Deputy Sheriff Trainee

Amador, CA
Amador County

$28.60 – $34.76 Hourly


Under immediate supervision, receives intensive academic instruction in law enforcement through a course of study necessary to complete the Basic Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S T) Academy to become a Peace Officer.

Examples of Duties:

  • Identification and utilization of principles and techniques that promote community service, crime prevention and appropriate behavior; enforcement and procedural aspects of criminal laws and the legal obligations inherent in enforcement of those law.
  • Proficient application of the rules of evidence; effective and professional communication through written, oral and mechanical media.
  • Operation of an emergency vehicle which includes skid training, high speed pursuit, defensive driving and emergency driving, firearm training in order to learn good judgement and competency in the use of deadly force, ancillary police weaponry and weaponless defense.
  • Basic criminal investigation processes and techniques, including the identification, collection and preservation of evidence, courtroom testimony and witness interrogation.
  • Establishing a basic knowledge of the patrol function consisting of patrolling a designated area of the County in order to preserve law and order and to prevent and discover the commission of crimes; effectively dealing with common vehicle code violations by learning to recognize the violations, locating the violations in the vehicle code and safely and professionally contacting the violator.
  • Processing, confining and caring for adult and juvenile prisoners in such a manner as to protect the prisoner’s rights and welfare.
  • Physical fitness and defensive techniques program; first aid, including cardio¬≠ pulmonary resuscitation techniques; and other related course or programs as required.


Graduation from high school or possession of a General Education Development certificate (GED).