Deputy Sheriff I/II

  • Stanislaus County, CA
  • Modesto, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $67,288.00 - $90,001.60 Annually USD

Job Description

About the Opportunity
To learn more about the Sheriff's Department, click here .

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 the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department:
  • Civil Division
  • Contract Cities
  • Coroners Facility
  • Court Services
  • Detectives
  • Special Vehicles Operations unit
  • StanCATT
  • Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Traffic/Motors
  • Aero Squadron
  • Bomb Team
  • Dive Team
  • Honor Guard
  • K-9
  • Mounted Unit
  • S.W.A.T.

This Recruitment is for the following level:
  • Experienced Level - POST Certified (Full time)
  • Lateral Transfer - POST Certified (Full time)*
*Stanislaus County Personnel Policy defines lateral transfers as persons with permanent or probationary status employed in another public agency and originally hired in that agency through a competitive process in the same or comparable classification requiring similar minimum qualifications. Additionally, the candidate must be currently employed with another governmental organization at the time of the conditional offer of employment.

Lateral Transfer Incentives
Vacation Accruals--This incentive may allow for a lateral transfer to start County employment with vacation accrual rates higher than entry level employees.
  • Does not front load any vacation leave time.
  • Provide the ability to recognize that a lateral candidate is earning vacation leave at a higher rate than entry level employees in their current position.
  • May be placed within Stanislaus County's existing vacation accrual schedule closest to their current vacation accrual rate, but they may not exceed the vacation accrual rates they are currently earning.
Sick Leave Accruals--This incentive is intended to provide some continuity of sick leave benefits for candidates who are considering transferring employment to Stanislaus County and losing an existing bank of accrued sick leave benefits.
  • May allow for a lateral transfer to front load the equivalent of six months of sick leave accruals (48 hours) at the start of the first pay period following the date of hire.
  • The lateral transfer would not accrue any additional sick leave until six months of service is completed.
Probationary Period--This incentive would allow for Department Heads to grant a lateral transfer permanent status upon completion of six months of satisfactory employment with Stanislaus County, as evidenced by a documented performance evaluation.
  • Provision may be used when the candidate has already gained permanent status in the same classification with his/her current employer.

Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Classified Service of the County and is assigned to the Stanislaus Sworn Deputies Association Bargaining Unit for 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

The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at under the "Disability" tab.
Typical Tasks
  • 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, Abilities, Knowledge, Education/Experience)
  • 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.

  • Principles and practices of law enforcement and community regulations; and
  • Criminal law with particular reference to apprehension, arrest, search and seizures.

We recognize your time is valuable, please only apply if you meet the following required qualifications.
  • Have successfully completed (at any time) a California POST certified basic law enforcement academy; AND
  • One (1) year of full time 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 830.1 PC.; AND
  • Must have your basic POST certificate issued by California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training or other documentation to substantiate your eligibility.

  • Have successfully completed (at any time) a California POST certified basic law enforcement academy; AND
  • Must be currently employed in a California law enforcement agency with at least one (1) year of full time experience as a sworn peace officer with a California law enforcement agency, and be eligible for appointment as a Peace Officer under Section 830.1 PC; AND
  • Must have your basic POST certificate issued by California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training or other documentation to substantiate your eligibility.


In addition to the above minimum qualifications you must meet the following:
  • 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
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License; AND
  • Not less than 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

Note: 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.

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.

This is a Veterans' Preference Program eligible job classification. For more information please click here .

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.
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; OR
  • Five (5) years or more of prior law enforcement experience; OR
  • Prior military experience; OR
  • Be bilingual in English/Spanish.

Application and Selection Procedures
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.

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.
  • Application Review and Screening: Applications are carefully screened based on information provided. Those who submit incomplete applications that lack relevant qualifications or do not submit all required documents will not be invited to move on.
  • 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 SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
  • 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 administered during 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.

Physical Examination: TBD
Oral Examination: TBD

Note: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, part-time and full-time vacancies throughout Stanislaus County Departments.

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.

Final appointment will be conditional upon successfully passing a County paid pre-employment drug screening (if applicable for position) and a job-related background investigation.

Some positions may require possession or the ability to obtain, and maintenance of a valid California Driver's license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job related essential functions.

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Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser. We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer. If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Modesto, California United States View Map