Sheriff's Deputy Trainee (All Loc/FT)


Salary $56,172.75 - $68,574.41 Annually

Location County of Santa Barbara - All locations, CA

Job Type Full-time

Department Santa Barbara County Sheriff-Coroner

Job Number 16-6904-01 (O)




We are accepting applications to fill current vacancies in All Locations for the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office.  The list established will be used to fill vacancies at all locations (separate lists for different locations will not be established). Therefore, applicants must check "All Locations" on the application and supplemental questionnaire and be willing to accept an assignment at any location. 

THE POSITION: Under immediate supervision, to attend a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Academy to receive instruction designed to qualify trainees for the class of Sheriff's Deputy; and in a non-sworn capacity to perform other duties as required. This is a trainee-level class and incumbents are expected to successfully complete the Law Enforcement Recruit Academy and receive the recommendation of the Sheriff and promote to Sheriff's Deputy or be terminated from the position.

The ideal candidate will possess:

         A reputation for honesty and trustworthiness

         Integrity/good moral character

         Initiative/drive & energy


         A strong team approach


         Good judgment under pressure

         Effective communication skills


         An admission of having committed any act amounting to a felony within five years in California, or in another state which would be classified as a felony in California

         A felony conviction in California, or with a conviction for an offense in another state which would be classified as a felony in California

         Currently on Probation or Parole

         Felony and/or misdemeanor conviction(s) may be disqualifying depending on type, number, severity, and recency

         Conviction of/or sustained petitions for any sex crime

         Recent drug use; Failure to reveal prior use will be disqualifying

         Unfavorable work history

         Poor credit history

         History of committing domestic violence

         Dishonesty or failure to reveal pertinent information



Examples of Duties

         Attends the Basic Peace Officers Academy for instruction on law enforcement procedures combined with rigorous physical fitness training;

         Studies topics such as the care and use of firearms, weaponless defense, first aid, laws of arrest and evidence, law enforcement techniques and procedures;

         Maintains at least the minimum level of proficiency in all areas of training.


Employment Standards

Education: Graduation from high school or passing of the G.E.D. test indicating high school graduation level.

License: Possession of a valid California Driver License at time of appointment.

U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.

Age: At least 18 years of age.

Physical Fitness: Excellent physical condition with the ability to pass a comprehensive medical examination based on County of Santa Barbara medical standards, and the ability to pass a job-related comprehensive P.O.S.T. endorsed physical agility examination.

General: Must meet minimum peace officer standards as specified in California Government Code Sections 1029 and 1031 including but not limited to: no prior felony convictions (unless fully pardoned), good moral character as determined by thorough background check, submission of fingerprints for purpose of a criminal record check, and found to be free from any physical, emotional or mental condition which might adversely affect the powers of a peace officer.

Ability to: observe, learn, read and understand various laws, policies, rules, police procedures, law enforcement techniques and first aid; analyze situations, and or problems and have the potential to rationally and calmly take quick, effective action in emergency and stress situations; undergo strenuous physical conditioning as required to successfully complete a Law Enforcement Recruit Academy.

Desirable: The ability to converse fluently in English and Spanish.

Note: You must self-certify on the application form that you are fluent in English and Spanish. The Sheriff's Office will test you on your fluency. If you do not demonstrate sufficient fluency, your name may be withheld from future bilingual certifications, in accordance with Civil Service Rule 7.

Additional compensation for bilingual duties is payable as an allowance and not as part of basic salary, but shall be payable at the same time as a regular compensation. When a full-time employee is assigned by a department head to duties requiring regular and frequent use of bilingual language skills he/she shall receive an allowance of $30.00 per pay period, in accordance with the Deputy Sheriff's Association MOU.






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