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Special Appointments (Transfers/Reinstatements)

Please select the link below for the type of application that applies to you. Then, click on the appropriate appointment type (radio button) and follow further instructions. If you wish to submit an application for a current recruitment, or interest in a future recruitment, please exit this section and return to the Employment Opportunities page.

INTERDEPARTMENT TRANSFER/VOLUNTARY DEMOTION (PLACER COUNTY EMPLOYEES ONLY)
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LATERAL TRANSFERS FROM OTHER AGENCIES/PUBLIC AGENCY ELIGIBLE LIST (PAEL)
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REINSTATEMENT
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INTERDEPARTMENT TRANSFER/VOLUNTARY DEMOTION (PLACER COUNTY EMPLOYEES ONLY)

This section is applicable if you are a permanent or probationary Placer County employee and want to complete an application for an Interdepartment Transfer or Voluntary Demotion (per Placer County Code Chapter 3, sections 3.08.370, 3.08.380, and 3.08.400).

The Personnel Department maintains lists of Placer County employees who are eligible for transfer. When a department requests an employment list for a job class, the names and applications of employees on the transfer list are sent to the department along with candidates from an active open/promotional eligible list.

Interdepartment Transfer Eligibility Criteria

  1. You must be a permanent or probationary Placer County employee.
  2. You may transfer to the same classification you currently hold, or it can be a different classification in the same or a different department. The Step 5 salary of a different classification must be within 5% (higher or lower) of the Step 5 salary of your present classification.
  3. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the new classification.

Usually there is no change of benefits for employees; however, some loss or gain of benefits can occur in various situations. Please contact the Personnel Department if you have any questions.

Voluntary Demotion Eligibility Criteria

  1. You must be a permanent or probationary Placer County employee.
  2. You may voluntarily demote to a different classification in the same or a different department. The Step 5 salary of the classification must be at least 5% less than the Step 5 salary of your present classification.
  3. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the new classification.

Interdepartment Transfer/Voluntary Demotion Process

An application is required in order for you to be placed on a transfer/voluntary demotion list. Personnel will review your transfer/voluntary demotion application material for eligibility, and you will be notified of your status. Click below to access Classification Specifications, select the appropriate job, and click the link at the top of the classification specification page to complete the online application.

Your name, along with the names of other applicants meeting eligibility criteria for the vacancy, will be referred to departments as vacancies occur. Your name will be placed on a transfer/voluntary demotion list for one year as long as you continue to be eligible for transfer/voluntary demotion. You will not be notified when the one year period is up, and must reapply at that time if you wish to be considered for continued eligibility on this list

Interdepartment Transfer/Voluntary Demotion (Placer County Employees Only)


LATERAL TRANSFERS FROM OTHER AGENCIES/PUBLIC AGENCY ELIGIBLE LIST (PAEL)

This section is applicable if you are 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. You 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 (per Placer County Code Chapter 3, section 3.08.720). Those hired from this process will typically be considered new employees for purposes of determining seniority, benefits, and other leave accruals.

PAEL Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for placement on a Public Agency Eligible List an applicant must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  1. Applicant must have worked for a public agency (other than Placer County) that operates under a personnel civil service or merit system;
  2. 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;
  3. If classified, the applicant must have held permanent status in the service of that agency;
  4. If unclassified the applicant must have been employed by that agency, in that position, for a minimum of six (6) months;
  5. The applicant must have been employed by that public agency within one year prior to the date his/her completed application is accepted by the Placer County Personnel department; and
  6. 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 from an eligible list as a result of a qualifying or competitive exam;
    • If not currently employed by that public agency, the applicant is eligible for reinstatement to that agency.

Lateral Transfers From Other Agencies/Public Agency Eligible List (PAEL) Process

An application is required in order for you to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List (PAEL) list. Personnel will review PAEL application materials for eligibility, and you will be notified of your status. Click below to access Classification Specifications, select the appropriate job, and click the link at the top of the classification specification page to complete the online application.

Along with your completed application, you will need to complete and submit the Self-Certification form. You may upload an electronic version of the completed form when you complete the online application by clicking on the tab labeled Other. Instructions for submitting the form via email, fax, and U.S. mail are also included on the Other tab.

Offers of employment to an applicant on a Public Agency Eligible List are made contingent upon receipt, verification and acceptance of written verification from that applicant’s current/former public agency, confirming the applicant meets all of the eligibility criteria. This includes the verification of the information the applicant submitted on the Placer County Public Agency Eligible List Self Certification. Complete and sign the Authorization for Release of Information to the County of Placer form. This form along with the attached Interagency Information Request form should be addressed and sent to the address where employment verification can be obtained i.e., the central Human Resources Department address of the public agency you work(ed) for. These documents can be sent now, or following a conditional offer of employment. The Interagency Information Request must be completed by the public agency you work(ed) for and must be received, verified and accepted by the Placer County Director of Personnel prior to your eligibility.

Your name, along with the names of other applicants meeting eligibility criteria for the vacancy, will be referred to departments as vacancies occur. Your name will be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List (PAEL) for one year, as long as you continue to be eligible. You will not be notified when the one year period is up, and must reapply at that time if you wish to be considered for continued eligibility on this list.

Lateral Transfers From Other Agencies/Public Agency Eligible List (PAEL)


REINSTATEMENT

This section is applicable if, in the past 5 years, you held a previous permanent position in Placer County and resigned in good standing, or accepted a voluntary demotion in good standing. To be considered for reinstatement to a permanent or extra-help position, you must complete an application to be placed on the reinstatement eligible list for any position for which you are qualified (per Placer County Code Chapter 3, section 3.08.720).

This list may be considered by the appointing authority in addition to the open eligible list, but cannot take precedence over the re-employment or promotional eligible list.

PERS retired annuitants are subject to provisions of Government Code 21224 for reinstatement from retirement and Government Code 31680.3 which limits the number of work hours in a fiscal year.

Eligible applicants granted reinstatement are subject to the provisions of Placer County Code Chapter 3, section 3.08.1150.

Reinstatement Eligibility Criteria

  1. You were a permanent Placer County employee who resigned from county employment in good standing and with a good record within the last five (5) years; or
  2. You are current Placer County employee who accepted a voluntary demotion in good standing and with a good record within the last five (5) years.

Reinstatement Process

An application is required in order for you to be placed on a Reinstatement list. Personnel will review your Reinstatement application material for eligibility, and you will be notified of your status. Click below to access Classification Specifications, select the appropriate job, and click the link at the top of the classification specification page to complete the online application.

Your name will be placed on a Reinstatement list for:

  1. Five (5) years from the date of resignation; or
  2. Five (5) years from the date of the voluntary demotion.

Your name, along with the names of other applicants meeting eligibility criteria for the vacancy, will be referred to departments as vacancies occur. You will not be notified when the five (5) year period is up.

Reinstatement