Deputy Sheriff - Lateral (Open)

  • County of San Mateo, CA
  • Redwood City, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $97,198.40 - $121,513.60 Annually USD

Job Description


This job posting was revised on January 20, 2022, to remove the requirement of submitting scores for the Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB) Physical Agility test.
Are you an experienced peace officer? The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is seeking current peace officers for the position of Deputy Sheriff Lateral.

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office employs over six hundred sworn and civilian employees. Deputy Sheriffs facilitate community interaction and utilize collaborative problem-solving techniques; investigate crimes; patrol assigned areas; receive, supervise and transport inmates; act as bailiff or civil deputy; and perform all related duties in law enforcement and crime prevention as may be assigned under general supervision.

To avoid delays in processing your application for this position, please read all the information contained in this job posting prior to submitting an application.


Successful candidates must have experience as a peace officer and must possess a valid California Basic POST Certificate. The Basic Certificate is awarded to current full-time peace officers of a POST-participating agency that have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite Basic Course requirement and the employing agency's probationary period. A copy of a valid California Basic POST Certificate or Basic Course Waiver Letter must to attached to the application.

California Basic POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Certificate - The Basic Certificate is awarded, as defined in Regulation 1011, to currently employed full-time peace officers of a POST-participating agency who have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite Basic Course requirement and the employing agency's probationary period.

Out-of-state applicants: Completion of the Basic Course Waiver process is an option for meeting California's Regular Basic Course training requirement for out-of-state applicants. An individual must successfully complete the entire four-step Basic Course Waiver (BCW) process to obtain a waiver. To begin or learn more about the Basic Course Wavier process, please visit

Certificate: As required by the State of California, incumbents at this level must possess a valid California Basic POST Certificate.

Education: High school diploma or its equivalent.

License: Valid California Class C Driver License or equivalent.

Citizenship: U.S. citizen; permanent resident aliens who are eligible must have applied for citizenship at the time of application for this position.

Background: No felony convictions and no recent drug use.

Physical Requirements: Must be free from any condition which might adversely affect fitness for the duties of the position; uncorrected visual acuity of at least 20/100 in each eye, correctable to 20/30 in each eye; weight must be in proportion to height.

Other requirements: Willing to work irregular hours, holidays, weekends, and rotating shifts. Refrain from using tobacco products at any time for employees hired by the County after October 1, 2004.
Anyone May Apply. Responses to supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our County of San Mateo application form along with a copy of your Basic POST Certificate. An application screening committee may select those applicants whose education, experience, training, and knowledge most closely match the requirements of the position and the needs of the Sheriff's Office.

Qualified candidates will be notified of the date, time and place of the examinations. Subsequent phases of the selection process include a psychological evaluation, polygraph test, and medical examination. The Sheriff's Office will conduct final interviews with candidates who pass all required tests and evaluations. Final selection of candidates is made by the Sheriff's Office and is based on panel interview performance and information gathered in the background investigation, psychological and polygraph assessments, and medical evaluations. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California, and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the 'Apply' button above. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply.

For specific questions regarding retirement, the San Mateo County Employees' Retirement Association ( can be contacted by email ( or by phone (650-599-1234).

Tentative Recruitment Timeline:
Open until filled

The County of San Mateo may require that all employees provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine or comply with weekly COVID-19 testing. Employees hired into specified health care facilities and other high-risk settings where there is potential for frequent COVID-19 exposure to staff and highly vulnerable patients are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. For more specific information, please refer to the County's COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Policy .

San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Analyst: Ximena Burns (102516) (Deputy Sheriff - H060)

Keywords: Sheriff, officer, Deputy, Lateral

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Redwood City, California United States View Map