We’d love to have you on our team!
ESS has partnered with Pasco County Schools to manage its substitute program.
We’re hiring substitute teachers, instructional assistants, bus monitors, custodians, and food & nutrition assistants!

We can’t wait for you to join the ESS family! We encourage all current Pasco County Schools substitutes to continue their important services to the District by becoming an employee of ESS. Becoming a substitute employee for ESS is simple process with three easy steps outlined below. All three steps must be completed.


Step 1: Sign Up and Attend a Virtual Onboarding Meeting

At this meeting, you’ll learn everything you need to know about transitioning to ESS. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with ESS employees, ask questions, learn about the company, and hear about all the amazing perks. 

Virtual Onboarding Meeting Dates and Times 
Monday, November 29th – 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm
Tuesday, November 30th – 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm
Wednesday, December 1st – 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm
Thursday, December 2nd – 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm  

Step 2: Apply Online and Complete Your Application

Click here to apply through our user-friendly online application. For all substitutes with paperwork on file with the District, you are not required to upload your background checks, certificates, proof of education, or resume. Instead, you will be asked to upload a waiver which was included in your welcome email. Please make sure your application is complete and your I-9 is filled out before you attend your meeting for Step 3: In-Person I-9 Processing & Photo ID Session. Substitute candidates must fully complete their application and I-9 documentation before attending the in-person meeting in Step 3.


Step 3: Sign Up and Attend an In-Person I-9 Processing & Photo ID Session

At this in-person session, you will need to provide your proper forms of ID for I-9 verification and have your photo taken for your ESS badge. Please make sure you bring proper forms of ID for verification at this I-9 processing session. You can click here for a list of the proper forms of ID for I-9 verification. Also, be sure you’ve completed your digital I-9 form during your application process prior to attending this meeting.

Click on your location below to register for an in-person session. Each location will host an in-person session. We look forward to meeting you.

December 6th, 7th, and 9th – 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm, and 6:30 pm
River Ridge High School
11646 Town Center Road
New Port Richey, FL

December 6th, 7th, and 9th – 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm, and 6:30 pm
Cypress Creek High School
8701 Old Pasco Road
Wesley Chapel, FL

December 8th – 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm
District Office-Building 2
7227 Land O’ Lakes Blvd
Land O’ Lakes, FL

Additional Information

Pay Rates
Pay rates for substitute employees have stayed the same. Pay rates vary based on education level, licensure status, and the assignment that you accept. For more details, view our comprehensive pay rate chart.

SmartFind Express
Your login details and access for SmartFind Express will stay the same. Click here to access the system.

Refer a Friend, Earn $75!
If you work for ESS or Pasco County Schools and you know someone who would make an excellent substitute teacher or support staff member, we want to hear from you! Simply fill out our referral form. If your friend applies, gets hired, and meets the eligibility requirements, you’ll receive a $75 bonus.

Contact Information
Contact us at HREast@ESS.com or call us at 877.983.2244 to speak with an employee engagement representative. We are available Monday through Thursday from 6:00 am – 7:00 pm and Friday from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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New Substitutes
If you’re new to Pasco County Schools and you’re interested in working as a substitute teacher or support staff, Apply Now! Becoming a substitute is an exciting and rewarding way to give back to your community and make a difference in the lives of students.

Whether you’re a recent college graduate looking to work your way into a full-time teaching position, a retired teacher interested in getting back into the classroom, or anyone looking to make a positive contribution to the development of children, ESS has a place for you.

We offer excellent employee perks, including health benefits, training, support, weekly pay, 401(k), bonus opportunities, award programs, and more. Plus, working as a substitute is extremely flexible – when, where, and how often you work is entirely up to you. To work as a substitute in Pasco County Schools, you must pass all criminal background checks and meet the education requirements.