Deputy Sheriff I/II

  • COUNTY OF LAKE, CA
  • Lake County, California
  • Jun 28, 2022
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $4,726.80 - $6,188.00 Monthly USD

Job Description

General Recruitment Information

Recruitments for County positions are typically conducted to establish eligibility lists to fill countywide vacancies that occur during the active status of those lists (approximately 3 -12 months). Any person on a promotional eligibility list will be considered first by the hiring department(s) before persons on an open eligibility list.

The County of Lake only accepts applications for permanent positions when actively recruiting. Only online applications are accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to review the full job description and requirements.

The County is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. Veteran's Preference.

To apply for County examinations - All applications for County examinations must be submitted through the County's online application system. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each online application. All permanent County recruitments will be posted at www.co.lake.ca.us with a link to the online application. The County of Lake reserves the right to limit the number of applications that will be accepted for any open recruitment, and any such limit will be included on the job posting. When a limit is posted, the recruitment is subject to close at any time prior to the final filing date. Completed online application packets must be submitted by the close of business on the date that the recruitment closes. All relevant experience must be included on the application to be considered - resumes and other attached documents will not be used to qualify an applicant. Relevant experience and/or education may be substituted at a ratio of 2 to 1 for the purpose of meeting minimum qualifications and applicants should contact the Human Resources department for details.

Important Notice - The provisions listed on job postings, job descriptions, or other recruitment materials do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Benefits may vary between bargaining units. Any provisions contained within job postings, job descriptions or other recruitment material may be modified or revoked without notice. All County of Lake applicants who are given a conditional employment offer must comply with the County's pre-employment medical review program before they may be appointed to the County position.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office is offering a $10,000.00 hiring incentive to applicants hired as a permanent Deputy Sheriff I/II with the County of Lake. The $10,000.00 hiring incentive will be made in two (2) $5,000.00 payments. The first $5,000.00 payment will be made to an employee within the next available pay period following the initial, first time hire of the employee in the Deputy Sheriff I/II classification in the Lake County Sheriff's Office. The second $5,000.00 payment will be made upon successful completion of employment probation.

Employee must remain employed with the County for two (2) years or repay the hiring incentive; the employee shall authorize such repayment as a payroll deduction from the final paycheck, and/or repay any shortage not covered in the final paycheck with a personal check payable to the County of Lake within 15 days of termination.

Minimum Qualifications

DEPUTY SHERIFF I


Licensing and Certifications:

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

Current enrollment in or successful completion of the regular basic law enforcement academy. Successful completion of the academy is required before the date of hire.

OR

Completion of the California POST Basic Course Waiver Process prior to application; and

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid POST Regular Basic Certificate. Must be eligible to apply for the POST Certification upon completion of the probationary period.

Education and Experience:

Some previous professional law enforcement work experience or completion of advanced education in criminal justice is highly desirable.

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, behavioral sciences, or a closely related field is preferred.

DEPUTY SHERIFF II
Licensing and Certifications:

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

Possession of a valid Basic POST Certificate.

Education and Experience:

Two (2) years of previous professional law enforcement work experience or completion of advanced education in criminal justice including at least 12 months of experience as an 830.1 peace officer comparable to that of a Deputy Sheriff I with the County of Lake.

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, behavioral sciences, or a closely related field is preferred

Full Job Description

DEPUTY SHERIFF I

DEFINITION
Under direct supervision, performs law enforcement and crime prevention work, including patrol, investigations, and special assignments; serves as a Deputy Coroner; investigates incidents and performs identification work; and performs related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the entry and first working level classification in the Deputy Sheriff series. Incumbents perform law enforcement assignments, including patrol, investigations, and special assignments. Incumbents may be regularly assigned to a specific area of law enforcement. However, incumbents should be capable of performing work in other areas of law enforcement, as needed.

