About the Department and the Position GENERAL INFORMATION
This recruitment is being conducted to fill a vacancy for the Sheriff's Department and establish an eligible list to fill future full-time vacancies. While this is a continuous recruitment, we encourage you to apply immediately, as this recruitment may close at any time.Please note that testing dates are not scheduled at this time. You will be notified whether or not you are invited to each testing event at least five (5) days prior to the actual test date.
Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser. We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer. If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627.ABOUT THE COUNTY
Stanislaus County is located in Central California within 90 minutes of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Silicon Valley, Sacramento, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and California's Central Coast. With an estimated 538,388 people calling this area home, the community reflects a region rich in diversity with a strong sense of community. Two of California's major north-south transportation routes (Interstate 5 and Highway 99) intersect the area and the County has quickly become one of the dominant logistics center locations on the west coast.
The County is home to a vibrant arts community with the world-class Gallo Center for the Arts, a symphony orchestra, and abundant visual and performing arts. Stanislaus County is a global center for agribusiness, positioned by its mild Mediterranean climate, rich soils and progressive farming practices.
The area is recognized internationally for agricultural innovation with wine, almonds, poultry, milk, cattle, and walnuts being some of the features industries. The County is also home to Stanislaus State University, Modesto Junior College and benefits from satellite locations of other high quality educational institutions. The County was established in 1854 and has a total land area of 1,515 square miles. Temperatures range from an average low of 38 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, to an average high of 85 degrees in the summer.ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
TheStanislausCounty Sheriff's Department is dedicated to serve and protect the community through the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct by ENFORCEMENT, PREVENTION and EDUCATION in partnership with our community.
Our Community demands the best service we can provide, and so we continually search for candidates who have a strong desire to make a positive impact on it. TheStanislausCounty Sheriff's Department offers multiple career opportunities in an organization that maintains Pride in Service, Dedication to Duty and Excellence in Performance.ABOUT THE POSITION
The Deputy Sheriff performs routine law enforcement and crime prevention duties, serves as Deputy Coroner, and performs other related duties. This position is subject to overtime, standby, shift, and callback assignments.
The following are Specialty Positions/Teams within theStanislausCounty Sheriff's Department:Positions
- Civil Division
- Contract Cities
- Coroners Facility
- Court Services
- Special Vehicles Operations unit
- StanislausDrug Enforcement Agency
This Recruitment is for the following levels:
- Aero Squadron
- Bomb Team
- Dive Team
- Honor Guard
- Mounted Unit
- Academy Level (Full time/Extra Help)
- Entry Level - POST Certified (Full time)
- Lateral Transfers (Full time)
- Reserve Level I (Part Time/Extra Help)
You must indicate on your Supplemental Questionnaire (Question #1) which level you are applying for.
Lateral candidates are highly encouraged to contact StanCERA regarding the specifics on retirement tiers and plans as it may affect current contributions. Contact can be made by calling (209) 525-6393 or http://www.stancera.org/
- Patrol assigned areas for the protection of life and property;
- Serve legal papers such as subpoenas, summons, complaints, and writs of attachment, execution and restitution;
- Collect fees due the County;
- Serve warrants and makes arrests;
- Conduct coroner's investigations and secure property;
- Investigate accidents;
- Administer first aid;
- Receive and answer complaints;
- Prepare reports and keep routine records;
- Interrogate persons suspected of crimes;
- Prepare evidence for court presentation;
- Appear in court as a witness or arresting officer;
- Transport prisoners;
- Work in the courts as a Bailiff;
- Perform identification and photographic work; and
- Work administrative or special assignments.
Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Ability, Knowledge, Education/Experience) SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Secure information from witnesses and suspects;
- Write clear and comprehensive reports;
- Demonstrate physical endurance, agility and strength;
- Understand written and oral instructions;
- Make independent decisions while working in the field;
- Work with and control sensitive, confidential information;
- Operate a motor vehicle.
- Principles and practices of law enforcement and community regulations; and
- Criminal law with particular reference to apprehension, arrest, search and seizures.
