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Tehama County Sheriff’s Department

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Please Note: Those currently attending a Basic Law Enforcement Academy are highly encouraged to apply; however, a letter of enrollment from the academy must be attached to your completed application.

(A-E Steps)
Deputy Sheriff I:
$29.54 – $35.91 Hourly / $2,363.20 – $2,872.80 Biweekly
Deputy Sheriff:
$32.61- $39.64 Hourly / $2,608.86 – $3,171.20 Biweekly

Under direction of the Sergeant, performs specific law enforcement duties on an assigned shift, which may include but is not limited to patrol, jail, court security, civil process, transportation, boating patrol, officer training, coroner, animal regulation, canine handling, etc.  Prepares and maintains required records and reports.


  • Performs patrol, jail and/or civil process duties, including enforcing local and state laws, enforcing boating laws and regulations, issuing citations, making arrests, administering first aid, transporting prisoners, serving civil papers, assisting with initial investigations, gathering evidence, questioning witnesses and suspects, responding to traffic incidents, responding to alarms, processing prisoners, maintaining discipline and security in jail, maintaining court security and assisting with court procedures, transporting prisoners.
  • May conduct routine death investigations and preliminary or follow-up investigations of incidents.
  • Performs general public service duties, including assisting stranded motorists, directing traffic, providing police escort, and providing crowd control at community events.
  • Assists with public education, juvenile delinquency, crime prevention, and other special teams and programs of the Department as assigned.
  • May perform duties in specialized areas as required, such as photographic and laboratory work, fingerprinting, mounted patrol, counseling, canine handling, animal regulation.
  • Assists in conducting effective training of new division personnel.

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: 

Deputy Sheriff I & Deputy Sheriff:

  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade.
  • College level coursework in police science, administration of justice or a related field is desirable.
  • Graduation from the Basic California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Academy.

Deputy Sheriff I:  Two (2) years of experience in the law enforcement field performing duties such as Correctional Officer or Communications Dispatcher is desirable.

Deputy Sheriff:  Two (2) years of experience as a Deputy Sheriff I with Tehama County or the equivalent elsewhere.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

• Must possess a Peace Officers’ Standards and Training (POST) basic law enforcement certificate.
• Must possess a valid Red Cross first aid and CPR certificate.
• Must possess a valid California driver’s license.
• Must be able to pass an extensive background investigation prior to employment

How to Apply: Apply online by visiting and search for the job title.

The department currently has multiple vacancies.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Deputy Sheriff I / Deputy Sheriff, as well as subsequent vacancies, which occur during the life of the eligibility list.
The following items MUST be submitted with your completed application to be considered for this position:
  • Cover Letter (A resume is NOT considered a cover letter)
  • Resume
  • Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certificate or letter from Academy verifying current enrollment
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.
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