Deputy sheriff Trainee
Required Pre-testing information for Deputy Sheriff Trainee applicants must be completed before submitting an application. More information below.
Pay Range: $112,049 - $119,080 (Not including benefits)
Earn competitive pay and incentive bonuses, while building a rewarding law enforcement career that has real impact on your community. Provide for public safety, protecting people and property while promoting good community relations. Apply now to join our team.
DUTIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Deputy Sheriff Trainee is the entry-level class of the Deputy Sheriff series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents receive Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy and/or field officer training in order to acquire a POST Basic Certificate. Incumbents perform a wide variety of peace officer tasks under close and direct supervision of experienced officers and are required to promote to the journey-level Deputy Sheriff classification after acquiring the education and experience required of the State of California POST Basic Certificate. At the higher journey level, Deputies facilitate community interaction and utilize collaborative problem-solving techniques; investigate crimes; patrol assigned areas; receive, supervise and transport inmates; act as bailiff or civil deputy; and perform all related duties in law enforcement and crime prevention as may be assigned under general supervision.
Premier medical, dental, and vision benefits for Deputy and family members
Strong community support
Paid vacation, sick, and personal leave
2.7% at 57 Public Employees Retirement Plan
Educational Incentives - 2.5% for Intermediate POST Certificate, additional 5% for Advanced POST Certificate
Additional bilingual pay
Wide range of special assignments
State of the art indoor/outdoor shooting range
Rotating day team schedules which guarantees 2 weekends off per month
12-Hour shift schedules
Required Pre-testing information for Deputy Sheriff Trainee applicants must be completed before submitting an application. Applicants for the Deputy Sheriff Trainee position must pass the below Battery Tests within a year of the date of application
Aspiring Deputy Sheriff Trainee? We've got the details you need to get started:
Step 1: Application Submission: All applicants are required to submit an online application to be considered. Responses to the supplemental questions and copies of required test scores must be submitted in addition to the regular employment application form. Applications submitted without the required attachments will be rejected.
Step 2: Written Examination: Applicants for the Deputy Sheriff Trainee have four options for meeting the written examination requirement – (a) submittal of a valid and passing T-Score on the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) exam dated within the last 12 months prior to the date of application or (b) possession of a passing score on the National Testing Network (NTN) Frontline Law Enforcement written examination dated within the last 12 months prior to the date of application or (c) possession of a Basic Police Academy certification meeting POST requirements will be accepted in lieu of PELLETB scores or (d) possession of an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university.
a) POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB): This exam must be completed in less than 2.5 hours, and it must be passed with a minimum T-Score of 46. To schedule for the exam, visit the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium's website at: www.theacademy.ca.gov.
b) National Testing Network (NTN) Frontline Law Enforcement Written Exam: Passing scores accepted for this exam are
Video Judgement Test 65% or higher;
Reading 70% or higher; and
Writing 70% or higher
This examination is administered directly by the National Testing Network, and it may be taken virtually or in person at testing sites nationwide. To schedule for this exam, visit the National Testing Network Website at: https://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs.
c) Possession of a Basic Police Academy certification meeting POST requirements.
d) Possession of an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university.
Already certified by a Basic Police Academy? You're good to go!
PELLETB Test scores or results from other training organizations or law enforcement agencies are accepted if they meet California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) requirements.
Ready to Begin Your Journey?
Follow these steps, and you're on your way to becoming a Deputy Sheriff Trainee!