Deputy Sheriff Recruit (Academy Sponsored)

  • San Andreas, California
  • Aug 24, 2023
Temporary Public Safety
  • Salary: $26.71 Hourly USD Hourly
  • Salary Top: 26 USD Hourly

Job Description

Position Description

Our next PelletB testing dates will be: Saturday, December 2nd, 2023.

Under supervision and for a limited duration, to serve in a civilian position, assigned to attend an approved P.O.S.T. certified police academy; to do other related work as required. This classification has been created to offer potential employment opportunities to individuals who are interested in pursuing a career as a Deputy Sheriff with the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office.


This classification is a civilian extra-hire (temporary) position. Incumbents are expected to be in a training capacity for the length of the academy. Retention in the classification of Sheriff's Recruit is contingent upon acceptance to and ongoing successful participation in the assigned training program/police academy. Successful completion of the program as a Sheriff's Recruit may result in appointment to the classification of Deputy Sheriff I.
Example of Duties
  • In a trainee capacity, learns under academy staff supervision, all aspects of law enforcement work, such as patrol, answering calls for protection of life and property, conducting preliminary investigations, interrogating witnesses, gathering evidence, taking statements, making arrests, investigating accidents, directing traffic, serving warrants and civil papers, booking and guarding prisoners, and jailer and bailiff duties.

Minimum Qualifications
Ability to:

Observe accurately and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents and places; demonstrate an aptitude for law enforcement work; learn, understand and interpret laws and regulations; learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio systems; make independent decisions and adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action; write clear and comprehensive reports; understand and carry out oral and written directions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with fellow employees and the general public. Current membership in the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department Explorer Post is highly desirable.

Training and Experience :

Equivalent to graduation from high school.

Possession of an appropriate California driver's license issued by the State Department Of Motor Vehicles is required; successfully pass the following in accord with law: P.O.S.T. approved written test; oral examination conducted by the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department; complete background check; medical examination; psychological examination; satisfy all entry requirements of an approved P.O.S.T. Certified Academy.
Special Requirements


You need to be in good physical condition to complete the Physical Agility test so you should begin to prepare immediately. The agility test consists of:
  • Drag 165 lb. dummy 30 feet in 15 seconds
  • Scale a 6 foot wall in 12 seconds
  • Run 500 yards in 1 minute, 45 seconds.


You will be required to pass a 2 hour multiple choice written exam and obtain a passing T-Score. We will accept a valid T-Score from another P.O.S.T. agency as long as it dated within 12 months of application.


Upon successful completion of the Physical Agility, applicants will be scheduled for an oral board interview which will evaluate such job related factors as motivation, interpersonal skills, problem solving ability, use of sound judgment and oral communication skills. This interview is usually scheduled within two - three weeks of the written and physical agility test dates.

  • A polygraph examination and thorough background investigation. The County Medical Consultants shall conduct the psychological testing and medical exam utilizing specification of the State of California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.
  • Shall not have been convicted of a felony in this or any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, or of any offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, which would have been a felony if committed in this state. See disqualifiers here.



Bargaining Unit 10 - Calaveras County Public Service Employees Association

For available Health/Dental/Vision insurance please visit the County BENEFITS WEBPAGE.
Please note that Extra-hire positions that are benefitted, are only offered our CORE medical plan and are not offered dental or vision.

NEW * Assist-To-Own program to help Couny employees purchase a home.
Program Highlights:
  • Down Payment Assistance, up to 5.5% of the Total Mortgage Loan.
  • Available with purchase of a primary residence.
  • Variety of Mortgage Loan options (FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Mortgage Loans).
  • No first-time homebuyer requirement to qualify.
  • Flexible guidelines: Minimum FICO 640; Maximum DTI 50%.
  • Flexible income limits, up to moderate income levels; no income limits for FHA and VA.
For more information, vists Calaveras County Assist-to-Own

Uniform Allowance:$650.04 per calendar year for specific positionssplit into monthly payments.Payments will be made monthly on the second pay check.Qualifying Classifications: Crime Scene Specialist/Property Room Manager, Deputy Probation Officer I/II/III, Correctional Cook I/II, Correctional Technician, Correctional Officer, Correctional Corporal, Correctional Sergeant, Dispatcher Clerk, Sr. Dispatcher, and Animal Control Officer I/II/III. The County shall pay a two hundred dollar and four cent ($200.04) per calendar year uniform maintenance allowance to Animal Shelter Assistant.

Uniform Allowance(Shirt):$200.04 per calendar year split into monthly payments.Qualifying Classifications: Animal Shelter Assistant

Professional Time Off: 80 hours annually, prorated to 40 hours if hired after July 1st. Qualifying Classifications: Deputy District Attorney I/II/III/IV

Extra-hire employees are not eligible for step advances, vacation, seniority rights, holiday pay or other certain employee benefits. They are entitled to 24 hours of sick leave per year and eligilbe for the county's CORE Medical plan but not eligible for dental or vision insurance.

Vacation days:

0 - 3 complete years = 80 hours per year.

After 6 months you can take your first week.

3 - 10 complete years = 120 hours per year

10 years+ = 160 per year

Holidays:13 paid holidays per year.

Life Insurance: $50,000.00 County paid

Sick Leave: 12 days annual sick leave accrual with unlimited accumulation.

Sick leave is accrued at 3.69 hours for each full 80 hours of payroll period.

60 hours of sick leave can be used for immediate family, parent spouse, child or sibling.

Merit: After successfully completing twenty-six (26) pay periods, a 5% merit increase may be granted.Merit increases may be granted annually thereafter to the top step.

Probation Period: New employees remain in a probationary status for 26 pay periods.

Longevity Incentives @ 2.5% for each of the following:
  • 5.5 years (if hired before March 28, 2005)
  • 6 years
  • 10 years
  • 15 years
  • 20 years
  • 25 years

Bi-Lingual pay:$50 per month for specific approved job classifications.

Flexible Spending: Pre-Tax Medical Reimbursement - Max contribution of $2,500 annually

Flexible Spending:Pre-Tax Dependent Care Account - Max contribution of $5,000 annually

Section 125 Plan:Additional insurance is available through the Section 125 plan and may be purchased from arepresentative during open enrollment or by appointment when they are on-site.

Heart & Stroke Insurance

Cancer Insurance

Accident Insurance

Universal Life Insurance

Short Term Disability Insurance




Extra-Hire's will be enrolled into Public Agency Retirement System (PARS) unless you are already a member of CalPERS.

SAFETY CalPERS:for Correctional Officer, Correctional Corporal, Correctional Sergeant and Deputy Probation Officer I/II/III.
PEPRA MEMBERS: 2.7% at 57

Additional Retirement Plan:

The County offers a 457(b) Government plan. Employees can contribute to this deferred compensation plan (Pre-Tax).The County currently utilizes VALIC.

Participating employees will receive a County paid match of up to $50 a month.

Base Pay


Job Address

San Andreas, California United States View Map