Placer Employment Opportunities

Accountant - Auditor - Senior (Laterals)

From Other Public Agencies - PAEL Application Process Information

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If you are currently employed as a Accountant - Auditor - Senior with a Public Agency, how about joining Team Placer’s Health and Human Services Department?

About the position:

  • Supervise a unit of fiscal staff: Account Auditors, Accounting Technicians, Senior Account Clerks, and Account Clerks
  • Specialize in Behavioral Health, Social Services, Health Services, General Accounting or Internal Audits and Collections
  • Assignment opportunities in the Health and Human Services Department including:
    • Budgeting, mid-year projections, contract analysis, claims submission (State, Federal and local), cost reporting
    • Overseeing accounts payable, payroll, employee claims for reimbursement and credit card reconciliation
    • Sub-recipient monitoring, field reviews (audits), revenue recognition, trust fund monitoring, collections; and, working closely with the Auditor Controller’s Office on the schedule for federal awards (SEFA) and single audit
    • Building collaborative relationships with program directors, assistant directors, managers, supervisors, and other direct service providers
    • Representing  the department and participate on State Fiscal committees 


Lateral Transfer/Other Agency List (Public Agency Eligible List – PAEL)

Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. Those hired from this process will typically be considered new employees for purposes of determining seniority, benefits, and other leave accruals. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please visit our website at:

To determine whether or not your current or most recent job classification is substantially similar to Placer County's Accountant - Auditor - Senior, please click here.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for placement on a Public Agency Eligible List an applicant must meet all of the following criteria (per Placer County Code Chapter 3, section 3.08.720):

  • Applicant must have worked for a public agency (other than Placer County) that operates under a personnel civil service or merit system;
  • The classification in which Placer County employment is contemplated must possess the same or lesser minimum qualifications and be substantially similar in job assignment and responsibility as the position in which the applicant is/was employed by the public agency;
  • If classified, the applicant must have held permanent status in the service of that agency;
  • If unclassified the applicant must have been employed by that agency, in that position, for a minimum of six (6) months;
  • The applicant must have been employed by that public agency within one year prior to the date his/her completed application is received by the Placer County Personnel department;
  • The applicant must submit a Placer County Public Agency Eligible Self Certification form, certifying:                 
    • His/Her employment record has been entirely satisfactory;                 
    • He/She has not been separated for cause;                 
    • He/She was appointed to the class as a result of a qualifying or competitive exam; and                
    • If not currently employed by that public agency, the applicant is eligible for reinstatement to that agency.

To Apply

Click here for more information or to submit a Lateral Transfer/Other Agency List (Public Agency Eligible List – PAEL) application. This classification is currently under review.


Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination, which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation, sign a constitutional oath and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation and/or be bonded.


All new permanent employees, with the exception of sworn law enforcement and those in management and confidential groups, shall be required to join the employee organization or pay an 'Agency Fee' as a condition of employment.


Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment and retaliation is prohibited and that all employees and applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.


The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.

Click here to view benefits for Professional bargaining unit.

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