How to Apply Video
This video walks you through the steps it takes to apply for a job with San Bernardino County.
Prior to employment, applicants are required to provide necessary documentation to verify proof of legal residence entitling them to work in the United States, as required by the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986.
Interview and Selection
Referrals to hiring departments are made with priority given to candidates with the highest scores. Factors such as location, shift, and special skills may be requested by a department. The top candidates meeting the desired criteria will be referred. If a department is interested in interviewing a referred candidate, they will contact the candidate directly by phone or letter. The hiring department will interview at least three (3) candidates prior to making a selection.
Job Application Process
list of current employment opportunities. Once you find a position of interest, click on the "Apply" option located to the right of the job title. You will then create an account and be able to submit your application using the step-by-step process. Applications must be filled out completely, and must clearly demonstrate that the minimum qualification requirements are met. A separate application must be submitted for each position.
The completed application will be the sole criterion used to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Information demonstrating that you meet all of the minimum qualifications, as stated in the job posting, must appear on the application to ensure consideration. Attachments required such as licenses, certificates, and transcripts must be attached if required (review minimum qualifications and instructions carefully).
Résumés may accompany the
application as supplemental information only, but are typically not considered
or reviewed unless specifically requested on the job announcement. Completing
your application with statement such as "see/refer to résumé" or
"see attached" rather than completing your work history may affect
your eligibility or competitive evaluation score.
No additional information or modifications to the information provided on your application will be accepted after the filing deadline unless specifically requested by Human Resources.
All information is subject to investigation and verification. Applications must be received no later than the deadline time and date advertised. Applications postmarked on the filing deadline and received after the deadline time and date will not be considered timely. Faxed applications are not accepted.
It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to immediately notify the Employment Division, in writing, of any change in the applicant's address, email, and/or telephone contact numbers.
All employment offers are contingent upon fulfillment of established medical standards for the position. A post-offer, pre-employment physical examination, including drug and alcohol testing, is required. Some positions require a psychological evaluation. Failure to meet all medical standards may result in withdrawal of appointment or termination.
County employees must satisfactorily complete an established probationary period. Upon promotion, employees must complete a new probationary period.
There is a six (6) month waiting period to re-apply for the same job (title and level).
Some positions require travel throughout the County. Employees selected for such positions may be required to provide their own transportation and proof of insurance. Vehicle operators must maintain a valid driver's license.
Eligible veterans, and their spouse, or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. To claim Veterans' Preference, you must indicate your request on the application. Unless already on file with Human Resources, all documentation must be submitted by the recruitment filing deadline. For additional information, please refer to the
Veterans' Preference Policy.
Veterans' preference points will be awarded based on the following criteria:
- Veteran - Five (5) points: Copy of DD214 or V.A. letter required
- Disabled veteran - Ten (10) points: Copy of DD214 and evidence of disability (i.e., V.A. letter indicating percentage of disability) required
- Spouse of a disabled veteran - Five (5) points: Copy of spouse's DD214 and evidence of disability (i.e., V.A. letter indicating percentage of disability) required
- Widow(er) of a veteran - Five (5) points: Copy of DD1300 required