Human Resources Recruitment & Classification

Hiring Process

Following the recruitment and department selection processes, departments may begin the hiring process. Typical items addressed during the hiring process may include:

Medical and Drug Screening

Per County policy, as a condition of employment, finalists for full-time, part-time, and extra help positions will be required to successfully pass the pre-employment screening requirements established for the position. The requirements are based on the assigned duties and responsibilities of the position.

Screening requirements for each position are summarized in the Sonoma County Job Classification Screening Schedule. Details of the positions requirements must be included in the conditional job offer letter. Prior to issuing a conditional offer, please review the following documents located in SharePoint:

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Conditional Offer & Offer Letter Guidelines

The Human Resources Department has developed guidelines and example documents to assist departments with the job offer process. Please refer to the Offer Letter Guidelines for further information and contact your department’s Human Resources Recruitment and Classification Analyst regarding any question related to offer letters located in SharePoint.

Contact your department's assigned Recruitment and Classification Analyst for more information and assistance regarding the hiring process.

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Onboarding, also known as organizational socialization, is more than the new hire orientation. It refers to the mechanism through which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective organizational members and insiders.

Research has demonstrated that these socialization techniques lead to positive outcomes for new employees such as higher job satisfaction, better job performance, greater organizational commitment, and reduction in stress or intent to quit.

During the onboarding period:

  • Provide realistic expectation of job during hiring process
  • Provide employee with written objectives and responsibilities
  • Communicate performance expectations
  • Review and introduce them to staff and department culture
  • Conduct one-on-one meetings and provide regular feedback
  • Provide necessary training and knowledge

Contact your department’s Human Resources Recruitment and Classification Analyst regarding any question related to onboarding and new hire orientation as all full-time and part-time employees are required to attend the County’s New Employee Orientation (NEO) as soon as possible following hire.

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Contact Information

Recruitment & Classification

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
575 Administration Drive
Room 116 B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465237, -122.725363

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