Deputy Sheriff Recruit – Entry Level/Academy Eligible

Sonora, CA
Tuolumne County Sheriff

Closes On: June 9, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST

Details: $30.76-$37.39 per hour


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.


Receives direct or general supervision from assigned Sheriff’s Sergeant. Exercises no direct supervision over staff. May exercise technical and functional direction over assigned staff.


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.


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