Lateral Transfer/Other Agency List (Public Agency Eligible List – PAEL)
Applicants currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency (other than Placer County) operating under a personnel civil service or merit system, may be eligible to be placed on a Placer County Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a substantially similar job classification without going through an examination process with Placer County. Those hired from this process will typically be considered new employees for purposes of determining seniority, benefits, and other leave accruals.
In order to determine which Placer County classification is substantially similar to that held in other public agencies, click the Classification and Salary Info link at the top of this page.
To be eligible for placement on a Public Agency Eligible List an applicant must meet all of the following criteria (per Placer County Code Chapter 3, section 3.08.720):
Applicant must have worked for a public agency (other than Placer County) that operates under a personnel civil service or merit system;
The classification in which Placer County employment is contemplated must possess the same or less minimum qualifications and be substantially similar in job assignment and responsibility as the position in which the applicant is/was employed by the public agency;
If classified, the applicant must have held permanent status in the service of that agency;
If unclassified the applicant must have been employed by that agency, in that position, for a minimum of six (6) months;
The applicant must have been employed by that public agency within one year prior to the date his/her completed application is received by the Placer County Personnel department;
The applicant must submit a Placer County Public Agency Eligible Self Certification form, certifying:
- His/Her employment record has been entirely satisfactory;
- He/She has not been separated for cause;
- He/She was appointed to the class as a result of a qualifying or competitive exam; and
- If not currently employed by that public agency, the applicant is eligible for reinstatement to that agency.
For more information or to submit a Lateral Transfer/Other Agency List (Public Agency Eligible List – PAEL)
application, click the Special Appointments (Transfers/Reinstatements)
link on the Job Opportunities page.
Before date of hire, applicant must pass a medical examination which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation, sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. Citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. Applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background check, be bonded, and/or be fingerprinted.
All new permanent employees, with the exception of law enforcement and management, shall be required to join the employee organization or pay an 'Agency Fee' as a condition of employment.
Placer County now offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please visit our website at: http://www.jobaps.com/placer/sup/abfreenames.asp.