Employment Opportunities

All Applications Are Online

Please visit this webpage to access open applications.
We are looking for Licensed and Classified employees!

Want to be a Substitute Teacher?

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: subdesk@emssubdesk.com or your David Douglas Human Resources at extension 8225. Visit their webpage at: https://www.ess.com


Thank you for your interest in the David Douglas School District. Teaching vacancies are first advertised to probationary and permanent District staff. Teaching vacancies open to external applicants will appear on the District website, TalentEd Recruit & Hire, and if necessary, placement services and newspapers. These postings are updated when new vacancies occur.

The David Douglas School District no longer accepts hard copy applications. Instead, we utilize the TalentEd Recruit & Hire website for all Licensed applications. The District will maintain and review a bank of applications that it receives through this website.

To be considered for a position, applicants must apply through this TalentEd Recruit & Hire website. Applicants must submit a completed application including the applicant’s Cover Letter, current Resume, and three (3) Letters of Recommendation. (Type or cut and paste your cover letter in the text box.  Please do not attach).  The Resume and Letters of Recommendation may be attached/uploaded.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications will be accepted until 4:00pm on the date of closing.

Following the job closing date, District officials will review applicant materials and contact those who will be given further consideration. The District may request additional materials if the applicant is a viable candidate for an open position.

After a candidate is selected, he or she is recommended for employment to the Human Resources department for final approval. Human Resources will review all materials and contact the administrator with the final decision on the candidate’s employment.

The District will not accept unsolicited application materials for non-posted positions. PLEASE DO NOT SEND TRANSCRIPTS OR LICENSE.


Current Contract, Probationary and Temporary District Teachers who possess the proper certification and wish to be considered for a transfer to a posted job must complete the Licensed Letter of Interest application on TalentEd Recruit & Hire website. Click the word “Internal” found at the top right side of the log-in screen. You will need to do some minimal set up. You will then be transferred to the on-line Licensed Letter of Interest application to be considered for a current open position. You may copy and paste your Letter of Interest where indicated in the application.

If you have questions regarding specific Licensed job openings, please contact Debora Speciale at 503-261-8225.


Thank you for your interest in applying for a Classified position with David Douglas School District. We no longer accept hard copy applications. Instead, we use the TalentEd Recruit & Hire Website.
To be considered for a Classified position, please follow the TalentEd link.

Applications will be accepted until 4:00pm on the date of closing.

The online applications will be kept on file for 1 year.

Current Employees – Applying for a new position

When you log into TalentEd you will need to click on the word “Internal” which is on the very top right of the log-in screen. You will need to do some minimal set up, then you will eventually be transferred to the online Classified Transfer Request Form to be considered for a current open position.

Job postings will appear on the TalentEd website.  These postings are updated when new vacancies occur.

If you have questions regarding specific Classified job openings, please contact Tiara Carter at 503-261-8289.

External Applicants – Filing a Job Application Help

If you are interested in applying for a position with the David Douglas School District, please visit TalentEd

When you access this website, you will be able to view all of our current open positions and apply for them. If you need any additional assistance for CLASSIFIED positions, please contact: Cliff Doran at 503-261-8253.  For LICENSED positions, please contact: Debora Speciale at 503-261-8225.

Need access to a computer?

If you do not have computer access to view and apply to the positions, here are a couple of possible solutions.

Multnomah County Library – Midland Branch
805 SE 122nd Ave, Portland OR 97233
Telephone: 503-988-5392

Work Source of Oregon – Oregon Employment Department
7916 SE Foster Rd. Suite 104, Portland OR 97206
Telephone: 503-772-2300

“Highly Qualified” and the Paraprofessional Test

The definition of “Highly Qualified” for the David Douglas School District is; having either a four year or two year college diploma, working on a college diploma having completed 48 semester or 72 quarter hours, or successful completion of the David Douglas School District’s Paraprofessional test. The paraprofessional test contains sections with general math, reading, writing, and professional conduct. Our test is in multiple choice format and applicants have two hours to complete the test.

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.

The David Douglas School District welcomes applications from candidates that expand the District’s diversity.