Placer Employment Opportunities

Administrative Legal Clerk - Journey

Corrections Division

Recruitment #2024-12352-01


The Eligible List resulting from this recruitment will be used specifically to fill vacancies within the Corrections Division of the Sheriff's Office.

The Placer County Sheriff's Office Corrections Division is currently accepting applications for Administrative Legal Clerk - Journey

Note: The Journey-level Admin Legal Clerk requires a minimum of two years of legal clerical experience. For more information about the qualifications for this position, please see the Position Information section below.

The Corrections Division (jail) of the Sheriff's Office currently has opportunities available for Administrative Legal Clerks. These positions perform a variety of administrative and clerical work and are responsible for working in warrants, booking, and the front office.  In addition to base pay, positions in this division receive 5% Jail Incentive Pay, Night Shift Differential pay of 7.5% (when assigned to work the night shift), and a uniform allowance in the amount of $750 per year.  This division requires working 12-hour shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Positions are located in the jail at either the Auburn or South Placer facility. All jail shifts are rotational based on seniority. 

Note: The Journey-level Admin Legal Clerk requires a minimum of two years of legal clerical experience. For more information about the qualifications for this position, please see the Minimum Qualifications section below.


For more information, please click here to view the detailed recruitment brochure.

The minimum qualifications for this classification require:

  • At least 2 years of experience performing legal clerical duties such as: reviewing legal documents, typing legal correspondence, issuing and processing various legal applications, and sorting and filing legal documents. This experience is most common to those who have been employed in a correctional facility, law office, or by a public court system.
  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

To review the full job description for Administrative Legal Clerk - Journey please click here. 

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Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.

Click here to view Placer Public Employees Organization (PPEO) benefits.

For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.


Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.

The Eligible List will include the names of all candidates successfully passing the required examination (Training & Experience Rating supplemental questionnaire included with this application) in rank order. There may be a number of individuals in each rank. When a position becomes available in a department, the Human Resources Department provides the hiring department with a Certified Eligible List of all individuals in the top five ranks. As individuals are hired from the Eligible List, candidates in lower ranks may become eligible to be referred to a department if the upper ranks are cleared. The department will review applications and contact individuals from the certified list for interviews as needed. 
This continuous recruitment will remain open for the calendar year, or until the final filing date, whichever occurs first. The eligible list established from this continuous recruitment will expire by the end of the calendar year. 

Applicants will be eligible to reapply and take an examination if a new recruitment opens the following calendar year. Applicants who are hired as temporary/extra-help may be eligible to transition to permanent status. Temporary/extra-help positions are limited to 999 hours per fiscal year (960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants). Extra-Help staff may not be required to work night, weekend, or holiday shifts.

Applications for this recruitment will be screened on a bi-weekly basis. 


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 (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.


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, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over),  marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. 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.


For questions regarding this recruitment, please email

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