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The research aims to investigate the degree to which secondary school teachers in government schools in southern Jeddah owns digital competence during service, as well as whether there are statistically significant differences between the average estimates of the research sample members to the degree of digital competence they have according to the variables (gender, age, number of training courses in the fields of information and communication technology). The descriptive-analytical approach was used. To achieve the research goal, a questionnaire was built for teachers’ possession of digital competence consisting of (28) phrases distributed over five areas, and it was applied to a sample of secondary school teachers in government schools in southern Jeddah, which amounted to (287) male and female teachers for the academic year (1442/1443). To judge the instrument's validity and constancy it was presented to five arbitrators specialized in this field, also its constancy was confirmed by applying it to an exploratory sample of (32) male and female teachers by calculating Cronbach’s alpha coefficient, which amounted to (0.91). The results revealed that possessing's degree of secondary school teachers in public schools in southern Jeddah during service to the digital competence was medium, also, the results showed that there were statistically significant differences according to the gender variable in favor of males, and there were statistically significant differences according to the age variable and in favor of teachers of the age group (from 25 - Less than 35), and there are statistically significant differences according to the variable of training courses and in favor of male and female teachers who have obtained more than three training courses in the fields of information and communication technology. Finally, the research provided conclusions and recommendations for further research.