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

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.

FAQ   (Click on a question below to view the related response)

Where can I access free internet to submit an on-line application?

Do I have to re-apply for jobs I applied for under the old system?

What happened to the Recruitment Status page?

What happened to the Skills Certificates/Typing Certificates page?

What happened to Request to be Notified of Future Job Openings?

What happened to Jobs Now Open to Current County Employees Only?

Note: The above FAQ are related to the transition from the old system to NEOGOV.

  • For questions about the overall recruitment process at Kern County, see Kern County Job Applicant FAQ.
  • For questions about using NEOGOV, see the NEOGOV Job Applicant FAQ.
  • If you need further assistance you can also call NEOGOV customer support at 1–855-524-5627.

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)

Mission Statement

"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."

Departmental Structure/Assignments

Organizational Chart  (PDF)

Analyst Assignments  (PDF)

Departmental History/Functional Areas

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 personnel system.

General History

Relationship to Civil Service System/Civil Service Commission

Functional Areas

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