background investigation and record check through the DOJ, and FBI as needed.  The tests are arranged and paid for by OCDE.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires employers to verify the employability of all new employees.  Before the Department will finalize an offer of employment, the candidate selected will be required to show original documents which establish both the individual's identity and employment authorization. The candidate must also sign a statement under penalty of perjury regarding his/her employability.

The Orange County Department of Education's employment practices shall be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, physical or mental disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.


We provide a safe, caring, courteous, and professional environment that fosters collaborative work and individual development for our employees.  OCDE offers generous, comprehensive, tax-free insurance benefits options to full-time members of the staff.  Benefits may be prorated for employees working fewer than 12 months per year or less than full-time.  Benefits packages include options for fully paid medical and dental insurance for employees and their dependents, and vision care and life insurance for employees.