Sheriff’s Security Officer

Sacramento, CA
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
Salary: $56,083.68-$68,152.32

Under direction, enforces security; safeguards and protects County and/or contracted non-County property, buildings, and equipment.

Salary: $62,180.64 – $75,564.72 Annually


Desired Skills:

Knowledge of

  • Basic law enforcement principles and techniques.
  • Operation of communication equipment used in the course of the work, such as radios, telephone, pagers, and related systems.
  • Rules, regulations, codes, and laws related to the work.
  • Report writing methods and practices.
  • Basic first aid.

Ability to

  • Maintain the security of building and grounds.
  • Practice the correct procedures of patrolling and directing traffic.
  • Administer basic first aid.
  • Effectively interview.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Meet and deal with the public.
  • Understand and apply various rules and regulations.
  • Maintain self-control under stress.
  • Demonstrate the correct use and care of firearms.
  • Communicate using radio transmitting and receiving equipment.
  • Use electronic security screening equipment.
  • Prepare legible, correct, and accurate reports.


Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or satisfactory completion of an acceptable General Education Development (GED) Test.


Satisfactory completion of an introductory course of training prescribed by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) as described in Penal Code Section 832 (arrest and firearms training).


Satisfactory completion of a course approved by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) in the carrying and use of a club or baton or possession of a valid and current baton certification issued by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs.

Note: The word "experience" referenced in the minimum qualifications means full-time paid experience unless the job announcement states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.

Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click here (Download PDF reader) or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice.

Special Requirements

Background/Criminal History:
Applicants for Sheriff's Security Officer must pass a criminal history and background check which may include a Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA) examination and contact of prior employers and personal references. Applicants will be fingerprinted for purposes of search of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record. In addition, a classifiable set of fingerprints shall be furnished to the Department of Justice and to the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

Prior to appointment, applicant must successfully pass a medical examination and psychological screening.

Minimum Age Requirement: Be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.

Uniforms: Incumbents must be willing to wear a designated Sheriff's Department uniform.

Driver's License: Positions in this class require possession of, or ability to obtain a valid California Driver License, Class C or higher, before date of appointment. Failure to maintain the appropriate driver license may constitute cause for disciplinary action.

Hours of Work: Incumbents in this class must be willing to work irregular hours, holidays, and weekends at various locations.