About the Opportunity THE POSITION
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The Deputy Sheriff performs routine law enforcement and crime prevention duties, serves as Deputy Coroner, and performs other related duties. This position is subject to overtime, standby, shift, and callback assignments.
The following are Specialty Positions/Teams within theStanislausCounty Sheriff's Department:Positions
- Civil Division
- Contract Cities
- Coroners Facility
- Court Services
- Special Vehicles Operations unit
- StanislausDrug Enforcement Agency
This Recruitment is for the following levels:
- Aero Squadron
- Bomb Team
- Dive Team
- Honor Guard
- Mounted Unit
- Academy Level (Full time/Extra Help)
- Entry Level - POST Certified (Full time)
- Lateral Transfers (Full time)
- Reserve Level I (Part Time/Extra Help)
You must indicate on your Supplemental Questionnaire (Question #1) which level you are applying for.
Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Classified Service of the County and is assigned to the StanislausSworn Deputies Association Bargaining Unitfor labor relations purposes.
Individuals who are in a full-time classification position are required to serve a eighteen-month probationary period, which may be extended an additional six months, for a total of twenty four months.
Incumbents may also be subject to overtime, standby, callback, weekend, holiday and shift assignments as identified in their MOU (Memorandum of Understanding).
Lateral candidates are highly encouraged to contact StanCERA regarding the specifics on retirement tiers and plans as it may affect current contributions. Contact can be made by calling (209) 525-6393 or http://www.stancera.org/
- Patrol assigned areas for the protection of life and property;
- Serve legal papers such as subpoenas, summons, complaints, and writs of attachment, execution and restitution;
- Collect fees due the County;
- Serve warrants and makes arrests;
- Conduct coroner's investigations and secure property;
- Investigate accidents;
- Administer first aid;
- Receive and answer complaints;
- Prepare reports and keep routine records;
- Interrogate persons suspected of crimes;
- Prepare evidence for court presentation;
- Appear in court as a witness or arresting officer;
- Transport prisoners;
- Work in the courts as a Bailiff;
- Perform identification and photographic work; and
- Work administrative or special assignments.
Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Ability, Knowledge, Education/Experience) SKILLS/ABILITIES
- Secure information from witnesses and suspects;
- Write clear and comprehensive reports;
- Demonstrate physical endurance, agility and strength;
- Understand written and oral instructions;
- Make independent decisions while working in the field;
- Work with and control sensitive, confidential information; and
- Operate a motor vehicle.
We recognize your time is valuable, please only apply if you meet the following required qualifications.EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION
- Principles and practices of law enforcement and community regulations; and
- Criminal law with particular reference to apprehension, arrest, search and seizures.
DEPUTY SHERIFF I
Meet one of the following pattern requirementsPattern I - ACADEMY LEVEL
Pattern II - ENTRY LEVEL
- Must be currently enrolled or attending a POST certified basic law enforcement academy or have successfully complete a POST certified basic academy not more than six (6) months prior to the date of application. (Please note if you are hired before the completion of your Academy you will be hired at the Deputy Sheriff Trainee level at an hourly rate of $25.16 - $30.59.)You must submit a copy of your proof of enrollment in an Academy. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT THIS DOCUMENTATION ATTACHED WILL BE REJECTED AS INCOMPLETE.
Pattern III - LATERAL TRANSFERS
- Have successfully completed (at any time) a California POST certified basic law enforcement academy and have one (1) year or more experience as a sworn peace officer with a California law enforcement agency with less than a three (3) year break in service, and be eligible for appointment as a Peace Officer under Section 830.1PC. You must submit a copy of your basic POST certificate or other documentation to substantiate your eligibility. OR
- Have successfully passed a Basic course waiver exam within the last three (3) years with documentation from POST. You must submit a copy of your valid Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT THIS DOCUMENTATION ATTACHED WILL BE REJECTED AS INCOMPLETE.
Pattern IV - RESERVE LEVEL (PART TIME/EXTRA HELP ONLY)
- Must have successfully completed (at any time) a California POST certified basic law enforcement academy and have one (1) year or more experience as a sworn peace officer with a California law enforcement agency with less than a three (3) year break in service, and be eligible for appointment as a Peace Officer under Section 830.1PC. You must submit a copy of your basic POST certificate or other documentation to substantiate your eligibility. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT THIS DOCUMENTATION ATTACHED WILL BE REJECTED AS INCOMPLETE.
- Must have successfully completed a California POST certified basic law enforcement academy within the past three (3) years and POST certificate must be current and valid at time of appointment; OR Have successfully passed a Basic course waiver exam within the last three (3) years with documentation from POST. You must submit a copy of your valid Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT THIS DOCUMENTATION ATTACHED WILL BE REJECTED AS INCOMPLETE.