- Physically perform essential job functions typical of the duties of Deputy Sheriff;
- Read or see objects under ambient, limited or artificial lighting, and at a reasonable distance with sufficient clarity to permit their recording or accurate description (i.e., persons, vehicles, license numbers, addresses, street signs, items of property, written messages, printed material, etc.);
- Hear normal speech and other audible events, even in combination with other environmental noise (i.e., gunshots, cries for help, glass breaking, alarm bells ringing, etc.); and
- Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time; walk, run, jump, kneel, crouch, twist, stoop, squat, crawl and climb; carry the average weight of a person (approximately 165 pounds); take physical charge of a person who may resist arrest; work indoors and outdoors, including extreme heat and cold; tolerate extreme noise and vibrations; work in a confined working space; work with chemicals, explosive materials, and mechanical and electrical hazards
- Pursuant to Section 1031.5 of the Government Code, permanent resident aliens who desire to be employed as a Peace Officer must have applied for citizenship.
DEPUTY SHERIFF I
Meet one of the following pattern requirementsPattern I - ACADEMY LEVEL
Pattern II - ENTRY LEVEL
- Must be currently enrolled or attending a POST certified basic law enforcement academy or have successfully complete a POST certified basic academy not more than six (6) months prior to the date of application. (Please note if you are hired before the completion of your Academy you will be hired at the Deputy Sheriff Trainee level at an hourly rate of $25.16 - $30.59.)You must submit a copy of your proof of enrollment in an Academy. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT THIS DOCUMENTATION ATTACHED WILL BE REJECTED AS INCOMPLETE.
Pattern III - LATERAL TRANSFERS
- Have successfully completed (at any time) a California POST certified basic law enforcement academy and have one (1) year or more experience as a sworn peace officer with a California law enforcement agency with less than a three (3) year break in service, and be eligible for appointment as a Peace Officer under Section 830.1PC. You must submit a copy of your basic POST certificate or other documentation to substantiate your eligibility. OR
- have successfully passed a Basic course waiver exam within the last three (3) years with documentation from POST. You must submit a copy of your valid Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT THIS DOCUMENTATION ATTACHED WILL BE REJECTED AS INCOMPLETE.
Pattern IV - RESERVE LEVEL (PART TIME/EXTRA HELP ONLY)
- Must have successfully completed (at any time) a California POST certified basic law enforcement academy and have one (1) year or more experience as a sworn peace officer with a California law enforcement agency with less than a three (3) year break in service, and be eligible for appointment as a Peace Officer under Section 830.1PC. You must submit a copy of your basic POST certificate or other documentation to substantiate your eligibility. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT THIS DOCUMENTATION ATTACHED WILL BE REJECTED AS INCOMPLETE.
- Must have successfully completed a California POST certified basic law enforcement academy within the past three (3) years and POST certificate must be current and valid at time of appointment; OR Have successfully passed a Basic course waiver exam within the last three (3) years with documentation from POST. You must submit a copy of your valid Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT THIS DOCUMENTATION ATTACHED WILL BE REJECTED AS INCOMPLETE.
In addition to either Pattern I, II, III, & IV you must meet the following:
- Graduation from high school or passage of high school level General Education Development (GED) test; AND
- Physical/manipulative abilities required by the department; AND
- Mental/cognitive abilities required by the department; AND
- Possess a valid First Aid and CPR Certificate within six (6) months from the date of appointment; AND
- Pursuant to Section 1031.5 of the Government Code, permanent resident aliens who desire to be employed as a Peace Officer must have applied for citizenship; AND
- Not less than 21 years of age at time of appointment.
Pursuant to Section 1031.5 of the Government Code, permanent resident aliens who desire to be employed as a peace officer must have applied for citizenship .DEPUTY SHERIFF II
- Two (2) years of full time experience equivalent to a Stanislaus County Deputy Sheriff I;AND
- Successful completion of:
- Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Training
- 11550 Health and Safety Training or the equivalent approved by the Sheriff's Department Administration
- Basic Traffic Collision Investigation Training
Pursuant to Section 1031.5 of the Government Code, permanent resident aliens who desire to be employed as a peace officer must have applied for citizenship Note:
No felony convictions. Must be of good moral character and must not have been convicted of a crime for which the punishment could have been imprisonment in a Federal penitentiary or State prison.LICENSE
- Applicants must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and remain free from repeated preventable accidents.
