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Human Resources and Organizational Services
Jill Abel, Human Resources Director
915 8th. St., Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901
(530)749-7860 Fax: (530)749-7864
Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Open during Lunch)

Frequently Asked Questions:  

By taking a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the information below you will be better informed about the job application, recruitment, selection and hiring process with Yuba County.   


Frequently Asked Questions:





How do I find the right position?

Browse the Job Specifications and Salary Table on Yuba County Human Resources' website to research your dream job.  You may also call Human Resources at (530) 749-7860 or visit us as 915 8th Street, Ste 113, Marysville, CA  95901.  You do not have to live in Yuba County to apply for positions with Yuba County.


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Is your application form available on this Website?

Yes.  You can download and complete our application form by clicking here.  Our application is in a fill-able word format.  You will be able to save a copy of your application.
If you choose to print the application from our Website, be sure to examine the job posting carefully.  Some recruitments require a supplemental questionnaire.  It is the applicant's responsibility to obtain and submit a supplemental questionnaire -- if required -- within the appropriate time frame.  Supplemental questions usually follow the job posting on our Website.  However, in some cases, you may need to call our office (as directed below) to obtain the questionnaire. 
You MUST submit a separate application for EACH job you are applying for, unless the job announcement specifies the position is flexibly staffed (i.e. I/II etc.).  
Please note:  Applications CANNOT be submitted through our website or e-mailed to Human Resources. You must either hand-deliver, mail or fax your application to our office.


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Can I fill out the application online?

Yes.  You can fill out the application online using Microsoft Word.  When you complete the application, you must print it out and submit it to the Human Resources Department.  Applications cannot be submitted through our website or e-mailed to Human Resources.  Be sure to verify that all boxes are marked and text fields are completed on your application prior to closing out of the application.   



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I do not have Acrobat Reader .  How do I get it?

You will need a recent version of Adobe's free Acrobat Reader software to view some of the files on our website  Choose the link below to get the latest version of Acrobat Reader.



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I want to request that an application package be mailed to me.  How is that accomplished?

You may call the Human Resources Department at (530) 749-7860 during business hours (M-F 8:00-5:00) and request an application package from a staff member.  If it is after business hours or a staff member is not available, you may leave your name and address on the recorder.  In both cases, be sure to provide the exact title of the job classification for which you are requesting information. 



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I want to apply for several of the jobs listed.  Do I need to fill out a separate application for each job classification?

Yes.  Every application is evaluated separately based on the classification for which you are applying.  It is, therefore, necessary to turn in a separate application for each job classification.  You will need to attach all documentation required on the job announcement, such as copies of certificates (i.e. typing, POST), resumes, supplemental questionnaires, etc. to each application.
The only exception is for flexibly staffed positions.  When a job announcement advertises for a flexibly staffed position, (for example:  Office Assistant I/II), only one completed application is necessary.  Simply list the position title on the application (example:  Office Assistant I/II) and our department will determine the level for which you qualify. 



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I have reviewed the job announcement and am ready to complete an application.  Can you give me some tips on completing the application?

Remember, the completed application is an example of your reading comprehension skills, your ability to follow directions and your attention to detail.  Once you have reviewed the job announcement and you are ready to complete a Yuba County job application you should:

  • Read and follow the application instructions carefully.
  • Include as much information in your application as necessary to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated on the job announcement.  The position (s) you are applying for may require specific licenses or certificates, college course work or experience that demonstrates knowledge, skills and abilities in specific areas. 
  • Include all relevant experience when completing your application, regardless of duration, including part-time, volunteer and military service.  List the most recent employment fist.  For different positions with the same employer, use a different block for each position.  Be specific as to dates worked (mo/yr), hours per week (if number of hours per week varied, list the average), job title, key functions and tasks.  Inconsistencies will not be investigated further and will not be considered.  If you need additional sheets for your Employment History, you must use the same format as on the application or the History Addendum provided.
  • List all special training and/or classes you have taken. 
  • List all licenses, certificates, awards or other special skills or qualifications you have. 
  • Provide all requested information, including answers to any supplemental questionnaires and copies of licenses and/or certificates. 
  • Provide a copy of your transcripts, even if it is not required for the position. Transcripts may be unofficial.
  • If eligible for Veterans Preference Points, submit a copy of your DD214 paperwork. 
  • Sign your application. 
  • Always keep a copy of your completed application for your files.  No materials submitted during the application process can be returned.   

The Yuba County Human Resources Department, 915 8th Street, Ste 113, Marysville, must receive your completed application packet with any/all required certificates, transcripts, diplomas, supplemental materials no later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date.  Postmarks will NOT be accepted and late applications MUST BE REJECTED


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Can I submit a resume in lieu of completing the official Yuba County Employment Application form?

No.  Applicants must always complete and submit an official Yuba County Employment Application form.  A resume or other supporting documentation may be attached to the application, but it may not be used as a substitute for completing any part or all of the application form.  Additional sheets using the same format as the application may be submitted as necessary to give a complete employment history, provided all fields are accounted for and complete.  Be specific as to dates worked, hours per week, job title, key functions and tasks.  Inconsistencies will not be investigated further and will not be considered. 


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I served on active duty in the Military.  What is the criteria for Veterans credit?

Yuba County provides Veterans with additional credit (points) for their military service.  In original entrance selection procedures, all persons who meet the minimum qualifications of a position, and who have served on active duty for a period of not less than ninety (90) days in the armed forces in time of war or national emergency, or in time of peace in a campaign or expedition for service in which a medal has been authorized by the government of the United States and was discharged or released under honorable conditions, and widows of such persons, will be allowed one of the following credits.


Disabled Veterans                                        10 points

All other Veterans and Widows of Veterans       5  points


In order to receive additional credits for military service, you must meet the eligibility requirements and provide proof of military service by attaching a DD214 to your application.

