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​

Career Ladder ​

Accountant Series

Accounting Series

Accounting Technician Series

Administrative Analyst Series

Administrative Services Officer Series

Agriculture and Standards 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

Auditor Series

Auditor Appraiser Series

Automotive Series

Behavioral Health Peer Specialist Series

Bridge Maintenance Series

Building Project Coordinator Series

Building Security Series

Child Development Specialist

Child Support Series

Civil Engineer Series

Clerical Supervisor Series

Clerk, Board of Supervisors Series

Clerk/Recorder Series

Code Enforcement Officer Series

Collection Services Series

Communicable Disease Series

Communications/Airport Operations Dispatcher Series

Construction Management Series

Contract Services Series

Coroner Series

County Executive Office Management Analyst Series

Crime and Intelligence Analyst Series

Criminal Investigator Series

Criminalist Series

Custodian Series

Deputy Public Guardian/Conservator Series

Deputy Sheriff Series

Economic Development

Election Series

Electrical Engineer Series

Emergency Medical Services Series

Emergency Operations Series

Employee Benefits Series

Engineer Architect Series

Engineering Technician Series

Environmental Compliance Technician Series

Environmental Laboratory Series

Environmental Services Specialist Series

Environmental Specialist Series

Epidemiologist Series

Equipment Maintenance Series

Estate Property Series

Family Service Worker Series

Food Services Series

Forensic Identification Specialist Series

Forensic Multimedia Examiner Series

Geographic Information Systems Analyst Series

Geographic Information Systems Technician Series

Health Education Series

Health Program Coordinator Management Series

Highway Maintenance Series

Human Resources Series

Human Services Series

Human Services Program Series​​

Human Services Social Worker Series

Imaging Specialist Series

Information Technology Applications Analyst​​

Information Technology Business Systems Analyst Serie​s

Information Technology Infrastructure Series

Information Technology Technician Series

Labor Relations Series

Land Surveyor Series

Landscape Architect Series

Legal Secretary Series

Liability Property Insurance Series

LVN / RN Series

Mechanical Maintenance Series

Medical Records Series

Mental Health Management Series

Mental Health Series

Natural Resource Series

Nutrition - Dietitian Series

Office Assistant Series

Office Specialist Series

Parking Lot Series

Park Maintenance Series

Park Ranger Series

Permit and Environmental Regulatory Consultant Series​​

Pharmacy Series

Planner Series

Printing Services Series

Probation Officer Series

Process Server Series

Public Health Microbiologist Series

Public Health Nurse Series

Public Information Officer Serie​s

Radiologic Technologist Series

Real Property Appraiser Series

Recreation Series

Retirement Benefits Series

Sacramento County Airport Fire Series

Safety Series

Sanitation District Business Analyst Series

Sanitation District Data Management Technician Series

Sanitation District Maintenance and Operations Series

Sanitation District Mechanic Series

Sanitation District Planner Scheduler Series

Sanitation District Process Control Systems Series

Scale Attendant Series ​

Scientist Series

Sheriff's Community Services Officer Series

Sheriff's Correctional Facility Recreation Series

Sheriff's Dispatcher Series

Sheriff's Records Officer Series

Sheriff's Records Specialist Series

Solid Waste Planner Series

Stationary Engineer Series

Storekeeper - Fleet Services Series

Storekeeper Series

Stormwater Utility Series

Survey Technician Series

Telecommunications Systems Analyst

Telecommunication Systems Series

Therapist Series

Traffic Signal and Lighting Series

Traffic Signs Maintenance Series

Training and Development Series

Transportation Engineer Series

Treatment Plant Series

Tree Trimmer Series

Underground Construction and Maintenance Series

Utility Billing Services Series

Veteran Services Series

Victim Witness Claims Specialist Series

Volunteer Program Series

Waste Management Series

Waste Management Specialist Series

Water Distribution and Treatment Series

Water Quality Control System Series

Workers Compensation Series

Workforce Series