Sheriff’s Deputy Trainee

Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Sheriff-Coroner

Salary: $78,335.87 – $94,360.78 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under immediate supervision, to attend a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Academy to receive instruction designed to qualify trainees for the class of Sheriff’s Deputy; and in a non-sworn capacity to perform other duties as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Attends the Basic Peace Officers Academy for instruction on law enforcement procedures combined with rigorous physical fitness training;
  • Studies topics such as the care and use of firearms, weaponless defense, first aid, laws of arrest and evidence, law enforcement techniques and procedures;
  • Maintains at least the minimum level of proficiency in all areas of training.


  • Education: Graduation from high school or passing of the G.E.D. test indicating high school graduation level.
  • License: Possession of a valid California Driver License at time of appointment.
  • U.S. Citizenship legally authorized to work in the United States under Federal Law.
  • Age: At least 20 years old at the time of application and 21 years old at the time of appointment.
  • Physical Fitness: Excellent physical condition with the ability to pass a comprehensive medical examination based on County of Santa Barbara medical standards, and the ability to pass a job-related comprehensive P.O.S.T. endorsed physical agility examination.