Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for departmental hiring interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List (PAEL) and certified as eligible for appointment to a substantially similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information regarding the PAEL program, and to download required forms, please visit the employees of other public agencies page.
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Access the Online Employment Center to apply for a job.
By filling out the Application on File, you are able to maintain a master document that can be copied and modified when applying for different positions. Submitting this practice application will not enter you into any recruitment, but allows you to have an updated application template at hand for immediate use when there is a position for which you would like to apply.
The Human Resources Department will screen your submitted application materials to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. It is your responsibility to identify in your application materials how you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job announcement. If it is determined that you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be invited to participate in a competitive examination process. The type of exam will be defined on the job announcement. Examinations may include the following:
Please contact the Human Resources Department at least five working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Once the exams have been scored, you will be notified of your exam results and an Eligible List will be created. The Eligible List will include the names of all candidates successfully passing the required examinations in rank order. There may be a number of individuals in each rank. When a position becomes available in a department, the Human Resources Department provides the hiring department with a Certified Eligible List of all individuals in the top five ranks. As individuals are hired from the Eligible List, candidates in lower ranks may become eligible to be referred to a department if the upper ranks are cleared.
The hiring department will select people to interview from the Certified Eligible List based on a review of the specific position available, the needs of the department, and the job-related knowledge, skills and abilities of each individual, as determined by list placement and the information provided on the application materials submitted. The hiring department will contact you if you are selected for an interview. If you are contacted for an interview, please notify the department, prior to the interview, if you require accommodation in the hiring interview process.
View the veteran's preference page for information on qualifying.
For permanent positions and many extra help/temporary positions, before the date of hire, your employment is contingent upon passing a medical examination. This may include drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation, signing a constitutional oath, and submitting proof of U.S. Citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. Depending on the position, you may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background check, be bonded, and/or be fingerprinted. If you are currently employed it is recommended that you not quit your current job until you have successfully cleared the medical examination.
You may update contact information for all of your online applications by clicking on the button Update My Contact Info. Enter your User ID and Password and then modify your contact information. This new contact information will be updated for all of your applications.
To update contact information for paper applications, you must contact the Placer county Human Resources Department by calling 530-886-4607 or by emailing Human Resources.
Yes, you may update, in writing, the departments to which you would like your name certified (provided such designation was a part of the recruitment).
Conviction for a crime is not necessarily a bar to employment. Each case is considered separately based on job requirements. You may omit:
Placer County does not make regular use of outside temporary agencies, but does recruit to create a pool of extra-help clerical staff. Those wishing to work as a Temporary Office Assistant may submit an application for this classification via the employment opportunities page when the recruitment for this class is open. If we are not currently recruiting for this classification you may submit an interest card to be notified when we are again accepting applications.
This temporary class is distinguished from the clerical series in that positions are filled on an intermittent basis and limited to 1,000 hours per fiscal year. Employment in this class is temporary in nature and therefore not eligible for County benefits. No permanent appointments to the Classified Service will be made in this classification.
Please call the Human Resources Department at 530-889-4060 and ask to speak to a Benefits representative.
Some positions will require a background check be completed and passed as a condition of employment. This requirement will be stated in the job announcement and discussed with you when you meet with the hiring department.
You will need to use a document cover sheet (PDF) when you wish to submit additional materials, whether with your application or at a later date. Only one type of document may be submitted with each document cover sheet.
If you would like to be notified when we are accepting applications for a position not currently listed on our Employment Opportunities page, please submit an interest card. An email will be sent to you when the recruitment opens for a classification for which you have submitted an interest card.
Visit the classifications and salary page.
Salary information can be accessed by visiting the classifications and salary page.
No. A separate application must be submitted for each position for which you wish to be considered. You may, though, use your application on file as a master document to copy and modify for a new application.
Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department.
You may receive assistance while completing you application by emailing the Human Resources Department or by calling 530-886-4607.
Applicants receiving their degree outside the must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.
If your position is designated as one which requires language proficiency skills as a regular part of your job, you may be eligible for additional pay. Additional information will be provided at time of hire, or if you are a current employee, may be obtained via your supervisor and/or department Human Resources representative.