Deputy Sheriff – Lateral

San Francisco, CA
Santa Clara County Sheriff

$108,411.68 – $131,790.88 Annually

Under supervision, to perform active law enforcement duties in the protection of life and property, the investigation of crimes, and the apprehension of law violators; to provide security to the Superior Court and the service of civil process issued by the Court; and to perform a variety of technical law enforcement tasks.

Typical Tasks

  • Patrols county areas and contract cities in a radio equipped patrol car to preserve law and order and to prevent and discover the commission of crimes;
  • Responds to a variety of calls, including felony and misdemeanor complaints and vehicular accidents;
  • Conducts initial criminal investigation by interviewing witnesses, protecting the crime scene, and gathering and preserving physical evidence;
  • Appears in court to testify;
  • Prepares reports on facts obtained, makes on-view and warrant arrests, and transports prisoners to jail;
  • Serves as a detective or as a member of a detective division team;
  • Serves legal processes, such as summons, garnishments, writs of execution, and attachments;

Training and Experience Note: The required knowledge and abilities are attained through possession of 60 college semester units (90 quarter units).

Special Requirements

  • Applicants who have passed their 20th birthday may apply but cannot be appointed until they have reached their 21st birthday.
  • Possession of an active (within the last three (3) years) California Basic Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certificate;
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificates;
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County driver authorization.
  • Have never been convicted of a felony. Any felony conviction and/or a conviction outside of California that would be considered a felony in California is disqualifying.
  • Must be able to take and pass a thorough medical examination. May be disqualified based on established medical standards or current POST or Departmental orders.
  • Must successfully pass a psychological evaluation.
  • Must successfully demonstrate and maintain physical fitness to perform the full scope and functions of the job.
  • Must pass a complete background investigation, including fingerprints and a search of local, state, and national files for criminal history.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.