Deputy Sheriff - Pre-Service

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $76,356.80 - $120,120.00 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

The Sheriff's Department is accepting applications for Deputy Sheriff's who perform a variety of law enforcement functions, depending upon level of experience and area of assignment, in a correctional facility, on patrol, or in crime investigations.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Deputy Sheriff job description.

Note- This Deputy Sheriff- Pre-Service recruitment targets applicants who have completed, or are close to completing, a CA POST Accredited Basic Academy and who have not yet received the CA POST Basic Certification.

Applicants who have experience as a Peace Officer and possess a current CA POST Basic Certificate or higher may qualify for Deputy Sheriff-Lateral . Check the Current Openings page weekly or complete a job interest card on our website and apply when posted.

Those who have not attended a CA POST Accredited Basic Academy should apply for Deputy Sheriff Trainee. Complete a job interest card for Deputy Sheriff Trainee on our website at .

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as this recruitment may close at any time.


Deputy Sheriff's must:

Be at least 21 years of age and have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
2) Be a United States citizen.
3) Pass San Bernardino County's safety, medical, psychological and polygraph examinations, including a drug test.
4) Be fingerprinted and pass a background investigation. Candidates must not have been convicted of a felony.
5) Have a valid California driver license.
6) Be available for rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays.
7) Participate in mandated in-service training.

UNIFORM ALLOWANCE: Incumbents receive a yearly uniform allowance of $1,200/year.

Minimum Requirements

Option A: Possession of a current California POST Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certificate. Applicants must attach a legible copy of their California POST Basic Academy completion certificate to the application to qualify under this option.

Option B: Current enrollment and attendance in a California POST accredited Basic Law Enforcement Academy, with graduation expected within the next four (4) months. Copies of current enrollment letters with expected graduation date must be attached to the application to qualify under this option .

Option C: Possession of current California POST Regular Reserve Level I, II, III certificates; or current enrollment and attendance in a California POST accredited Reserve Academy Level I course with possession of Level II & III certificates. Copies of all certificates must be attached to the application to qualify under this option .

NOTE: Eligible applicants who are required to complete the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Training Academy will be hired as Sheriff Trainees, with an hourly rate of $30.25 - $33.20 in an unrepresented unit while attending the Academy, and will be promoted to Deputy Sheriff upon successful completion of the Academy.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have high personal and professional standards, good decision-making skills, and be mentally and physically ready to handle the rigors of academy life.

Learn more about the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department at and about the physical agility requirements at . Applicants are highly encouraged to visit our Sheriff's Recruitment Center .

Selection Process

Examination : There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. It is to your advantage to provide as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible, as resumes will not be reviewed in lieu of the application materials.

Application Procedure : Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a weekly basis. For priority consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. ( Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.)

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the closing of this recruitment. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

All communications regarding the selection process will be via email . Applicants are encouraged to check their e-mails frequently to obtain any correspondence associated with this recruitment. Please be sure the email provided on this application is always current; it is your responsibility to update your personal information. Update your Spam, Junk, Bulk and Firewall settings as needed to ensure that you receive all information pertaining to this recruitment.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans’ Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans’ Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process .

Safety Unit

The County of San Bernardino offers a range of benefit programs for employees and their eligible dependents. These include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a variety of voluntary benefits. Programs and benefit amounts vary and are based on bargaining unit, family size, hire date, plan selection, and number of hours worked.

For a summary of benefits*, please click here .

Refer to the appropriate MOU, contact the County's Employee Benefits and Services Division at (909) 387-5787 or visit the Benefits website for more detailed information at .

*Retirement benefits subject to change.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

San Bernardino, California United States View Map