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A. Post Offer of Employment. A candidate for employment in a position of employment as defined in this section who has been offered employment with the County upon a finding that said candidate is fully qualified for the position, shall undergo a background investigation, including criminal, and verification of past employment. The standards used for employment verification and background investigation may vary depending upon the nature and duties of the position being filled. Those standards shall be established by resolution of the Board of Supervisors, as amended from time to time.

B. Prior to Offer of Employment. The appointing authority may require past employment verification and background investigation prior to an offer of employment where the position involves access to County funds (other than petty cash), County property of historical value, confidential information, controlled substances or participation in law enforcement activities.

C. Employee Defined. An employee position for the purposes of this section includes full time, contract, seasonal, temporary positions, and independent contractors. (Ord. 1080, eff. 10/4/17)