If the postions I applied for requires an exam how will I be contacted regarding the exam?
If the position you applied for requires a written exam, you will receive an e-mail notice with details about the date, time and location of the exam once the examination has been scheduled.
I applied for a continuous recruitment, when will I be contacted?
If you applied for a continuous recruitment, you can expect to hear from us anywhere from two to six weeks depending upon the date you applied and where the Human Resources Department is in the continuous examination process.
How do I find out the status of an application I submitted?
From the Employment Opportunities page, you may review the status of all the applications you have submitted by clicking on the radio button "My Applications." Log in with your User ID and Password, and click on the radio button "Retrieve Application."
I have moved how do I update my contact information?
To update your e-mail address, mailing address, phone and/or other contact information, return to the Employment Opportunities page and click on the radio button "Update My Contact Info."
Why are some recruitments open only to County employees?
When a recruitment is requested by a department, a decision is made on a case-by-case basis about the type of recruitment that will be conducted. Generally, there are three different ways to post a recruitment:
1. A Departmental recruitment is conducted when the vacant position is a classification specific to the department and/or it is expected that there are employees within the department who are well qualified and who will apply;
2. A County recruitment is conducted when the vacant position is a classification used in multiple county departments and it is expected that there are a sufficient number of current county employees who meet the minimum education and experience requirements and who are well qualified for the position; and
3. An Open-Competitive recruitment is conducted when it is not known whether there is a sufficient number of county employees who possess the education, experience and/or licensure, if necessary for the position, and who are well qualified.
What happens after I submit my application for a job?
The first thing that happens after a recruitment closes is a Human Resources staff member screens all applications received and determines which applications meet the minimum education, experience and/or licensure requirements for the position. Once the applications are screened for minimum qualifications, Human Resources determines the next appropriate testing process.
I know I met the minimum qualifications when I applied for the position. Why wasn't I given an interview?
Simply meeting the minimum qualifications for a position may not be enough. Depending on the position being filled, you may need to also achieve a passing score in the testing process administered for the recruitment. A passing score is 70 or better. For example, if you applied for Accountant-Auditor I and met the minimum qualifications you would also need to achieve a score of 70 or better on the written examination in order to be certified to a hiring department for consideration. If you applied for Business Services Officer and met the minimum qualifications for the position, you would need to earn a score of 70 or better in the oral examination. If you applied for Department Human Resources Coordinator and met the minimum qualifications for the position, you would need to earn a score of 70 or better in the screening for best qualified candidates.
How does Human Resources screen applications to determine the "best qualified" candidates?
Human Resources first determines the education, experience and/or special training that will be possessed by the ideal candidate. This determination is made with input from subject matter experts in the hiring department. A scoring system is then established such that the ideal candidate will possess a score of 100 and a moderately qualified candidate will possess a score of 70. This serves to establish three categories within the entire group of candidates that meet the minimum requirements for the position: the ideal candidates (those with a score of 85 to 100), the moderately qualified candidates (those with a score of 70 to 85), and the candidates that are not best qualified (those with a score below 70). We refer to those candidates with scores of 70 to 100 as "best qualified."
How are individuals placed on an eligible list?
Those candidates participating in an examination and achieving a passing score of 70 or better are placed on an eligible list for the classification. Candidates are placed on the list in descending order of their score with the top scoring candidate in the number one position, the next highest scoring candidate in the number two position and so on until all candidates are placed and ranked. For each vacancy, the individuals in the top 10 ranks on the eligible list are forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration. For each additional vacancy in a department, one additional rank is certified.
I received an e-mail notice that I did not pass the exam. Did you give me credit for my Veteran's Preference Points?
In order to be given Veteran's Preference Points, a candidate must have submitted a copy of his or her DD214 along with the online Employment Application and any other supplemental application materials required in the job announcement. Veteran's Preference Points are only applied to a candidate's passing test score.
Where can I find information about the salary and benefits for a County position?
