Kern County Human Resources Division

Kern County Human Resources Division

On June 16, 2015, the Board of Supervisors created the Human Resources Division of the County Administrative Office (CAO), consolidating the existing Personnel Department and the CAO's Employee Relations and Health Benefits Divisions. The Human Resources Division is committed to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of our services while maintaining the Civil Service merit system and the Kern County Civil Service Commission. The Human Resources Division provides a single point of contact for public access to job searches and employee access to benefit information. Consolidating the Human Resources functions also provides County Departments with streamlined access to the full complement of Human Resources services, including classification,compensation, recruitment, and testing.


Retiree Health Premium Supplement Program (RHPSP) Voluntary Opt-Out

SEIU-represented and Management, Mid-Management, and Confidential employees currently enrolled in the RHPSP benefit may opt-out of this program and stop future deductions (currently 2.12% of salary) by completing and returning the opt-out form by May 16, 2016. Any deductions since payroll period 2012-16 (for hours worked August 11, 2012 to August 24, 2012) will be made available as a contribution to a Health Reimbursement Account upon retirement from the County, for employees who elect to opt-out. Additional, personalized information is available on AuditorNet, for employees with a working login.

  • RHPSP Opt-Out Form  (PDF)
  • More Information on the RHPSP and Stipend Benefits
  • RHPSP Voluntary Opt-Out Deduction Effective Date  (PDF)
  • Frequently Asked Questions  (PDF)
  • 07/07/15

    Sign up to Receive CSC Meeting Agendas

    You can now sign up to be notified when new Civil Service Commission meeting agendas are posted.


    Civil Service Rule Revision - Notice of Examination

    On March 9, 2015 the Kern County Civil Service Commission revised Civil Service Rule 404.00 reducing the number of days a notice of examination, in the case of an open recruitment, must be given from ten (10) calendar days to five (5) calendar days. To read the full rule in its entirety, please click here

    Salary Ranges and Position Allocation Information, Listed Alphabetically & by Department   (PDF - updated biweekly)

    Salary Ranges  (PDF - includes biweekly rate for each step and approximate monthly equivalent for entire range)


    Employment Facts and Figures  (PDF - updated quarterly)


    Utilization Analysis for Fiscal Year 2012-2013  (PDF)

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