August 16, 2021 – Governor Newsom Approves Short-Term Staffing Flexibility for Schools’ Recent RetireesExecutive Order N-12-21 – “WHEREAS additional flexibility to hire retired teachers is necessary to assist public schools in providing continuity of educational services for students in the face of rising case rates”

EGUSD Substitute Recruitment

Elk Grove Unified School District is excited to begin the 2021/2022 school year with in-person instruction. We are currently accepting applications and scheduling interviews for prospective substitute teachers. If you are interested in joining EGUSD –  please submit a complete application on Edjoin.

Thank you for your interest in EGUSD.

How to Become a Substitute Teacher in the Elk Grove Unified School District

Below you will find the link with the different application requirements for sub teaching.  You will also find this information noted on the Edjoin posting.

How to become a sub with EGUSD
EGUSD Substitute Teacher Posting

If you have never had a Credential nor Emergency 30 Day Teaching Permit:
EGUSD can assist you in applying for your Emergency 30-Day Teaching Permit.  You will have to have a Bachelor’s degree or higher and attach the following documents to your Edjoin application: (only if EGUSD is applying for your Emergency 30- day teaching permit)

To apply to the Substitute Teacher position – You will need to attach the following documents to your Edjoin application:

After you submit a complete application on Edjoin, sub services will contact you via email, with the next steps.

Substitute Pay Rates

Certificated Substitute Compensation Rates

  Current Substitutes

SmartFind Express

(916) 512-8568
SmartFind Express information and log on link

Credential Renewal

You will need to renew your credential and provide verification to
How to Renew Your Credential

Substitute Sick Leave

Frequently Asked Questions
Substitute Employee Paid Sick Leave Request Form

Note to Substitute Employees: Please ensure all fields of the Substitute Employee Paid Sick Leave Request form are properly completed and must be submitted to Human Resources no later than the 10th of each month payable on the next payroll. Incomplete forms will result in a denial of pay and will be returned to the employee for completion. The fully completed and hand signed form should be emailed to: by the 10th of the month.

District Email and Employee Self-Serve (ESS)

All current substitutes now have a district email assigned to them. If you are a current substitute it is important that you set it up and access it regularly. This is the primary way of communication. If you need additional assistance accessing your district email please reach out to Tech. Services at or (916) 686-7720.

Substitute email set-up Instructions

District communications are emailed out regularly and this will be the way to access the Employee Self-Serve (ESS) web-based application/portal. The ESS application will provide employees access to leave balances, credentials, pay stub/history and W2 information, as well as request to change address, phone and emails. Paycheck stubs will no longer be mailed and will only be accessed in the ESS application

How to access ESS
How to request address, phone number email change

If you have questions or need assistance with ESS, please reach out to Payroll at (916) 686-7778 or

If you need sub services assistance please contact:

Michelle Duran
Personnel Technician
Human Resources

Cynthia Steinman
Personnel Technician
Human Resources