For additional information regarding Veterans credit review the Veteran's Preference Points Policy.


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Does Yuba County Human Resources keep applications on file for future recruitments?

No.  We only accept applications for the job classifications for which we are currently recruiting.  A list of current recruitments can be obtained from this Website, or by coming in to the Yuba County Human Resources Department (915 8th Street Ste 113, Marysville).  Interest Forms may be completed for a job we are not currently recruiting for, just simply call or visit Human Resources to complete an Interest Form.  Interest forms are used to notify you of an opening and will remain active in our database for at least a year.   Important:  Please notify the  Human Resources Department of any address or phone number changes.



Can I fax my application materials to the Human Resources Department?

Yes.  A completed application with all necessary documents may be faxed to meet the application deadline. It is your responsibility to ensure that your materials were received and are legible and complete.


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Do you require sealed or certified college transcripts?

No.  Copies of college transcripts or computer printouts from college websites are acceptable documentation.    All documentation must include your name and the college and/or university course work, diplomas, and/or degrees must be from an accredited college or university.  To obtain information regarding accreditation, refer to the US Department of Education Office of Post Secondary Education at:


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Do I have to attach my college transcript (s), grade report (s) and/or diploma (s) to my application?

Yes.  If the position for which you are applying requires a college education, you must submit transcript (s), grade report (s) and/or appropriate diploma (s).  If your diploma is in an unrelated field, attach your transcripts.  Failure to provide the required documentation will disqualify you from consideration. 

Please note that although some positions may not minimally require a college education, it may be a preferred requirement for the position.  In order to receive credit for college education, the institution must be accredited and verification must be submitted.


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I submitted my completed application form to the Human Resources Department and forgot to attach something.  Is it too late to add the document (s) to my application?

It Depends.  You can add documents to your application at any time prior to the filing deadline. Once the deadline has passed, Human Resources can not accept or add document (s) to your submitted application.  You can always bring the document to your interview. 



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After I have submitted my completed application form and, if applicable, any required supplemental information to the Human Resources Department, how will I be informed of the next step?

We will send you a mailed notice informing you of the next step in the exam process typically within 2 to 3 weeks after the filing deadline.  Because we use mailed notices, it is imperative that we have an accurate address on record.  Be sure to type or neatly print your complete address on the application form, and advise us immediately of a change of address (530) 749-7860.


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How long does the recruitment process take?

Every recruitment is different.  The recruitment process can range from a couple of weeks to a few months depending on the job classification and the complexity of the selection process.  If it is determined that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position, you may be invited to participate in a competitive examination process which may include any of the following:  a written exam, oral exam, and/or physical agility exam.  Please contact the Human Resources 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. 


If I did not obtain a passing score on a written exam, can I retake it?

A competitor who fails a written test will not be allowed to take a second test for the same class if the second selection procedure is scheduled less than sixty (60) days from the date of the previous written test. 


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What is placement on an eligible list? 

Eligible lists include the names of all candidates successfully meeting the minimum qualifications and passing the exam process (if applicable).  There may be a number of individuals in each rank.  When a position becomes available in a department, the Human Resources Department provides the hiring department with a certified eligible list (commonly referred to as an employment list) of all individuals in the top 5 ranks.  As individuals are hired from the eligible list, candidates in lower ranks may become eligible to be referred to a department as the upper ranks are cleared. 


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What is an alternate eligible list?

When no eligible list is in existence for a classification, certification may be made from a list created for another class of the same or higher rank in the same or in a related series if the duties of the class for which the selection procedure was given include substantially all of the duties of the position to be filled; provided that the Human Resources Director finds that the use of the list is in the best interest of the County and that the necessary skills and knowledge were adequately tested in the selection procedure.  If you are contacted for an interview by Yuba County Human Resources or a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information.  If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.


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Once I have successfully completed the examination process, how long will my name remain active on the eligible (employment) list?

Eligible lists normally expire after one (1) year unless extended by the Human Resources Director.  An eligible list may be abolished sooner when fewer than five (5) names remain or when the Human Resources Director determines it to be in the County's best interest.  You will be notified by mail if you are on an eligible list that will be abolished. 


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How can I prepare for the hiring interview?

When a department receives the certified eligible list of names from the Human Resources Department, they will review the applications and conduct hiring interviews.  The department could offer the position to any one of the candidates on the list.  If you are contacted for a hiring interview be sure to document the time and location of your interview and the name of the person with whom you will be interviewing. 

Dress appropriately for an interview, review your submitted application materials and the job announcement.  Be prepared to discuss how your work experience and/or training relate to the position for which you are interviewing.  Provide all the necessary information to the interviewer in order for him/her to accurately assess your qualifications.  Be prepared to discuss your career interests and goals. 

If you are unable to attend an interview, be sure to contact the interviewing department.  Failure to contact the department could result in the removal of your name from the eligible list.


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I was selected for the position.  What is the next step?

Before date of hire, your employment is contingent upon successful completion of a related pre-placement medical review/examination, which may include drug testing; and furnishing documentation evidencing employment authorization in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).  A psychological exam and/or background investigation, including fingerprinting, will be required for some positions. 

Until formal appointment is made in this manner, any offers of employment are conditional and preliminary and may be withdrawn by the County.  If you are currently employed it is recommended that you NOT quit your current job until you have successfully cleared the medical examination.  After accepting a position with Yuba County, you will be given a start date, the name of the person you should report to, the location where you should report on your first day and your starting salary. 

Note:  When hired, your name will be removed from the eligible list from which you were hired.


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Yuba County
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Human Resources and Organizational Services • 915 8th. St., Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901
(530)749-7860 • Fax: (530)749-7864


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