Positions in the Deputy Sheriff series are flexibly staffed. Incumbents may advance to the higher classifications after gaining the knowledge, skill, experience, licenses, and certifications which meet the qualifications for and demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direct supervision from assigned management staff, depending on areas of work assignments. Exercises no supervision over staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the scope of duties performed by employees in this class and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

  • Performs patrol of assigned areas and answers calls for protection of life and property.
  • Uses investigation and interrogation methods and techniques while on patrol.
  • Stops drivers operating vehicles in violation of laws, warning drivers of unlawful practices, and issues citations, and makes arrests, as necessary.
  • Prepares reports of arrests made, investigations conducted, and unusual incidents observed.
  • Gathers evidence and takes statements in connection with suspected criminal activities.
  • Substantiates findings of fact in court.
  • Learns and performs accident investigations; acts as a Deputy Coroner in death investigations.
  • Assists and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Learns methods and takes pictures and/or makes sketches at crime scenes.
  • Searches files for information.
  • Keeps firearms and equipment in good working order.
  • Prepares detailed reports of activities and incidents.
  • Testifies in court at preliminary hearings and trials as required.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:

  • Modern law enforcement methods, practices, and procedures, including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, and investigations.
  • Familiarity with laws of apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons accused of felonies and misdemeanors.
  • Rules of evidence and basic criminal law.
  • Techniques of criminal investigations.
  • The general geography and topography of Lake County.
  • Good public relations techniques.
  • Use and care of department authorized equipment and firearms.
  • First aid methods and techniques.
  • Customer service principles and techniques.
  • Written and oral communications skills.
  • Proper English spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software applications) to conduct research, assess information, and/or prepare documentation.
  • Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction.


Ability to:
  • Perform a variety of professional law enforcement work.
  • Read, understand, and interpret laws and regulations regarding arrest, rules of evidence, and the apprehension, retention, and treatment of juveniles.
  • Carefully observe incidents and situations, accurately remembering names, faces, numbers, circumstances, and places.
  • Gather and organize data and information.
  • Interview and secure information from witnesses and suspects.
  • Make independent judgments and adopt quick, effective, and responsible courses of action during emergencies.
  • Prepare clear, comprehensive reports.
  • Meet standards of adequate physical stature, endurance, and agility.
  • Demonstrate technical and tactical proficiency in the use and care of firearms.
  • Operate a motor vehicle under critical and unusual conditions.
  • Work with computerized law enforcement information systems.
  • Effectively, tactfully, and courteously represent the Sheriff’s Office with the public and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Regularly work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Utilize a computer, relevant software applications, and/or other equipment as assigned to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Licensing and Certifications:

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

Current enrollment in or successful completion of the regular basic law enforcement academy. Successful completion of the academy is required before the date of hire.

OR

Completion of the California POST Basic Course Waiver Process prior to application; and

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid POST Regular Basic Certificate. Must be eligible to apply for the POST Certification upon completion of the probationary period.

Education and Experience:

Some previous professional law enforcement work experience or completion of advanced education in criminal justice is highly desirable.

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, behavioral sciences, or a closely related field is preferred.

DEPUTY SHERIFF II

DEFINITION
Under direct supervision, performs complex law enforcement and crime prevention work, including patrol, investigations, and special assignments; investigates incidents and performs identification work; and performs related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the journey level classification in the Deputy Sheriff series. Incumbents perform complex law enforcement assignments, including patrol, investigations, and special assignments. Incumbents may be regularly assigned to a specific area of law enforcement. However, incumbents should be capable of performing work in other areas of law enforcement, as needed. Incumbents in this class may be assigned as a “relief operations supervisor” and supervise patrol and law enforcement activities during an assigned shift.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direct supervision from assigned management staff, depending on areas of work assignments. Exercises no supervision over staff. Provides lead direction to professional and technical support staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the scope of duties performed by employees in this class and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

  • Performs patrol of assigned areas and answers calls for protection of life and property.
  • Uses investigation and interrogation methods and techniques, while on patrol.
  • Stops drivers operating vehicles in violation of laws, warning drivers of unlawful practices, and issues citations, making arrests, as necessary.
  • Prepares reports of arrests made, investigations conducted, and unusual incidents observed.
  • Gathers evidence and takes statements in connection with suspected criminal activities.
  • Performs accident investigations, acting as deputy coroner in death investigations.
  • Assists and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Takes pictures and/or makes sketches at crime scenes.
  • Keeps firearms and equipment in good working order.
  • Prepares detailed reports of activities and incidents.
  • Testifies in court at preliminary hearings and trials as required.
  • May initiate and/or conduct criminal investigations.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:
  • Modern law enforcement methods, practices, and procedures, including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, and investigations.
  • Familiarity with laws of apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons accused of felonies and misdemeanors.
  • Rules of evidence and basic criminal law.
  • Techniques of criminal investigations.
  • The general geography and topography of Lake County.
  • Good public relations techniques.
  • Use and care of department authorized equipment and firearms.
  • First aid methods and techniques.
  • Customer service principles and techniques.
  • Written and oral communications skills.
  • Proper English spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software applications) to conduct research, assess information, and/or prepare documentation.
  • Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction.


