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Temporary Employment Services (TES) is a division of UC San Diego Human Resources. TES is the university’s point of contact for all temporary staffing needs across all UC San Diego Campus & Health departments. TES assists UC San Diego departments during interim periods of recruiting, vacations, medical absences, and special projects. Interested applicants can apply to current openings listed in the TES section of the UC San Diego Jobs Site.

Employment through TES is an excellent way to gain valuable UC San Diego experience and get your foot in the door for career positions. Hundreds of TES employees transition from temporary to career positions each year.

Number of TES employees transitioned from temporary to permanent





Roles We Hire For

TES hires for a wide variety of positions including student services, entry-level to high-level administration, medical administrative, service & trade, technical, financial, event management, and high-level specialized temporary roles for UC San Diego Campus & Health.

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Assignment Duration

Assignments typically run 3-6 months in duration although we mostly fill full-time positions.

Assignment Locations

Assignment locations include:

  • UC San Diego Campus
  • UC San Diego Medical Centers
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • UC San Diego satellite locations


Temporary employees become eligible for health insurance (core or Mid-level) plans within the first month of working. Other employment benefits include paid leave (vacation and sick time), 13 paid holidays, and a defined contribution retirement account. Additionally, TES employees also have access to Workers’ Compensation, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (A&D) Insurance, and training & development opportunities.

How to Apply

Search the jobs list below. If you have any other questions, please visit our resource page.

TES Resources

Available Temporary Employment Jobs