Personnel Technician

Contra Costa County Human Resources


Martinez, CA 94553


$25 – $31
per hour

  • Bargaining Unit: Management - Mgmt Classes, Classified & Exempt 

    Contra Costa County is seeking dynamic, technology-oriented, customer-focused candidates for our Personnel Technician vacancy.  Under close supervision, a Personnel Technician performs a wide variety of administrative, technical and paraprofessional personnel work within a Departmental Personnel Unit. The current vacancy exists in the Employment and Human Services Department.  The Personnel Technician assigned to this department will perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of department analysts, supervisors and managers; as well as provide lead direction to support staff in recruitment and personnel actions.
    The ideal candidate will have the following desirable qualities:
    • Action & Results Focused (Taking Initiative) – Initiating tasks and focusing on accomplishment
    • Adaptable – Responding positively to change and modifying behavior as the situation requires
    • Attention to Detail – Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products
    • Critical Thinking – Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims
    • Customer Focus – Attending to the needs and expectations of customers
    • Delivering Results – Meeting organizational goals and customer expectations and making decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks
    • Displaying Ownership & Accountability – Holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results
    • Informing – Proactively obtaining and sharing information
    • Innovative Problem Solving – Identifying and analyzing problems in order to propose new ways to do business
    • Learning Agility – Seeking learning opportunities and applying lessons to one's work
    • Oral & Written Communication – Engaging effectively in dialogue and communicating effectively in writing
    • Teamwork – Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals
    A few reasons you might love this job:
    • There are opportunities for career advancement in human resources.
    • You will gain experience working for a large and dynamic public agency with an employee population of 10,000 .
    • You will get to participate in technology enhancements and process improvement efforts.
    • Your work will help you build strong public agency networks and contacts.
    A few challenges you might face in this job:
    • You will work in a fast-paced work environment with changing priorities
    • You will be providing customer service to a wide variety of internal and external customers and colleagues
    • You will be required to coordinate your work with various stakeholders who may have competing interests

    The eligible list established as a result of this recruitment may remain in effect for one (1) year.

    To read the complete job description, please visit the website,

    Tentative Written Exam:  June 25, 2019
    Tentative Oral Exam:  July 23, 2019

Job Requirements

Experience: Two years of full-time or its equivalent experience as a Clerk Specialist in Human Resources or from the department Personnel in Contra Costa County.


Education: Possession of an Associate of Arts Degree from an accredited college or university, or the equivalent quarter or semester units with a concentration in Personnel Management, Human Resource Administration, Human Resource Information System, or a closely related field.


Two (2) years of full-time or its equivalent experience performing varied and complex human resource functions in an administrative, analytical or technical environment or benefit administration within a large organization, which would enable the applicant to acquire the abilities and knowledge listed below.

Substitution: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Personnel Management, Human Resource Administration, Human Resource Information Systems or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience noted above.

  1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying.
  2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
  3. Written Examination: May include multiple-choice questions, writing proficiency test, and scenario based competency/behavioral questions. Candidates must obtain a rating of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations. (Pass/Fail).
  4. Oral Interview: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. (Weighted 100%)
    Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list.

How to Apply

Please apply on line:


After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.


All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.