Sheriff's Correctional Deputy Cadet - Unclassified
County of Santa Clara - San Jose, CA

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The County of Santa Clara Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for Sheriff’s Correctional Deputy Cadet. Cadets receive pay while training to become Sheriff’s Correctional Deputies. Cadets attend a twelve-week academy, where they receive academic and physical training to prepare them to work in the County jail facilities.

After successful completion of the Correctional Academy, candidates may be hired into classified Sheriff’s Correctional Deputy positions. Those who are hired as Sheriff’s Correctional Deputies then begin an eighteen-month probationary period. For reference, the base salary range for Sheriff’s Correctional Deputy is $5074.68 - $6835.57 per month. Sheriff’s Correctional Deputies are eligible for Career Incentive Pay up to 7 ½ % above base salary.

Once hired as Sheriff’s Correctional Deputy, under supervision, maintain order and security of inmates within a detention facility, transport from the correctional facilities to and from court, medical facilities, and other locations within and outside the County, supervise a crew of inmates in work projects throughout the County, and assist in the correction of antisocial attitudes and behavior. The Sheriff's Office is proud of our diverse workforce, and we encourage women and ethnic minorities to apply.

This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at Computers are available at the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, during normal business hours, for applicants to apply online.

All applicants are required to complete the supplemental questionnaire. Applications received without the completion of the supplemental questionnaire will be rejected.

The screening and selection process will include one or more of the following parts:
application screening, written test, physical agility/assessment test, pre-screening background interview, oral examination, background investigation, polygraph, medical examination. Candidates must also successfully pass a pre-employment psychological evaluation, which includes a written and oral examination.

It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

Employment Standards:

Candidates must possess and clearly specify on their application the following:

1. Possession of a high school diploma or General Education Development (G.E.D.) Certificate.

2. Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.

3. Felony convictions will be disqualifying. Misdemeanor convictions may be disqualifying depending on the type, frequency, severity and time of offense.

4. Must successfully pass a psychological evaluation.

5. Must successfully demonstrate and maintain physical fitness in order to perform the full scope and functions of the job.

6. Must pass a complete background investigation including fingerprints and a search of local, state, and national files for criminal history.

7. Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident who is eligible for and has applied for U.S. citizenship.

8. Possession of a valid California Driver’s License at the time of appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County driver’s permit.

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