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Deputy Sheriff I-Academy Certified/Academy Enrolled

San Joaquin County - Stockton, California

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$4,848.00 monthly
Top Pay:
$5,891.00 monthly

Job Description

This examination is being given to fill several vacancies in the Sheriff's Office and to establish an eligible list to fill future vacancies. Candidates must successfully pass a background investigation conducted by the Sheriff's Office to be considered for this position. NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail. TYPICAL DUTIES
  • Patrols County areas and enforces laws; checks homes, business establishments, schools and other features of the area for crime, suspicious circumstances and hazardous conditions; operates electronic communication equipment and responds to calls to preserve the peace and enforce laws to improve effectiveness and meet community needs; apprehends suspects and renders assistance; obtains statements and information.
  • Learns to and conducts investigations of complaint and criminal violations; gathers, maintains, and protects evidence; interviews victims, witnesses and suspects.
  • Learns to and performs coroner duties including, identification of decedent; identifies and notifies next of kin; routine inspections of bodies involved in traumatic or unexpected deaths as well as the scene of the incidents; maintains and protects property of deceased persons.
  • May supervise inmates in a variety of activities at detention facilities.
  • Services as bailiff, maintains security of and order in the court and removes disorderly persons when necessary; provides for security and safety of judges, jury deliberations, jurors, and the public; provides security and transportation of inmates to and from courts and other locations as required.
  • Serves and executes civil process.
  • Patrols County waterways in boats; responds to and investigates reports of law violations and accidents; issues citations and makes physical arrest.
  • Testifies at hearings and trials.
  • Prepares incident, arrest, investigation and related reports.
  • Administers first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS On August 14, 2013 the Civil Service Commission approved the selective recruitment requirements identified below. Candidates must meet these requirements to be considered for this position. Selective Recruitment Requirement: Successful completion of the POST Certified Basic Academy or current enrollment in a POST Basic Academy, with a letter of attendance provided by the Academy Director. Completion and possession of a valid POST Basic Academy Completion Certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standard and Training is required for appointment. Failure to complete the academy may result in release from employment. Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a General Education Development certificate (G.E.D.), or have attained a two-year or four-year degree from an accredited institution. Successful graduation or current enrollment in a POST Basic Academy at the time of application is required.

Additional Information

HOW TO APPLY Apply Online: www.sjgov.org/hr

Job Requirements

  • Age: : 21
  • Education: : College
  1. Be at least 21 years of age upon appointment
  2. Meet minimum standards required for Peace Officers as set forth in Section 1029 and 1031 of the Government Code
  3. Pass background investigation conducted by Sheriff’s Department
  4. Meet physical standards established for safety members.
Licenses: Possession of a valid California driver’s license. Note: Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application. KNOWLEDGE:
  • Law enforcement practices, procedures, and resources
  • Laws and ordinances of federal, state, and County general law enforcement
  • Guidelines pertaining to police confidentiality
  • Patrol and investigative practices and techniques
  • Departmental policies and procedures,li>Principles and methods of interviewing and interrogation
  • Sociological concepts and communication skills in dealing with a diverse population
  • Self defense tactics
  • Procedures and laws governing obtaining and preservation of evidence
  • Methods of personal identification used in law enforcement
  • Principles of normal and abnormal human behavior
  • Community public and private agency resources; public relations techniques
  • First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Use and care of firearms
  • Police report writing techniques
  • Basic computer and modern office automation technology and pertinent software programs.
  • Understand, interpret and apply laws, regulations, and ordinances related to law enforcement
  • Enforce laws and ordinances
  • Evaluate situations and determine appropriate courses of action
  • Be honest and tactful in both pleasant and unpleasant situations
  • Obtain information through interviews, interrogations and observations
  • Record observations clearly and accurately
  • Relate to a wide variety of socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Physically restrain or subdue suspects for the safety of themselves and others
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Exercise sound judgment and stay calm at all times including stressful and emergency situations
  • Work effectively with inmates, fellow officers, public officials, general public, and others
  • Apply proper techniques of arrest and restraint
  • Work different shifts, weekends, holidays and extended schedules
  • Perform duties while wearing required safety equipment
  • Safely operate emergency response vehicles
  • Operate and care for a variety of specialized law enforcement equipment, including firearms, restraints and tactical equipment
  • Operate electronic communications equipment
  • Operate basic computer hardware and software.
  • Mobility-Frequent operation of a data entry device
  • Repetitive motion; sitting, standing, walking for extended periods of time, and driving
  • Frequent running, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, climbing, crawling
  • Drag 5 to 165 lbs; Lifting-Frequently 5 to 75 lbs
  • Occasional lifting/turning of heavy objects or people
  • Visual-Constant good overall vision, reading/close-up work; color perception and use eye/hand coordination
  • Frequent use of depth perception and field/peripheral vision
  • Dexterity-Frequent reaching, grasping, repetitive motion, and writing
  • Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone/radio, talking in person
  • Ability to hear faint sounds
  • Emotional/Psychological-Constant decision making, concentration, and public contact
  • Public speaking
  • Dealing with emergency situations
  • Frequent working alone
  • Occasional exposure to trauma, grief, and death, hazardous materials
  • Special Requirements-Wear assigned safety equipment
  • Work different shifts, weekends, holidays and extended schedules
  • Environmental-Frequent exposure to noise and varied weather conditions.

Contact Informaton

Human Resources

San Joaquin County
44 N. San Joaquin Street, Suite 330
Stockton, California 95202
phone: 204-683-370

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