This section applies to applicants currently employed by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system; or those who have been previously employed by a qualifying agency within the last year. Qualified applicants placed on a Placer County Public Agency Eligible List may be 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) as vacancies arise. Those hired from this process will typically be considered new employees for purposes of determining seniority, benefits, and other leave accruals. For more information on benefits, click here.
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.
PAEL Eligibility Criteria
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 be working for a public agency (other than Placer County) that operates under a personnel civil service or merit system. If not currently employed by a qualifying agency, the applicant must have been employed by a qualifying public agency within one year prior to the date his/her completed application is received by the Placer County Human Resources Department;
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 hold or 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 submit a Placer County Public Agency Eligible List 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.
Lateral Transfer 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). Human Resources will review PAEL application materials for eligibility, and you will be notified of your status.
In addition to an application, applicants must complete and submit the following documents:
Public Agency Eligible List Self-Certification – Required at time of application submission and filled out by applicant if number 2 and 3 (below) are not attached to application.
Public Agency Eligible List Release of Information Authorization - Required upon conditional offer of employment and filled out by applicant. Can be accepted at time of application submission.
Public Agency Eligible List Interagency Information Request - Required upon conditional offer of employment and filled out by applicant’s current/former agency. Can be accepted at time of application submission in lieu of ‘Public Agency Eligible List Self-Certification’ form (number 1 above).
Note: These forms may be uploaded, emailed, Faxed or mailed. For instructions on these submittal options, please refer to the ‘Other’ tab in the online application.
Offers of employment to an applicant on a PAEL are made contingent upon receipt, verification and acceptance of the above listed documents.
If you qualify, your application will be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List (PAEL) for one year. You will be referred to departments as vacancies occur, as long as you continue to be eligible. Hiring departments determine who to interview based on a review of the available position and the application materials of applicants on all lists certified to the department. Please note, you will not be notified when the one year period is up and must reapply to be considered for future vacancies.
To continue, click the PAEL application button. Please be sure to carefully read the instructions for each phase of the application process.
Before date of hire, applicant must pass a medical examination which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation. Applicant must also sign a constitutional oath and submit proof of U.S. Citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. Applicant 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.
Click here to complete a PAEL application