Deputy Sheriff – Trainee

San Mateo, CA
County of San Mateo

$97,198.40 – $103,292.80 Annually

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office invites applications for the Deputy Sheriff Trainee position. We pledge Commitment, Integrity, and Compassion to all citizens and visitors. Whether you are looking to start a career or advance a career in law enforcement, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office invites you to join our team of over 700 staff and approximately 500 volunteers to carry these values forward.

Deputy Sheriff Trainee is the entry-level class of the Deputy Sheriff series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents receive Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy and/or field officer training in order to acquire a POST Basic Certificate. Incumbents perform a wide variety of peace officer tasks under close and direct supervision of experienced officers and are required to promote to the journey-level Deputy Sheriff classification after acquiring the education and experience required of the State of California POST Basic Certificate. At the higher journey level, Deputies facilitate community interaction and utilize collaborative problem-solving techniques; investigate crimes; patrol assigned areas; receive, supervise and transport inmates; act as bailiff or civil deputy; and perform all related duties in law enforcement and crime prevention as may be assigned under general supervision.


Education: Graduation from high school or possession of a GED.

Licensure/Certification: Possession of a Class C California driver license or equivalent. Eligibility for State of California P.O.S.T. law enforcement academy and field officer training OR successful graduation from State of California P.O.S.T. law enforcement academy and eligibility for field officer training. Candidates must successfully complete field officer training and receive a Basic POST Certificate within their probationary period.