Career Ladders

We recognize that it may be a challenge to understand where the job (or class) you are considering applying for might lead you. The Department of Personnel Services has developed career ladders to help you navigate the classification system as you plan your next career move to make a difference in the community we serve.


Career ladders identify the typical career progression though which employees can move from an entry level position in a series to positions with higher levels of compensation, skill, responsibility, and authority. These career ladders do not include every possible career path within Sacramento County, but rather those that offer typical career advancement.


Note: Additional career ladders are in development 


Accountant Series

Accounting Series

Accounting Technician Series

Administrative Services Officer Series

Agriculture and Standards Series

Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Series

Airport Economic Development Specialist Series

Airport Management Series

Airport Noise Series

Airport Planner Series

Animal Control Officer Series

Assessment Series

Attorney - Child Support Services Series

Attorney - Civil Series

Attorney - Criminal Series

Audio/Visual Specialist Series

Auditor Series

Auditor Appraiser Series

Business Systems Analyst Series

Child Support Series

Civil Engineer Series

Clerk, Board of Supervisors Series

Code Enforcement Officer Series

Collection Services Series

Communication and Media Series

Communications/Airport Operations Dispatcher Series

Contract Services Series

Coroner Series

County Executive Office Management Analyst Series

Crime and Intelligence Analyst Series

Criminalist Series

Custodian Series

Economic Development

Election Series

Emergency Operations Series

Employee Benefits Series

Engineer Architect Series

Engineering Technician Series

Environmental Specialist Series

Epidemiologist Series

Estate Property Series

Food Services Series

Forensic Identification Specialist Series

Geographic Information Systems Analyst Series

Geographic Information Systems Technician Series

Health Program Coordinator Series

Highway Maintenance Series

Human Resources Series

Human Services Program Series

Information Technology Analyst Series

Information Technology Technician Series

Labor Relations Series

Legal Secretary Series

Liability Property Insurance Series

LVN / RN Series

Natural Resource Series

Nutrition - Dietitian Series

Parking Lot Series

Park Maintenance Series

Park Ranger Series

Pharmacy Series

Printing Services Series

Probation Officer Series

Public Health Nurse Series

Radiologic Technologist Series

Real Property Appraiser Series

Retirement Benefit Series

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