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Tehama County Sheriff’s Department

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Salary: $3,658.40 – $4,456.80 Biweekly


Under direction of the Undersheriff, supervises, directs and evaluates activities and functions within assigned division. Prepares and maintains administrative records and budgets. Supervises and performs police and/or jail duties to ensure the strict enforcement of applicable laws and regulations.

Schedules, supervises, directs and evaluates activities of officers and staff within assigned division. Supervises subordinate officers and personnel through the chain of command; monitors and evaluates performance of division personnel to ensure proper and effective attainment of department goals. | Assists in the development, implementation and evaluations of division policies and procedures; makes recommendations for enhancement or modification as appropriate. | Plans, schedules and assists in conducting effective training of division officers; conducts personnel testing and drills. | Develops and monitors the division budget; secures grant funding for federal and state programs. | Ensures the provision of adequate and properly working equipment for subordinate personnel. | Coordinates division activities with other agencies, departments and community groups. | Receives and investigates citizen inquiries and complaints; investigates complaints regarding division personnel or procedures. | Conducts media briefings; meets with citizens for public relations purposes. | Responds to major incidents, providing leadership, coordination and/or backup in emergency or high-risk situations. | Performs uniformed patrol and/or jail duties as necessary. | Reviews reports, warrants and other documents prepared by subordinate officers; ensures that reports are accurate and properly completed. Prepares and maintains division records, statistics, personnel records, training records, correspondence, case documentation, etc. | Attends staff, professional and community meetings as required or appropriate. | Oversees special projects or programs as assigned. | May perform duties of Undersheriff and/or Sheriff in his/her absence; keeps supervisors informed of division activities and incidents. | Attends required periodic training sessions and seminars; maintains required level of proficiency in the use of firearms. | Monitors the storage and security of evidence, inmates’ personal property, etc. | Provides court testimony as necessary. | Assists with dispatch duties as necessary. | Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade and graduation from an accreditedcollege with an Associate’s degree, with coursework in criminal justice, law enforcement or a closely related field.
  • Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience which includes atleast three (3) years of supervisory experience at the level of Lieutenant.
  • Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

License & Special Requirements:

  • Must possess current Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certificates including Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate and Supervisory Certificate.
  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license.
  • Possession of a valid first aid/CPR certificate from a certified trainer/provider is desirable.
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background investigation prior to employment.


The department is currently recruiting for one (1) future vacancy as of 1/1/23.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Captain, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.
Please upload ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The following documents MUST be submitted with your completed application to be considered for this position:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • POST Advanced Certificate
  • POST Supervisory Certificate

How to Apply: Visit and search for the job title to apply online.

For questions about this recruitment, contact:
Karie Songer-Simons
530-529-7950 |

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the county.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None