Employment Process

All applicants applying for employment with Modesto City Schools are required to fill out the EdJoin Electronic Application associated with the desired position. The EdJoin Electronic Application can be accessed by visiting the Employment section of this website or by visiting the EdJoin website.

Photocopies of required supporting documents (see vacancy announcement for details) should be submitted with the EdJoin Electronic Application. Applicants may also include resumes, letters of recommendation, and any additional documents they deem expedient to the application process; however, such documents are not required.

View typing certificate requirements here.

Application forms and supporting documents will not be accepted after the designated closing date & time

Application Process

  1. Locate and click the vacancy announcement link in the EdJoin website.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Click Here to Apply button.
  3. Log in or create a new user account.
  4. Complete the application process on EdJoin.

District Employees

District employees must follow the same application procedures as outlined above. Paper applications are no longer accepted.

For classified employees interested in requesting a lateral transfer from their current position to the same position at another site/department, please refer to the CSEA/MCS Collective Bargaining Agreement, Article 11, Section 11.5, Transfer, for the specific procedures/forms required to initiate that process.

Selection Process

All applications for a given position are carefully reviewed. The best qualified individuals will be interviewed by a selection committee composed, at a minimum, of an administrator, job-alike person, and an individual representing the minority community. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful applicant will be offered employment with Modesto City Schools, subject to satisfying the District's pre-employment requirements.

Pre-Employment Requirements

New employees are required to be fingerprinted and take an inter-dermal TB test.

The candidate is responsible for paying all costs associated with processing his/her fingerprints through the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Prior to your initial employment with Modesto City Schools, you will need to obtain a TB test/clearance. The fee for this pre-employment requirement will be at your expense. If you need information about locations where you can obtain this test, please contact the Human Resources Office at (209) 574-1606. If you have a valid TB clearance (within the past 4 years), please bring the test results to your orientation.


New hires will be scheduled to attend an orientation meeting to review various items of employment including medical, dental, vision, payroll, retirement forms, child abuse prevention information, etc.