The Personnel Commission is committed to utilizing equitable hiring practices to develop and sustain a diverse Classified workforce. As adherents to Merit System principles, the Personnel Commission advances this goal through the use of job-related, evidence-based selection practices that limit the impact of implicit bias, stereotypes, or other factors that can negatively impact hiring outcomes. Whether you are a current employee looking to advance your career at SMC, or a prospective employee looking to join the SMC team, please keep scrolling to learn more about our employment and transfer opportunities, testing tips, and other valuable information. You can also visit our FAQ page for additional details about our selection processes.
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Personnel Commission's Recruitment Process
The Personnel Commission’s recruitment process is developed in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws and is designed to ensure fair and consistent consideration for all candidates throughout the hiring process.
Please see below for an overview of our hiring process:
Tips for Being a Competitive Candidate
The selection process can consist of various test parts, such as written tests, performance tests, training and experience evaluations, and qualifications appraisal interviews. The tentative selection process will typically be mentioned in the recruitment bulletin, which will allow you to prepare early. You can find additional information about these test parts in our FAQ page, under “Job Applicants”.
Below, you can find resources to guide your test preparation:
Tips for Training and Experience Evaluations (Supplemental Application Screenings) – sometimes called a supplemental application screening, the training and experience evaluation involves a structured review of your application materials. The goal is to identify candidates whose job-related experiences and/or education best align with the work requirements of the role.
Tips for Structured Interviews (Qualifications Appraisal Interviews) – the Qualifications Appraisal Interview is a structured process where all candidates receive a common set of interview questions. Though questions will differ depending on the job, questions will often focus on gathering information about your previous experiences and how they have prepared you to do the job.