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Monterey County Sheriff Deputy Job Announcement

DEPUTY SHERIFF RECRUIT: $3,910.00 per month
(In addition, county pays 7% of your PERS contribution) $4,345 - DEPUTY SHERIFF: $5,652 per month
(In addition, county pays 7% of your PERS contribution. 3% at 50 plan

Exam 04/36E21/01LJ

WRITTEN TEST DATE/PROCESS: April 29 & 30, 2005, July 29 & 30, 2005, October 21 & 22, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. Application and supplemental questionnaire screen; written and physical ability exams. Physical ability course will open at 8:00 a.m. for orientation. Applications available on day of testing. Picture identification required to participate. A sample written exam is available on the California State web site at
Note; The Written and the Physical tests are administered at the Sheriff's Office (map below).

WRITTEN TEST WAIVER: Those applicants who have previously taken the P.O.S.T. written exam within one year with a T-Score of 50 or above are not required to retake the written exam. A copy of the certificate must be included with the application.

RECRUITS: Are "at-will" employees. Recruits are sworn in as Deputy Sheriffs upon graduation from the P.O.S.T. Academy. Failure to graduate or to meet the Sheriff's Office standards is cause for release from this position.

DEPUTY SHERIFF: Possession of a valid P.O.S.T. Certificate required to be hired as a Deputy Sheriff.

RECRUITS AND DEPUTY SHERIFFS ARE INITIALLY ASSIGNED TO THE CUSTODY OPERATIONS BUREAU. Deputies in Custody Operations may request a transfer to Enforcement Operations (Patrol) after completion of the one-year probationary period. Transfers are based on seniority. Deputy Sheriff's assigned to Custody Operations are responsible for the security, custody, transport and supervision of inmates and may serve as a Court Bailiff. Deputy Sheriff's assigned to Enforcement Operations patrol unincorporated areas, enforce state and local laws, perform crime prevention and detection, and community policing activities. (classification specifications available on request.)


Receive and process arrested persons, conduct inmate counts, search for contraband, and conduct strip and pat down searches.
Custody, care, security, supervision, and transport of inmates; CERT, Classification, Court Security.
Prepare written reports, maintain various agency records and testify in court.
Patrol, Investigations, Canine, SWAT, Search & Rescue, Dive Team, Lake Patrol, Violent Crimes Unit, Coroner, Civil.
Other duties as assigned by Sheriff or designee.

Custody Operations: Work effectively in an enclosed jail environment with potentially hostile individuals.
Enforcement Operations: Work effectively in remote areas and community settings, with minimum supervision in potentially dangerous conditions.


Must meet the California Government Codes 1029 and 1031 requirements, Sheriff's Office Standards and Minimum Requirements as indicated on the Law Enforcement Application Form and Supplemental Questions. Computer and typing skills highly desired.
Licenses/Certificates: California Class C Driver's License.


Upon receiving a conditional job offer must successfully pass the background/suitability process, which includes a voice stress analysis, psychological examination, and medical examination. Some positions in this classification are covered by the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 and shall be subject to drug/alcohol testing as required by law. Work flexible hours, shifts, weekends and holidays. Wear a uniform, maintain the standards established by P.O.S.T., S.T.C. (Standards and Training for Corrections) and the Sheriff's Office, and pass an annual physical fitness test.


Physical strength, visual acuity, audio capability and manual dexterity to perform the required duties of the position.


Recruit applicants: Pursuant to Monterey County's Veteran's Ordinance, Veterans or widows of Veterans who within the past 5 years have served on active duty for 30 or more days in (a) national or State military emergency, or (b) in a military expedition for which a medal was authorized, may be eligible for Veterans' Preference Points. To apply for this credit, veterans must submit an Application for Veterans' Preference to the Human Resource Division on or before the final filing date.

Contact Information:
Professional Standards Division (831) 755-3742
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