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Invites Applications for the position of


SALARY:  Beginning biweekly salary:

                     Deputy Sheriff/Coroner I $1,903.49
                     Deputy Sheriff/Coroner II $1,998.68
                     Deputy Sheriff/Coroner III $2,098.60

There is currently one (1) opening for the position of Deputy Sheriff/Coroner for the Del Norte County Sheriff’s
Department. This recruitment will establish a list of candidates to be used in filling this vacancy as well as an
eligibility list that may be used for future vacancies or temporary help for up to one year. Applications are available
at the county’s website,


  1. A completed standard County of Del Norte Employment Application must be submitted.
    Resumes are encouraged, but will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials.
  2. Copies of required certificates (completed POST academy certificate, first aid/CPR certificates) must
    be submitted with your application materials to ensure proper evaluation of qualifications. Any material or
    written statements you think desirable may also be attached.
  3. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Applications are screened weekly.
  4. Applications may be submitted by mail, fax, in person or by email to


Performs patrol activities on an assigned beat; to enforce Federal, State and County laws, codes and
regulations; to maintain law and order; and to serve and protect the life and property of the public.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively with the public and fellow staff members.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise written documents such as incident reports.
  • Ability to observe and remember events and actions taking place at disturbances, accidents, and other
    incidents related to law enforcement work.
  • Ability to meet and maintain physical standards of the job.
  • Deputy Sheriff/Coroner III: Ability to supervise in a lead person or training capacity.

For detailed list of job duties, qualifications and expectations, please review the Classification
Description on the County’s website.


  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificates
  • Must be 21 years or older at the time of appointment as a peace officer

Deputy Sheriff/Coroner I:
High school graduate or equivalent; AND
Completion of an accredited Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) academy;

Deputy Sheriff/Coroner II: In addition to the above requirements:
One (1) year of experience as a Deputy Sheriff/Coroner I or an equivalent position in another California law enforcement agency, AND
Ability to obtain POST Intermediate certification within time limits specified by departmental policy.

Deputy Sheriff/Coroner III: In addition to the above requirements for Deputy Sheriff/Coroner I:
Three (3) years’ experience as a Deputy Sheriff/Coroner II or equivalent journey-level law enforcement officer in another California law enforcement agency, AND
Ability to obtain POST Advanced certification within the time limits specified by departmental policy.

BENEFITS: A generous package of benefits is provided, including: health, dental, and vision care benefits, life
insurance, and a retirement plan. Benefits provided to probationary employees from date of hire.

SELECTION PROCESS: All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement
through any subsequent phase of the selection process. 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. 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. An eligibility list will be established upon completion of the oral interviews. Expenses (i.e. travel,
food, lodging) incurred in connection with the interview shall be the burden of the applicant.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if special accommodations are necessary at any stage of
the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department prior to the interview/examination so that
appropriate arrangements can be made. Disabled applicants who require special testing arrangements should
contact the Human Resources Department prior to the filing deadline. A thorough background investigation will be
conducted prior to employment. The investigation may include reference checks, fingerprinting, credit check,
driver history and inquiry to local, state and federal files to obtain criminal history information. 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.


  • In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, applicants must provide acceptable proof of
    identity or authorization to work in the United States. Del Norte County is required to verify, within three
    days of employment of any person, that he/she is: 1) a citizen or national of the United States; 2) an alien
    lawfully admitted for permanent residence or authorized by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to
    work in the United States.
  • All levels must meet the minimum standards for peace officers pursuant to California Government Code
    Section 1031.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: Del Norte County is an equal opportunity employer hiring employment
eligible applicants. The County of Del Norte does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion,
gender, age, sexual preference, or disability in any of its programs, activities, or hiring practices.


Del Norte County is located in the northwest corner of California on a singularly beautiful portion of California’s
Northcoast in the heart of the Redwood Forest. The Smith and Klamath Rivers, two of the best salmon and
steelhead fishing streams on the Pacific Coast flow into the ocean within the County’s boundaries. The climate is
mild throughout the year, with winter daytime temperatures averaging 40-50 degrees, and in the summer 60-70
degrees; average rainfall is approximately 80 inches. Warmer weather is available within 10 miles of the
shoreline along the scenic Smith River. Crescent City is situated on the coast 20 minutes south of the Oregon
border and is the county seat. The population of the county is approximately 28,000. For more information about
the area, please visit

Applications may be submitted by mail, fax, or email to:

981 H Street, Suite 250
Crescent City CA 95531
Office: (707) 464-7213 HR Fax: 707-465-1470

Current First Aid and CPR certificates

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Salary Range: DS/Coroner I: $1,903.49, DS/Coroner II: $1,998.68, DS/Coroner III: $2,098.60