Deputy Sheriff I (Academy Enrolled and Academy Graduate)

  • Stanislaus County, CA
  • Modesto, California
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $77,584.00 - $94,328.00 Annually USD

Job Description

About the Opportunity

THE POSITION The Deputy Sheriff performs routine law enforcement and crime prevention duties, serves as Deputy Coroner, and performs other related duties. This position is subject to overtime, standby, shift, and callback assignments.
Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Classified Service of the County and is assigned to the Stanislaus Sworn Deputies Association Bargaining Unit for labor relations purposes.

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Individuals who are in a full-time classification position are required to serve a eighteen-month probationary period, which may be extended an additional six months, for a total of twenty four months.

Incumbents may also be subject to overtime, standby, callback, weekend, holiday and shift assignments as identified in their MOU (Memorandum of Understanding).

Lateral candidates are highly encouraged to contact StanCERA regarding the specifics on retirement tiers and plans as it may affect current contributions. Contact can be made by calling (209) 525-6393 or

The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at under the "Disability" tab.

Typical Tasks

  • Patrol assigned areas for the protection of life and property;
  • Serve legal papers such as subpoenas, summonses, complaints, and writs of attachment, execution and restitution;
  • Collect fees due to the County;
  • Serve warrants and make arrests;
  • Conduct coroner's investigations and secure property;
  • Investigate accidents;
  • Administer first aid;
  • Receive and answer complaints;
  • Prepare reports and keep routine records;
  • Assist in investigations of violations and/or offenses committed by or against juveniles;
  • Interrogate persons suspected of crimes;
  • Prepare evidence for court presentation;
  • Appear in court as a witness or arresting officer;
  • Transport prisoners;
  • Work in a custodial facility or in the courts;
  • Perform identification and photographic work; and
  • Work administrative or special assignments.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education/Experience)

  • Secure information from witnesses and suspects;
  • Write clear and comprehensive reports;
  • Demonstrate physical endurance, agility, and strength;
  • Understand written and oral instructions;
  • Make independent decisions while working in the field;
  • Work with and control sensitive, confidential information; and
  • Operate a motor vehicle.

  • Principles and practices of law enforcement and community regulations; and
  • Criminal law with particular reference to apprehension, arrest, search and seizures.

  • Must be currently enrolled or attending a POST certified basic law enforcement academy or have successfully completed a POST certified basic academy not more than six (6) months prior to the date of application; AND
  • Must possess or be eligible to possess a Proof of Eligibility (POE) or certificate (Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced) from California Peace Officer Standards and Training under SB 2. Ineligibility or decertification from POST will automatically disqualify candidate from holding a peace officer classification.
  • Must have successfully completed a California POST certified basic law enforcement academy within the past three (3) years and POST certificate must be current and valid at time of appointment; OR
  • Have successfully passed a Basic Course waiver exam within the last three (3) years with documentation from POST; AND
  • Must possess or be eligible to possess a Proof of Eligibility (POE) or certificate (Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced) from California Peace Officer Standards and Training under SB 2. Ineligibility or decertification from POST will automatically disqualify candidate from holding a peace officer classification.
In addition to the minimum qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or passage of high school level General Education Development (GED) test; AND
  • Physical/manipulative abilities required by the department; AND
  • Mental/cognitive abilities required by the department; AND
  • Possess a valid First Aid and CPR Certificate within six (6) months from the date of appointment; AND
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License; AND
  • Not less than 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  • Must meet the minimum standards for peace officers pursuant to Government Code Section 1031.

Proof of education/certificates/letter of enrollment are required for verification purposes at the time of application. Applicants who are unable to submit proof must call 209-525-7044 to make other arrangements before 5 pm on the final filing date. Failure to submit proof or make other arrangements before the final filing deadline will result in disqualification.

This is a Veterans' Preference Program eligible job classification. For more information please click here (Download PDF reader).

No felony convictions. Must be of good moral character and must not have been convicted of a crime for which the punishment could have been imprisonment in a Federal penitentiary or State prison.

Application and Selection Procedures


Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications.


Most County recruitments consists of the steps detailed below and are governed by Merit Principles. The examination process ensures that all applicants are given the same opportunity to gain employment within Stanislaus County.

  • Application Review and Screening. Applications are carefully screened based on information provided. Those who submit incomplete applications that lack relevant qualifications or do not submit all required documents will not be invited to move on.
  • Physical Agility Exam. A timed physical agility exam will be administered. The physical agility exam may include, but is not limited to, the following events: 500 yard run, 165 pound body drag, 99 yard agility obstacle course, six foot fence climb and six foot wall climb.
  • Written Examination. Applicants will be invited to participate in a written exam that tests knowledge for the position.
  • Oral Examination. Applicants are invited to a panel interview in which they will be evaluated by County subject matter experts.
  • Eligible Lists. Candidates who pass the examinations will be placed on an eligible list for that classification. Eligible lists are effective for six months, but may be extended up to eighteen months. As part of the selection process, candidates will be expected to pass a(n):
    • In-depth background investigation including completion and review of a Personal History Statement;
    • Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) or polygraph examination;
    • Psychological examination; and
    • Medical examination.


Application Deadline: Continuous but may close at any time. Applications will be screened as they are received.

Physical Agility Examination: TBA

Oral Examination: TBA

Note: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, part-time and full-time vacancies throughout Stanislaus County .


Final appointment will be conditional upon successfully passing a County paid pre-employment drug screening (if applicable for position) and a job-related background investigation.

Some positions may require possession or the ability to obtain, and maintenance of a valid California Driver's license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job related essential functions.

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Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser. We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer. If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627.

Benefits associated with this position can be found at Benefits Summary .

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Modesto, California United States View Map