Jefferson School District Employment

LICENSED Application Method

NON-LICENSED Application

COACHING Application

Jobs Opportunities:

Bilingual Instructional Assistant - Elementary

Bilingual ESOL Teacher - Elementary

Resource Room Teacher - Elementary School

Application Process:  

Applications for classified positions may be obtained by clicking the link above, contacting the School District Administrative Office at 541-327-3337 ext. 240, or stopping by the District Office at 1328 N. Second Street (next door to the Middle School). All applications will be reviewed by an interview team prior to interviews. All applicants will be notified of selection or rejection. Fluent bilingual ability (written and oral) in English and Spanish is preferred for all positions in the district. All licensed staff and instructional assistants must meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act as it defines Highly Qualified employees. For more information about training and testing to meet the Highly Qualified status, contact the Willamette Education Service District.

  • According to Oregon law, all contract employees of the District are required to complete the Oregon Department of Education Fingerprint-Based Criminal History Verification process at the time they are offered a contract for employment. The ODE Verification form is to be completed and notarized at the School District office where we have a Notary Public on staff. The actual fingerprints are not done in the District. Information regarding locations for fingerprinting will be provided when the paperwork is completed. Charges for the actual fingerprinting vary with the agency providing the service. The applicant is responsible for the cost of the fingerprinting process. The Department of Education's cost for processing the Verification form is payable by cash, check, or, if hired, payroll deduction. The entire verification process takes approximately three to six months. Once the Verification form has been completed and the fee paid, the individual may begin work in the District. If the verification comes back with a notation that the individual has a criminal record, employment with the District will be terminated immediately and the individual will be informed of the process to clear their record. If the individual has completed the Fingerprint-Based Criminal History Verification process in another Oregon school district within two years, the results of that process will be accepted and the individual will complete the Criminal History Verification of Applicants form.


    Custodian, instructional assistant, and food service assistant substitutes are needed. Check below for information. Call Karen Wusstig at 327-3337 x 241 with questions.

    All individuals interested in substituting in the Jefferson School District should complete the application process at the Willamette Education Service District at 2611 Pringle Road, SE, Salem, Oregon and call 503-540-4433 or 503-540-4449 for an appointment. Information and registration forms are available on their website. Please note that you will be required to complete a additional W-4 and I-9 form in our district on the first day you work for us, so be sure to bring appropriate identification (see page five of the I-9 form for a detalied list).

    Jefferson School District 14J is an equal opportunity employer and educator, and is in compliance with the standards of the Oregon Department of Education, ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Title IX and Affirmative Action.  Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Individuals with disabilities may contact the Office of the Superintendent, 541-327-3337 extension 240, for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the District for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunications Relay System, 1-800-735-2900. As required by OAR 581-022-1730 and District Policy and Procedures, a fingerprint-based criminal history verification will be conducted through the Oregon Department of Education for all individuals hired for non-licensed positions in the District.

    THE SCHOOL DISTRICT . . . . Governed by a five-member Board of Directors, the District is located between Salem and Albany on the I-5 corridor. The community, first settled in the 1850ís, supports the schools and many community members are active in school organizations. Although agriculture is the largest local industry, many parents and community members are employed in Albany or Salem.

    Three public schools serve the students of Jefferson with a total enrollment of just under 900, K-12. The Districtís 57 licensed staff are assisted by a support staff of 51 and five licensed administrators. Jefferson Elementary is a Title I school.