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THE COUNTY OF SHASTA
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/shasta/default.cfm
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR

Deputy Sheriff

NOW OFFERING SIGN-ON BONUSES FOR THESE POSITIONS

CURRENT VACANCIES ARE IN THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE

ORAL EXAMS AND PHYSICAL AGILITY TESTING
WILL BE SCHEDULED ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS

APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED WEEKLY UNTIL CURRENT VACANCIES ARE FILLED

SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT
MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS

FINAL FILING DATE: CONTINUOUS **

SALARY INFORMATION

Deputy Sheriff – Entry Level: Sign-On Bonus $7,500** FLAT RATE $4,985 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $28.75 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*

Deputy Sheriff – Lateral: Sign-On Bonus $15,000** $5,337 – $7,834 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $30.79 – $45.19 APPROXIMATE HOURLY* 

**Sign-on Bonus:  For details pertaining to the sign-on bonus contact (530) 225-5515.

For more information and to review future salary increases, please review the DSA-DSS/DAI Memorandum of Understanding: https://co.shasta.ca.us/MOUs

ABOUT THE POSITION

Patrols assigned areas and answers calls for protection of life and property; conducts preliminary investigations; interviews witnesses, victims, and suspects; gathers evidence, and takes statements in connection with suspected criminal activities; substantiates finding of fact in court; serves warrants and civil documents; pursues and apprehends suspects and makes arrests; serves as rangemaster; directs traffic and enforces traffic laws; assists and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in investigations and arrests; and keeps firearms and other equipment in good working condition.

There are current vacancies for Resident Post positions, located in Burney, Lakehead and Shingletown:  Employees hired must commit to serving the assigned beat areas for no less than three years.  Within 120 days of hire, the employee must establish residency.  Residency means, at minimum, that the employee is physically located within the geographical beat area of Shingletown on a regular, consistent, and frequent basis.

Resident Deputy Assignment: During the period of time a Deputy Sheriff is assigned by management to live in and service a specific unincorporated community as a Resident Deputy on a continuous basis, the employee will receive five percent (5%) in addition to the employee’s normal base salary.

Resident Deputy Housing Allowance: During the period of time a Deputy Sheriff is assigned by Management to live in and service a specific unincorporated community as a Resident Deputy on a continuous basis, the employee will receive $5,000 per year housing allowance, paid with regular payroll in equal installments.

SPECIAL NOTE: An individual will be required to pass a background investigation relevant to working in a law enforcement office or facility prior to be hired.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Entry Level: Under supervision, to perform law enforcement, crime prevention, and crime detection activities; and to do related work as required. Incumbents are in a training capacity learning and working in various phases of law enforcement and serve an eighteen (18) month probationary period. During that time, incumbents are expected to acquire the knowledge and abilities necessary for advancement to Deputy Sheriff. Incumbency in this class is limited to eighteen (18) months. Advancement to Deputy Sheriff is contingent upon the incumbent meeting expected standards and typically occurs after one year of employment in this entry level sworn class.

Lateral: This is the full journey level sworn class in the Deputy Sheriff’s series. Incumbents rotate through various assignments and are expected to learn and perform the full range of duties required. In addition to the special requirements noted below, individuals considered for lateral transfer must have successfully completed one and one-half years of active service in a law enforcement agency with general law enforcement duties, and possess the following knowledge: Laws pertaining to search and seizure, arrest and interrogation of suspects; rules of evidence and basic criminal law; law enforcement vehicular and foot patrol techniques; techniques of criminal investigation; court procedures in criminal and civil cases.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Patrols assigned areas and answers calls for protection of life and property; conducts preliminary investigations; interviews witnesses, victims, and suspects; gathers evidence, and takes statements in connection with suspected criminal activities; substantiates finding of fact in court; serves warrants and civil documents; pursues and apprehends suspects and makes arrests; serves as rangemaster; directs traffic and enforces traffic laws; assists and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in investigations and arrests; and keeps firearms and other equipment in good working condition.Resident Post Positions for Burney, Lakehead and Shingletown:  The employee must commit to serving the assigned beat areas for no less than three years.  Within 120 days of hire, the employee must establish residency.  Residency means, at minimum, that the employee is physically located within the geographical beat area on a regular, consistent, and frequent basis.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Entry Level and Lateral: 

Knowledge of: Basic principles and practices of law enforcement; basic rules and regulations of the Sheriff’s Office; basic laws of arrest and rules of evidence; basic laws applicable to the apprehension and treatment of juveniles; care and operation of small firearms and other law enforcement equipment.

Ability to: Demonstrate keen powers of observation and memory; secure information from witnesses and suspects; make independent decisions while working in the field; analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; writes or prepares accurate, concise, and detailed criminal and informational reports; understand and carry out oral and written directions, regulations, and departmental policies; use and care for firearms; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with fellow employees and the general public; learn to operate surveillance, control, and communications equipment; stand and walk for long periods of time, perform moderate physical effort on an intermittent basis and strenuous physical effort on an occasional basis; some positions may require the ability to use small boats in the performance of their duties.

Deputy Sheriff – Lateral: “Lateral transfer” or “Lateral hire” shall be defined consistent with P.O.S.T. regulations. In addition to the special requirement noted below, individuals considered for lateral transfer must have successfully completed one and one-half years of active service in a law enforcement agency with general law enforcement duties, and possess the following knowledge: Laws pertaining to search and seizure, arrest and interrogation of suspects; rules of evidence and basic criminal law; law enforcement vehicular and foot patrol techniques; techniques of criminal investigation; court procedures in criminal and civil cases.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Entry Level and Lateral:  

  • Possession of a current, valid Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certificate of Completion awarded by P.O.S.T.
  • Possession of an appropriate California Driver’s license
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age at hire per government code section 1031.4.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.

  1. Do you possess a current, valid Basic Law Enforcement Certificate awarded by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.)? If yes, please attach a copy of the P.O.S.T. Certificate to your application. If no, please type ‘n/a.’
  2. Have you successfully completed one and one-half years of active service in a law enforcement agency? Yes___ No___
  3. If no to question #1, are you expected to graduate from a P.O.S.T. Academy within 6 months from the date of this application? Yes ___ No___
  4. If you are expected to graduate from a P.O.S.T. Academy within 6 months from the date of this application, from what Academy are you expected to graduate?
  5. I am interested in a Resident Post vacancy, filling positions in Burney, Lakehead and/or Shingletown. Applicants filling a Resident Post position must commit to serving the assigned beat area for no less than three years.  Within 120 days of hire, the employee must establish residency.  Residency means, at minimum, that the employee is physically located within the geographical beat area on a regular, consistent, and frequent basis. Yes ___ No ___
  6. I am interested in the following Resident Post positions (check all that apply).
    • ___ Burney, California
    • ___ Lakehead, California
    • ___ Shingletown, California

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and sit. The employee is frequently required to walk; and occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions and is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

  • All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
  • Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints).    An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position.  The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
  • Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
  • Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information click here (Download PDF reader). (Download PDF reader) If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flier.
  • In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
  • Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the Shasta County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (DSA).
  • Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Please visit www.co.shasta.ca.us/employeebenefits  for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES

Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until current vacancies have been filled. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed applicationIt is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter,” or “See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter” the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.
 
** Continuous Recruitment Information: Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for a physical agility assessment and/or an oral examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof. **If an applicant is unable to attend their scheduled physical agility assessment and/or oral examination, they may need to reapply.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at  apply online or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515

Possession of a current, valid Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certificate of Completion awarded by P.O.S.T.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Physical
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $28.75
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $45.19