Sheriff's Intern (Extra-Hire)

  • San Andreas, California
  • Aug 24, 2023
Temporary Internship Public Safety
  • Salary: $17.57 Hourly USD Hourly
  • Salary Top: 17 USD Hourly

Job Description

Position Description

Under general supervision, and for a limited duration, employees in this class perform a variety of sub professional work in support of the Sheriff's Office. This may include but is not limited to record keeping, evidence processing, filing, data entry, report taking, note taking, project development, statistical reporting, interviewing, report review, interacting with the public and will receive on-the-job training that will prepare them for development and promotion to working level classes within the Sheriff's Office. This classification has been created to offer potential employment opportunities to individuals who are interested in pursuing a career with the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office.


The Sheriff's Intern position is a civilian non-sworn extra-hire/temporary position. The position will not exceed 960 hours in a Fiscal Year. Incumbents in this class work under close supervision performing a variety of duties.

Phase-1 begins with the Operations Division, including Patrol, Investigations, Dispatch Center, Records/Civil, and Evidence/Property. The Intern will be required to satisfactorily complete a minimum of 440 hours of training over a 52-week period (eight hours per week) in Phase-1 prior to advancing to Phase-2.

To maintain eligibility for the Sheriff's Intern Program, and prior to the beginning of Phase-2, Interns are required to be enrolled in an approved higher education program to obtain an Associates or Bachelor's degree, and maintain enrollment with a minimum of 9 units per semester, with a grade point average of 2.0.

After successful completion of Phase-1, Interns will enter Phase-2 of the program where they will be assigned to the Custody Bureau. This part of the program will give Interns an understanding of jail operations and some of the challenges it faces on a daily basis. The Intern will receive training in the care, custody and control of inmates, and assist custodial staff with supervision of inmates in a variety of activities at the adult detention facility. The Intern must complete a minimum of 480 hours during Phase 2 within a 52-week period by working nine hours per week
At no time during Phase I and/or Phase 2 may an Intern work more than 920 hours in a fiscal year.

Upon successful completion of Phase-2, Interns may be offered the opportunity to advance to Phase-3 of the program. Phase 3 will move Interns into one of the following programs which consists of attending either of the following: the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certified law enforcement Regular Basic Course academy to become a deputy sheriff; the California State Standards and Training (STC) Adult Correctional Officer Core Course to become a jail correctional officer; or the California POST Public Safety Dispatchers' Basic Course to become a Sheriff's Dispatch Clerk.

DEPUTY SHERIFF Over the course of the approximately 933 hour POST Basic Academy, the Interns will receive intensive academic instruction in law enforcement procedures combined with rigorous physical fitness training. Successful completion of the POST Regular Basic Course requires full-time attendance for approximately six months in addition to off-duty study time.

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER: The Adult Correctional Officer Core Course consists of a minimum of 176 hours of instruction in specific performance/instructional objectives. Entry-level staff must successfully complete these course objectives by showing a satisfactory level of proficiency on relevant achievement tests.

DISPATCHER: The Public Safety Dispatchers' Basic Course is the entry-level training requirement for dispatchers. The Public Safety Dispatchers' Basic Course has a minimum hourly requirement of 120 hours, and introduces the necessary skills and knowledge to work in a law enforcement communications center in a productive and professional manner. The course also prepares each student for the basic roles, responsibilities, and duties of a public safety dispatcher within the law enforcement agency.

After successful completion of the Phase-3 Basic Academy, Correctional Officer Core Course, or the Public Safety Dispatchers' Basic Course, the Intern will be assigned to the respective job-related training program (Patrol Field Training Officer Program (FTP), Jail Training Program (JTP), or the Dispatch Communications Training Program (CTP)). The Intern will be required to complete the FTP, JTP or CTP within twelve months by working one 8-hour shift per week. During this final phase the Intern will learn directly from Field Training Officers, Correctional Training Officers or Communications Training Officers on how to apply the formal education they received in a real world setting.

Upon successful completion of the FTP, JTP or CTP, the Sheriff's Intern must transition into a full-time assignment as a Deputy Sheriff, Correctional Officer, or Dispatcher through the county recruitment process, or separate from County service. The Sheriff Intern is a part-time, extra hire classification where permanent status may or may not be obtained.
Example of Duties

Some aspects for administrative work, such as:

  • perform routine clerical duties
  • decipher technical data and laws pertaining to the security
  • release and maintenance of Sheriff's records
  • develop skills to handle citizen complaints in person and over the telephone
Some aspects for custody work, such as:
  • assist the jail personnel with the public
  • process new prisoners
  • monitor radio and phone communications
  • inventory and secure inmates personal property and monies
  • control traffic into and out of the jail facility by operating the jail security doors
  • coordinate inmate visitation, inclusive of screening and records check of visitors
Some aspects for communications/dispatch work, such as:
  • receive non-emergency calls from the public requesting sheriff, police, fire medical or other emergency services
  • enter, update, and retrieve information from a variety of computer systems
  • maintain contact with all units on assignment
  • monitor status and location of sheriff, police and ambulance units
  • receive requests for information regarding vehicular registration, driving records, and warrant information, and provide pertinent data
  • learn terminology and codes used in law enforcement, fire, related emergency radio and telephone communications
  • communicate tactfully and effectively with the public, public safety personnel and others, including clear enunciation
Some aspects for law enforcement work, such as:
  • patrol assistance
  • answer calls for protection of life and property
  • assist in conducting preliminary investigations
  • review and observe the interviewing of witnesses
  • assist in gathering evidence
  • take statements
  • assist in preparation of the serving of certain warrants and preparation of civil papers
  • assist in booking and guarding prisoners
  • learn, understand and interpret laws, policies, procedures and regulations
  • learn standard broadcasting procedures of a law enforcement radio systems
  • assist the office of emergency services in disaster or emergency responses
  • transport and package evidence
  • Assist with writing clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Assist the public with property/evidence inquires, schedule appointments, and release property/evidence
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possession of a valid California driver's license.
  • Must be able to pass an in-depth background check.
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited Junior College, State College or University and maintain a minimum of 9 units per semester with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

Special Requirements
Must be willing and available to work variable shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

  • Not have any felony convictions
  • Meet drug standards
  • Be able to work evenings and weekends
  • Be willing to wear a uniform
The selection process to participate in the Sheriff's Intern Program includes :

• Submittal of the following during the online application process:
- Resume
- Cover Letter
- Transcripts or proof of college enrollment
• Application packet screening
• Interview
• Background Investigation
• Truth verification exam (CVSA)
• Psychological examination
• Medical examination

Bargaining Unit 6 - Other Management Exempt Employees

Classifications: Public Authority Manager, Executive Director First 6, and Calaveras/ Mariposa Community Action Agency Executive Director

For available Health/Dental/Vision insurance please visit the County BENEFITS WEBPAGE.

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

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.

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.

Management Time Off (MTO): 40 annually, pro-rated if hired on/after July 1st.

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 one year.

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

Flexible Spending Accounts under Section 125
  • 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 a representative 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


Life Insurance:$50,000.00 County paid

Retirement Information:


Additional Retirement Plan:

The County offers a 457 Government plan. Employees can contribute u to this deferred compensation plan (Pre or Post Tax options).The County utilizesVALIC.

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

Base Pay


Job Address

San Andreas, California United States View Map