Deputy Sheriff II - Lateral - Continuous Opening

  • Napa County
  • Napa, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $99,236.80 - $119,163.20 Annually USD

Job Description

The Napa Valley

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.
County of Napa as an Employer
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: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation.
The Position
Veterans' Preference Applicable for this Position and will be applied by the Napa County Sheriff's Office.

A Deputy Sheriff II is responsible for law enforcement, crime prevention, patrol of assigned areas and enforcement of State and Local laws.

Deputy Sheriffs do not rotate into the jail.

Additional Pay Incentives Available:

Newly hired Deputy Sheriff II will receive $5,000. $2,500 of the hiring bonus will be paid in the second pay period of employment and the remaining $2,500 bonus will be paid upon successful completion of probation period.

The Vacation Leave Bank Incentive Program gives lateral transfers who are coming from other agencies (includes cities, counties other than Napa County, special districts, state, or federal government agencies) 40 hours in the second pay period of employment and the remaining 40 hours after successful completion of probation.

LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM: Applicants appointed to a position 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. In order to be eligible for loan forgiveness, the employee must complete five (5) years of satisfactory service with Napa County, without break in service.

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 in the DSA bargaining unit are eligible for reimbursement up to $1,500 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: In accordance with the County Bilingual Pay Policy, Deputy Sheriffs who have bilingual skills are eligible to receive a bilingual pay premium of two (2) percent of base salary. Part-time employees shall receive a pro-rata amount in the same ratio.

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.

Example of Duties

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

The Deputy Sheriff has the responsibility of maintaining law and order within the County by performing law enforcement activities in a variety of assignments: patrol, investigations, court security and civil.

Patrol: Patrol assigned areas; answer calls for protection of life and property and the enforcement of County and State laws; conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations of criminal incidents; direct traffic and detain drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; issue citations and make arrests as necessary.

Investigations: Investigate major crimes against property and persons; conduct extensive follow-up investigation at the scene of crimes and accidents; gather evidence; conduct surveillance; locate and question witnesses; take statements from witnesses; present information to the District Attorney's office for filing of charges; appear in court as directed.

Court Security: Maintain safety and security for all personnel in the courtroom; serve as bailiff in the courtroom; transfer inmates to and from the courts and correctional facilities; search individuals entering the courtroom when necessary; monitor all courtroom activities to anticipate any safety concerns; assist other courtroom personnel and jurors in ensuring smooth operation of the courtroom.

Civil: Serve legal papers such as subpoenas, summons, complaints and writs of attachment, executions and restitution; serve warrants and make arrests; prepare, process and maintain necessary files, documents and reports; perform other work related to the processing of misdemeanor and felony complaints.

Additional duties may include: Make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court; serve warrants and subpoenas; file complaints; perform other work related to the processing of misdemeanor and felony complaints; prepare written detailed reports of all activities (e.g., on arrests, traffic violations, inmate conflicts, impounded property) and other situations; maintain departmental records and files; investigate accidents; conduct coroner's investigations and prepare reports; receive and investigate complaints of violations by or against juveniles; confer with juveniles and their parents; prepare citations for Juvenile Court; contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses; respond to mutual aid requests to assist other public jurisdictions; keep firearms and other equipment in good working condition; serve as range master at a pistol shooting range; attend meetings with civic groups; participate in and conduct public awareness/education programs at schools; maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public; may be assigned to special assignments such as boat patrol, narcotics, or canine patrol duty; answer inquiries over the telephone and at the counter; perform related duties as assigned.



Principles and practices of law enforcement.

Police methods and procedures, including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification techniques.

Criminal law and criminal procedure with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies.

Rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure and the preservation of evidence.

Rules and regulations of the Sheriff's Department.

Laws applicable to the apprehension and treatment of juveniles.

Interviewing and interrogation techniques.

Pertinent laws, codes, regulations and statutes.

Accepted procedures and methods of serving civil notices, especially those relating to the attachment and sale of property.

Nature and purposes of documents such as writs of attachment, subpoenas, citations and other civil papers.

Use and care of small firearms and other law enforcement equipment.


Demonstrate keen powers of observation and memory.

Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents and places.

Secure information from witnesses and suspects.

Make independent decisions while working in the field.

Interpret and apply the law to field situations.

Observe while conducting surveillance.

Problem-solve crime situations.

Explain the law to the public.

Meet and maintain the departmental firearms qualifications standards.

Prepare and make presentations related to law enforcement efforts in the community.

Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.

Understand and follow written and oral directions.

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Keep accurate records and write clear and comprehensive reports.


Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with fellow employees and the general public.

Meet standards of adequate physical stature, endurance and agility.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

One year of professional experience in law enforcement work. Further defined as continuous professional experience as a paid, full-time Peace Officer in California.

Qualified Out-of-State Lateral Applicants are defined as lateral applicants who lack the CA POST Certificate. These laterals may apply, however proof of enrollment in the CA POST Basic Requalification Course must be submitted at time of application. Information on the Basic Course Waiver process is found in California POST website:

Equivalent to completion of high school. Equivalent to completion of two years of college is highly desired.


Possession of a valid Basic Certificate issued by the California Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission.

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training requires that each individual who has previously completed a POST-certified basic course, or has previously been deemed to have completed equivalent training, AND the individual has been awarded a POST certificate but has a three-year or longer break in service as a peace officer, must be retrained or complete the basic course waiver process (PAM Section D-11), unless such retraining or examination is waived by the Commission.

Applicants must be United States citizens.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

*Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e. active and in good standing) at all times during employment with Napa County. For continued employment with Napa County, you must maintain such license, certification, or registration to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.

Special Qualifications:
Applicants must be 21 years of age.
Persons employed in this class must be willing to work nights, weekends, holidays and/or rotating shifts.

ADA Accommodation:
Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deputy Sheriff's Association

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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