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Human Resources Department

Recruitment & Classification Division

Hiring Department Selection Process

Human Resources Recruitment & Classification 750

Vacancies are filled from among the top three to five standings/ranks of available candidates on the employment list. Names of candidates who are not selected are retained on the employment list, by Human Resources, for future consideration. Once the names of candidates from the top ranks are referred by Human Resources to the hiring department(s), the remaining selection steps are administered by the hiring department(s).

Steps in the Hiring Department Selection Process include:

  • Background And Reference Checks
  • Employment Medical Examination
  • Employment Drug and Alcohol Screening
  • Employment Eligibility Verification


Background Checks

A pre-employment background investigation will be conducted on candidates for whom an offer of employment is being considered. A separate reference check will also be conducted.

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Employment Medical Examination

Applicants extended a conditional offer of employment may be required to pass a medical exam authorized by the County (at no charge to the applicant) prior to appointment and starting work. An attempt will be made to make reasonable accommodation for any physical disability or medical condition in compliance with applicable Equal Employment Opportunity and Americans with Disabilities laws. Successful candidates are cautioned not to terminate their present employment until the medical examination has been completed and approved.

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Employment Drug and Alcohol Screening

Drug and alcohol screening may be conducted as part of the medical examination for initial hires and for all current employees extended a conditional offer of employment in law enforcement, probation, and drug and alcohol assignments. Any person who is referred for a medical examination and fails the drug and alcohol screening test will be declared ineligible for all County employment for a period of six (6) months. In addition, the person will be suspended from any current employment list on which he or she occupies a standing/rank. The cost of the exam is paid by the County. However, any retesting based upon appeal is customarily paid by the applicant.

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Employment Eligibility Verification

Federal law requires that only United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States be employed. Documentation of eligibility to work in the United States will be required as a condition of employment. Candidates must present acceptable documentation proving eligibility for employment in the United States (such as Social Security card and driver’s license, or other acceptable documents).

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