Human Resources

David Douglas COVID-19 Information

Dear David Douglas Staff,

Please see the link below for our most up-to-date informational releases from David Douglas leadership that is related to your position with the David Douglas School District.  

Remember that we are David Douglas strong!  



Click here for Important Updated Information:
DDSD COVID-19 Information-updated August 12, 2020
DDSD Vaccine Rollout FAQs – updated February 2, 2021

TSPC has issued instructions for our staff entitled TSPC Ethical Guidance forDistance Learning


The following courses are from Vector Solutions Safeschools. We hope that you will find this information helpful for COVID-19 general information, preparedness, and dealing with stress/anxiety. Course 101: What you need to know about Covid-19  Course 102: Preparing your Household and Course 103: Managing Stress and Anxiety.  

For more information relating to Leaves, please see the HR leave page located here.



All of David Douglas’ available jobs and applications are posted online. Please visit:

For more information about being a David Douglas Employee please check out our Employment Opportunities page. 
Want to be a Substitute?
We are looking for Licensed and Classified employees!

Want to work as a substitute teacher in the David Douglas School District? ESS is our substitute company…call the Help Desk at 503-208-7454 or email ESS at: or your David Douglas Human Resources at extension 8225. Visit their webpage at:


David Douglas Human Resources Mission Statement:

To enhance the district’s mission by fostering a healthy, fair, equitable work environment that will attract excellent employees and enable them to develop to their full potential.


Employment Verification

All Employment Verification requests must be submitted by fax.  For employment only information, please contact Human Resources at 503-261-0130.  For any financial verification, please contact the Payroll Department by fax at 503-261-8247. Please include your business email address on the cover page of your fax.
Please remember that all verification must be accompanied with a signed release by the employee.  For any general assistance, please call 503-261-8289. 

SafeSchools Training

 If you need assistance, please contact David, in Human Resources, at 503-261-8210 or

Title IX Coordinator is Candy Wallace, Assistant Superintendent

Ms. Wallace’s office is located at 11300 NE Halsey St., Portland, OR 97220
Telephone contact: 503-261-8205

David Douglas School District Drug Testing and Criminal Background Check

Per district policy all offers of employment shall be contingent upon the successful passing of a district required drug test and criminal background check. David Douglas School District’s Human Resources will designate where and when the testing will be conducted. The offer of employment will be withdrawn from candidates who test positive for drugs.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

Equal employment opportunity and treatment shall be practiced by the District regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability, if the employee, with or without reasonable accommodation, is able to perform the essential functions of the position. The District complies with legal requirements, including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and other civil rights or discrimination issues, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Contact the Human Resources Office for additional information and/or compliance issues.

ESS – Substitute Finder and Absence Reporting 

David Douglas School District has partnered with ESS to manage our substitute program. A leader in K-12 staffing, ESS has been and continues to be responsible for the hiring, training, and placement of licensed substitute teachers, school aides, custodians, food service workers, and more! If you’re interested in working as a substitute for our district, please visit to apply or call 866.208.7454 for more information. 

ESS SUBDESK – All school-age licensed (and MECP classified and certain Special Education Instructional Assistants only) employee’s substitute and absence reporting system can be accessed via phone or the web at: 503-208-7454, while their website can be found at  All enrolled staff should have received a welcome email from ESS with your personal User ID and Pin. You are required to follow the instructions and phone in to activate your account and reset your password BEFORE you can use the system. Have questions regarding ESS SUBDESK?…call their Help Desk at 503-208-7454, email ESS or your David Douglas Human Resources at extension 8210.

For more information on how to set-up your Preferred Sub. List, please click here: ESS ‘Fave Five’ instructions  This will allow you the opportunity to determine who will be taking your position during your absence.


E.A.P. – What Is It and How Can It Help Me?