Deputy Sheriff I/II

  • County of El Dorado
  • South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Apr 02, 2024
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $83,116.80 - $105,892.80 Annually USD

Job Description



The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to providing exceptional public service in alignment with the Sheriff's Office Mission and Vision, taking a modern approach to the traditional services of law enforcement, fostering leadership and employee development, and remaining faithful and responsive to the communities we serve.

Deputy Sheriff's have the opportunity to serve and protect their communities proactively; following the Sheriff's Vision of Total enforcement on crime and criminals, and Total care for victims, witnesses and the community. Deputies are assigned to both the South Lake Tahoe and Placerville offices and may be assigned to specialty units such as Investigations, School Resource Officers, Narcotics Detectives, Psychiatric Emergency Response and Homeless Outreach Teams.

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The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Respond to a variety of calls for service throughout El Dorado County, enforcing criminal and civil laws.
  • Investigates juvenile and adult criminal activity and incidents as the assigned detective.
  • Coordinates crime scene control and investigation, including interviews and interrogations, identification of witnesses, overseeing collection and preservation of physical evidence.
  • Serves as a coordinator or team member in such special projects as drug enforcement, Office of Emergency Services and K9 handler.
  • Provides Coroner/Public Administrator services.

For a full description of duties and responsibilities, please review the job description here.

Sheriff’s Personnel Unit will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified and at which level, using the following recommendations.

Deputy Sheriff I :
  • Successful completion of a California POST certified Basic Law Enforcement Academy within one (1) year of appointment. Ideal candidates have enrolled themself in a California POST Academy.
  • Must obtain Peace Officer eligibility through California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) within six (6) months of appointment.
  • Obtain and maintain firearms qualification.
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License and maintain a satisfactory driving record.
  • Pursuant to Government Code, Section 1031, must be at least 21 years of age and possess a high school diploma or have proof of passing the general education development test.

Deputy Sheriff II :
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License and maintain a satisfactory driving record.
  • Possession of a Basic Certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
  • Must maintain Peace Officer eligibility and certification through California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
  • Possess and maintain firearms qualification.

Click here to view the minimum qualifications for Deputy Sheriff I/II, as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.

Apply online by clicking the 'Apply' link at the top of this announcement. Be sure to attach any qualifying documentation, which may include California POST Certificates and transcripts. When your online application and responses to the required supplemental questions are complete, click 'Accept'.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Miah Linson in the Sheriff’s Personnel Unit at linsonr .

The Sheriff’s Personnel Unit will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates and at which job class level. Qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process.

Please refer to Sheriff's Policy 1000 - Selection Standards for more information regarding disqualifying events in an applicants background.

Training and Experience Review (Weighted 100%): A training and experience review consists of candidates responding to supplemental questions on the job application. A subject matter expert will evaluate each candidate's responses based on predetermined criteria. Do not refer to resumes, cover letters, or other documentation as they will not be reviewed.

Supplemental questions play an integral role in this recruitment process. Please take the time to provide thoughtful and thorough responses. The information you provide may be used to determine your ranking for referral to specific vacancies. All work experience that is described or included in your response(s) MUST be included in the "Work Experience" section of your application. Do not refer to a resume or other documentation.

For more information on the recruitment process, click here .

Based on the Sheriff's Office needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting applicants for Deputy Sheriff I/II. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future full time, part time and extra help vacancies. This recruitment will remain open until all vacancies are filled.

We currently have the following vacancies:
Multiple full time vacancy in Patrol Operations, located in both South Lake Tahoe and Placerville, Ca.
All candidates will initially be assigned to the Placerville Office to complete Field Training.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

The County of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Prior to conditional job offer, candidates will undergo a thorough background investigation. Many job classifications require a pre-employment medical screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening may include testing for drugs, a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.

Not just rustic mining towns and historic sites - Today El Dorado County is a year-round vacation destination overflowing with outdoor adventure, inviting agritourism locations, enriching family activities, and a proud Gold Rush history. Escape the traffic and smog because El Dorado County is just:
  • 40 miles from Downtown Sacramento
  • 50 miles from Sacramento Airport
  • 129 miles to San Francisco

Here are a few of the many activities and events available throughout El Dorado County:
  • Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Boating, and Watersports
  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Live Music and Music Festivals
  • Local Craft Breweries and Wineries
  • El Dorado County Fair
  • Placerville Speedway
  • Farm to Fork Restaurants
  • Local Shopping Gems

The County of El Dorado is committed to providing a comprehensive, flexible benefits program to meet your needs!

For your Health and Well-Being:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - FSA & HSA
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Discounts on gym memberships

For your Financial Future:
  • CalPERSRetirement
  • Deferred Compensation (457) Plans
  • Optional Life Insurance

For your Work/Life Balance:
  • Paid Holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accruals

To learn more about the benefits offered by the County of El Dorado please visit our website located here.

Extra help employees are not considered regular employees, therefore do not attain civil service status, and do not receive benefits or paid leaves; however, they do accrue sick leave consistent with the law.

Closing Date/Time: 5/31/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

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Job Address

South Lake Tahoe, California United States View Map