Definition and Class Characteristics * * * UP TO $5,000 HIRING BONUS * * *We are looking for the right person to join our team. The Deputy Sheriff is one who is truly interested in working for the Nevada County Sheriff's Office and is motivated by making a difference. The candidate must have a passion for protecting, advocating, and enforcing laws for the safety of our community. The law enforcement field is exciting, and it provides so many opportunities for growth with the potential of promotion. For more information on what we offer please watch this short video!If you are motivated after learning about us and what we do to make a difference, apply to be a part of our team. We want to meet you! Recruitment incentives-between $1K and $5K paid over a 1-year period (either new or lateral hires). The recruitment incentive is paid in two parts, half upon hire and the remainder paid upon completion of a 12-month probation period.Relocation Incentives, Referral Bonuses, Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Repayments are also available to qualified candidates!The County of Nevada offers additional pay incentives in addition to the monthly salary:
If you are looking for a more diverse career, we have an opportunity for you. Consider working as a Deputy Sheriff in one of California's most breathtaking regions, in a community that supports law enforcement, and in an organization that supports each other. Here you will feel like family instead of just a number. Here are some duties performed by our Deputy Sheriffs:
- Intermediate POST 2.5% of monthly base salary
- Advanced POST 5% of monthly base salary
- AA/AS Degree $175.00 per month
- BA/BS Degree $275.00 per month
This position is full-time and comes with the County of Nevada's extensive benefit package including, but not limited to, CalPERS retirement, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and a Health FSA. We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. Read the full job description for more information.Education and Experience Required The Minimum Age for Peace Officers has increased from 18 years of age to 21 years of age as of January 1, 2022.
- Patrols assigned areas in a vehicle, boat, UTV, or on foot and answers calls for protection of life and property
- Conducts preliminary investigations, interrogates witnesses, collects evidence, and takes statements in connection with suspected criminal activities; substantiates findings of fact in court
- Assists and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in investigations and arrests; maintains departmental files and records
- If assigned to a contract city/town, provides for the investigation and documentation of traffic collisions, apprehension and arrest of persons driving under the influence, and routine traffic law enforcement
- Performs jailer and/or bailiff duties as assigned
Equivalent to completion of twelfth grade. Completion of at least 30 units of college education is desired from an accredited college or university. Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid driver's license within 30 days of hire. Proof of either A) or B), listed below, must be submitted at the time of application:
A) Completion of POST basic training course within six (6) years if never employed as a peace officer or three (3) years if employed as a peace officer;
B) Completion of POST basic requalification course administered by the State Commission on POST with no longer than a three (3) year break of employment as a peace officer (possession of a valid POST Basic certificate will satisfy this requirement). A valid PELLETB T-Score of 43 or higher is required. The score must be no older than 3 years from the date of application and must be submitted on agency letterhead at time of application.
The POST PELLETB exam is conducted by the Nevada County Sheriff's Office for all candidates who do not hold a valid POST T-SCORE. Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Mobility and strength to reach, bend, grasp, climb and run; strength and agility to restrain people alone or with the assistance of others while wearing required equipment, and lift or maneuver people weighing more than 165 pounds; ability to sit for extended periods of time in a patrol vehicle; manual dexterity to operate restraints, firearms, standard office equipment, radio and telephone controls; vision sufficient to qualify for firearms certification; speech and hearing to communicate in person, by telephone and radio.
Willingness and ability to work rotating shifts, on-call, weekends and holidays.
Some accommodations may be made for some physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodations.Other Requirements:
Must be a U.S. citizen or have applied for citizenship at least one year prior to application.
Must submit to and pass a psychological evaluation, medical examination and a background investigation.Closing Date/Time: