• Substitute Educator Web Page

    The purpose of this website is to provide information that will support and assist Substitute Educators in PPS. The main resources provide information for day-to-day substituting with PPS as well as provide information on Frequently Asked Questions, Substitute Educator Resources, Site Report, Substitute Labor Agreement, and License Renewal.


    Employment Opportunities

    Substitute Educators are valued members of the Portland Public Schools community who play an integral role in supporting the students and school communities of Portland Public Schools every day. Working as a Substitute Educator with Portland Public Schools requires a high level of flexibility and adaptability, as Substitute Educators are eligible to work throughout the district in any school, any subject, and any grade level. Substitute educators work a flexible schedule on an as-needed basis, and have the ability to assign themselves to jobs via the Absence Management system.

    Portland Public Schools has a competitive hiring process for our Substitute Educator pool. In order to be considered for a Substitute Educator position, you must hold an active Oregon Teaching License issued from TSPC or the ability to obtain one, and you must submit your application to the current Substitute Educator job posting. To apply for a Substitute Educator position for the 2024/2025 school year, please visit careers.pps.net and search for job ID 27422 to submit your application. 

    Information on the Restricted Substitute Educator position can be found here.


    Salary Opportunities

    - Daily Rate of Pay: $247.58 for a full day of work or $123.79 for a half day of work.

    - Extended Rate: When working 10+ days in an assignment, substitute educators will be eligible for an extended rate of daily pay of $276.80 for full days and $138.40 for half days.

    - Incentive Schools: If a substitute educator works at one of the 26 identified schools, they will receive an additional $15 for a full day or $10 for a half day on top of their daily (or extended) rate of pay. More information can be found here.


    We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 School Year. Interviews will be by invitation only. 


    For any questions, please contact the PPS Substitute Office at ppssub@pps.net. For more information regarding the online application process, please review the Online Application FAQs & Resources.