Deputy Sheriff (Recruit)

Martinez, CA
Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office

$63,680.40 Annually

Deputy Sheriff’s Pay Range
$97,753.85- $124,761.41 (2022-2023)

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is seeking men and women interested in an exciting and challenging career in law enforcement. Prior law enforcement experience is not required. Individuals who are appointed as Deputy Sheriff–Recruit will attend a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) approved police academy, which involves 26 weeks of intensive academic instruction combined with rigorous physical fitness training. Upon successful completion of the Academy, recruits will graduate and be sworn in as Peace Officers and promoted to Deputy Sheriff ($8,146-$10,397). Academy graduates may initially be assigned to the Patrol Division or Custody Services Bureau.

Minimum Qualifications
License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Out of State valid motor vehicle operator’s license will be accepted during the application process.
Education: Possession of a United States high school diploma, G.E.D. Equivalency, California high school proficiency certificate, or have attained a two-year, four-year or advanced degree from an accredited college or university.

The high school shall be a United States public school, an accredited United States Department of Defense high school, or an accredited or approved public or nonpublic high school.

Citizenship: United States citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship a minimum of one year ago.

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