Deputy Sheriff Recruit – Entry Level/Academy Eligible

Sonora, CA
Tulumne County Sheriff

Under direct or general supervision, performs a wide variety of peace officer duties involving the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; assists in criminal investigations and the preparation of case reports; testifies in court; serves in specialized departmental roles as assigned; provides information and assistance to the public; and performs related work as assigned.

Details: $24.00-$29.30 per hour

Closes On: December 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST


  • Performs general peace officer duties, including but not limited to patrolling assigned areas of the County, monitoring property security, responding to emergency calls and/or public calls for assistance, responding to alarms, enforcing laws and ordinances, issuing verbal warnings and citations, apprehending and arresting criminal suspects, securing and controlling crime scenes, seizing property and/or criminal evidence, maintaining public order, enforcing traffic regulations, and responding to accidents.
  • Enforces all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances relating to public safety and welfare;performs all duties in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, laws, regulations, and standards of safety.
    Serves warrants, summonses, subpoenas, civil, and other official papers.
  • Assists with criminal, coroner, narcotics, and other investigations.
  • Interviews witnesses, complainants, and victims; interrogates suspects; gathers physical evidence and preserves it for court; provides case follow-up as needed.
  • Provides testimony and presents evidence in court as necessary.
  • Prepares accurate and detailed incident reports; prepares and maintains other records, reports, and logs as required.
  • Establishes and maintains communications with persons to gather information on criminal activity and law enforcement issues.
  • Participates in community relations programs to enhance law enforcement and community relationships and to address safety issues.
  • Participates in special duty details as assigned, which may include field training officer, large-scale arrests, boating patrol, controlled substance eradication, search and rescue operations, and school Provides emergency medical attention to the public when responding to calls for assistance and requests appropriate medical assistance as necessary.
  • Provides mutual aid to other law enforcement, fire, and emergency response agencies as required and
    in accordance with departmental policy.



  • High School graduation or equivalent. Previous volunteer or paid experience in a law enforcement support area is desirable.



  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record.
  • Obtain a Basic Certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) within one (1) year of employment.
  • Obtain and maintain firearms qualification within one (1) year of employment