See all that Sierra County has to offer!

Would you like to live and work in a friendly rural environment? We offer small towns with good schools and low student-teacher ratios, year-round outdoor recreation opportunities, and exceptional people. We have four seasons the way they are supposed to be - each quite distinct and incredibly beautiful. Clean air, no traffic lights, no rush hour - what more could you want? Great job benefits? We have those too. Visit our homepage and links to other sites for more convincing evidence.

Each person, employee, and vote count here because we are so small. There are a variety of employment opportunities, and each is an important part of the county structure. We're looking for people who love our county's beauty and lifestyle. We value people who want to want to contribute to county government in a meaningful way. Your professional skills and experience will contribute to our goal of providing excellent public service.

Job Opportunities

The employment application must be received in the office by 5 p.m. on the deadline date. Postmarks can NOT be accepted for consideration. The completed application is required, and you are encouraged to attach a resume.

Check out our current openings.

Employment Policies

Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Prevention

Sierra County policy and the law prohibit discrimination and harassment based on an individual’s race, ancestry, religion or religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, age (40 and over), sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions), marital status, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS), military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions, denial of Family and Medical Care leave, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances. Our policy and the law prohibit coworkers, third parties, supervisors, and managers from engaging in such conduct.

Retaliation against anyone who files or lodges a complaint of discrimination is expressly prohibited.

County Department Managers are responsible for carrying out the Board of Supervisors’ Equal Employment Opportunity policy and Sexual Harassment policy. If you feel you have been subjected to discriminatory treatment on the basis previously stated or Sexually Harassed, you should immediately report the incident to management. If your department is not responsive:

Contact information for filing complaints is listed below:

Personnel Department

P.O. Box 513

Downieville, Ca. 95936


County Counsel

1716 Court St. STE B

Redding, Ca. 96001


 County employees and applicants for employment also may file a complaint with the following entities:

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)

2014 T Street, Suite 210

Sacramento, CA 95814



Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

901 Market Street, Suite 500

San Francisco, CA 94103


 Questions regarding any policy should be directed to the Personnel Department or County Counsel.