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Sutter County Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Sutter County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Sutter County encourages both incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

The Sutter County Veterans’ Preference Policy has been developed to demonstrate the County’s support and appreciation of our United States veterans and their surviving spouses. Effective September 1, 2009 and pursuant to Board of Supervisors Resolution 09-060, preference points will be awarded, per specified criteria, to veterans and their surviving spouses in the recruitment process for new hires in non-Merit Systems Services classifications.

If you have any questions regarding our employment opportunities, please contact the Human Resources Department at (530) 822-7113. Thank you for your interest in Sutter County.

Note: "Open Until Filled" recruitments will close without notice upon receipt of a sufficient number of qualified applications.

Note: Merit System Services recruits for positions in the Welfare and Social Services Division and the Department of Child Support Services.

Additional Job Opportunities


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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The best way to find out about job openings is to click on the Employment Opportunities link. It will direct you to our on-line listing of current job openings where you can review job listings, job descriptions, and benefit information.

The minimum qualifications for each position can be found in the job description. Qualifications may include education or coursework, a specified amount of experience, licensure or certificate, skills, or knowledge and abilities in a specific field.

If a supplemental questionnaire is included in the application process, please be sure to answer the questions completely and with great detail. Your answers will be used as part of the rating criteria to determine your qualifications. These questions assist us in determining your abilities, skills, experience and knowledge related to the job.

The testing process is conducted in various ways, depending on the number of qualified candidates, and the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the job. The exam procedure may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Written Exam: This exam may consist of either multiple choice, true/false, short answer questions, essay or on-line examination, etc.
  • Supplemental Questionnaire: An evaluation and ranking of applicants based on their responses to the questions on the Supplemental Questionnaire.
  • Performance Exam: for positions requiring manual labor or physical fitness ability, an outdoor skills exam will be administrated to assess performance necessary for the position.
  • Oral Panel Interview: structured interview process, typically with a panel of 3 subject matter experts.
Responses to the supplemental questionnaire, if required, may be scored as part of the application screening process. Be specific when responding to questions and do not use "see resume". It is also important to know that each question receives an independent score.

Candidates whose rank standings are between 1-10 on the Eligibility List, may be referred on to the County department with the vacancy. You will be notified by the hiring department who will set up the interview. Each department schedules their own interviews and notifies candidates of the results of those interviews.

Once the testing process has been completed and if you are not referred to the department, the County of Sutter Human Resources will notify you by email of your status on the Eligibility List.

If you interview with a department and you are offered a position, you may be expected to pass some of the following: a pre-employment medical screening, a physical, a psychological exam, and a background check before a final offer of employment is made. Prior to employment, applicants will be required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States; Sutter County utilizes E-Verify. Once hired, you will be required to pass a probationary period of one year or more depending upon the position and bargaining unit, which is the final phase of the selection process.

The recruitment process can range from a couple of weeks to a few months depending on the job classification and the complexity of the selection process.
Applications for the Open Until Closed recruitments are being accepted on an on-going basis. These recruitments may close at any time. If you see a position that is designated Open Until Closed that you are interested in it is best to apply as soon as possible.
Our job openings are posted in “real time” meaning it is always up to date and current.
No. Applicants must always complete and submit an application. A resume or other supporting documentation may be attached to the application to provide additional information, but it may not be used as a substitute for completing any part of the application. In addition, you may not complete the application using “see resume,” or your application may be considered incomplete.
Yes, The County of Sutter only accepts applications submitted online including all resumes, certificates and licenses.

The County of Sutter Public Library and Sutter County One Stop have computers available for your use.

  • Sutter County Library
    750 Forbes Avenue
    Yuba City, CA 95991
    (530) 822-7137
  • Sutter County One Stop
    950 Tharp Road #1000
    Yuba City, CA 95993
    (530) 822-5139
There are several Internet Service Providers that offer free email accounts: Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo or AOL. You can access one of these providers to register for a free email account.
For assistance in applying for a vacancy, you may contact the County of Sutter Human Resources office at (530) 822-7113.
All positions close at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the position denoted on the job bulletin. Allow enough time to complete and submit your application before 5:00 pm. After 5:00 p.m., jobs will not be available for your review.
Please send an email to [email protected]

To make sure you have the best experience possible, we recommend using the most up-to-date version of one of the following browsers:

