Deputy Sheriff Trainee

Oroville/Chico Area, CA
Butte County Sheriff-Coroner's Office

$59,987.20 Annually

Closing Date
5/29/2023 12:00 AM Pacific


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.


Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory or management personnel or designee. Exercises no direct supervision over staff.


Deputy Sheriff Trainee is an entry-level class into the County law enforcement series. Incumbents must complete the basic POST Academy to successfully complete probation as a Deputy Sheriff Trainee and qualify for status as a Deputy Sheriff. Positions in this class are distinguished from Deputy Sheriff in that the Deputy Sheriff Trainee is a non-sworn class that shall exercise no peace officer powers. This class is limited to incumbents who have not yet completed the Basic POST Academy. Normal incumbency should not exceed six (6) months. Failure to successfully complete the Basic POST Academy is grounds for automatic termination from this class.

Essential Job Functions


Typical functions may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • 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.

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.