Placer County

Placer County is a destination for visitors from around the world, but for its local residents, there is a personal sense of how fortunate we are to live, work and play in such beautiful country.  From the suburbs of Roseville, Lincoln and Rocklin to the foothills of Auburn, our historic Gold County, the opportunity to enjoy a variety of lifestyles is never-ending. The gem of our county is scenic North Lake Tahoe, known for its beauty, size and clarity, but we also have numerous small towns known for their unique and rich heritage that make up the landscape along Interstate 80, which is something we are also quite proud of in Placer.

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, there is no better place to be than Placer County with its natural lakes, rivers and streams for whitewater rafting and fishing, while also being home to more than one million acres of national forest land filled with trails for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. We also boast a handful of world-renowned ski resorts making Placer County a year-round destination for winter and summer recreation that attracts more than one million visitors each year.  

It’s no wonder we are routinely identified as one of the healthiest counties in California and are consistently ranked as one of the top counties for having the best quality of life in the state. Not only are we happy and healthy, but we are among the best educated with nearly 50% of our residents having achieved an Associate’s degree or higher.  We are also economically strong with a median household income of $85,000 and a median home value of $473,000. 

Placer County is a great place to live, work and play.  We invite you to join us. 

Information about Placer County

The county has a healthy economy, good schools, safe neighborhoods, beautiful scenery, and lots of recreational opportunities. This information will explain why our county is such a great place to live, work and play.

Placer County Government Vision

To be a county government known for providing exceptional local and regional leadership, that works in partnership with the community to develop creative solutions to the diverse issues facing our region, and bestows to current and future generations even better communities in which to live, raise families, work, vacation, and conduct business.

Placer County Government Mission

To provide responsive, efficient and effective public services that promote the health, safety, well-being and prosperity of our citizens while protecting our environmental resources and preserving the rich heritage of our region.

Jan 05, 2022
Full time
$38.64 - $48.26 hourly
Placer County Placer County, CA, USA
INTRODUCTION Placer County Health and Human Services Department – Environmental Health Division is currently accepting applications for the classification of Environmental Health Technical Specialist. This position works primarily in land use planning, reviewing environmental studies, and development proposals.  In addition, this position coordinates responses with other development departments/agencies to ensure compliance with state and local laws and regulations, community plans, and the County’s general plan. The position may need to travel to the Tahoe-Truckee area on occasion. Filing Deadline: 1/19/2022 at 5:00 PM BENEFITS 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....
Jan 05, 2022
Full time
$33.77 - $45.95 hourly
Placer County Placer County, CA, USA
INTRODUCTION Placer County Health and Human Services Department – Environmental Health Division is currently accepting applications for the classifications of Assistant & Associate Registered Environmental Health Specialist for the Land Use and Water Resources section. Under supervision, the Assistant and Associate Registered Environmental Health Specialist   performs scientific and professional level office and field work to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations. The primary responsibility of staff assigned to the Land Use and Water Resources section is to ensure compliance with state and local regulations pertaining to septic systems and water wells.  Note:   As an Assistant or Associate Registered Environmental Health Specialist, you may be required to participate in the Stand-By-Rotation for emergency response. Filing Deadline: 1/19/2022 at 5:00 PM BENEFITS Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The...
Jan 05, 2022
Full time
$30.27 - $37.81 hourly
Placer County Placer County, CA, USA
INTRODUCTION The Health and Human Services Department – Environmental Health Division is currently accepting applications for the classification of Environmental Health Trainee for the Land Use and Water Resources section. Under supervision, the Environmental Health Trainee performs scientific and professional level office and field work to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations. The primary responsibility of staff assigned to the Land Use and Water Resources section is to ensure compliance with state and local regulations pertaining to septic systems and water wells.   This is a paid trainee position in the Environmental Health Specialist series. To be considered for this position, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications by possessing both the equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in any of the biological or physical sciences, environmental health science, engineering or a related field AND...