Deputy Sheriff Trainee

  • County of Colusa
  • 250 5th Street, Colusa, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
  • Salary: 31,200.00 USD
  • Phone: 15304580401
  • Apply By: Dec 19, 2021

Job Description

The County of Colusa is recruiting for two Deputy Sheriff Trainees to attend a Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy as arranged by the department; to be trained in a variety of responsible law enforcement, investigative and crime prevention work.  Upon successful completion of the academy, the trainee will be sworn in as an entry level Deputy Sheriff and will then enter the Field Training Program.  The Deputy will enter into a written commitment to remain in employment with the County of Colusa as a Deputy Sheriff for 30 months.

Selection Procedure. The following is a tentative schedule of event that will occur as part of the selection process: 

  • Applications will be accepted from November 19, 2021 through December 19, 2021
  • Screening for minimum qualifications will take place the week of December 20, 2021
  • Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of January 3, 2022
  • Background Investigation and Psychological Exam
  • Medical Exam
  • Academy Start Date: July 2022 

The selection process steps may change with or without notice. This recruitment will be used to fill 2 current vacancies and establish an eligibility list to fill future openings without reposting.

Job Requirements




Receives general supervision from higher level sworn staff.

Examples of Important Responsibilities and Duties During the Academy: 

Attend Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Academy, as arranged by the department.

Attend and participate in all class activities.

Maintain passing scores in all academic, fire arm, use of force, driving and physical training.

Adhere to the rules and ethics of the academy during and after training.

Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Procedures, methods and techniques used in law enforcement including patrol, traffic control, crime prevention, investigations, apprehension, civil process, and arrest.

Principles and practices used in processing Coroner’s cases, search and seizure, and in the preservation and presentation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases.

Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.

First aid principles and practices.

Principles and procedures of record keeping and reporting.

Ability to:

Serve in a law enforcement capacity in a responsible and effective manner, often under difficult and stressful situations.

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

Use and care of firearms

Identify narcotics and potential substance abusers.

Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.

Effectively communicate with and elicit information from upset and irate citizens.

Respond to requests and inquiries of the general public.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Experience and Training Guidelines—Any combination equivalent ot experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:



 Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

License or Certificate

 Possession of or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid driver’s license.

In addition to the above, applicants must:
-Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment as Deputy Sheriff;
-Be a U.S. citizen;
-Successfully pass a thorough background investigation conducted by the Sheriff's     Department;
-Not have been convicted of a felony; and
-Be in good physical condition and pass a thorough medical and psychological examination prior to employment. 

Special Instructions


The County of Colusa is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Females and minorities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Colusa County encourages both incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


250 5th Street
Colusa, CA 95932

Position #2021-104

Deputy Sheriff Trainee Supplemental Questionnaire *1.Conviction of a crime is not necessarily a bar to employment. Each case is considered separately based on job requirements. DO NOT INCLUDE: (a) Any arrest or detention that did not result in conviction, (b) Any conviction for which the record has been judicially ordered sealed, expunged, or statutorily eradicated, (c) Any misdemeanor conviction for which probation has been successfully completed (or otherwise discharged) and the case has been judicially dismissed, (d) Any arrest for which a pretrial or post-trial diversion program has been successfully completed, (e) Traffic violations under $150.00, or (f) Convictions more than two years old for violation of Health and Safety Code Sections 11357(b) or (c), 11360(b), 11364, 11365 and 11550 as related to marijuana. Other than the exceptions noted in the paragraph above, items (a) through (f), as an adult, have you ever been convicted of a crime? If you answered YES provide the following: the date, the charge or offense, the type of charge or offense (misdemeanor or felony), the City and State, the court, and the action taken. Failure to list all convictions other than those excluded above may disqualify you from further consideration.

* Required Question

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Job Address

250 5th Street, Colusa, California 95932 United States View Map