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Personnel Director

(Classified Management)
Recruitment #2014-17106-01

Salary:$9,990.93 - $12,138.53/month; $119,891.20 - $145,662.40/year
Job Type: Open
Date Opened:7/24/2014 9:10:00 AM
Filing Deadline:8/17/2014 5:00:00 PM
Employment Type: Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Work Location: Auburn Area (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
HR Analyst: Jon Harned

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The County of Placer is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Personnel Director. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is innovative with strong management skills and experience in public sector personnel administration within a civil service or merit system environment.


Click†HERE†to download additional information regarding this opportunity.


The Director level recognizes classes with full responsibility for the administration of a County department.


Receives policy direction from the Civil Service Commission.
Exercises direct supervision over assigned supervisory, professional, technical and clerical staff.


Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in public sector personnel administration within a civil service or merit system environment, including four years of administrative and management responsibility.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, public, or personnel administration or a related field.

License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driverís license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.


Training & Experience Rating (100%) and Interview

This is a classified position and applicants must submit a training and experience exam questionnaire to be considered for this opportunity. Responses to the supplemental questionnaire will be scored by a rating panel and then ranked on an eligible list with the top five ranks moved forward for possible interview.

Please note that all applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be required to respond to an online Conviction History Questionnaire, which will be sent as a link on their notification that minimum qualifications have been met.† Failure to respond to this questionnaire within (3) three calendar days of the minimum qualification notification will result in disqualification from the examination.


Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment and retaliation is prohibited and that all employees and applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance. Please contact the Personnel Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.


The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.† It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Personnel Department.

Click here to view benefits for Appointed Department Heads bargaining unit