Deputy Sheriff

Oroville, CA
Butte County Sheriff-Coroner's Office

Under general supervision and exercising controlled discretion, provides safety and security to citizens within the community through the patrolling of assigned areas, enforcement of laws and ordinances, detaining and interviewing violators, apprehension of suspects, and response to assistance calls.

$55,744.00 – $74,713.60 Annually


• Patrols and provides security for assigned areas, looking for unusual or suspicious activities or persons; operates patrol vehicles; provides back-up assistance to co-workers; provides scene security and protection for Fire and Medical personnel.
• Enforces local, state and federal laws, and compliance with regulations, policies and procedures; may act as field training officer for other deputies.
• Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service; interrogates and communicates with victims, witnesses and suspects in cases; identifies and collects evidence; performs surveillance duties as required; completes detailed reports and required paperwork; performs follow-up investigations as required.
• Arrests law violators; transports and processes prisoners; testifies in court; serves arrest and search warrants; serves and enforces child and adult orders of protection; performs building searches; conducts traffic stops and investigates traffic accidents.
• Investigates death scenes in the county as Deputy Coroner; identifies deceased and secures crime scene and property; investigates, photographs, examines, and writes narrative description of postmortem crime scene; locates and notifies next-of-kin.
• Represents the sheriff's office at court hearings; prepares reports and materials requested and subpoenaed by the courts; and testifies in court cases.
• Identifies, attends and conducts training and educational programs and seminars.
• Performs court security and acts as bailiff as assigned.
• Serves civil process, evictions and subpoenas.
• Participates in and presents preventative education and information through community and school awareness projects; teaches and counsels those within the community on law enforcement activities, programs and referral resources.
• Maintains patrol vehicles and equipment in clean and effective operating order.
• Assists and interacts with other sheriff's personnel, county departments, outside organizations and businesses, and federal, state and local law enforcement organizations in order to accomplish tasks.



Minimum Qualifications
• High School diploma or GED certificate.
• Completion of a POST certified regular basic course or equivalent within the last three years. OR possess a valid POST Basic certificate. Note: Applicants currently enrolled in the "POST Refresher" course at the time of submission shall be eligible to apply with proof of enrollment.
• Valid State of California driver's license is required.

Applicants who are currently attending a POST approved basic course academy are eligible to apply for the Cadets Only recruitments, and along with applicants who have completed a POST approved basic course academy within the last six (6) months may waive the POST entry-level reading and writing examination if able to verify an acceptable T-Score.

Special Requirements: All applicants must be 18 years of age or older with the following exception: Person 17 years of age, but less than 18, may apply but may not be appointed until they reach 18 years of age. Proof of minimum age requirements may be required.