Deputy Sheriff Recruit – Entry Level/Academy Eligible

Sonora, CA
Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office

***Hiring Incentive: New employees hired into this classification will be eligible for the following incentives:
• $1,000 upon completion of probation
• $1,000 upon completion of 2.5 years of employment
• $2,500 upon completion of 5 years of employment
• Up to $1,500 in moving expenses upon approval of the County Administrator. Eligible expenses include payment for a professional moving company, rental of moving equipment such as a truck or trailer, purchase of boxes and packing materials, acquiring housing including first month’s rent and security deposit.
Sworn law enforcement personnel who hold a Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree, an Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory or Management P.O.S.T. Certificate as described in the regulations of the Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) and who are employed by the Tuolumne County Sheriff or District Attorney Departments on a full-time basis shall receive incentive pay up to a maximum amount of 20% as follows:

Intermediate P.O.S.T. Certificate 3% differential
Bachelor’s Degree 5% differential
Master’s Degree 5% differential
Advanced P.O.S.T. Certificate 7% differential
Supervisors P.O.S.T. Certificate 2.5% differential
Management P.O.S.T. Certificate 2.5% differential



$24.00-$29.30 per hour


December 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST


This is the entry-level class in the series. Incumbents initially are given detailed supervision in learning the techniques of law enforcement. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied, complex, and difficult and close supervision and frequent review of work lessen as an incumbent demonstrates skill to perform the work independently. Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of Deputy Sheriff positions, but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise.

Educational requirements:

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