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Civil Service Commission Meeting

May 7, 2020 at 3:00 PM

We welcome you to attend our meetings; your interest is encouraged and appreciated. The Civil Service Commission meetings are regularly scheduled the first and third Thursday of each month.

Please Note: Before addressing the Civil Service Commission, please state your name and whom you represent.

Disabled Accommodation

If you have a disability which requires an accommodation, an alternative format, or requires another person to assist you while attending this meeting, please contact Marissa Georges at (707) 565-6195, as soon as possible to ensure arrangements for accommodation.


In accordance with Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 the May 7, 2020 Civil Service Commission meeting will be held virtually. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY NOT ATTEND THIS MEETING IN PERSON

The May 7, 2020 Civil Service Commission will be facilitated virtually through Zoom.

1. Join the Zoom meeting application on your computer, tablet or smartphone:
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2. Call-in and listen to the meeting:

By telephone:   

Number: +1 (669) 900-9128

Webinar ID: 932 0917 7922

Password: 646710

PUBLIC COMMENT PRIOR TO THE COMMISSION MEETING: Public Comment may be submitted via email.

EMAIL PUBLIC COMMENT: To submit an emailed public comment to the Commission Secretary email by May 4, 2020. Please provide your name, the agenda items on which you wish to speak, and your comment. These comments will be emailed to all Civil Service Commission members.


PUBLIC COMMENT USING ZOOM: Members of the public who join the Zoom meeting, either through the Zoom app or by calling in, will be able to provide live public comment at specific points throughout the meeting.

DISABLED ACCOMMODATION: If you have a disability which requires an accommodation or an alternative format to assist you in observing and commenting on this meeting, please contact the Commission Secretary at (707) 565-6195 or by email by 12pm Monday, May 4, 2020 to ensure arrangements for accommodation.

Call to Order

Approval of Minutes of February 20, 2020

Director’s Report

Public Comment

Any member of the public may address the Commission on a matter not listed on the agenda. Please state your name and who you represent, if applicable. Comments will be limited to 3 minutes.

Agenda Items

A. Overview of Employee Related Actions Regarding COVID-19 Emergency, HR Staff
B. Waiver of Competitive Process – Health Officer, Christina Cramer, Human Resources Director


A. Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures – Classification Specifications Update 

Recommendation: Adopt the re-titled and revised specifications of Agricultural/Weights and Measures Inspector I, Agricultural/Weights and Measures Inspector II, Agricultural/Weights and Measures Inspector III, and Senior Agricultural/Weights and Measures Inspector (currently Agricultural Biologist/Standards Specialist I, II, III, and Senior, respectively); the revised specifications of Wildlife Specialist, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, Chief Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, Chief Deputy Sealer; and the re-titled and revised specification of Assistant Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures. No classification changes are recommended for the studied positions. David Philips, Human Resources Analyst

B. County Communications Specialist – County Administrator’s Office – New Classification Study

Recommendation:Approve the new classification of County Communications Specialist.  Spencer Keywood, Recruitment & Classification Manager

Other Scheduling Matters­

Commissioners Closed Session

Reconvene from Closed Session

Commissioners Open Session



Meeting Materials

Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Commission after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection during normal business hours at the following address:

Human Resources Office
575 Administration Drive, Suite 117-C
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Public Comment

Any member of the audience desiring to address the Commission on a matter on the agenda: Please walk to the public speaker’s table and after receiving recognition from the Chair, please state your name and make your comments.

In order that all interested parties have an opportunity to speak, please be brief and limit your comments to the subject under discussion. Each person is usually granted 3 minutes to speak; time limitations are at the discretion of the Chair.

While members of the public are welcome to address the Commission, under the Brown Act, Commission members may not deliberate or take action on items not on the agenda, and generally may only listen.

Contact Information

Marissa Georges
Executive Secretary
Civil Service Commission
Human Resources Department
County of Sonoma
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sonoma County Administration Building
575 Administration Drive
Suite 116B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464975, -122.725632

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