Yes, they will show up unless expunged. Even if they are expunged a Google search will revel all arrests. Expunction orders do not affect the internet and there are all sorts of websites like mugshots.com that live forever.
There are two motions that you can bring to help clean up your record. First, a 17B motion might be able to get your felony reduced to a misdemeanor. And the 1203.4 motion can get your charge "dismissed". These will not affect arrest records, but will mean that you can say you've never been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor. A background check will show dismissed charges, but employers are only supposed to be able to use convictions against you. For more information on that process: http://www.idefendlosangeles.com/3/post/2013/07/keeping-your-record-clean.html
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Most teaching/coaching positions are public school district employment and applicants must have a State credential and a full disclosure of all criminal history will be required for both the credential and the employment. School district employers are not limited to consideration of convictions. Schools and school districts will examine the CONDUCT underlying all arrests, charges, convictions, restraining orders, etc. -- that is different than using or relying on arrest history or an arrest itself.
These public sector jobs are very competitive in the present economic market, so be prepared for difficulty in competing for such employment if you have criminal history baggage.
If you have a felony conviction, you are not a likely candidate for CA public school employment. Sorry to be so blunt, but knowledge is power. You have to play the cards you have.
Private school employers generally hire State-credentialed teachers and coaches, also, but they are somewhat less formalistic in their pre-employment screening re criminal history record.
As for private sector employment, there is no standard for "background checks." What will show on your background check depends on what sources are consulted by the information-provider vendor. If a matter is on your record, it is findable because most vendors simply report the entirety of the public record in order to circumvent the various state restraints on specific kinds of background information. It is lawful for information vendors to report any matter from public records.
In your case, you should order up your Dept of Justice report at a Live Scan outlet (use Google to find) and then you will know exactly what shows. Most likely you will see there all arrest and info, all charges, and all results of the charges. ALL adult criminal history events remain on the public record indefinitely. There is no "expungement" in the sense of removal in California.
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