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If you can’t remember your username or password for, click the “Sign-in” link in the top right-hand corner of the page. A window will pop up for you to enter your username and password, under those fields there are two links: one for Forgot Username and one for Reset Password. Both links will require the email address you used when you signed up for the account with Once you enter your email address your user name and/or password will be sent to you by email.
Password reset emails are sent immediately, but delivery can depend on your email provider. Check your spam/junk email settings/folder if you do not receive the email. Sometimes adding the [email protected] address to your contacts resolves this issue. If the email is still is not received, contact technical support at your email service provider to determine if the reset password email is being filtered out or blocked.
If you don’t have access to the email address listed on your account, you will need to contact our applicant support team for assistance NeoGov/government jobs directly: (855) 524-5627 during business hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For security reasons, the reset password email is sent only to the email address associated with your account. Our applicant support team will ask you a series of questions to verify your identity, and then update the email address on the account as appropriate.

Since we contact you about invitations to tests and the status of applications, it is important that we have your correct information.

You can update the contact information on your profile at any time. Log into your account and click on Account Settings > Edit. Any changes that you make are updated with the organization automatically. You will need the user name and password you created at the time you applied.

Please call NeoGov/government jobs directly: (855) 524-5627 during business hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Once you’ve submitted your application, you see a confirmation message that you’ve successfully applied with the organization. You are also sent a confirmation email.

Unfortunately, we are unable to check application for accuracy or completeness. Please refer to the specific job announcement for application and supporting documentation requirements and check your application carefully before submitting it.

Each recruitment is processed separately, so please follow the document submission guidelines for each application. Unfortunately, we are unable to transfer documents between job applications.
Sutter County does not accept paper, faxed or emailed copies of: applications, resumes, licenses or certificates, etc. Please be sure your document is in an accepted format.

An Interest Card is a way for you to express interest in a position or positions that we are not currently recruiting for. Place a check in the box next to each job category for which you would like to receive email notifications, click the 'Subscribe' button, fill out the information, and then click the 'Submit' button.

For next 12 months after you submit this form, you will receive an email notification each time a position opens with the County of Sutter whose category matches one of the categories you've chosen.

Being an extra help or temporary employee does not automatically lead to a permanent position with the County. You must apply and go through the regular competitive process in order to be considered for permanent employment; however, extra help and temporary employees have an opportunity to enhance their chances for being hired by taking advantage of opportunities during their assignment to learn the County systems, practices and procedures.
New hire probationary periods are 26 pay periods (approx. 1 year) for most positions. Positions in the Law and Fire Units have a new hire probationary period of 40 pay periods (approx. 1 year 6 months).
  • Open examination - Any person qualified for the position may apply for the examination. Applications are typically accepted during a filling period with a specified closing date.
  • Promotional examination – Only qualified County employees with permanent status may apply for these exams.
  • Continuous or Open Until Filled – Any persons qualified for the position may apply. Applicants are accepted on a continuous basis and processed on a predetermined schedule and on an as-needed basis.
The eligibility list is comprised of all the candidates that passed the Sutter County exam process. They are placed on the list according to their score and ranking for that particular exam. Individuals are encouraged to be on as many eligible lists as possible to maximize their employment opportunity with the County.
Unfortunately, we are unable to disclose non-passing exam scores or provide feedback on exam performance.

The applicant does not provide enough detail about their work experience and duties in the Work Experience section on their application. For example, if you are applying for Automobile Mechanic, just writing “10 years as mechanic at XYZ Ford” doesn’t provide enough detail about your duties. Writing “As a mechanic at XYZ Ford dealership, I performed computerized diagnostics, repaired and replaced all components of the drive train, specialized in repairing hybrid vehicles, and did trouble-shooting of difficult electrical problems “provides enough information to assess your experience to see if it meets the Minimum Qualifications.

Required documents are not attached to the application, such as a transcript, diploma, or typing certificate. If the Job Announcement states you must attach documents to substantiate your education or certifications, your application will be rejected if you don’t.

This information is available in our position descriptions located on our website. Additionally, if we post a position vacancy, the job announcement will contain full information on both the skills typically required and the salary range of the position.
You must contact the Human resources Department by the final filling date of the recruitment, or (5) calendar days from application submission if the recruitment is Open & Continuous or Open until Filled. You will be contacted to discuss the request.