All of the salaries for County positions are listed in the Classification Specification as well as in the Salary Resolution. The Salary Resolution is posted on the Human Resources Department's website and is updated on a regular basis. You'll need to know the exact title of the position in order to locate the salary on the Salary Resolution.
Benefits for County positions are specific to the bargaining unit of the position. The Salary Resolution identifies the bargaining unit for each County classification. Once you've identified the bargaining unit, you can look up the benefits for a particular position by going to our Benefits Summaries by Bargaining Unit page on our website.
The position I applied for requires a typing certificate. Where can I get one?
There are a variety of businesses and agencies where you can obtain a typing certificate. Most applicants get a certificate at a temporary employment agency. Online typing certificates are not accepted. An valid typing certificate must contain all of the following information: time limit of the test (minimum of three minutes), gross words per minute, number of errors, date of test (within one year) and the signature of the person administering the test. The certificate must be on agency letterhead.
I applied for a job and have been invited to take a written exam. Can you tell me what questions will be on the exam? Do you provide any study guides for the exams?
Unfortunately we do not provide study guides for written exams. Nearly all of the written exams administered by the County of Yolo are multiple choice and are typically 100-200 questions in length. The content areas for a written exam will always be job-related. Your best source of information about the questions that will be on the exam is the job announcement when you applied for the position. Anything listed in the job announcement could be tested in the written exam.
I received an e-mail notice stating that my name has been forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration. What happens next?
Once the Human Resources Department forwards your name to a hiring department, it becomes the hiring department's responsibility to contact you to schedule an interview. If you have not been contacted for an interview within two weeks following the date you received the e-mail notice from the Human Resources Department, please contact us at email@example.com or by phone at (530) 666-8055.
I heard the County is laying off employees, but you still have positions posted on your Employment Opportunities page. Are you really hiring?
The County is indeed facing budget challenges which requires us to scale down the number of employees we are hiring at this time. However, there are still some positions that must be filled, and those positions are being authorized to fill on a case-by-case basis. All recruitments posted on our Employment Opportunities page have been approved to fill.
I am a current County Employee and would like to transfer to another department. How do I do that?
You need to complete an online Transfer application. From the Employment Opportunities page, click on the recruitment title "Special Appointments/Free Names" link and follow the instructions in the "Transfer" section. When you submit your online transfer application to Human Resources, your name will be placed in the number one position on any certification list sent to a hiring department for one full year. Please keep in mind that transfer opportunities are an opportunity to transfer to a different department in the same classification that you hold now – not a different classification.
I applied online. Can you please tell me if you received my application? When and how will you notify me about the status of my application?
You will receive a confirmation e-mail as soon as your application is submitted online. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, you have not successfully submitted your application. You will be notified by e-mail within two weeks of the final filing deadline regarding the status of your application.
How do I determine if I am qualified for a job posted on your website?
All of our job bulletins list the minimum qualifications that are required for a position. These minimum qualifications can be found under the “Employment Standards” heading. Employment Standards are typically a combination of education and experience requirements that ensure the selected candidate will be successful in the position. Employment Standards may also include requirements such as special licensure or certification required for the job. For some recruitments, you must submit verification of education, licensure or certification in addition to the Employment Application.
How do I apply for a job with the County of Yolo?
Applying for a job with the County is easy! All of our open recruitments can be viewed and applied for online from our Employment Opportunities page.
To get started, select the position title of the open position to review the education and experience requirements, then click “Apply”. Read the Application Instructions, and select the button 'I am a NEW USER'. Follow the instructions to complete your new user registration and an application.
For questions or technical assistance with completing an online application, please e-mail the Yolo County Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530) 666-8055.
I submitted an online Employment Application. How do I submit the required supplemental documents to the Human Resources Office?
There are multiple ways you can submit the required supplmental documents to Human Resources. You may upload them directly to the online application; you may attach them to an e-mail and send them to email@example.com; you may fax them to (530) 666-8049; or you may mail them to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. When sending supplemental materials by fax, please include a cover sheet and note your full name and the title of the position you applied for.
Please keep in mind that all required documents need to be received by the Human Resources Department no later than the final filling deadline.