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Substitutes in Jeffco

Jeffco Public Schools is always looking for fantastic team members that can assist us in filling roles on a temporary basis. Often times, these substitute positions can lead to full-time or part-time jobs in Jeffco. These positions are also appealing to our community members who may need a flexible, on-call work environment. Read more about these opportunities by clicking the sections below.

Current Jeffco substitute teachers can log into the system here.

To contact the Substitute Office, call 303-982-6515 or email subteach@jeffco.k12.co.us.


Sub Teacher IconSubstitute Teachers

How to Qualify

Substitute teachers are required to be licensed by the Colorado Department of Education. If you have been through a teacher preparation program, you can work as a substitute with either the regular teaching license or the 5-year substitute authorization.

If you have not been through a teacher preparation program, Jeffco hires substitutes who hold the 1-year or 3-year substitute authorization. More information about these authorizations are located on CDE's website.

For all licenses and authorizations, CDE requires:

  1. Fingerprints submitted specifically for CDE
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  3. Valid and acceptable proof of lawful presence
Beyond that, you will need to consult the license checklist on the CDE website for additional requirements.

Please note: If you have left employment with JeffCo Public Schools for any reason within the last 26 weeks, you may not be eligible for hire as a substitute. Please call the HR Welcome Center at (303) 982-6515 to find out if you are eligible.

How to Apply

Please visit the Jeffco Job Board to search for current substitute vacancies under the Job Category "Substitute Teacher."

Hiring Process

Once you have submitted a complete employment application, the Employment Services team will take approximately a week to process your application. If you meet our criteria, you will be sent a job offer via email. A successful application will include:

  1. A valid Colorado educator license or substitute authorization
  2. Positive, relevant, and recent references
If you have been made an offer and accept that offer, you will receive more information about attending a substitute welcome event.

Substitute Teacher Pay

Please click here for the 2016/17 Jeffco Substitute Pay Rates (Google Doc)

Sub Bus Driver IconSubstitute Bus Driver

Jeffco hires substitute bus drivers with hours ranging up to 40 hours per week. Schedules are usually split, with morning and afternoon pick up and drop off duties. This position requires a CDL, but the district does provide paid training to obtain this.

Starting hourly rates are $15.81/hour with the opportunity to move in to a regular position with benefits.

How to Apply

Please visit the Jeffco Job Board to search for current substitute vacancies under the Job Category of "Hourly" and then the Sub-Category of "Transportation." The job title is "Substitute Bus Driver" and there are multiple locations to choose from.

Sub Bus Driver IconSubstitute Bus Assistant

Our Substitute Bus Assistants ride the bus with students and provide assistance when needed to the bus driver. This position does not require the CDL. Hourly rates begin at $11.91/hour and you can work up to 40 hours per week. This can lead to a regular position with benefits.

How to Apply

Please visit the Jeffco Job Board to search for current substitute vacancies under the Job Category of "Hourly" and then the Sub-Category of "Transportation." The job title is "Substitute Bus Asst" and there are multiple locations available.

Sub Custodian IconSubstitute Custodians

Jeffco hires substitute custodians in 4 or 8 hour shifts, usually in the evenings. Shifts run from 2:30-10:30 p.m. for 8 hour shifts, and 4 hour shifts are more flexible between the hours of 2:30-10:30 p.m.

Substitute custodians start at $12/hour and there are many opportunities for full-time employment once you get hired in to the sub pool.

How to Apply

Please visit the Jeffco Job Board to search for current substitute vacancies under the Job Category of "Hourly" and then the Sub-Category of "Custodial." The job title is "Substitute Custodian."

Sub Food Worker IconSubstitute Food Service Worker

Jeffco hires substitute food service workers in a minimum of 4 hours shifts, usually centered around meal times. If the school offers a breakfast program, there are morning shifts available. Otherwise the work is usually scheduled around lunch times.

Substitute food service workers start at $9.54/hour with the opportunity to move in to a regular position at a higher hourly rate ($10.54 hour starting rate).

How to Apply

Please visit the Jeffco Job Board to search for current substitute vacancies under the Job Category of "Hourly" and then the Sub-Category of "Food Service." The job title is "Food Service Worker Sub-Multiple Locations."