Deputy Sheriff’s Recruit

Oakland, CA
Alameda County Sheriff

Salary: $44.27 – $44.27/hour; $92,081.60 – $92,081.60/year.

Essential Functions:

  • Providing security to the Consolidated Superior Courts.
  • Operating the Coroner’s Bureau.
  • Operating full-service criminalistics laboratory.
  • Performing Civil Process.
  • Operating a County Jail (Santa Rita).
  • Operating the County Office of Emergency Services.
  • Providing patrol and investigative services to the unincorporated areas of Alameda County.
  • Pursuant to contractual agreements, providing patrol and investigative services to the City of Dublin, Oakland International Airport, Highland County Hospital, Social Services, and to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District.
  • Conducting a basic academy pursuant to Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements.
  • Providing Fish and Game enforcement.
  • Project Director of the Narcotics Task Force.
  • Serving as the Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force.
  • Operating a Marine Patrol Unit in the San Francisco Bay waters.


  • Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency certificate, such as the General Educational Development Certificate (State of California).
  • Valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License by the time of appointment to Deputy Sheriff I.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment to Deputy Sheriff I.
  • Candidates are not required to be a US citizen but must be legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law. (SB 960)
  • A thorough background investigation and psychological examination will be made of all prospective Deputy Sheriff Recruits.
  • A record of any felony conviction will result in disqualification.
  • Hearing must be normal in each ear.
  • Using both eyes, must have far vision of at least 20/100 without glasses, correctable to 20/20 with glasses.
  • Must be free from color blindness and permanent abnormality in either eye.
  • These standards are confined to far vision and color vision.
  • There are additional standards which may apply to other possible specific visual deficiencies.
  • Applicants must be in excellent physical condition with above-average strength, endurance and agility, and must meet Commission approved safety member physical standards.