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Civil Service Commission
Human Relations Commission
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 http://www.co.kern.ca.us/artman2/main/uploads/1/csrules.pdf
Civil Service Commission Welcomes New Commissioner
On December 16, 2014 the Kern County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to appoint M. Bryan Burrow to the Kern County Civil Service Commission as Third District Member. Mr. Burrow will be filling the remainder of Commissioner Jeffery Thorn's term which will end on July 9th 2017.
Important Notice to Job Applicants: NEOGov Internet Browser Update (PDF)
Kern County implements NEOGOV's online applicant-tracking system
With the new system, the first step is to create an applicant account by clicking
on the APPLICANT LOGIN link on the left hand side of this page. Once your account
has been created, you will log in to apply for jobs, check the status of past applications,
update your contact information, etc.
(Click on a question below to view the related response)
Where can I access free internet to submit an on-line application?
View our Public Internet Access list.
Do I have to re-apply for
jobs I applied for under the old system?
No, any applications received under the old system are still valid.
What happened to the Recruitment
With the implementation of NEOGOV, the Recruitment Status page has been replaced
by an applicant-level status option. To view the status of any of your applications, log in to your NEOGOV applicant account.
What happened to the Skills
Certificates/Typing Certificates page?
It is now linked on the left navigation bar in the Job Links area. View Skills Certificates page.
What happened to Request to
be Notified of Future Job Openings?
This is now named Job Interest Notifications. The
new option allows you to express interest based on category rather than by specific
job title. For this reason, any notifications you requested under the old system
will need to be re-requested using category.
What happened to Jobs Now
Open to Current County Employees Only?
The options available on that page are now listed as 2 options on the side navigational
bar, Postings - Promotional and Postings - Lateral Transfer.
Note: The above FAQ are related to the transition from the old system to NEOGOV.
Job Descriptions & Salary Ranges,
Listed Alphabetically & by Department (PDF -
Salary Ranges (PDF - includes biweekly rate for each step and approximate monthly
equivalent for entire range)
Employment Facts and Figures (PDF - updated quarterly)
Civil Service Commission Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 (PDF)
Civil Service Commission Annual Report
for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 (PDF)
Utilization Analysis for Fiscal
Year 2012-2013 (PDF)
"To provide a full-range of personnel services to our customers in a timely and
professional manner and, in accordance with accepted personnel management practices
and applicable personnel laws, to ensure a diversified and productive workforce."
Organizational Chart (PDF)
Analyst Assignments (PDF)
This summary of the Personnel Department’s mission and primary functional areas
is intended as a brief overview. The personnel processes in today's environment
are extremely complex, governed by numerous federal, state and local laws and rules.
The Personnel Department is mandated by these laws and rules to operate a merit-based
The Personnel Department was established by the Board of Supervisors as part of
the Administrative Office on July 1, 1945, under provisions set forth in Ordinance
A-24. In May 1948, the duties of the County Administrative Officer and Personnel
Director were separated.
Ordinance A-24 established the "Merit System" of personnel selection, headed by
a Personnel Board of five (5) members. The Personnel Board formulated the various
rules and regulations pertaining to county employees. The rules and regulations
of the Personnel Board were written and adopted by the Personnel Board on January
7, 1946 and adopted by the County Board of Supervisors on January 14, 1946.
Relationship to Civil Service System/Civil Service Commission
In June 1956, by vote of the electorate of Kern County, the Civil Service System
was approved and made effective July 9, 1956. The system was adopted under Sections
31100-31113 of the State of California Government Code, known as the County Civil
Service Enabling Law. The vote of the electorate was formalized by County Ordinance
Under provisions of Ordinance A-126, the Civil Service Commission replaced the Personnel
Board as previously established. The Commission's Rules and Regulations, which served
to implement the Civil Service Law, were formally adopted on September 24, 1956.
The Kern County Personnel Department is the staff organization for the Civil Service
Commission. The Department exists to assist the Commission and the Board of Supervisors
in the administration of the Civil Service Ordinance and other responsibilities
The Civil Service Commission appointed Ms. Ginny Krebs as the County Personnel Director,
effective January 26, 2013. She also serves as the Secretary of the Civil Service
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