Senate Sergeant at Arms

Sacramento, CA
California State Senate

The Senate Sergeants at Arms are sworn Peace Officers in accordance with PC830.36 of the State Penal Code. The responsibility of the Senate Sergeant at Arms is to ensure the safety and security of Senators, their families, legislative staff, designated foreign delegations, and the public.

Senate Sergeant at Arms maintain the decorum of the Senate by providing support, protection and oversight of Senate floor sessions as well as committee hearings so that the legislative process proceeds efficiently and unencumbered. The Senate Sergeant at Arms provide security for Senators and staff including investigating and responding to threats, assisting with medical emergencies, and conducting emergency evacuations. Travel throughout the state and working irregular hours including holidays with short notice will be required.

High school diploma is required. Successful completion of a Peace Officer or Law Enforcement Academy (Sacramento Police Academy, Special Investigator’s Basic Course (SIBC), Sacramento Sherriff’s Academy, etc.) is desired, and a bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Candidates must be between the age of 21 years and 45 years old, possess a valid California Driver’s License with a clean driving record, pass a background check and drug and alcohol screening. Ability to stand for extended periods of time and lift up to 55 lbs. Display a high level of integrity, demonstrate reliability, and possess the ability to maintain strict confidentialities. Have strong writing and analytical skills, and good communication skills with diverse groups of people.

For applicants who have not completed the academy, salary stars at $3920 per month. For applicants who have completed the academy, salary starts at $4544 per month. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Submit Senate Application, Resume & Cover Letter to:
Sergeant-at-Arms Office
State Capitol, Room 3030
Sacramento, CA 95814

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