Deputy Sheriff – II
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Deputy Sheriff I, and Deputy Sheriff II. Each level in this job series has different minimum qualifications. To participate at the Trainee level, I level, or II level, you must complete and submit separate applications for each recruitment:
Deputy Sheriff – Trainee #2021-16300-01
Deputy Sheriff – I #2021-16321-01
Deputy Sheriff – II #2021-16322-01
Qualified applicants will undergo an extensive background investigation to determine if they meet the high standards set by the Sheriff’s Office in the areas including, but not limited to: high moral character, honesty, and exemplary work ethic. The Sheriff’s Office also highly values those with a positive attitude toward fellow workers and the community they will be serving. Deputy Sheriff assignment locations may include Auburn, South Placer, or Tahoe.
This continuous recruitment will remain open for the calendar year, or until the final filing date, whichever occurs first. The eligible list established from this continuous recruitment will expire by the end of the calendar year. Applicants will be eligible to reapply and take an examination if a new recruitment opens the following calendar year.
The first round of examinations is tentatively scheduled for the week of June 7th, 2021. The second round of examinations is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 for applications received by August 11th, 2021. Additional examinations will be scheduled throughout the remainder of the year as applications are received. Qualified applicants will be notified of their scheduled testing date via email. Due to concerns related to COVID-19, the testing process will be conducted in accordance with physical distancing guidelines in place at the time of the examinations. Applicants will be required to self-screen for symptoms of illness and wear face coverings at the examination site.
$37.91 – $46.24/hour; $6,571.07 – $8,014.93/month; $78,852.80 – $96,179.20/year
• Maintain law and order within the County by performing law enforcement activities in a variety of assignments.
• When assigned to patrol, patrol an assigned area by motor vehicle, on foot, or by other designated means to answer calls for the protection of life and property and the enforcement of County and state laws; conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, robberies, death and other criminal incidents; direct traffic and detain drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; issue citations and make arrests as necessary.
• When assigned to investigations, investigate major crimes against property and persons, in addition to narcotics and vice-related crimes; conduct extensive follow-up investigation at the scene of crimes and accidents; gather evidence; conduct surveillance; locate and question witnesses; take statements from witnesses; present information to the District Attorney's office for filing charges; and appear in court, as directed.
• When assigned to court security, maintain safety and security for all personnel in the courtroom; act as bailiff in courtroom; transfer inmates to and from the courts and correctional facilities; search individuals entering the court when necessary; at all times, monitor all courtroom activities to anticipate any safety concerns; assist other courtroom personnel in ensuring smooth operation of the courtroom.
• When assigned to civil division, serve civil and criminal subpoenas, summons, complaints, executions, attachments and court orders; interview witnesses, neighbors or other persons to gather information for investigations or the service of legal documents; determine daily geographical route and item schedule to maximize the service of legal documents.
• When assigned to correctional facilities, receive, search, book, fingerprint and guard prisoners in the jail or other prisoner holding facilities; supervise prisoners at work, in transport, during visit conferences and other activities; prepare prisoners for court, visits from attorneys and for the prisoner's transfer and release; transport prisoners between the jail and the courts.
• When assigned to civil division, serve legal papers such as subpoenas, summonses, complaints and writs of attachment, execution and restitution; serve warrants and make arrests; prepare, process and maintain necessary files, documents and reports; perform other work related to the processing of misdemeanor and felony complaints.
• Make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court.
Gather evidence using a variety of methods and techniques, including taking photographs, lifting fingerprints, tracing movements and talking with informants.
• Serve warrants and subpoenas; file complaints; perform other work related to the processing of misdemeanor and felony complaints.
• Prepare detailed reports on all activities; write reports on arrests, traffic violations, inmate conflicts, impounded property and other situations; maintain Departmental records and files when necessary.
• Receive and investigate complaints of violations by or against juveniles; confer with juveniles and their parents; prepare citations for Juvenile Court.
• May be assigned to canine patrol duty.
• Conduct searches in snow conditions.
• Check buildings for physical security; report street lamps or traffic signals that are not working; report or remove traffic hazards and report and take corrective action on other conditions detrimental to the general public.
• Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.
• Attend meetings with civic groups; participate in and conduct
public awareness/education programs at schools.
• Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public.
• Substantiate findings in court; testify when necessary in court.
• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
• Perform related duties as assigned.
Completion of the twelfth grade or G.E.D.
One year of responsible law enforcement training and experience performing duties similar to a Deputy Sheriff I with Placer County.
• Possession of the CA POST Basic certificate or equivalency certificate.
• May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.