Deputy Sheriff I

Eureka, CA
Humboldt County Sheriff

Salary: $4,742.40 – $6,085.73 Monthly.

Position Summary:
Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression, case preparation and testimony, and providing information and assistance to the public; performs related work as assigned.
Essential Functions:

  • Responds to suspicious activities and answers emergency calls for service.
  • Patrols assigned areas to ensure the security of life and property, observe situations and deter crime by providing high visibility.
  • Enforces state and local laws and ordinances; issues verbal warnings and citations; pursues and apprehends suspects and request assistance as required.
  • Investigates juvenile and designated adult criminal activity and incidents as the assigned detective.
  • Coordinates crime scene control and investigation, including interviews and interrogations, identification of witnesses, overseeing collection and preservation of physical evidence.
  • Restores order, protects life and property, and maintains the peace at public gatherings and in conflict situations.
  • Prepares and documents cases, completes reports and records, and prepares and maintains other logs and records.
  • Transports criminals to the Courts, hospitals and various other locations.
  • Serves civil papers to County residents; researches and locates person to be served.
  • Serves as a team member in such special projects as drug enforcement, livestock investigations and boating regulation enforcement.
  • Investigates traffic accidents and provides traffic and crowd control as necessary; participates in special details and assignments, including K-9 and Search and Rescue.
  • Retrieves, identifies and returns found property and/or evidence to owners.
  • Provides emergency aid and assistance to incapacitated persons and requests additional response.
  • Provides information, directions, and other services and assistance to the public.
  • Coordinates with and serves as back-up to other local law enforcement agencies.


  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license.
  • Must be willing to work evenings, nights, weekends and holiday shifts. Must be able to obtain a basic P.O.S.T. certification within twelve months of appointment as a Deputy Sheriff I and maintain firearms qualification.
  • Some classifications require possession of valid professional and/or technical licenses.
  • Some classifications may require the possession of a valid California driver’s license.