Deputy Sheriff – Courts

Stockton, CA
San Joaquin Sheriff's Office

This part-time recruitment is being held to fill several vacancies in the Sheriff’s Office to act as Bailiff’s in the Superior Courts of San Joaquin County and to establish a referral list to fill future vacancies.

Approximate Salary $30.83/hour


  • Patrols County areas and enforces laws; checks homes, business establishments, schools and other features of the area for crime, suspicious circumstances and hazardous conditions; operates electronic communication equipment and responds to calls to preserve the peace and enforce laws to improve effectiveness and meet community needs; apprehends suspects and renders assistance; obtains statements and information.
  • Learns to and conducts investigations of complaint and criminal violations; gathers, maintains, and protects evidence; interviews victims, witnesses and suspects.
  • Learns to and performs coroner duties including, identification of decedent; identifies and notifies next of kin; routine inspections of bodies involved in traumatic or unexpected deaths as well as the scene of the incidents; maintains and protects property of deceased persons.
  • May supervise inmates in a variety of activities at detention facilities.
  • Services as bailiff, maintains security of and order in the court and removes disorderly persons when necessary; provides for security and safety of judges, jury deliberations, jurors, and the public; provides security and transportation of inmates to and from courts and other locations as required.
  • Serves and executes civil process.
  • Patrols County waterways in boats; responds to and investigates reports of law violations and accidents; issues citations and makes physical arrest.
  • Testifies at hearings and trials.
  • Prepares incident, arrest, investigation and related reports.
  • Administers first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as required.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a General Education Development certificate (G.E.D.), or have attained a two-year or four-year degree from an accredited institution.


(1) Be at least 21 years of age upon appointment;

(2) Meet minimum standards required for Peace Officers as set forth in Section 1029

and 1031 of the Government Code;

(3) Pass background investigation conducted by Sheriff’s Department, and;

(4) Meet physical standards established for safety members.

Licenses: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

Certificates: Possession of a valid POST Basic Academy Completion Certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Applicants who, at the time of application, meet all other requirements and present satisfactory evidence of current Academy enrollment (generally a letter of attendance signed by the Academy Director) will be accepted to the examination process but must complete the Academy training and provide a copy of the POST Basic Academy Completion Certificate prior to appointment.