P.O. Box 750, 201 Fourth Street, Yreka, CA 96097
Job Hotline: 530-842-8019
Toll Free Automated Attendant: 1-888-854-2000
When can I file an employment
The County of Siskiyou only accepts applications for current job openings. A list of current openings is available for your review. Job announcements for current openings are also posted in the courthouse at 311 Fourth Street, Yreka; at the Personnel office at 201 Fourth Street, Yreka; and are listed on our 24 hour jobline, 530-842-8019.
How do I file an employment application?"
A county employment application form is available on request by contacting Personnel Services. It is also available online (PDF format) and may be completed online. The completed form may be returned via mail or fax.
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How do I find out more about a specific job?
A job announcement is created for each job opening. These announcements are available from Personnel Services and include information regarding the salary, benefits, job duties, minimum qualifications required, the type(s) of examination(s) to be given, and final filing date (the last day applications for that job will be accepted). Applications must be received by the final filing date. If your application is postmarked, or received after the final filing date it will not be accepted by Personnel Services.
It is important that you obtain a job announcement for each position you choose to apply for. A separate application must be submitted for each position.
It is recommended that applicants make a copy of their application before it is submitted. Personnel Services will not return originals nor make copies of any materials once submitted.
How do I determine if I qualify for the job?
The minimum qualifications for the position are listed on the job announcement. Read these requirements carefully. Minimum qualifications may include college coursework, a specific amount of experience, a license or certificate, or skills, knowledge and abilities in a specific field. You should be able to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualifications. If you are not sure, submit your application, and the Personnel Services will determine this.
How does Personnel Services determine if I qualify for the job?
Your application and other required materials are reviewed. These other materials may include a supplemental application designed for that position, a list of college classes, or a statement of qualifications. It is very important that everything about you, your education, experience (paid or volunteer), licenses, certificates, and special skills be submitted on the applications so that Personnel Services can make the correct decision. If all information is not provided, your application will be disqualified.
What kind of examination will I have to take?
The type(s) of examination(s) given are listed on the job announcement. They may consist of one, or any combination of the following: written, oral, performance, assessment center, or rating of training and experience shown on your application. Notification will be mailed to you regarding when and where the examination will be given.
If you feel that you have physical limitations that would require special testing accommodations, please contact Personnel Services at 530-842-8006.
What happens after I take the examination?
Those applicants who successfully pass all examinations will have their names placed on an eligibility list. All applicants will receive a written notification of their status. The eligibility lists are valid for one year, or until the lists are depleted. The hiring departments will use these lists to fill vacant positions. The hiring department will usually schedule a selection interview.
What should I do if called for a selection interview?
Remember that the selection interview is your opportunity to demonstrate to the department that you are the best person for the job. The following tips may help: review the job announcement and your application in order to familiarize yourself with that position and with how your qualifications match those required of the position; conduct practice interviews with a friend (or a tape-recorder); be prompt; dress appropriately; if the interviewer does not thoroughly explain the job, ask for an explanation of duties; ask about training to be provided, and ask when you will be notified of the department’s decision.
What happens when I am hired?
The offer of employment will come from the personnel manager. The following topics should be discussed: starting salary; orientation; what the start date will be.
When you are selected, your name is automatically removed from the eligibility list for that job classification. Your name will remain on other eligibility lists for other classifications for which you may have applied.
What if I am not selected?
Our objective is to hire the best person for the job, so competition is keen. If you are not successful in getting a job right away, your name remains on the eligibility list until the list expires. If you are not hired during the life of the list, you may reapply when a new recruitment for that position opens.
How do I find out if I am still on the eligibility list?
You may request information regarding your status on the eligibility list by contacting Personnel Services. Information given to you will be the status and expiration date. To ensure you are notified of job opportunities, please notify Personnel Services of any address or phone number changes, either by phone or mail.
How do I find out about other positions that are not currently open?
The County of Siskiyou accepts applications only when a recruitment is open. If you did not see the position you are interested in on the current recruitment listing, you can file a job interest card with Personnel Services. Access the job index to determine what position title to use. The card will be mailed to you when the specified recruitment opens. The card instructs you to contact Personnel Services for an application and job announcement. The cards are kept on file for six months.
Resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.