Deputy Sheriff - I
Placer County - Placer County, CA
Deputy Sheriff's are utilized in locations throughout Placer County, and their work assignments include: patrol, investigations, corrections, and court services. Deputy Sheriff's may be eligible for the following incentives:

- P.O.S.T. Certificate Pay (5% for Intermediate and 5% for Advanced)
- Education Incentive ($50 per pay period for AA/AS, $75 per pay period for BA/BS, or $100 per pay period for MA/MS)
- Night Shift Differential (7.5%)
- Uniform Allowance ($1,065 annually for Auburn assignments or $1,215 for Tahoe assignments)
- Tahoe Subsistence Pay ($675 monthly for Tahoe assignments)
- Other pays/incentives depending on assignment

In order to be eligible for this recruitment, applicants must have completed the CA P.O.S.T. Certified Basic course or currently be enrolled in AND attending a Level 1 academy.

The written and physical examinations are scheduled for Wednesday, December 18, 2013; depending on the number of applicants, additional examinations will be scheduled for Tuesday, December 17, 2013 if needed.

DEFINITION To perform law enforcement and crime prevention work within a variety of assignments including to patrol assigned area and enforce State and local laws, to conduct investigations of misdemeanor and felony crimes, to supervise inmates in correctional facilities and to ensure court security.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level class in the sworn Deputy Sheriff series. This class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgement on matters allocated to the journey level. Since this class is used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.
Progression from this class is dependent upon continuing acquisition and development of knowledge, techniques and skills in law enforcement work. This class is distinguished from Deputy Sheriff Trainee in that the Trainee is a training class for incumbents who have not completed the California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives immediate supervision from a Sergeant and technical and functional supervision from a Field Training Officer or other designated sworn personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Maintain law and order within the County by performing law enforcement activities in a variety of assignments.
  • When assigned to patrol, patrol an assigned area by motor vehicle, on foot, or by other designated means to answer calls for the protection of life and property and the enforcement of County and state laws; conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, robberies, death and other criminal incidents; direct traffic and detain drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; issue citations and make arrests as necessary.
  • When assigned to investigations, investigate major crimes against property and persons, in addition to narcotics and vice-related crimes; conduct extensive follow-up investigation at the scene of crimes and accidents; gather evidence; conduct surveillance; locate and question witnesses; take statements from witnesses; present information to the District Attorney's office for filing charges; and appear in court, as directed.
  • When assigned to court security, maintain safety and security for all personnel in the courtroom; act as bailiff in courtroom; transfer inmates to and from the courts and correctional facilities; search individuals entering the court when necessary; at all times, monitor all courtroom activities to anticipate any safety concerns; assist other courtroom personnel in ensuring smooth operation of the courtroom.
  • When assigned to civil division, serve civil and criminal subpoenas, summons, complaints, executions, attachments and court orders; interview witnesses, neighbors or other persons to gather information for investigations or the service of legal documents; determine daily geographical route and item schedule to maximize the service of legal documents.
  • When assigned to correctional facilities, receive, search, book, fingerprint and guard prisoners in the jail or other prisoner holding facilities; supervise prisoners at work, in transport, during visit conferences and other activities; prepare prisoners for court, visits from attorneys and for the prisoner's transfer and release; transport prisoners between the jail and the courts.
  • When assigned to civil division, serve legal papers such as subpoenas, summonses, complaints and writs of attachment, execution and restitution; serve warrants and make arrests; prepare, process and maintain necessary files, documents and reports; perform other work related to the processing of misdemeanor and felony complaints.
  • Make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court.
    Gather evidence using a variety of methods and techniques, including taking photographs, lifting fingerprints, tracing movements and talking with informants.
  • Serve warrants and subpoenas; file complaints; perform other work related to the processing of misdemeanor and felony complaints.
  • Prepare detailed reports on all activities; write reports on arrests, traffic violations, inmate conflicts, impounded property and other situations; maintain Departmental records and files when necessary.
  • Receive and investigate complaints of violations by or against juveniles; confer with juveniles and their parents; prepare citations for Juvenile Court.
  • May be assigned to canine patrol duty.
  • Conduct searches in snow conditions.
  • Check buildings for physical security; report street lamps or traffic signals that are not working; report or remove traffic hazards and report and take corrective action on other conditions detrimental to the general public.
  • Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.
  • Attend meetings with civic groups; participate in and conduct
    public awareness/education programs at schools.
  • Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public.
  • Substantiate findings in court; testify when necessary in court.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience: No experience required.

Completion of the twelfth grade or G.E.D.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of the P.O.S.T. Certified Basic course completion certificate or equivalency certificate.
  • May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
  • Basic principles and practices of law enforcement.
Ability to:
  • Read and understand Departmental policies, rules, instructions, laws, ordinances and general literature pertaining to law enforcement activities.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of a sworn Deputy's job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; remember accounts given by witnesses; identify crime suspects; interpret and apply the law to field situations; observe while conducting surveillance; problem solve crime situations; and explain law to public.
  • On an intermittent basis, sit at desk or in patrol vehicle; walk and stand during patrol activities; bend, squat and kneel during inspection of crime scene or conducting building searches; climb stairs and/or ladders while in the field; twist while making arrests; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation. Continuously wear utility belt and other police equipment of 30 pounds; and intermittently lift very heavy weight.
  • Adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action, giving due regard to the surrounding hazards and circumstances of each situation; exercise good judgement and make sound decisions under a variety of conditions.
  • Understand and follow written and oral directions.
  • Keep accurate records and submit clear reports.
  • Learn to use and care for small firearms and other law enforcement equipment and tools.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Maintain good physical, emotional and mental condition to satisfactorily perform the functions of the position; meet and maintain required peace officer employment standards to safely and effectively perform assigned duties.
  • Work under physical and mental pressure and in potentially hazardous situations.

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