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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?

You can visit to submit an online application or you can download and complete our paper application form by clicking here.  Our application is in a fill-able word format.  If you choose to print the application from our Website, be sure to examine the each recruitment's special instructions posted in CalOpps carefully.  Some recruitments require a supplemental questionnaire.  It is the applicant's responsibility to obtain and submit a supplemental questionnaire if required. You can print the supplemental questionnaire from the CalOpps recruitment or call our office to obtain the questionnaire. 
NOTE: 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.).  


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Can I fill out the application online?

Yes.  You can fill out and submit an online application by visiting



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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 (reference Special Instructions), 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?

Before submitting an application, please review the Special Instructions for each recruitment in CalOpps.  Recruitments may vary the selection processes utilized and may require additional application materials as outlined in the Special Instructions section.


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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 via CalOpps or a paper 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.  Resumes are not utilized to establish applicant minimum qualifications.  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?

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).  You may create a CalOpps profile and subscribe to the Yuba County member agency page to be notify of job opening. NOTE:  Make sure to keep your CalOpps profile information up to date (i.e. phone number, address, e-mail address, work history, etc.) 


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.  Human Resources Fax (530) 749-7862


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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. Note: Once you submit an online application through CalOpps you will need to contact the Human Resources Department before the final deadline for assistance to add documents.  Important: Once the filing deadline has passed, Human Resources can not accept or add document(s) to your submitted application. 



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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 an e-mail communication informing you of the next step in the exam process typically within 1 to 2 weeks after the filing deadline.  Because we use e-mail communications, it is imperative that we have an accurate contact information on record.  Be sure to type or neatly print your complete address on paper application forms, and advise us immediately of any changes in contact information by calling (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 will 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 six (6) months and may be utilized for up to one (1) year 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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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, dmv record pull, credit check, 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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