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The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Department is seeking qualified candidates to fill vacancies for the position of Sheriff’s
Sergeant. This position is classified as permanent, full-time. A standard application is required. Resumes are encouraged, but
will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials. Applications which are incomplete as of the final date to apply
will be eliminated from consideration. Candidates who meet all the minimum qualifications may be invited to an oral
This recruitment will establish a list of candidates to be used in filling the vacancy as well as an eligibility list that may be used
for future vacancies or temporary help for up to one year. Application will be accepted until 11:59 pm on October 7, 2020.
The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and

responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-
specific tasks.

Essential job duties may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics:
Supervises and participates in patrol and court security operations. Maintains discipline and assures that department rules and
policies are followed. Reviews, prepares and processes reports on daily activities, crimes, coroner’s investigations, incidents and
accidents. Performs normal patrol activities including enforcing local and state laws, issuing citations, making arrests, transporting
prisoners, serving legal papers and conducting coroner investigations when assigned to patrol functions, and to perform court
security activities including working with court administration on court security issues. Supervises court personnel assuring proper
security and operations, including scheduling, when assigned to the court. Supervises patrol operations personnel assuring proper
security and operations, including scheduling.

For a full detailed description of the job requirements visit our Job Descriptions Page.

Any combination of education, training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be
considered qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: Graduation from high school supplemented with several college level courses in police science, criminal justice or courses
relevant to a leadership role in modern policing. AND
Experience: Three (3) years of recent full-time paid experience as a journey law enforcement officer (i.e., Deputy Sheriff II or
equivalent) including some experience in supervisory or lead person capacity.
1. Carefully read recruitment flyer.
2. Download and fill out a standard Del Norte County application on our County Site.
3. Submit application by 11:59 pm on October 7, 2020.
Applications are required to be submitted by email to, by fax (707) 465-1470 or by mail
Attention: Human Resources, 981 H Street, Suite 250, Crescent City CA 95531.
4. Candidates will be notified via phone or mail about their status within two weeks of the closing date as the recruitment
Note: Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted. Applications which are incomplete as of the final date to apply will
be eliminated from consideration.

 Possession of and ability to maintain a valid Driver’s License.
 Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a P.O.S.T. Intermediate Certificate within 18 months of appointment.
 Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a P.O.S.T. Supervisory certificate within 30 months of appointment.
All County of Del Norte employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through State law (California Government Code Section
3100-3109). Employment with the County of Del Norte requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are
required to complete all Disaster Service Work related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an
All applications will be reviewed and those individuals with backgrounds most closely meeting the needs of the county will be selected for
further review. In the event of a large number of qualifying applicants, a written examination may be given to determine which
applicants will be invited to attend an oral interview. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed
advancement through any subsequent phase of the selection process.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection process,
please contact the Personnel Office prior to the interview/examination so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Selection processes may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: application review, competitive screening, written
examination, performance examination, and/or oral examination. The investigation may include reference checks, fingerprinting, credit
check, driver history and inquiry to local, state and federal files to obtain criminal history information. Expenses (i.e. travel, food, lodging)
incurred in connection with the interview shall be the burden of the applicant. An eligibility list will be established upon completion of
the oral interviews.
This bulletin is solely for the purpose of announcing a job opening. It does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any
provisions contained herein may be modified or revised without notice.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes