Deputy Sheriff-Recruit
County of Contra Costa, California - Contra Costa County, CA

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Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriff-Recruits have an exciting and challenging opportunity to pursue a career in law enforcement. Prior law enforcement experience is not required. Appointees will be assigned to attend a Basic Academy approved by the California Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). The Basic POST Academy program involves 26 weeks of intensive academic instruction on law enforcement procedures combined with a rigorous physical fitness-training segment. Upon successful completion of the Basic POST Academy, Deputy Sheriff-Recruits will graduate, be sworn in as Peace Officers, and will receive a salary increase to the first step of the Deputy Sheriff classification ($5,298 - $6,600).

The first permanent assignment will be in the Custody Services Bureau, Detention Division. Detention presents an excellent opportunity to sharpen the skills learned in the Academy and to develop communication skills that will prove beneficial in a law enforcement career. Working in Detention prior to patrol is a tremendous advantage. Deputies become familiar with the criminal element in a controlled environment.

Contra Costa County is also accepting valid P.O.S.T. "T" scores. Documented valid "T" scores of 48 or higher within the past 12 months of the application final filling date will validate the written test.

Typical Tasks:
  • Attends a California Basic Academy which includes those courses necessary to gain P.O.S.T. approved peace officer status

  • May attend an orientation on operations within the Sheriff's Department

Minimum Qualifications:

License Required: Possession of a valid California motor vehicle operator's license. Out of State valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process.

Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or a high school proficiency certificate.

Citizenship: United States Citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship a minimum of one year ago.

Age Requirement: Must be 21 years of age at the time of appointment.

Background Requirements: (1) A polygraph examination and thorough background investigation. The County Medical Consultants shall conduct the psychological testing and medical exam utilizing specification of the State of California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. (2) Shall not have been convicted of a felony in this or any other state or in any federal jurisdiction or of any offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, which would have been a felony if committed in this state.

Selection Process:

1. Application Filing:

2. Written Examination:

3. Physical Agility Requirements:

4. Oral Interview:

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