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Deputy Sheriff II
Open Recruitment
$3,624 - $4,421 Monthly (26 Pay Periods) plus Excellent Benefits

Membership in the Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS) 3% at 50 formula. Placer County pays the 9% employee's contribution;
Career/Education incentive including 5% of base salary for P.O.S.T. Basic certificate; 5% of base salary for P.O.S.T. Intermediate certificate; and 5% of base salary for P.O.S.T. Advanced certificate;
$1,015/year uniform allowance for Auburn area deputies and $1,165/year for Tahoe area deputies;
$625/mo Tahoe subsistence pay (if assigned to the Lake Tahoe area).


To obtain Application Materials you may download them, visit the Personnel Department during regular office hours or submit a request either by e-mail ([email protected]) or voicemail on the job line (530) 889-4070 - please include your name, address and job title.

Perform law enforcement and crime prevention work within a variety of assignments including patrolling assigned area and enforcing State and local laws, to conduct investigations of misdemeanor and felony crimes, to supervise inmates in correctional facilities and to ensure court security.

Minimum Qualifications
It is the applicant's responsibility to identify in their application materials how they meet the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS listed below.

Experience: One year of responsible law enforcement training and experience performing duties similar to a Deputy Sheriff I with Placer County.

Training: Completion of the twelfth grade or G.E.D
License or Certificate: Possession of the P.O.S.T. Basic certificate or equivalency certificate. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid driver's license. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

Special Requirements
This classification is assigned to the Placer County Sheriff/Coroner/Marshal Department. Successful candidates must complete and pass a background check, voice stress analysis, and pre-employment psychological and medical examinations.

In accordance with Government Code Section 24103, successful candidate(s) must show proof of California residency at time of hire.

Examination Process
Based upon responses to the attached supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine the applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.

All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a performance examination, which will be scored on a pass/fail basis. The performance examination will consist of a series of job related exercises designed to assess basic physical agility skills.

Examination Date Information
Applications received by September 9, 2005 will be invited to the performance examination tentatively scheduled for October 2005. The exam will be held in the morning at the Placer High School Track in Auburn (corner of Agard Street and Stadium Way).

Notification for each phase of the recruitment process will be by U.S. Mail. Please notify the Personnel Department of any address change for all applications submitted.

Knowledge of Principles and practices of law enforcement. Police methods and procedures, including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, corrections, investigation and identification techniques. Criminal law and criminal procedure with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies. Rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure and the preservation of evidence. Use and care for small firearms and other law enforcement equipment and tools. Rules and regulations of the Sheriff's Department. Laws applicable to the apprehension and treatment of juveniles. Offensive and defensive weapons nomenclature and theory; use and care of firearms, chemical agents, baton and other related law enforcement paraphernalia. Principles and practices of self-defense. Interviewing and interrogation techniques. Pertinent laws, codes, regulations and statutes. Accepted procedures and methods of serving civil notices, especially those relating to the attachment and sale of property; nature and purposes of such documents as writs of attachment, subpoenas, citations and other civil papers. County geography, noting streets and building locations.

Ability to Undertake and satisfactorily complete required and assigned in-service training programs as well as other mandated training requirements. Demonstrate keen powers of observation and memory; observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents and places. Think logically and act quickly in emergencies and judge situations and people accurately; exercise good judgment and make sound, independent decisions while working in the field. Learn, understand and interpret laws and regulations. Meet and maintain required peace officer employment standards. Meet and maintain the Departmental firearms qualifications standards. Prepare and make presentations related to law enforcement efforts in the community. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Be sensitive to various cultural and ethnic groups present in the community. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of a sworn Deputy's job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; remember accounts given by witnesses; identify crime suspects; interpret and apply the law to field situations; observe while conducting surveillance; problem solve crime situations; and explain law to public. On an intermittent basis, sit at desk or in patrol vehicle; walk and stand during patrol activities; bend, squat and kneel during inspection of crime scene or conducting building searches; climb stairs and/or ladders while in the field; twist while making arrests; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation. Continuously wearing utility belt and other police equipment of 30 pounds; and intermittently lift very heavy weight. Read and understand Departmental policies, rules, instructions, laws, ordinances and general literature pertaining to law enforcement activities. Understand and follow written and oral directions. Keep accurate records and submit clear reports. Maintain good physical, emotional and mental condition to satisfactorily perform the functions of the position; meet and maintain required peace officer employment standards to safely and effectively perform assigned duties. Work under physical and mental pressure and in potentially hazardous situations.

Modified Agency Shop
All new permanent employees, with the exception of law enforcement and management, shall be required to join the employee organization or pay an 'Agency Fee' as a condition of employment.

Benefit Package
Placer County values its employees and offers permanent employees an excellent benefit package including generous contributions to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); health, dental, vision, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance programs; 13 paid holidays, 12 paid sick days and vacation accrual starting at 10 days per year. Employees also have access to an employee assistance program, 401(k) and 457 deferred compensation plans. Additional compensation incentives, including supplemental compensation and administrative leave, are also available for certain management classifications.

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer. All hiring and employment decisions will be made without regard to sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer), age (over 40), or marital status. Please contact the Personnel Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.
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