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Deputy Sheriff Trainee/Lateral

Orange County Sheriff's Department - Orange County, California

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$63,565.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$67,059.00 annual
Top Pay:
$101,650.00 annual

Job Description

Deputy Sheriff Trainee (DST) is an entry level non-sworn training position. DST’s are required to attend a paid 26-week Peace Officer Standards and Training. Certified Sheriff’s Training Academy, plus a 2-week Jail Academy. In the Academy, DST’s will develop the minimum skills required for entry into a law enforcement career as a Deputy Sheriff. The DST will be trained in California Criminal and Civil Law and the Orange County Sheriff Department’s Policies and Procedures. Promotion to Deputy Sheriff I is based on satisfactory evaluations, graduation from the Academy, and Academy Staff recommendations. Upon successful completion of the Sheriff’s Training Academy, DST’s become certified sworn peace officers of the State of California and the County of Orange. Laterals/Deputy Sheriff will be required to perform all classes of law enforcement work including, but not limited to, under supervision, guard and supervise prisoners in correctional and court facilities.

Additional Information

Hourly Positions:

  • Entry Level Rate: $30.56 hourly
  • Academy Graduate Rate: $32.24 hourly
  • Lateral Transfer Rate: Department attempts to establish a rate comparable to the applicant’s previous rate
  • Top Step Rate: $48.87 hourly
  • Incentive Pay For:

    • Bilingual
    • Shift Differential
    • POST Certifications
    • Special Assignment
    • Field Training Officer
    • Benefits

      The County of Orange offers a comprehensive benefit package to its employees including:
      • Medical Insurance
      • Dental Insurance
      • Vision Insurance
      • Life insurance
      • Disability Insurance
      • Annual Leave:
      • 19 days after the first year
      • 27 days after three years
      • 32 days after ten years
      • Holidays (12 paid per year)
      • Paid Retirement (2.7% at 57 plan)
      • Tuition Reimbursement ($3,000/year)
      • Uniforms Provided
      • Alternative schedules are available
      • Flexible Benefits Plan
      • Field Training Officer Pay
      • Motorcycle Pay
      • Canine Pay
      • Tactical Support Pay
      • Helicopter Pilot Assignment Pay
      • Helicopter Observer Assignment Pay
      • Overtime Pay
      • Bilingual Pay
      • On-Call Pay
      • Call Back Pay
      • Night Shift Differential Pay
      • Educational Incentive
      • P.O.S.T. Pay
      • Hazardous Device Assignment Pay
      • Toxic Investigator Assignment Pay
      • Dive Team Pay
      • For more information, visit our website at www.ocsd.org. Email Address: DST: mfelix@ocsd.org Laterals: pwest@ocsd.org

Job Requirements

  • Age: Must be at least 20 years of age
  • Education: High school diploma or GED
  • Background: Must have no felony convictions as a juvenile or adult and cannot currently be on any form of probation AND must pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the Sheriff-Coroner
  • Must not have any domestic violence convictions and cannot currently be the subject of a domestic violence restraining order
  • Driver's License: Must possess a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher by date of appointment

Contact Informaton

Orange County Sheriff's Department
550 N. Flower St.
Orange County, California 92703

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