Reserve Deputy Sheriff I

  • Nevada County, CA
  • Nevada City, California
  • Jun 28, 2021
Temporary Public Safety

Job Description

Definition and Class Characteristics Ready to be part of Nevada County Sheriff's Office? Consider working as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff I. A Reserve Deputy Sheriff I is an integral part of the sheriff's team whose mission is to provide perfection in public service in partnership with our community! This position is crafted for individuals who are Sworn officers interested in working on a temporary, part-time basis.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


The Nevada County Reserve Program is comprised of paid Reserve Officers. The Deputy Sheriff Reserve Officers are available to support and assist the department in the protection of life and property, the preservation of public peace, and the enforcement of the laws of the county and state. The Reserves also work security at private and community functions to raise money for community programs and to support the Reserve Program. Reserve Officers I are sworn officers; all others are non-sworn and are in various stages of completing required POST training. Reserve Officers are employed as temporary employees.

Level I- Performs all functions of a Reserve Level II and Level III. Completing field training operations to become a Level I Reserve Officer.

Examples of Duties Duties are assigned based on level of position.
  • Provides general law enforcement services and assists Deputy Sheriffs in enforcement activities which may include: control of crime scene, transportation of detainees, provide assistance with investigations, or patrolling of assigned areas, and writing reports.
  • Participate in assigned training or assigned academy classes.
  • May be required to perform other non- sworn peace officer duties as directed.


Knowledge and Skills Required Knowledge of:
  • Basic computer and telephone skills.
  • Correct English grammatical construction, spelling and punctuation.
  • Through training, modern approved law enforcement principles, practices and procedures; state laws, local ordinances and first aid.
  • Techniques for working effectively with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, both in person and over the telephone.
  • Modern approved law enforcement principles, practices and procedures; state laws, local ordinances and first aid acquired through training.

Skill in:
  • Reading and understanding departmental policies, rules, instructions, laws and ordinances.
  • Analyzing and interpreting legal codes, police problems and criminal evidence.
  • Adopting quick, effective and reasonable courses of actions while considering surrounding hazards and circumstances.
  • Understanding and following written and oral instructions.
  • Preparing and maintaining clear and accurate records and reports.
  • Learning the use and care of small firearms.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Dealing with people of various racial, ethnic and economic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Working under physical and mental pressure. Climb barriers, jump obstacles, and perform strenuous physical activities.
  • Exercising good judgement and making sound decisions under a variety of conditions.


Education and Experience Required All levels: Graduation from U.S. high school or satisfactory completion of an acceptable General Education Development (GED) test.

Level I: Completion of CA POST Modules III, II, and I or Basic Academy (must attach proof of certification)

Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid driver's license within 30 days of hire.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at time of appointment.

A valid Pelletb t-score of 45 or higher is required. The score may be no older than 3 years from the date of application and must be submitted on agency letterhead and attached to your application. Candidates for Reserve Deputy Sheriff I who have worked as a peace officer with no more than three years break in service as a peace officer do not have to have a Pelletb t-score.

The POST Pelletb exam is conducted at Nevada County for all candidates who do not hold a valid score.


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Mobility and strength to reach, bend, grasp, climb and run; strength and agility to restrain people alone or with the assistance of others while wearing required equipment, and lift or maneuver people weighing more than 165 pounds; ability to sit for extended periods of time in a patrol vehicle; manual dexterity to operate restraints, firearms, standard office equipment, radio and telephone controls; vision sufficient to qualify for firearms certification; speech and hearing to communicate in person, by telephone and radio.

Willingness and ability to work rotating shifts, on-call, weekends and holidays.

Some accommodations may be made for some physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodations.

Other Requirements:
Must be an U.S. citizen or have applied for citizenship at least one year prior to application.

Must submit to and pass a background investigation, psychological and medical evaluation.

Applicants may be subjected to a polygraph or other similar examination.

This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent. Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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