Why work for the Downey Unified School District?

The Downey Unified School District is located in Southern California, approximately twelve miles south of Los Angeles, near attractive Southland beaches and mountain areas, and convenient to the downtown Los Angeles cultural center.  The District, on property encompassing 13.8 square miles, serves approximately 22,500 students in grades K-12 and has an extensive adult school program.  The District employs approximately 1000 certificated and 760 classified employees.  In addition, there are approximately 80 management team members.

The Downey Unified School District is the employer of choice in Los Angeles County.  Our salaries and benefit plans for employees are competitive and there are opportunities for career advancement.  In addition, the District has demonstrated sound financial decisions for the benefit of its student population and for the employment of its staff.

The District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in education programs and activities, or in the employment of personnel, or the process therein, on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, or disability.  It is also the policy of the District to maintain a drug and tobacco-free educational setting and workplace.

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Teachers and other staff that require a credential

In addition to employment of teachers, the Certificated Human Resources Office also offers employment for nurses and other educational specialists and professionals to enhance student achievement.  There are full-time, part-time, and substitute positions.

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Non-teaching personnel that do not require a teaching credential

The Classified Human Resources Office offers employment in over 120 different non-teaching classifications that include full-time, part-time, and substitute positions.

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