DEPUTY SHERIFF TRAINEE:
$86,673.60

DEPUTY SHERIFF:
$97,198.40 - $121,513.60


Earn competitive pay and incentive bonuses, while building a rewarding law enforcement career that has real impact on your community. Apply now to join our family. 

Deputy 
sheriff

 

Deputy sheriff Trainee 

Required Pre-testing information for Deputy Sheriff Trainee applicants must be completed before submitting an application. More information below.

Pay Range: $86,673.60 (Not including benefits and only while in the academy)

​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.

CURRENT SAN MATEO COUNTY SHERIFF'S CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS

Current San Mateo County Sheriff's Correctional Officers who are selected for the positions will remain in their Correctional Officer classification and current pay grade while attending the Academy. Upon Academy graduation, Correctional Officers are then moved into a Deputy Sheriff classification and pay range.

 

Currently in contract negotiations 

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, bilingual pay

Uniform allowance

Additional bilingual pay

Wide range of special assignments

On-site gym

State of the art indoor/outdoor shooting range

Rotating day team schedules which guarantees 2 weekends off per month 

Promotional opportunities

12-Hour shift schedules

Tuition reimbursement

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

Test results from other training organizations and law enforcement agencies will be accepted so long as they meet California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) requirements. Locally, applicants can complete these tests at the South Bay Regional Training Consortium (aka The Academy).  Applicants are responsible for contacting The Academy (www.theacademy.ca.gov) and self-enrolling in the required written test, physical agility test, and 1.5-mile run. Visit The Academy's website for current test schedules, requirements, and enrollment.

POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) with a minimum T-Score of 48
Physical Agility Test-Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB) with a minimum score of 320
1.5 -mile run

 

 

Deputy sheriff Lateral
 

Pay Range: $97,198.40 - $121,513.60 (Not including benefits, currently in contract negotiations)

Currently in contract negotiations 

Expedited Hiring Process for Laterals

Premier medical, dental, and vision benefits for Deputy and family members

Rotating day shift team schedules which guarantees 2 weekends off per month

Educational Incentives - 2.5% for Intermediate POST Certificate, additional 5% for Advanced POST Certificate, bilingual pay

No WSTB and PELLETB requirement

Option to front load 48 hours of sick leave; 40 hours vacation time

SamCERA honors Tier 1-5 of CalPERS contracts.

The San Mateo County Employees’ Retirement Association (SamCERA) is proud to offer reciprocity, an option for those who have served in positions with different retirement plans in California, such as CalPERS. Learn more on the SamCERA website or talk to a member of our team about your career move today! 

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