Deputy Sheriff/Coroner I/II

Merced, CA
Merced County

Salary: $67,849.60 – $90,584.00 Annually.

Essential Functions:

  • Respond appropriately to situations; performs in-the-line-of-duty firearm responsibilities.
  • Physically restrain subjects and prisoners; maintain strength, endurance and agility.
  • Enforce California Penal and Vehicle Codes.
  • Follow orders and directions of senior staff in charge of command.
  • Perform job duties under stressful conditions
  • Analyze data, complete comprehensive reports, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Maintain consistent/regular attendance and punctuality.
  • Effectively represent the County, Sheriff and department with the community.
  • Conduct activities on uneven surfaces under various environmental conditions.
  • Lift and move with help objects weighing over 100 pounds.
  • Perform timely and required procedures, duties and responsibilities.
  • Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
  • Establish, implement and achieve goals and objectives.
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination; normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function.


  • Two (2) years of experience in law enforcement work equivalent to Deputy Sheriff/Coroner I.
  • High school graduation or equivalence.
  • Possession of Certification of Completion from a Basic P.O.S.T Academy and First Aid and CPR certificates. Successful completion of Merced County Sheriff’s Department Field Training Program required within one year of appointment.
  • Possess a valid California driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain.
  • Must be a United States Citizen.