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Frequently Asked Questions
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 Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

 Overview

Are you interested in working for the Placer County Office of Education? Want more information about a specific job opening? Our team is happy to help. Provided below are answers to many important questions in regards to Human Resources for current and prospective Placer County Office of Education employees. If you didn't find the answer you're looking for feel free to contact us for assistance.

 Information

 Employment

How do I find out about current job opportunities with the Placer County Office of Education (PCOE)?

PCOE utilizes EdJoin​ (Education Job Opportunities Information Network) to post our job openings. Some positions are also advertised in local newspapers and publications.

How do I apply for a position with PCOE?

Applications are only accepted for positions that are currently open for recruitment. Applications must be completed online through EdJoin. Each position has specific requirements for applying and these will be listed on EdJoin or on a vacancy notice. All of the required documents listed must be submitted with an application or it will be considered incomplete. Completed application packets must be received in the Human Resources department no later than 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date listed on the vacancy notice. Late applications will not be considered.

What is the difference between a certificated and a classified position?

Certificated positions require that the person have a credential from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing www.ctc.ca​.gov. Classified positions do not require that a person have a credential but may have other licensing or educational requirements.

Can I submit a resume in lieu of filling out an employment application?

Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application. Required application materials will be specified on the vacancy notice or EdJoin posting.

I have applied for a position with PCOE in the past. Do I need to resubmit a new application packet when I apply for another position?

Yes. A new application packet must be submitted for each position that is applied for.

Where can I view PCOE job descriptions?

Job descriptions can be found on EdJoin. Click on any PCOE job posting and under “Additional Information” click on “View Other Job Descriptions.”

If a specific question has not been addressed, please contact Michelle King via email or Amanda Smith via email.

 Benefits

What benefits does PCOE offer?

Benefits may include medical, dental, vision, tax-sheltered annuity, and STRS/PERS contribution. Specific information regarding plans and costs are provided once an offer of employment is made. The following health plans are currently available to choose from:

  • Sutter Health Plus HMO
  • Sutter Health Plus HMO High-Deductible Plans ($1,500/$3,000 and $2,500/$5,000)
  • Western Health Advantage HMO• Western Health Advantages HMO High-Deductible Plans ($1,800/$3,600 and $2,800/$5,600)
  • Western Health Advantages HMO High-Deductible Plans ($1,800/$3,600 and $2,800/$5,600)
  • Kaiser Traditional Plan $20 copay (chiropractic and vision included)
  • Kaiser High Deductible Plan ($2,000/$4,000)
  • Blue Shield of California HMO
  • Blue Shield of California High-Deductible Plans ($2,700/$5,200 and $4,000/$8,000)
  • Delta Dental and VSP (Vision Service Plan)
  • Long-Term Disability offered by The Hartford
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (125 Plan)

What is the current medical cap?

The current medical cap for the 2019-2020 school year for all Classified employees is $750.00 per month, which is applied to the health plan that is selected. The current medical cap for 2019-2020​ for all other employees (Management, Confidential, Certificated, and Unrepresented) is $750 per month for employee only, and $834 per month for Employee + Spouse, Employee + Child(ren), or Employee + Family.

What retirement system is in effect for the Placer County Office of Education?

  • State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS)
  • Public Employee Retirement System (PERS)

If a specific question has not been addressed, please contact Tonja Kutz via email.

 Other

Is testing required to apply for a position?

Some positions with PCOE do require testing. If testing is a requirement for a position, it will be specified on the job vacancy notice and EdJoin posting.

 FAQ's

How do I find out about current job opportunities with PCOE?

PCOE utilizes EdJoin​(Education Job Opportunities Information Network) to post our job openings. Some positions are also advertised in local newspapers and publications.​

What benefits does PCOE offer?

Benefits may include medical, dental, vision, tax-sheltered annuity, and STRS/PERS contribution. Specific information regarding plans and costs are provided once an offer of employment is made. ​

Is testing required to apply for a position?

Some positions with PCOE do require testing. If testing is a requirement for a position, it will be specified on the job vacancy notice and EdJoin posting.​

 Quotations

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“A teacher affects eternity; you can never tell where their influence stops.“

― Henry B ​Adams​