Deputy Sheriff Trainee

Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz County Sheriff

Salary $7,427 – 10,457 / Month

Applications must include proof of a valid and recent (issued within one year) California Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) T-score of 46 or higher in order to move to next step.

Deputy Sheriff Trainee is a non-sworn trainee level classification in the Sheriff’s Office with no peace officer powers. Incumbents in this class attend an approved Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) police academy to be trained to perform law enforcement service. Upon successful completion of the basic academy, incumbents are expected to promote to Deputy Sheriff. Deputy Sheriffs perform law enforcement, crime prevention and crime detection activities; serve civil papers; coroner functions; act as bailiff and perform other duties as required. Incumbents rotate through various assignments and work rotating shift schedules, including nights, weekends and holidays.

Graduation from a high school by an association recognized by the US Department of Education, a satisfactory score on a GED test or a California High School Proficiency Examination certificate. A two or four-year college degree accredited by an association recognized by the US Department of Education may be substituted for the high school requirements; the ability to pass a full background investigation, medical examination (including lifting assessment) and psychological examination. Possession of a valid Class C California Driver License at time of appointment. Must be a citizen of the United States in accordance with Section 1031.5 of the Government Code; be at least 21 years of age at completion of academy; be available to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.