The County of Sonoma (County) is committed to providing equal employment access to all qualified applicants and employees, and a workplace free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religious creed, belief or grooming, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding), marital status, age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected category, in accordance with federal and state laws and County ordinances.
It is a policy of the County and all agencies and special districts under the direct control and under the governing authority of the Board of Supervisors (hereafter referred to as County) that, as a condition of employment, finalists for full-time, part-time, and extra help positions will be required to successfully pass the pre-employment background, medical, and drug screening requirements that have been identified as appropriate for the position. The medical screening requirements for each assignment are detailed on the Sonoma County Job Classification Screening Schedule and will be included in the conditional job offer letter. Volunteers and interns in assignments that are safety sensitive or physically demanding will also be subject to testing as appropriate for the assignment.
This policy supersedes all previous Human Resources policy memos and guidelines relating to pre-employment medical, drug, and background screening.
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