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.
Build your future however you see it. Apply Now!
Job Descriptions, Career Ladders, Start Here!
Search our over 800 job classifications to help determine which position is right for you.
- Review our Job Descriptions & Salary Information for job specific details.
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.
- Sign-up to be added to our Start Here! training class mailing list. 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!
Explore your next career move with the County of Sonoma!
Hiring Process Overview, How to Apply
As a potential applicant, you will be participating in a process that 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.
- Supplemental Questions
- Examination Steps
- Employment List
- Promotional Examination
- Veteran’s Preference Points
- Appeal of Examination
- Communication from the County During the Hiring Process
- Pre-Employment/Pre-Placement Screening Policy
- Background Checks
- Job Demands Analysis
- Pre-Employment Medical Examination
- Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Screening
- Employment Eligibility Verification
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.
Under California state law employees are required to sign a loyalty (constitutional) oath before employment.
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, floods, and fire disasters, it was necessary to utilize only a few County employees for disaster related tasks. During a major event, a larger number of County employees could be required to serve as disaster service workers. More information about the requirements and expectations of this program are provided during new employee orientation.
County employees and their families are advised to be aware and prepared when a disaster occurs in Sonoma County, by creating a Family Emergency Plan. We want you and your family to be as prepared as possible too! Please visit socoemergency.org for information and resources to prepare for, make it through, and recover from emergency events.