County Of Sonoma

575 Adminstration Dr. Rm 116B
Santa Rosa , CA
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County of Sonoma Job Openings

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on November 12, 2019


Working knowledge of: Merit System principles and practices relating to employee selection and advancement, classification and compensation, equal employment opportunity, and/or employee management relations; the fundamentals of data research compilation and report writing; test development methodology sufficient to develop and analyze selection devices; interview techniques sufficient to obtain information related to employment, complaint investigation, and compensation matters.

Ability to: understand, interpret and apply appropriate provisions of applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, memoranda of understanding and operating procedures; analyze complex classifications, task analysis and job restructuring, and compensation; technically examine problems and to make logical recommendations for their solution; synthesize information sufficient to produce complete, relevant, accurate and logical results; apply analytical skills (i.e., discover, clarify and explain interrelationships of parts; examine and evaluate data with reference to criteria, standards and requirements) sufficient to arrive at and explain logical conclusions; apply problem solving skills (i.e. define issues, identify alternative solutions and related consequences, and make a logical decision) sufficient to reach appropriate solutions, take action, document, and complete work in a timely manner; establish credibility and maintain cooperative work relationships with county management personnel, employees, employee organizations and the public in carrying out human resources activities; manage a variety of simultaneous work projects or a recruitment and examination caseload sufficient to meet established timetables and commitments; set aside personal values related to differences in sex, cultural and ethnic groups in order to impartially conduct recruitment and examinations, training, complaint investigations, grievances, classification studies, and act as a spokesperson in negotiations; perform data collection, interpretation and evaluation pertaining to human resources and employee relations; communicate effectively orally and in writing, and present rational conclusions before advisory and policy making bodies; provide direction to and obtain cooperation of subordinate personnel and technical personnel staff.


Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying


  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.

Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes.


Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored.

The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:
An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions.

Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.


A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter.