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Correctional Officer II - Laterals From Other Public Agencies

Recruitment #PAEL-FRENM-04

Salary:$25.10 - $30.51/hour; $4,351.00 - $5,288.68/month
Job Type: Open
Date Opened:6/22/2012 10:00:00 AM
Filing Deadline:Continuous
Employment Type: Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Work Location: Auburn Area (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
South Placer (Granite Bay, Loomis, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville)
HR Analyst: Kathy Youngs

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Under general supervision, maintain security and ensure inmate welfare in a county jail; oversee jail activities and facilities during an assigned shift; perform related work as assigned.  


Lateral Transfer/Other Agency List (Public Agency Eligible List – PAEL)

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.  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 the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please visit our website at:

To determine whether or not your current or most recent job classification is substantially similar to Placer County's Correctional Officer II, click the Classification and Salary Info link at the top of this page.

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):

  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 lesser 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 received by the Placer County Personnel department;

  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 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.

To Apply

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.  


Prior to the date of hire, applicants for regular full and part-time positions must pass a medical examination which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation. Applicants for extra help positions may be subject to a drug screening. All applicants must sign a constitutional oath, submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. and be fingerprinted. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, be bonded or undergo a background check.


All new permanent employees, with the exception of sworn law enforcement and those in management and confidential groups, shall be required to join the employee organization or pay an 'Agency Fee' as a condition of employment.


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 the General -Safety Unit