The County is committed to providing equal employment access to all qualified applicants and employees, and a workplace free of discrimination on the basis of medical condition, physical disability or mental disability.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibit employment discrimination based on a person’s disability, perceived disability or history of disability. The FEHA is a California state law enforced by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The ADA is a federal law enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In some cases the FEHA is more protective than the ADA.
The County will assist applicants and employees in identifying any potential reasonable accommodations through a timely good faith interactive process in accordance with the County's Disability and Reasonable Accommodation Policy.
What is Reasonable Accommodation
Reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job or the work environment that will enable a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the application process or to perform essential job functions.
Reasonable accommodation also includes adjustments to assure that a qualified individual with a disability has rights and privileges in employment equal to those of employees without disabilities.
How to Request an Accommodation
Employees may initiate a request for reasonable accommodation by informing their supervisor either in writing or verbally. The need for the reasonable accommodation request must be identified. Supporting medical documentation maybe requested.
Applicants/Candidates may request a reasonable accommodation to take a County of Sonoma examination and/or participate in the departmental hiring interview process. To request reasonable accommodation for an examination administered by Human Resources, please indicate your need for an accommodation when responding to related questions in the Agency Questions section of the employment application. To request reasonable accommodation for a department selection interview, please notify the point of contact you are given to schedule your interview of your needs. For more information, see Recruitment and Classification.
Conditional job offer recipients may request or identify a need for reasonable accommodations via the Self Disclosure Form provided at the time a conditional job offer is received. For more information, see Recruitment and Classification.
Members of the Public may request or identify a need for reasonable accommodation through EEO.
The County will make every reasonable effort to provide accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and the County's Disability and Reasonable Accommodation Policy.