Human Resources


County Seeking Candidates for Public Defender

The County is currently recruiting for the position of Public Defender.  Recruitment for this position closes at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 24, 2017.


Kern County Launches Updated NEOGOV Site


  • Job Postings page is now called Career Opportunities, and all permanent openings (Open, Promotional, and Transfer) are on the same page.
  • Job Interest Notifications has been renamed to Job Interest Cards.
  • All listed salaries are either monthly or hourly.
  • There are many more options for filtering & sorting lists of jobs.


Sheriff's Department Now Hiring  (522K PDF)

The Sheriff's Department is currently recruiting for the positions of Deputy Sheriff Trainee and Sheriff's Detention Deputy Trainee. Recruitment for these positions closes at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2016.


County Seeks Volunteers Who Want to Make a Difference

Why Volunteer? You are needed now more than ever and Kern County Volunteers enjoy many rewards such as gaining valuable experience, developing new interests and friendships, learning about County programs and services, enjoying new challenges, and giving back to the community.

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.

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)


Utilization Analysis for Fiscal Year 2015-2016  (PDF)


Employment Facts and Figures  (PDF - updated quarterly)

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