Thank you for your interest in being a substitute for the Port Townsend School District.  Substitutes are an important support for our staff and students.  Substitutes are hired on an on-call, as-needed basis throughout our district at all grade levels.

Substitute Opportunities
The Port Townsend School District uses an automatic substitute notification system that sends job announcements to substitutes for Teaching, ParaEducator, and Secretarial assignments.  These can be received via phone calls, voice mails, emails, and/or texts.

Food Service and Custodial substitute assignments come from those departments directly via phone calls and/or emails.

The Bus substitute assignments are issued from the Transportation Department at the Chimacum School District and start out from the Chimacum Bus Barn facility.

Substitute Teacher Requirement
Certificated Teachers:  Require a valid Washington State Teaching Certificate.

Emergency Certificated Substitutes are valid only for our district and activated when there is a need for additional substitutes.  Requires a BA or BS degree or higher from an accredited college or university and the ability to obtain a WA State OSPI Emergency Substitute Certificate for the Port Townsend School District.

Classified Substitute Positions
- ParaEducator
- Building Secretary
- Food Service
- Custodial
- Bus Driver

Substitute Rate of Pay for School Year 2023-24

Teacher Substitute  
- Teacher assignments are worked and paid in 1/2 day increments (3.5 hrs) or 1.0 day increments (7.0 hrs).

- 1-30 full days of work: $65 per half day / $130 per full day
- 31+ full days of work: $97 per half day / $194 per full day

Classified Substitute
Are paid at the first step of each pay classification and are worked and paid on an hourly basis.

- ParaEducator $20.72
- Secretary $23.13
- Food Service $19.07
- Custodial $23.82
- Bus Driver $24.80

How to Apply
All job postings are listed on our website under the EMPLOYMENT Tab.

- Teacher Substitute Position
- Classified Substitute (Classroom Aide, Secretary, Food Service, Custodial Bus Driver)

All applications will require a cover letter, resume, letters of reference and email address for (3) confidential references, preferable from current or past supervisors.  Please be sure to have all required materials uploaded prior to submitting your application for consideration.  Once your application has been approved, you will be contacted with instructions to complete online Human Resources documentation and to schedule an appointment in-office to finalize your paperwork.

As per WA State law, all substitutes must have their fingerprints cleared by the Washington State Patrol (WSP) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Fingerprint cards are mailed to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for Washington State for processing.  Substitutes must pay the $50.00 fee (via check) payable to OSPI at the time the fingerprint card is submitted to the district for submission to OSPI.

Fingerprints are done at three locations by appointment only:
- Jefferson County Sheriff's Office:
 Contact: (360) 385-3831
 Cost: $5.00 check or exact cash only

- Port Townsend Police Department:
  Contact:  (360) 385-2322
  Cost: $5.00 exact cash only

- Olympic Education Service District (OESD #114): / Educator Services / Fingerprinting services:  select Schedule a Fingerprinting Appointment button. 
Cost: $83.00 for digital fingerprinting and OSPI submission - Visa or Mastercard only

Substitute Handbook
The district substitute handbook has additional working and policy information.  Please read the handbook prior to the start of your substituting work.

Port Townsend School District Substitute Handbook

Need Help?  Please contact our Human Resources Office @ (360) 680-5755

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