Deputy Sheriff (Lateral Transfer)

San Luis Obispo, CA
San Luis Obispo County

$85,176.00 – $108,721.60 Annually

Are you a highly regarded, experienced peace officer in California with a proven track record of success in law enforcement looking to lateral transfer? The Sheriff’s Office is seeking self-motivated, law enforcement professionals to fill the position of Deputy Sheriff.

As a Deputy Sheriff with the County of San Luis Obispo, you are responsible for patrolling assigned areas for the maintenance of order and the protection of life and property. This involves a wide variety of activities included, but not limited to, reporting to scenes of disturbances, accidents, or reported crimes, making preliminary investigations, issuing citations, and arresting lawless persons. Additionally, you are involved in serving warrants and other legal papers, escorting and transporting criminals and psychopathic persons, and participating in raids. In this role, you may act as bailiff in Superior Court or in Municipal Court.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have excellent character, strong ethics and observing skills, and be adept in executing the basic principles of law enforcement, public safety, and personal security. The ability to adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action with due regard for the hazards and circumstances of a given situation, as well as understand and follow written and oral directions is key. Strong oral and written communication skills, especially with regard to writing clear and comprehensive reports is key.

Graduation from high school or possession of a general education development test certificate indicating high school graduation level or its equivalent as determined by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Proof of minimum educational requirement may be required.

Proof of current POST basic certification is required prior to appointment.

A valid driver’s license is required at the time of application. A valid CALIFORNIA driver’s license is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.
Note: Proof of licensure/certification and educational courses must be submitted at the time of application.