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Tehama County Sheriff’s Department

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Salary: $3,154.40 – $3,842.40 Biweekly

Under the direction of a division Captain, supervises, directs and evaluates personnel and activities within assigned unit and/or assists the Captain in supervising the division. Prepares and maintains required records and reports. Supervises and performs patrol and/or jail duties to ensure the strict enforcement of applicable laws and regulations. Supervises Sheriff’s Office personnel assigned to the Court in the transportation of inmates and courtroom security.


Schedules, supervises, directs, and evaluates activities of officers within assigned area of responsibility.
| Monitors and evaluates performance of department personnel to ensure proper and effective attainment of department goals. | Assists in conducting effective training of division personnel. | Coordinates division activities, special events and emergency services with Sheriff’s Department personnel and other agencies, departments and community groups. | Monitors security of all facilities, which may also include a Court holding facility, and makes decisions regarding the operation of Court assignments, conferring with judges, attorneys and Court personnel regarding matters related to such assignments. | Coordinates and schedules detention deputies for inmate transports to court hearings, State prisons, and all other court ordered movement. | Ensures appropriate security measures are taken to maintain custody and control of inmates being transported. | Evaluates inmate records and Court rosters and makes referrals to mental health as needed. | Receives and investigates citizen inquiries and complaints; investigates complaints regarding division personnel or procedures. | Responds to major incidents, providing leadership, coordination and/or backup in emergency or high-risk situations. | Performs uniformed patrol and/or jail duties as necessary or as scheduled; assists subordinate officers in law enforcement, jail, investigative, and/or court activities as needed. | Reviews and approves reports, warrants and other documents prepared by subordinate officers; ensures that reports are accurate and properly completed. | Prepares and maintains division records, personnel records, training records, correspondence, case documentation, etc. | Oversees special projects or programs as assigned. | Maintains required level of proficiency in the use of firearms. | Supervises the storage and security of evidence, inmates’ personal property, etc. | Provides court testimony as necessary. | Assists with dispatch duties as necessary. | Fills in for Commander in his/her absence; keeps supervisors informed of division activities and incidents. | Performs other duties as may be assigned.

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:

  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade and graduation from an accredited college with an Associate’s degree or an equivalent combination of extensive college course work in police science, administration of justice, or a related field.
  • Seven (7) years of experience as a law enforcement officer, to include at least two (2) years of supervisory experience at the level of Sergeant.
    Other combinations of experience and education may be considered.


  • Must possess current Peace Officers’ Standards and Training (POST) Advanced Certificate. A POST Supervisory Certificate is desirable.
  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license.
  • Possession of a valid first aid/CPR certificate from a certified trainer/provider is desirable.
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background investigation prior to employment.


The department is currently recruiting for one (1) future vacancy as of 1/1/23.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Lieutenant, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.

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.

The following documents MUST be submitted with your completed application to be considered for this position:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • POST Advanced Certificate
  • If obtained, POST Supervisory Certificate

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