Ability to:
  • Perform a variety of professional law enforcement work.
  • Read, understand, and interpret laws and regulations regarding arrest, rules of evidence, and the apprehension, retention, and treatment of juveniles.
  • Carefully observe incidents and situations, accurately remembering names, faces, numbers, circumstances, and places.
  • Gather and organize data and information.
  • Interview and secure information from witnesses and suspects.
  • Make independent judgments and adopt quick, effective, and responsible courses of action during emergencies.
  • Prepare clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Meet standards of adequate physical stature, endurance, and agility.
  • Demonstrate technical and tactical proficiency in the use and care of firearms.
  • Operate a motor vehicle under critical and unusual conditions.
  • Work with computerized law enforcement information systems.
  • Effectively, tactfully, and courteously represent the Sheriff’s Office with the public and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Regularly work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Utilize a computer, relevant software applications, and/or other equipment as assigned to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Licensing and Certifications:

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

Possession of a valid Basic POST Certificate.

Education and Experience:

Two (2) years of experience as an 830.1 peace officer comparable to that of a Deputy Sheriff I with the County of Lake.

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, behavioral sciences, or a closely related field is preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS, ADA, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
The County of Lake is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with its obligations under the law to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Incumbents generally work outside of a typical office environment and may be exposed to extreme temperatures, loud noise, fumes, noxious odors, dust, mist, gases, and poor ventilation; and underground, confined, or restricted workspaces. Incumbents may have exposure to life threatening situations; exposure to body fluids and infectious agents, including blood borne viruses; and continuous contact with incarcerated individuals, other staff, and the public who may be upset while interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently , and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Positions in this class may require local and statewide travel as necessary.

Incumbents must be willing to respond to emergency situations during off-hours and work beyond normal working hours, including weekends and holidays.

A successful candidate will be required to submit to and pass a background check prior to the appointment. Depending upon the position and/or assigned department, the background check may include but is not limited to civil and criminal history check, reference check, Live Scan, and/or credit check (as allowed under state law). Incumbents may not have any drug or alcohol related felony convictions.

Disaster Service Workers: As members of the County of Lake Emergency Services Organization, all Lake County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers during a proclaimed emergency and may be required to perform certain emergency services at the direction of the department and / or County.

The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment. The County of Lake assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice. Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a “meet and confer” process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect.

RETIREMENT - County employees are members of the California Public Employee Retirement system (CalPERS).CalPERS provides a defined benefit pension at retirement for County employees.The pension formulas and employee contribution amounts may vary by bargaining unit, date of hire, prior qualifying service, and classification. Please contact Human Resources for more information

HEALTH AND INSURANCE BENEFITS - Medical, dental, hospital, vision, life and disability coverage is available to employees and their dependents. The County contributes $1000 of the monthly premiums for the insurance plan options for all employees other than the Lake County Deputy Sheriff's Association (LCDSA). For the LCDSA, the County contributes 80% of the premium for health, dental, and vision benefits.

VACATION ACCRUAL may be adjusted for current city or county government employees.

VACATION - 80 hours per year during the first five years of service, 120 hours per year after five years, and additional accruals based on years of service beyond fifteen years. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

SICK LEAVE - Accrues at a rate of 96 hours per year. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

HOLIDAYS- An average of twelve paid 8-hour holidays per year. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

SALARY - Lake County has an adopted salary schedule. The salary range for most classifications is in five increments with a provision for longevity increases. Appointments are normally made at the first step of the salary range.

SOCIAL SECURITY - County employees participate in Social Security.

CALIFORNIA STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE - SDI is available to some County employees.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS and CREDIT UNION MEMBERSHIPS are available to County employees.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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

No

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