Deputy Sheriff (Lateral) - Continuous

  • Madera, California
  • Mar 16, 2021
Public Safety
  • Salary: $57,935.28 - $70,420.71 Annually USD

Job Description


Individuals must be currently employed as a sworn peace officer in a P.O.S.T. recognized agency and must possess valid certification from P.O.S.T. to apply.

Salary Range:

Basic P.O.S.T.: $4,827-$5,868 per month
Intermediate P.O.S.T.: $5,334-$6,483 per month

The Department of Human Resources shall maintain a continuous recruitment for lateral transfers and will evaluate and rank eligible candidates upon receipt of an application. Eligibility shall be for a period of two (2) years. Names shall be certified to the Sheriff's Office upon request and authorization from the County Administrative Office.

Under general supervision, to perform a variety of duties involved in the enforcement of laws and the prevention of crimes including in the areas of patrol, investigation, civil, special task forces, and coroner functions; to perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Sheriff's Department; and to do related work as required.

Exercises no supervision.

Examples of Duties

Patrols assigned areas of the County to preserve law and order, discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and check property for physical security; responds to general public service calls and complaints including domestic disturbances, civil complaints, protection of life and property, preservation of peace, robberies, and related misdemeanor and felony incidents; pursues, apprehends, and arrests suspects; investigates crimes and suspicious circumstances; collects, processes, photographs, preserves, and presents evidence including fingerprints, fibers, blood, and related physical evidence at crime scenes; interviews victims, witnesses, and suspects; identifies and interrogates suspects; testifies and presents evidence in court; contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses; serves warrants, subpoenas, summons, complaints, writs of attachment and execution, and eviction notices; conducts drug tests; issues traffic warnings and citations; administers basic medical assistance as necessary; prepares reports on arrests made, activities performed, unusual incidents observed, and investigative findings; serves as Deputy Coroner including determines cause and manner of death for violent deaths, deaths under suspicious or unusual circumstances, and other types of cases under the jurisdiction of the Coroner; arranges for the removal of deceased persons; attends and photographs autopsies; assists in preparing prosecutable cases for the District Attorney; assists in covert and undercover investigations as assigned; serves as the Sergeant upon the request or absence of the Sergeant; and performs other duties as assigned.

The Madera County Sheriff's Office is centered on the philosophy of Problem Oriented Policing. There is an expectation that all employees will provide high quality service to the public. As with all employees, Deputy Sheriffsare expected to make non-enforcement contacts with the public to more clearly identify the needs of the community, and to assist the public in solving community problems.

Employment Standards / Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
  • Basic principles of criminal law.
  • Safe driving principles and practices.
  • Basic principles and practices of First Aid.

Skill to:
  • Learn to operate firearms and other modern police equipment.
  • Learn to operate modern office equipment including computer equipment.
  • Operate a motor vehicle safely.

Ability to:
  • Meet and deal with the public tactfully and effectively.
  • Successfully complete P.O.S.T. training for entry level Police Officers.
  • Learn modern police methods and procedures related to patrol, apprehension, arrest, search and seizure, traffic control, and investigation and identification techniques.
  • Learn modern investigative methods including interviewing and interrogation techniques.
  • Learn law enforcement theory, principles and practices and their application to a wide variety of services and programs.
  • Learn local geography, City streets, public buildings, and businesses.
  • Learn recent court decisions and how they affect department and division operations.
  • Learn rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure and the preservation and presentation of evidence in court.
  • Learn functions and objectives of Federal, State, and other local law enforcement agencies.
  • Learn self defense tactics.
  • Learn, properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations including those related to apprehension, arrest, search and seizure, evidence and records maintenance, and traffic control.
  • Learn to gather, assemble, analyze, evaluate and use facts and evidence.
  • Learn, interpret and explain City and Department policies and procedures.
  • Observe accurately and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents and places.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Analyze situations quickly and objectively, and determine proper course of action.
  • Act quickly and calmly in emergencies.
  • Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.
  • Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Eligibility for lateral transfer as a Deputy Sheriff shall be limited to candidates who are currently:
  • Employed as full-time sworn peace officer in aCalifornia Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) recognized agency.
  • Possession of valid certification from P.O.S.T. The minimum standard shall certify satisfactory completion of "Basic" training and experience.

Special Requirements:
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, run, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, climb, and lift 100 lbs.; exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoors, chemicals, explosive materials, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards; ability to travel to different sites and locations; availability for shift work, on-call, and stand-by.
  • Must meet physical, background, and job related standards as established by the State of California and Madera County to ensure safety of department personnel and the general public.

Application Process

The application review process will include screening to ensure applications are complete and meet all eligibility requirements. In addition to the application, the applicant is required to complete the Supplemental Questions to further evaluate their education, training and experience relative to the required knowledge, skills and abilities for the position. Applicants must submit answers that are as complete as possible.

To move forward in the application process, you must complete an online application through our website Please attach to your application a copy of yourcertificates or your application may be considered incomplete. Resumes may be uploaded but cannot be used in place of a completed application.

Those applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit a copy of their DD-214 form along with the application. Candidates who attain ranking on an eligible list and are involuntarily called to active duty may be considered for eligibility reinstatement upon their return.

As a condition of employment with the County of Madera, a candidate must submit to a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, and related follow up testing as necessary. Designated classifications* are also subject to a medical examination, which includes a review of medical history. TB screenings and medical exams are administered by the Madera County Public Health Department and/or health care professional designated by the County.

As a condition of employment with the County of Madera, a candidate must pass an employment medical examination, and review of medical history given by the County Public Health Department and/or health care professional designated by the County.

Following a valid job offer, candidates must be determined fit for duty from medical and psychological examinations.

*Note:Candidates will be required to successfully complete a polygraph examination, psychological assessment, and background investigation. Candidates may also be subject to pre-employment drug testing.

You will be required to submit verification of your identity and citizenship or legal right to work in the United States at the time of and as a condition of an offer of employment.

Department of Human Resources
200 W. 4th Street, 4th Floor, Madera California 93637
Phone: 559.675.7705
TDD Phone: 559.675.8970
24-Hour Job Line: 559.675.7697

Madera County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, political affiliation, or any other basis protected by Federal or State law.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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