Deputy Sheriff I (POST Academy Graduate)

Oakland, CA
ALAMEDA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is a full service law enforcement agency accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) for its law enforcement services, its Regional Training Center,  and its Dispatch Unit; the American Correctional Association (ACA) for its Detentions and Corrections Division; the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board for its Crime Lab; the Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board for its Explosive Ordinance Unit.  Additionally, the agency’s health care provider, Wellpath, has experience working with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).

 

The Sheriff’s Office has a current budget of approximately $444 million and has over 1600 authorized positions, including in excess of 1000 sworn personnel. The agency’s Chief Executive Officer is Sheriff / Coroner Gregory J. Ahern, who is assisted in the operation of the agency by Undersheriff Richard T. Lucia, Assistant Sheriffs Charles “Casey” Nice and Thomas Madigan.

 

 

The Sheriff of Alameda County is responsible for a vast array of tasks and duties, including the following:

 

  • Providing security to the Consolidated Superior Courts
  • Operating the Coroner’s Bureau
  • Operating a full service criminalistics laboratory
  • Performing Civil Process
  • Operating a County Jail (Santa Rita)
  • Operating the County Office of Emergency Services
  • Providing patrol and investigative services to the unincorporated areas of Alameda County
  • Pursuant to contractual agreements, providing patrol and investigative services to the City of Dublin, Oakland International Airport, Highland County Hospital, Social Services, and to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
  • Conducting a basic academy pursuant to Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements. [Sheriff’s Academy Web Site]
  • Providing Fish and Game enforcement
  • Project Director of the Narcotics Task Force
  • Serving as the Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force
  • Operating a Marine Patrol Unit in the San Francisco Bay waters.

 

For more detailed information about the agency, visit: Alameda County Sheriff’s Office

 

Salary

$42.15 – $46.38/hour; $87,672.00 – $96,470.40/year

Closing

Continuous

Desired Skills:

• Read, understand, interpret and apply department policies, rules, laws, and ordinances pertaining to law enforcement work
• Write clear, concise comprehensive reports
• Accurately observe and remember names, faces, numbers, and events
• Establish and maintain effective working relations with others
• Exert physical force in the apprehension of suspects and in the saving of lives and property
• Use good judgment in emergency or critical situations
• Identify and address issues, problems, and opportunities
• Interact with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions
• Work effectively even when under stress or experiencing conflict
• Communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing
• Perform routine clerical and record keeping duties
• Quickly learn and apply the rules, procedures, laws and regulations relevant to the work

Qualifications:

 

Deputy Sheriff I

Either I

Current enrollment in the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Recruit Training Academy, with successful completion of the academy by the time of appointment.

OR II
Successful completion of a certified P.O.S.T. approved basic academy within three years of application date or possession of a valid recertification certificate.

License:
Valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

Age:
Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.

Citizenship:
If not a citizen of the United States, must have filed for citizenship at least one year before applying for Deputy Sheriff.

Physical Requirement:

Hearing must be normal in each ear.

 

Using both eyes, must have far vision of at least 20/100 without glasses, correctable to 20/20 with glasses. Must be free from color blindness and permanent abnormality in either eye.

 

These standards are confined to far vision and color vision. There are additional standards which may apply to other possible specific visual deficiencies.

 

Applicants must be in excellent physical condition with above average strength, endurance and agility, and must meet Commission approved safety member physical standards.

 

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

Special Requirement:

Federal law and County policy requires that certain positions in the class of Deputy Sheriff I/II which require a commercial driver's license and the performance of duties defined as "safety sensitive" are subject to post-offer/pre-placement/pre-duty, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, random, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing.

A thorough background investigation will be made of all prospective Deputy Sheriffs. A record of any felony conviction will result in disqualification