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Applicants currently enrolled to attend an academy or are currently attending an academy are encouraged to apply.

The physical agility and written exam will be held on Wednesday July 31, 2024.

Qualified applicants can anticipate an email invitation to participate in the exam on Thursday July 25,2024.

Physical Agility Exam Information: 

This examination will be held at the Butte County Public Safety Training Center located at 1222 Openshaw Road, Oroville, CA 95965 at 8:00 a.m. This examination consists of the following tasks that MUST be completed within the amount of time specified. Failing any one of the 5 tasks will result in failure for the entire physical agility exam. Each task will be performed separately one person at a time except for the 500 yard run which will be performed in a group. Listed below is a description of the physical agility tasks.

  • Solid Wall Obstacle – Five (5) yard run to a six (6) foot high obstacle, and over the obstacle to a twenty-five (25) yard run to the finish. Must finish within 16.6 seconds.
  • Chain Link Fence Obstacle – Five (5) yard run to six (6) foot high obstacle, and over the obstacle to a twenty-five (25) yard run to the finish. Must finish within 14.6 seconds.
  • Ninety-nine (99) Yard Obstacle Run – Run around a marked course with several angles and then lift yourself over the three (3) foot high hurdle at the end of the run. Must finish within 33.8 seconds.
  • Dummy Drag – Drag a dummy weighing approximately 175 pounds across cement for a distance of thirty (30) feet. Must finish within 9.6 seconds.
  • Five hundred (500) yard Run – Run around the track five hundred (500) yards. Must finish within 178 seconds.


Deputy Sheriff Trainee is an entry-level class into the County law enforcement series.   Incumbents must complete the basic POST Academy to successfully complete probation as a Deputy Sheriff Trainee and qualify for status as a Deputy Sheriff.  Positions in this class are distinguished from Deputy Sheriff in that the Deputy Sheriff Trainee is a non-sworn class that shall exercise no peace officer powers.  This class is limited to incumbents who have not yet completed the Basic POST Academy.   Normal incumbency should not exceed six (6) months.  Failure to successfully complete the Basic POST Academy is grounds for automatic termination from this class.

Education and Experience:

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

High school diploma or equivalent GED certificate

Applicant must be 20 1/2 years of age at the time of application and 21 years of age at the time of appointment.

For full job description and to apply:

CAL Jobs: 19741489

Wage: $64,500.80 Annually

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Salary: $64,500.80