Deputy Sheriff Cadet – Unclassified

San Jose, CA
County of Santa Clara

$100,711.52 Annually

Candidates must possess 38 semester (57 quarter) college units at the time of application to qualify.

A Deputy Sheriff Cadet enters training to join the ranks of Deputy Sheriffs who, under supervision, perform active law enforcement duties in the protection of life and property, the investigation of crimes and apprehension of law violators, the service of civil process issued by court, and perform a variety of technical law enforcement tasks.

After passing the exam and screening processes, candidates are eligible to be hired as Deputy Sheriff Cadets and attend the Basic Peace Officer Academy training program as a trainee.

Candidates must possess and clearly specify on their application the following:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a General Education Development (G.E.D.) Certificate and the completion of 38 college semester units (57 quarter units) at the time of application.
  • Applicants who have passed their 20th birthday may submit an application but cannot be appointed until they have reached their 21st birthday.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License (indicate your expiration month/year) prior to appointment and an acceptable driving record that will qualify for a County driving permit. If you have had a moving violation within the last year, you cannot have more than three moving violations within the past three years.
  • Have never been convicted of a felony. Any felony conviction and/or a conviction outside of California that would be considered a felony in this state is disqualifying.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.