Veterans' Preference Program eligible job classification. For more information please click on the following link http://www.stancounty.com/personnel/pdf/hiringpreference.pdf
In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicant screening will focus on the following desirable qualifications. Please list any of these qualifications you may have within the "Duties" section of the online application.DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university OR
- 5+ years of prior law enforcement experience OR
- Prior Military experience OR
- English/Spanish bilingual ability
Application and Selection Procedures PHYSICAL AGILITY EXAMINATION - PASS/FAIL
Physical Agility Examination - Pass/Fail: A timed physical agility exam will be administered. The physical agility exam may include, but is not limited to, the following events: 500 yard run, 165 pound body drag, 99 yard obstacle course, and 2 fence climbs.ORAL EXAMINATION - SCORED
Oral Examination - Scored: An oral examination will be offered during this recruitment. The oral examination panel will consist of at least three panel members from the Sheriff's Department, community and/or local law enforcement. A minimum score of 70% must be obtained in order to continue in the process.PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT (PHS) REVIEW - PASS/FAIL
Personal History Statement (PHS) Review/Selection Interview - Pass/Fail: Those candidates that pass the physical agility and oral examination will complete a PHS. Qualifying candidates will be invited to meet with a Sheriff's Investigator who will conduct a PHS Review/Selection Interview. Those who satisfactorily perform in the PHS Review/Selection Interview process may have his/her name remain on the eligibility list for a period of six (6) months.Personal History Statementhttp://lib.post.ca.gov/Publications/2-251-phsPeaceOfficers.doc
Assuming sufficient vacancies, a selected number of candidates will be chosen from the eligibility list in rank order to proceed in the selection process. As part of the selection process, candidates will be expected to pass a(n):
1. In-Depth Background Investigation
2. Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) or Polygraph Examination
3. Psychological Examination
4. Medical Examination
Unsatisfactory results in any aspect of the foregoing, including background investigation findings, may result in removal from the eligible list.
Supplemental Questionnaire - Qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination at the time of filing. The supplemental questionnaire is considered part of the application and may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position.ALL APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTALQUESTIONAIREWILL BE DISQUALIFIED.CLASSIFICATION INFORMATION
Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Classified Service of the County and is assigned to the Stanislaus Sworn Deputies Association Bargaining Unit for labor relations purposes.
Individuals who are in a full-time classified position are required to serve an eighteen-month probationary period, which may be extended an additional six months for a total of twenty four months. The probationary period does not apply to unclassified positions.EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The County of Stanislaus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit online application(s) for open position(s).
Stanislaus County is committed to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, supervisors, and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy related condition, marital status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), political affiliation or belief, or military or veteran status.APPLICATION PROCEDURES/FINAL FILING DATE
Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications.Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.
Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications.RECRUITMENT ACCOMMODATIONS
Arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities and religious convictions. Applicants requiring testing accommodations are required to complete and submit the Testing Accommodation Request Form prior to the test administration date. Special arrangements for religious convictions should be included in the "Additional Information" section of the application form.http://www.stancounty.com/personnel/pdf/ADATestingForm.pdfGENERAL QUALIFICATIONS
APPLICATION AND/OR EXAMINATION APPEAL RIGHTS
- Pass County-paid pre-employment drug screening and job-related background investigation.
- Perform job duties in a manner assuring a safe working environment for oneself and others.
- Maintain confidential information according to the legal standards and/or County regulations as required.
Application and/or examination results may be appealed by applicants presenting facts alleging irregularity, fraud and/or error in application screening or in exam scoring. Appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer within seven (7) days after the examination results are mailed.JOB TASK ANALYSIS INFORMATION
The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at http://www.stancounty.com/riskmgmt/
under "Disability Management."PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM
Find out if you qualify for the AES Public Service Loan Forgiveness program for full-time public sector employees (PSLF) by contacting (866) 706-5005.https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-serviceWELLNESS PROGRAM
Learn more about Club Wellness, a program designed to facilitate and encourage the good health of the Stanislaus County's workforce.http://myclubwellness.orgDISCLAIMER
Stanislaus County reserves the right to revise the examination plan described in this bulletin to better meet the needs of County service. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The information contained in the bulletin is information, which sets forth a general summary of benefits for this respective position. This information is not legally binding. The benefits and other information regarding this position may be found in the Stanislaus County Code, the Stanislaus County Personnel Policies manual, or in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, and such information prevails over information contained in this bulletin. Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office/ Human Resources.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous