What happens after I submit my application?

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:

  • Formal assessment center exam
  • Oral exam
  • Physical agility exam
  • Training and experience rating
  • Written exam
  • Combination of these

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.

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1. How do I apply for a job?
2. Is there a way to practice filling out and submitting an application online if I’m not ready to submit a real application?
3. What happens after I submit my application?
4. How do I qualify for Veteran’s Preference?
5. I’ve been offered a job with Placer County. What happens next?
6. I currently work for another public agency. Is there a way I can transfer to Placer County?
7. My contact information has changed. How do I let you know?
8. Can I change the departments I want my name to go to?
9. What am I required to report when asked about any prior convictions?
10. Does Placer County use any Temporary Employment Agencies?
11. I currently contribute to PERS. How will a move to Placer County affect my contributions/retirement?
12. Will I have to go through a background check?
13. When do I need a document cover sheet?
14. What if I’m interested in a job you’re not currently recruiting for?
15. How do I find job specifications for the different positions?
16. How do I find out how much a job pays?
17. Can I apply for multiple jobs by submitting just one application?
18. Can experience be substituted for education in the area of minimum qualifications?
19. I’m having a problem getting this to work on my computer. Who can assist me?
20. Can I submit a copy of my degree from a foreign college or university?
21. Can I get extra pay for being bi-lingual?