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Deputy Sheriff Trainee
County of Santa Cruz, California

Salary Range: $51000-$68000
Closing Date: Ongoing

Deputy Sheriff Trainee is a non-sworn trainee level classification in the Sheriff's Office with no peace officer powers. Incumbents in this class attend an approved Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) police academy to be trained to perform law enforcement service. Upon successful completion of the basic academy, incumbents are expected to promote to Deputy Sheriff. Sheriff's Deputies perform law enforcement, crime prevention and crime detection activities; serve civil papers; coroner functions; act as bailiff and perform other duties as required. Incumbents rotate through various assignments and work rotating shift schedules, including nights, weekends and holidays.

Graduation from a high school accredited by an association recognized by the US Department of Education,

a satisfactory score on a GED test or California High School Proficiency Examination certificate.

A two- or four- year college degree accredited by an association recognized by the US Department of Education may be substituted for the high school requirements;

and the ability to pass a full background investigation, medical examination (including lifting assessment) and psychological examination.

Possession of a valid California class C driver license.

Must be a citizen of the United States in accordance with Section 1031.5 of the Government Code;

be at least 21 years of age at completion of academy; be available to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.

Background Investigation:
An extensive background investigation including a polygraph examination, drug screen, and Personal History Statement which includes work, legal, driving, financial and drug possession histories will be conducted.

Apply online at or mail application to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 310, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 or Personnel Department, 1430 Freedom Blvd., Suite 101, Watsonville, CA 95076.

For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD# (831) 454-2123. Applications will meet the final filing date if received:
1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date,
2) Submitted online by midnight of the final filing date.

Additional Online Information
Applicants can view additional information about this organization and/or this job opening at:

Contact Information
Salina Alldredge,Personnel Technician
County of Santa Cruz
701 Ocean St., RM. 310

Santa Cruz,California 95060 USA
tel: 831-454-2600
fax: 831-454-2411
[email protected]
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