Deputy Sheriff Trainee

Oroville, CA
Butte County Sheriff-Coroner's Office

$59,987.20 Annually


Under close supervision, incumbent attends a basic academy course of study necessary to gain Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) approved peace officer status; and to perform related duties as assigned.


Attends a basic academy course of study to gain POST approved peace officer status.
May attend orientations on Sheriff’s Office operations.
Assists in routine Sheriff’s Office functions as directed.
Assists and interacts with other Sheriff’s Office personnel, County departments, outside organizations and businesses, and federal, state and local law enforcement organizations in order to accomplish tasks.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • High school diploma or equivalent GED certificate
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicants must be of good moral character and successfully pass a thorough background investigation; including polygraph, psychological examination, fingerprinting, and records check. Employment in this classification is contingent upon taking and passing a medical examination. The examination assesses a candidate’s ability to meet the physical demands of the position with or without accommodation in accordance with applicable statutes for applicants with disabilities. In accordance with Government Code Section 1031, a candidate’s physical, emotional, and mental health will be evaluated and must be free from any condition which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer, or the performance of the duties of this position. Any indication of active organic disease is disqualifying. Hearing aids are not acceptable. Must be able to pass a plate test of color vision.
  • No conviction by any state, the federal government, or a foreign government of a crime which could have been punishable by imprisonment in a Federal Penitentiary or a State Prison is allowed. All applicants must be United States citizens prior to the appointment to Deputy Sheriff.


Certifications and Licenses:

  • Must possess a valid US driver’s license upon date of application. Must obtain California driver’s license following hire date per California DMV regulations.
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid First Aid and CPR certification by the end of the probationary period.