In addition to either Pattern I, II, III, & IV you must meet the following:
DEPUTY SHERIFF II
- Graduation from high school or passage of high school level General Education Development (GED) test; AND
- Physical/manipulative abilities required by the department; AND
- Mental/cognitive abilities required by the department; AND
- Possess a valid First Aid and CPR Certificate within six (6) months from the date of appointment; AND
- Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031applicants for peace officer positionsmust be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship; AND
- Not less than 21 years of age at time of appointment.
- Two (2) years of full time experience equivalent to a Stanislaus County Deputy Sheriff I;AND
- Successful completion of:
- Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Training
- 11550 Health and Safety Training or the equivalent approved by the Sheriff's Department Administration
- Basic Traffic Collision Investigation Training
Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031 applicants for peace officer positions must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Physically perform essential job functions typical of the duties of Deputy Sheriff;
- Read or see objects under ambient, limited or artificial lighting, and at a reasonable distance with sufficient clarity to permit their recording or accurate description (i.e., persons, vehicles, license numbers, addresses, street signs, items of property, written messages, printed material, etc.);
- Hear normal speech and other audible events, even in combination with other environmental noise (i.e., gunshots, cries for help, glass breaking, alarm bells ringing, etc.); and
- Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time; walk, run, jump, kneel, crouch, twist, stoop, squat, crawl and climb; carry the average weight of a person (approximately 165 pounds); take physical charge of a person who may resist arrest; work indoors and outdoors, including extreme heat and cold; tolerate extreme noise and vibrations; work in a confined working space; work with chemicals, explosive materials, and mechanical and electrical hazards.
No felony convictions. Must be of good moral character and must not have been convicted of a crime for which the punishment could have been imprisonment in a Federal penitentiary or State prison.LICENSE
- Applicants must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and remain free from repeated preventable accidents.
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In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicant screening will focus on the following desirable qualifications. Please list any of these qualifications you may have within the "Duties" section of the online application.DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university OR
- 5+ years of prior law enforcement experience OR
- Prior Military experience OR
- English/Spanish bilingual ability
Application and Selection Procedures APPLICATION PROCEDURES/FINAL FILING DATE
Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications.Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.
Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications.EXAMINATION PROCESS
Most County recruitments consists of the steps detailed below and are governed by Merit Principles. The examination process ensures that all applicants are given the same opportunity to gain employment within Stanislaus County.
TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE
- Application Review and Screening:Applications are carefully screened based on information provided.Thosewho submit incomplete applications that lack relevant qualifications or do not submit all required documents will not be invited to move on.
- Physical Agility:A timed physical agility exam will be administered. The physical agility exam may include, but is not limited to, the following events: 500 yard run, 165 pound body drag, 99 yard agility obstacle course, six foot fence climb and six foot wall climb.
- Oral Examination:An oral examination will be administeredduring this recruitment. The oral panel consists of at least three panel members from the Sheriff's Department, community and/or local law enforcement. A minimum score of 70% must be obtained in order to continue in the process.
- Eligible Lists:Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that classification. Eligible lists are effective for six months, but may be extended up to eighteen months. As part of the selection process, candidates will be expected to pass a(n):
- In-depth background investigation including completion and review of a Personal History Statement;
- Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) or polygraph examination;
- Psychological examination; and
- Medical examination.
Application Deadline: TBD
Physical Examination: TBD
Oral Examination: TBD
Candidates must be available at any time on the dates above in order to continue in the recruitment process. There will be no exceptions or the rescheduling of dates for any reason.
If you meet the requirements stated herein, you may compete in the selection process. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not assure your participation in the recruitment.
Unsatisfactory results in any aspect of the foregoing, including background investigation findings, may result in removal from the eligible list and disqualification from further consideration in the recruitment/hiring process.
Supplemental Questionnaire - Qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination at the time of filing. The supplemental questionnaire is considered part of the application and may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position.ALL APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTALQUESTIONNAIREWILL BE DISQUALIFIED.GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS
- Pass County-paid pre-employment drug screening (*if applicable) and job-related background investigation.
- Perform job duties in a manner assuring a safe working environment for oneself and others.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, supervisors, and members of diverse cultural origin, ancestry, political affiliations, sex, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, age (over 40), pregnancy related conditions, medical condition (cancer related). Physical (including AIDS) or mental disability.
- Maintain confidential information according to the legal standards and/or County regulations as required.
- Meet minimum standards required for peace officers as set forth inGovt. Code 1031.
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