Human Resources Recruitment & Classification

Getting a Job with the County

Room to Move. Room to Grow.

Here in the County of Sonoma, every road leads to a new adventure. Live here, and find new opportunities to explore. Work here, and you’ll find the same for your career.

At the County of Sonoma, your career isn’t a path as much as a trail-head. With over 800 different job classifications, we offer you a depth and breadth of career choices that few companies can rival; giving you the chance to follow your dreams, no matter where they go, or how many times they change. 

We want to give you every opportunity today. After all, we’re more than happy to support you with your journey to success; you just need to lead the way.

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Job Descriptions, Career Ladders, Start Here!

    Explore your next career move with the County of Sonoma!

Search our over 800 job classifications to help determine which position is right for you.

Unsure of your next career move? Use our career ladders to help identify your next steps and navigate our job classification system.

  • Examine our Career Ladders for details. Although these career ladders do not include every possible career path, they do identify a series of job classifications through which you can progress from entry level positions, to job opportunities with higher levels of pay, skill, and responsibility.

Would you like to learn more about the County of Sonoma’s application process?

  • Register for our Start Here! class. Let us help guide you through the County’s selection process. Take the next step in your professional life and join the County of Sonoma family!

As a County employee, are you ready to take your next career step and would like to sharpen your application and interview skills?

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Hiring Process Overview, How to Apply

As a potential applicant, you will be participating in a process which endeavors to obtain the most qualified candidates for employment. The employment process consists of various examinations to evaluate and test fairly and objectively each applicant’s education, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities for the position.

How to Apply, the Application Process

Hiring Department Selection Process

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Agency Shop

Employees hired into classes represented by the SEIU, ESC, Operating Engineers, DSA, or SCLEA union labor contracts are covered by the Agency Shop provisions which require new employees and certain others to pay an agency shop service fee in lieu of dues. That fee is generally 95% of membership dues, if the employee does not choose to join the union as a member. 

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Loyalty Oath

Under California state law employees are required to sign a loyalty (constitutional) oath before employment.

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Disaster Service Worker Requirement

Applicants should be aware that all County employees are designated under Government Code Section 3100 as “Disaster Service Workers.” This means that each employee may be required to return to work or remain at work for a disaster related assignment. In past winter storms and flood disasters, it was necessary to utilize only a few County employees for disaster related tasks. In a major earthquake, severe winter storm or other weather events, a larger number of County employees could be required to serve as disaster service workers. County employees and their families are advised to be aware and be prepared when a disaster occurs in Sonoma County, by creating a Family Emergency Plan.

More information about the requirements and expectations of this program are provided during new employee orientation.

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Contact Information

Recruitment & Classification

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

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Room to Move. Room to Grow.

Recruitment & Classification

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Oversees Hiring, Promotions, Transfers, Classification & Compensation.