Placer Employment Opportunities

Deputy Sheriff II - Laterals From Other Public Agencies

PAEL Application Process Information

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Effective June 15, 2024 this classification will receive a general wage increase of 4%.
Effective June 14, 2025 this classification will receive a general wage increase of 4%.
Effective June 13, 2026 this classification will receive a general wage increase of 3%.

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:
Employees of Other Public Agencies

In order to determine which Placer County classification is substantially similar to that held in other public agencies, click the Classification and Salary Info link at the top of this page.

PAEL 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 be working for a public agency (other than Placer County) that operates under a personnel civil service or merit system. If not currently employed by a qualifying agency, the applicant must have been employed by a qualifying public agency within one year prior to the date his/her completed application is received by the Placer County Human Resources Department.
  • The classification in which Placer County employment is contemplated must possess the same or less 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 hold or have held permanent status in the service of that agency.
  • If unclassified the applicant must be or have been employed by that agency, in that position, for a minimum of six (6) months.
  • The applicant must submit a Placer County Public Agency Eligible Self Certification form, certifying:

    • The applicant's employment record has been entirely satisfactory.
    • The applicant has not been separated for cause.
    • The applicant was appointed to the class as a result of a qualifying or competitive exam.
    • If not currently employed by a qualifying agency, the applicant is eligible for reinstatement to that agency.

      To Apply

      For more information or to submit a Lateral Transfer/Other Agency List (Public Agency Eligible List – PAEL) application, click the Employees of Other Public Agencies link on the Job Opportunities page.

      Please contact Erica Priddle, HR Analyst at or (530) 886-4656 for questions or assistance regarding the PAEL process.


Prior to the date of hire, applicants for this classification must complete and pass a background check (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph) and pre-employment psychological and medical examinations, including a drug screening, prior to appointment. All applicants must sign a constitutional oath, submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S., and be fingerprinted. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age or be bonded.


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, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), 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.


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

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Select benefits are highlighted below. For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County’s Human Resources website.

Retiree Medical Insurance
• Hired prior to 01/01/05 with 5 years of PERS service credit, same as an active employee (80% County contribution for PORAC health plans).

• Hired after 01/01/05, 10 years PERS service credit, 5 years with Placer County, 50% of the County contribution. Additional 5% for each additional year of service.

The County has 12 holidays plus a credit of sixteen (16) floating holiday hours per year. Holidays are pro-rated for part-time employees. Employees hired after July 1st will not receive the floating holiday hours until the following calendar year.

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