Sheriff’s Deputy – (Entry Level)

Mariposa, CA
Mariposa County Sheriff

Salary: $5,584.10 – $6,788.08 Monthly.

Position Summary:

To perform general patrol and/or special law enforcement assignments in the protection of life and property; to enforce local, County, and State laws and regulations; and to perform a variety of law enforcement activities and operations associated with crime prevention, traffic enforcement, crime/accident investigation and reporting, and related areas. Employees in this classification receive general supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures. This job class exercises responsibility for maintaining law and order in the community through the enforcement of established laws and regulations. Employees in this class are exposed to potentially life threatening situations which may be unpredictable in nature. Positions in this class may perform specialized law enforcement assignments in addition to their normal patrol functions. Such assignments include, but are not limited to, functioning as canine handler, search and rescue, and boating patrol officer.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols an assigned county beat for the prevention of crime and the enforcement of local, County, and State laws, regulations, and traffic codes.
  • Patrols assigned area in radio car or on foot.
  • Responds to calls for the protection of life and property.
  • Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations of misdemeanors and felonies to include traffic accidents, burglaries, holdups, deaths, suicides, thefts and other law violations.
  • Performs physical searches of crime suspects and makes arrests of law violators.
  • Gathers, preserves, and analyzes facts and evidence and secures crime scenes.
  • Logs and secures evidence and stolen property.
  • Interviews victims, complainants, and witnesses and interrogates suspects.
  • Investigates suspicious persons and circumstances.
  • Testifies and presents evidence in court.
  • Performs traffic enforcement functions; directs traffic including regulation of vehicle flow during emergency or congested situations.
  • Issues citations and makes arrests for traffic violations.
  • Assists in booking suspects and violators into the county jail facility.
  • Performs coroner and bailiff duties as needed.
  • Answers complaints and resolves domestic disturbances, animal control complaints, and other ordinance violations.
  • Administers first aid in emergency cases.
  • Serves warrants, subpoenas, and civil papers.
  • Prepares reports of arrests made, investigations conducted, and unusual incidents observed.
  • Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Provides direction, information, and medical aid to the general public as required.
  • Assists with crowd control, parade, and/or riot work.
  • May perform special law enforcement assignments in conjunction with the field canine operations, boating patrol operations, search and rescue, etc.
  • Cares for and maintains departmental equipment.
  • Assists in office and jail operations as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.


  • Graduation from high school or equivalent.
  • A valid California driver’s license. Under certain circumstances, the Human Resources Director may accept a valid driver’s license from another state if applicant acknowledges his/her intent to acquire a California driver’s license within three months by signing an acknowledgement form.
  • Possession of a California POST Basic Certificate issued by the Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training.
  • Current enrollment in, or successful completion of, a California POST approved basic academy within the last two years.