RECRUITMENT PROCESS

This information is provided to give an overview of the recruitment and selection process in El Dorado County.

Recruitment Notice

Image of Job FlyerA job flyer (detail) is prepared for every regular position for which the County is recruiting. The flyer contains basic information, which should assist you in determining whether or not you feel qualified to apply. Additional information may be noted on the flyer regarding the type(s) of examination(s) which may be administered to determine the most qualified applicants.

Image of Job ApplicationAn El Dorado County application must be completed for each position for which you are applying. A resume will not be accepted in place of an application. Submit all information as required on the job flyer, such as copies of education verification, certificates, resumes, work samples, etc. Applications are not accepted beyond the final filing deadline.

Remember, the completed application is an example of your reading comprehension skills, your ability to follow directions and your attention to detail. Review it carefully before submitting it for consideration.

Job flyers and applications may be obtained in person at the Human Resources Department or will be mailed to interested applicants until September 1, 2006 at which time only on-line applications will be available.

The Employment Process

As an applicant, you will be participating in a step-by-step process by which we obtain the most qualified candidates for employment. The process includes various examinations, which evaluate and objectively test each applicant’s qualifications for the position. Examinations may be composed of a combination of the following procedures:

Application Appraisal

All applications are first screened to see if candidates meet the “Minimum Qualifications” for the position. Applications will be screened to see if you have any degree, special training or certificate required for the position. Applications will also be screened to see if you meet the experience qualifications. For this reason, it is important that dates of employment, length of employment, whether it was full time or part time employment, and the number of hours worked per week is filled out completely for each job listed. If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you will receive a letter within three weeks after the final filing date.

After the applications have been screened for minimum qualifications, they are screened further per the requesting departments needs to determine which candidates will be selected to proceed in the examination/selection process.

Supplemental Information

Image of Supplemental ApplicationThe supplemental application (when applicable) consists of essay or multiple choice type questions. They are used as an elaboration of your education and experience and provides information for to determine which candidates will be selected to proceed in the examination/selection process.

This screening process is based entirely on the information given on your application and supplemental application (where applicable).

Written Examination

A Written examination test such as multiple choice, matching, true/false, fill-in, computation and/or narrative may be administered.

Performance Examination

Applicants may be required to perform a series of simulated job tasks which are representative of the duties of the position.

Oral Examination

Image of Oral ExamThe most suitably qualified candidates will be invited to an oral interview examination (when applicable) usually conducted by a three member panel. Before going to the interview, review “The Position” and “Minimum Qualifications” sections on the examination announcement. In your interview, be prepared to tell the panel about your education and experience, if any, and how they have prepared you for this job, as well as about your career interests and goals. The panel may also ask some situational questions or ask for more detail on your background. You can be rated on only what is discussed in the interview. The application admits you to the examination; it is in the oral test/interview that you must convince the panel that you are the best person for the job.

Eligibility List

An eligibility list is established of all candidates who qualified in the examination process. Candidates are ranked from the highest to lowest. The list is normally valid for 6 months. It is important to keep the Human Resources Department informed regarding changes in your address and telephone number. You will not be notified when the list expires.

Certification List

Those candidates in the top five ranks of the eligibility list are certified and referred to the hiring department for its consideration. Further interviews will be conducted by the hiring department to determine which candidate is best suited to meet the specific needs of the department.

Employment Eligibility Verification

The County must verify each new employee’s legal status to work in the United States. An “I-9” (Employment Eligibility Verification Form) will be completed on the new employee upon acceptance of an offer of employment.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

The County of El Dorado is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity to all persons with respect to employment opportunities, compensation, benefits, promotional opportunities and other terms or conditions of employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, disability, medical condition, age, martial status or political affiliation, as required by applicable federal and state laws. If you need accommodation in the examination/interview process, please contact the Human Resource Department at least five (5) working days before a scheduled examination/interview.