Deputy Sheriff Trainee

French Camp, CA
San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office

San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office

Approximate Salary $5,451.60 – $6,626.46/month

The San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office is seeking highly motivated individuals who are interested in a career as a law enforcement officer. The Deputy Sheriff Trainee will receive intensive academic instruction and rigorous physical training in law enforcement at a California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Certified Academy and will receive other assignments on a training basis to learn departmental policies and procedures.

Pre-Employment Physical, Drug Screen and Background: Potential new hires into this classification are required to successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination, a pre-employment drug screen and a background investigation as a condition of employment. Final appointment cannot be made unless the eligible candidate has passed the drug screen, physical and successfully completed the background process. The County pays for the initial drug screen and physical.

Brochure: Please click on the link below to view details about the position:

Deputy Sheriff Trainee brochure

Candidates may provide POST PELLETB T-scores from other agencies in lieu of taking the written examination. T-Scores must be provided on agency letterhead for an exam administered within the last 12 months. A T-Score of 42 or higher is qualifying with San Joaquin County. Attach T-score letters to your application or e-mail them to

Study guide/material may be found at the CA POST website: PELLETB Preparation Guide

Candidates must pass the written exam and agility test to move forward in the recruitment process for this position

Hiring Incentive Program:

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office is offering a hiring incentive in the amount of $10,000. The department will award the cash incentive to any person who is hired for any of the following job classifications; within the timeframes this program is active and so approved by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors:

  • Deputy Sheriff Trainee/AC/I/II
  • Correctional Officer Trainee/Correctional Officer
  • Communications Dispatcher I/II/III

Additionally, a moving stipend reimbursement is available for those new hires within the qualified classifications. A qualified hire may receive up to $2,000 for any cost directly associated with relocating their primary residence as a result of gaining employment with this office.

The following incentives may also be available for eligible new hires, subject to approval by Human Resources:

  • Vacation Accrual Rate: San Joaquin County vacation accrual rate consistent with the candidate’s total years of public service.
  • Sick Leave: Candidates leaving other employment may receive credit for actual non-reimbursable sick leave hours (up to 160 hours) from their last agency. Hours shall be subject to San Joaquin County’s minimum sick leave cash out provisions.