Human Resources

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Payson Unified School District
Human Resources
PO Box 919
Payson AZ 85547

All applications must be submitted to Human Resources at the District Office, by any of the following methods.  Applications will not be accepted at any other district facility.

Mail:    Payson Unified School District #10
               Human Resources
               P.O. Box 919
               Payson, AZ  85547

Email:     Human Resources Email

Walk-in:  PUSD District Office, 902 W. Main Street, Payson, AZ  85541

Administrative Openings

Certified Openings

Classified Openings

Coaching Openings

A Special Word to Educators...

If you are an educator thinking about relocating or starting a teaching career, consider Payson, Arizona. Payson is a full-service community just an hour away from the unlimited amenities and specialized services of the rapidly-growing Valley of the Sun: Phoenix, Arizona. Three state universities, a local community college and the Gila County Education office allow teachers to readily continue their own professional development.

Human Resource

Outdoor recreation abounds in the surrounding Tonto, Coconino and Apache Sitgreaves National Forests - fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, boating, mountain biking. Why travel for hours on busy weekends to enjoy the clean air and mild, four-seasons climate that can be right outside your door in Payson? Contact us to see how you can further your professional practice in an environment conducive to raising a family, preparing for retirement or starting a second career. Payson Unified School District is one of the largest and most sought-after employers in the Payson area. Applications are accepted year-round. Come join our team!

Certified Employment Application

Applicants for teaching and administrative positions can check Certified Position Openings for any current openings, however, Payson Unified School District accepts completed certified applications throughout the year. Certified applicants are encouraged to obtain Arizona Certification before applying for district positions. Contact certification and fingerprint clearance information.

Classified Employment Applications

For positions that are non-certified, applicants should check the classified positions for current openings. Completed classified applications should be returned to the Human Resources Department. Applicants for Bus Driver need to complete the classified application and the bus driver supplemental application.

Substitute Teachers Application

Payson Schools can always use competent substitute teachers. Preference is given to applicants who possess a Bachelor’s degree. Applicants with at least 60 post-secondary college credits may become emergency substitute teachers.

All substitute teachers must obtain an Arizona Substitute or Standard Teaching certificate and current fingerprint clearance. The district’s substitute teacher application must be submitted to be considered for substitute teacher employment.


All expenses incurred in obtaining certification and fingerprint clearance are the responsibility of the applicant.

Salary Schedules

The current Certified Salary Schedule and Administrative Salary Schedule reflect the Governing Board’s commitment to make Payson Schools more competitive with larger districts around the state. The ability to attract and retain highly qualified teachers and administrators to Payson depends on a realistic salary schedule, generous benefits and comprehensive staff development.

Teachers may earn additional compensation by participating in the state-mandated Performance Pay Plan.

A wide range of Extra-Curricular Salary Schedule is offered for teachers that wish to coach a sport or assist in other ways with student groups.

In addition Payson Unified School District is one of 28 Arizona districts with a Career Ladder Program. All teachers new to the district must apply to and qualify for placement on the Ladder in their first year with the district. Participation on the Ladder after the first year is optional, however substantial financial incentives and higher student achievement persuade most teachers to remain on the Ladder.

The current Classified Hourly Schedule mirrors comparable jobs in both the public and private sectors within the Payson area.


Full-time employees (30+ hours/week) enjoy a rich benefit package of district-paid medical, life insurance and disability insurance. Employee-paid dependent coverage is available.

Employees working 20+ hours/week enroll in the Arizona State Retirement System and share the cost 50/50 with the district.


We are fortunate to have terrific volunteer support in our district. We would love to have you be part of our corps of volunteers. Please fill out our volunteer application and contact the Human Resource Office for more information.Volunteers in Payson Schools, including classroom, library, office and athletic volunteers, need to complete a volunteer application before assuming volunteer duties.