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Tehama County Sheriff’s Department

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

(A-E Steps)
$17.16- $20.86 Hourly / $1,372.80 – $1,668.80 Biweekly
$18.94 – $23.02 Hourly /$1,515.20 – $1,841.60 Biweekly

New employees should anticipate being hired at the beginning step of the salary range. Annual salary step increases (A-E) based upon satisfactory performance and completion of one (1) year and 2,080 hours.

Sheriff’s Service Officer I: Entry-level – Under close supervision, provides information and assistance to the general public; performs a variety of routine clerical services to the Sheriff’s Department. Performs related work as assigned.

Sheriff’s Service Officer II: Journey-level – Under general direction, performs a variety of complex administrative/clerical duties in support of Sheriff’s Department operations and recordkeeping.  Performs related work as assigned.

Examples of Duties

Prepares, processes, maintains, files and/or transmits various records, reports, permits and official documents; including department statistics, financial data, and other records and reports required for Sheriff’s Department operations. | Performs general administrative/clerical duties, which may include but are not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, processing mail, greeting office visitors and answering the telephone, copying and filing documents, entering data into the computer, scheduling appointments, processing payroll and accounts payable/receivable, processing purchase orders, managing personnel paperwork and other functions, etc. | Runs various errands for department personnel as requested. Receives and responds to general inquiries and requests for assistance and copies of records from other law enforcement agencies, attorneys, Court personnel and the general public.| Receives, receipts and deposits various monies received by the department. | Assists in providing on-the-job training and/or limited direction to new hires, extra hires or part-time staff. | Performs various law enforcement duties not requiring POST certification, which may include but is not limited to fingerprinting; logging, storing, securing and transporting evidence and confiscated property; preparing various identification cards and paperwork; coordinating Court appearances; overseeing work of inmate workers; ordering and maintaining inventory of supplies necessary for area of work; assisting Court bailiffs during jury trial proceedings, etc.

Education, Experience & Licenses

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:

Sheriff Service Officer I:

  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade and two (2) years of clerical experience preferred.

Sheriff’s Service Officer II:

  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade and one (1) year of experience as a Sheriff’s Service Officer I or equivalent.
    Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.


  • Requires a valid California driver’s license.
  • Valid typing certificate (current within one year)
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background investigation prior to employment.

Recruitment Information

How To Apply: Visit and search for the job title to apply online.

The department currently has two (2) vacancies. 
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Sheriff’s Service Officer I or Sheriff’s Service Officer II, 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
  • Current Typing Certificate (within one year)
Please submit 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. If you have questions about this recruitment please contact the department at the phone number listed below.

For questions about this recruitment, contact: 

Karie Songer-Simons

530-529-7950 |

 All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of an oral interview, background, fingerprinting and physical examination provided by the county. 

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None