County Of Sonoma

575 Adminstration Dr. Rm 116B
Santa Rosa , CA
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Human Resources Recruitment Coordinator

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on September 13, 2019


In addition to a generous starting salary and a great team of colleagues, you can look forward to some excellent benefits*, including:
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance of up to $1,000
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

*Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.

About the Position

Human Resources Recruitment Coordinators perform a variety of duties in the human resources arena, and provide support and assistance to the unit's analysts and manager. Typical duties for this position may include the following:

  • Drafting job announcements, brochures, and advertisements, and conducting entry level recruitments
  • Preparing materials for recruitment processes
  • Administering and proctoring examinations
  • Communicating information and providing guidance to employees, departments, and the public regarding recruitment rules and processes
  • Gathering information, conducting research, and presenting information in an understandable format

What you Bring to the Team

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:

  • A tenacious attitude, with a customer-focused mindset
  • Experience with recruitment and support activities
  • The ability to communicate technical information effectively
  • A keen attention to detail
  • The ability to handle frequent interruptions and thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Strong computer skills, including experience working with Excel, Word, and Outlook, and social media platforms in professional settings
  • Experience working with Human Resources software and online systems
  • A sense of humor

The Civil Service title for this position is Human Resources Technician.



Minimum Qualifications


Education and Experience: Any combination of education, training, and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities listed.  Normally, academic course work in human resources administration, public administration, business administration, management, accounting, political science, economics, statistics, English composition, psychology or closely related courses and one year of full-time experience performing varied and complex clerical work, related to human resources, including explaining policies to the general public and/or internal customers.

License:  Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Knowledge of: basic human resources principles and procedures; personnel and payroll records and documentation; arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, percentages, fractions), administrative techniques and principles of organization; techniques and practices of research methodology, data collection, and preliminary analysis; report writing; application and use of basic statistics; interview techniques sufficient to obtain information related to employment; written and oral communications, including language mechanics, syntax and English composition; modern office methods and procedures; database, spreadsheet, word processing applications, and presentation software, including basic methods of graphic presentations.

Ability to: read, understand, and explain human resources policies, procedures, and rules; communicate clearly and effectively in front of groups and on a one-on-one basis; learn effective interviewing techniques; exercise good judgment; collect, compile and analyze qualitative and quantitative data; understand and explain laws, regulations and policies governing program operations; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, employees, clients, and the public; organize and prioritize work assignments; use and understand common database, spreadsheet and word processing applications; learn specialized computer applications.


Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying


  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.

Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes.

Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored.

The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:
An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions. 

Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.
A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.


Applications are accepted on-line at: Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.
The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information.