Deputy Sheriff I - Academy Grad - Continuous Opening

  • Napa County
  • Napa, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $41.64 - $50.21 Hourly USD



The Napa Valley, internationally known for its fine wines, exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.

Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.

Job Description

Veterans' Preference Applicable for this Position and will be applied by the Napa County Sheriff's Office

The Deputy Sheriff I Academy Graduate will perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; patrol assigned areas and enforce State and local laws; and conduct investigations of misdemeanor and felony crimes.

Be advised that the following requirements must be met in order qualify for the position:
  • A Pellet-B T-Score of 45 or higher should be attached and submitted at time of application. The T-Score must be dated within the last 12 months from the date of application submission. T-Score must be on issuing Agency's letterhead with the date the Pellet-B exam was taken. Attachments that are cut and pasted from emails will not be accepted.*
  • A certificate of Completion from a POST Certified Basic Academy issued no earlier than January 1, 2018 should be attached and submitted with your application.*

*Applicants who are scheduled to graduate from the Academy after application submission will be required to submit your POST Academy Certificate before the completion of any background check.

Additional Pay Incentives

HIRING BONUS:  Newly hired Deputy Sheriff I will receive $5,000. $1000 of the hiring bonus will be paid in the second pay period of employment. The remaining $4000 bonus will be paid upon successful completion of probation period.
LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM:  Applicants who attended and received a degree (Associate's or Bachelor's) consisting of a minimum of 60 credits/units at a regionally accredited school by the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions are eligible to receive a payment up to $20,000 (or $30,000 if certified bilingual by Napa County) towards student loan(a).  Loans must be existing loans, which the employee can prove they held as of their hire date and was borrowed while attending the accredited institution during the time the degree was earned.  All payments will be made directly to the student loan lender once appropriate verifications have been made.
EMPLOYEE REFERRAL BONUS:  County employees who refer a candidate for Deputy Sheriff will receive a recruitment bonus of $750 upon the successful completion of a one year  probationary period. Employee's names must be listed on the candidate's application prior to submission.

EDUCATIONAL REIMBURSEMENT: County employees are eligible for reimbursement up to $300 per fiscal year for tuition and books upon successful completion of County approved college or university courses or other courses directly related to the candidate's job duties. 

BILINGUAL PAY: For bilingual speaking skills, Deputy Sheriffs are eligible to receive additional compensation for bilingual skills, upon the recommendation of the hiring manager. 

The Recruitment Process :
1. Application review for minimum qualifications and oral panel interviews will be conducted on a periodic basis. The dates for Oral Panel Interviews will be provided with advanced notice. Agility testing may be required in the selection process.

2. Only the most qualified candidates based on the minimum qualifications, certifications and supplemental questions will be invited to Departmental Oral Board Panel Interviews.
  Human Resources reserves the right to make changes to the recruitment process and schedule at any time.

**Applicants who are currently enrolled in, but have not completed the California POST Basic Academy may be invited to the Oral Panel Interview, however, completion of the California POST Basic Academy is required before any conditional offer of employment.

The Human Resources Department reserves the right to change the recruitment process at any time.

Special Instructions


Additional Information

The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa, we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.
As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: integrity, accountability, and service.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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