Sheriff's Sergeant (Departmental Promoti...
County of San Mateo - San Mateo County, CA

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Attention all San Mateo County Deputy Sheriffs - here's your opportunity to promote to Sheriff's Sergeant!

Under direction, in accordance with a rotating assignment plan, Sheriff's Sergeants supervise, direct, and participate in the work of staff in a specific unit in the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • The equivalent of three years' full-time continuous experience as a Deputy Sheriff in San Mateo County.
  • The equivalent of five years' full-time California law enforcement experience, which should include a minimum of two years as a Deputy Sheriff in the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and possession of an Advanced Certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.
  • Completion of at least two years of education at a college or university. A Bachelor's degree is preferred.
NOTE : (Half Moon Bay and Millbrae Police Department employees who transferred to the Sheriff's Office may use their City of Half Moon Bay or City of Millbrae hire date to determine if they are eligible to apply for this promotional opportunity.)

County Status: An applicant must have been a County employee of the Sheriff's Office with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a permanent or probationary classified position prior to the final filing date.

License: Valid driver license.

Experience and Education: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is three years experience as a sworn peace officer in a public law enforcement agency.

Knowledge of: Law enforcement principles and practices used in investigative activities; rules of evidence; criminal law with respect to apprehension and arrest of persons; principles and practices applicable to the operation of modern correctional facilities at the County level, including education, counseling, and other measures related to the rehabilitation of adult offenders; criminal laboratory techniques and means of developing and preserving latent fingerprints; civil functions of the Sheriff's Office; and juvenile courts and parental responsibilities.

Skill/Ability to: Instruct and direct the activities of Deputy Sheriffs in law enforcement and crime detection; make quick, effective and reasonable decisions and take appropriate action in emergencies; deal courteously, tactfully and effectively with the public; exercise good judgment, demonstrate maturity and command respect; gather, analyze, correlate, and evaluate observed facts and evidence; prepare clear and accurate reports; supervise others and secure the cooperation of subordinates; establish records of work schedules, assignments, etc.; establish and maintain an efficient classifying and indexing system; and meet the State of California medical and physical standards for law enforcement personnel.

Departmental Promotional. Only San Mateo County employees working in the Sheriff's Office with at least six months of continuous service in a permanent or probationary classified position prior to the final filing date may apply.

Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the 'Apply' button above. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. A resume and responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to the standard County employment application form. Resumes must be attached to your online application. Do not mail, email, fax or deliver your resume to the Sheriff's Office or Human Resources. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

The examination will consist of a written test (weight: pass/fail) and panel interview(s) (weight: 100%). Applicants will be notified of the date, time and place of the examinations.

Final Filing Date: January 31, 2013
Written Exam: February 9, 2013
Civil Service Panel Interviews: Week of March 4, 2013
San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Analyst: Martha Bravo Perrault (011813) (Sheriff's Sergeant - H044)

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