Monterey County Sheriff Deputy Job Announcement

DEPUTY SHERIFF RECRUIT:  DEPUTY SHERIFF:
$4,501 per month $5,255 - $7,173 per month


$3500 Signing Bonus:
$700 upon hire, $1,050 after 90 days, and $1,750 on completing one-year

FINAL FILING DATE: CONTINUOUS. Applications screened weekly.

EXAM  07/36E21/06LA

WRITTEN TEST DATE/PROCESS: 

March 7, March 8, May 30, or May 31, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. Application, and supplemental questionnaire screen and written exam. Applications available on day of testing. Picture identification required to participate. A sample written exam is available on the P.O.S.T. website at: www.post.ca.gov/selection.

WRITTEN TEST WAIVER:

Those applicants who have graduated from an approved CA P.O.S.T police academy or have previously taken the P.O.S.T. written exam within one year with a T-Score of 50 or above are not required to retake the written exam.  A copy of the certificate must be included with the application.

PHYSICAL ABILITY DATE:

Those who pass the written exam will be invited to the physical ability exam on December 14, 2007, January 18, February 22, March 28, March 29 or April 25, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. Physical ability course will open at 8:00 a.m. for orientation.

RECRUITS:

Are “at-will” employees. Recruits are sworn in as Deputy Sheriffs upon graduation from the P.O.S.T. Academy. Failure to graduate or to meet the Sheriff’s Office standards is cause for release from this position.

DEPUTY SHERIFF:

Possession of a valid P.O.S.T. Certificate required to be hired as a Deputy Sheriff.

RECRUITS AND DEPUTY SHERIFFS ARE INITIALLY ASSIGNED TO THE CUSTODY OPERATIONS BUREAU.

Deputies in Custody Operations may request a transfer to Enforcement Operations (Patrol) after completion of the one-year probationary period. Transfers are based on seniority. Deputy Sheriff’s assigned to Custody Operations are responsible for the security, custody, transport and supervision of inmates and may serve as a Court Bailiff. Deputy Sheriff’s assigned to Enforcement Operations patrol unincorporated areas, enforce state and local laws, perform crime prevention and detection, and community policing activities. (CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICATIONS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.)

SIGNIFICANT DUTIES

  • Receive and process arrested persons, conduct inmate counts, search for contraband, and conduct strip and pat down searches.

  • Custody, care, security, supervision, and transport of inmates; CERT, Classification, Court Security.

  • Prepare written reports, maintain various agency records and testify in court.

  • Patrol, Investigations, Canine, SWAT, Search & Rescue, Dive Team, Lake Patrol, Violent Crimes Unit, Coroner, Civil.

  • Other duties as assigned by Sheriff or designee.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Custody Operations: Work effectively in an enclosed jail environment with potentially hostile individuals.

Enforcement Operations: Work effectively in remote areas and community settings, with minimum supervision in potentially dangerous conditions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must meet the California Government Codes 1029 and 1031 requirements, Sheriff’s Office Standards and Minimum Requirements as indicated on the Law Enforcement Application Form and Supplemental Questions. Computer and typing skills highly desired.
Licenses/Certificates:
California Class C Driver’s License.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Work flexible hours, shifts, weekends and holidays. Wear a uniform, maintain the standards established by P.O.S.T., S.T.C. (Standards and Training for Corrections) and the Sheriff’s Office, and pass an annual physical fitness test.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

Physical strength, visual acuity, audio capability and manual dexterity to perform the required duties of the position.

APPLICATION SUBMITTAL & SELECTION PROCEDURES or PROCESSES

  • The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made.
  • The competitive process includes submittal of required application materials: a completed Law Enforcement Application and response to the Supplemental Questions. Applications screened weekly.
  • Applicants who fail to complete a Law Enforcement Application and response to Supplemental Questions will not be considered for this position. Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials.
  • Application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants who are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate in the written and physical ability examinations.
  • BACKGROUNDS: Upon receiving a conditional job offer, must successfully pass the background/suitability process, which includes a voice stress analysis (similar to polygraph), psychological examination, and medical examination. Some positions in this classification are covered by the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 and shall be subject to drug/alcohol testing as required by law.

PLEASE NOTE

If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call Sheriff’s Human Resources at (831) 755-3744. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States. If you are hired into this classification, you will, as a condition of your employment have 30 days to join the union and authorize a union dues deduction or salary deduction of appropriate fee.

Recruit Applicants: Pursuant to Monterey County’s Veteran’s Ordinance, Veterans or widows of Veterans who within the past 5 years have served on active duty for 30 or more days in (a) national or State military emergency, or (b) in a military expedition for which a medal was authorized, may be eligible for Veterans’ Preference Points. To apply for this credit, veterans must submit an Application for Veterans’ Preference to the Human Resource Division on or before the final filing date.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package (A Bargaining Unit) including:

  • Health Insurance: Flexible Benefit Allowance.
  • Life Insurance: the County provides coverage of $10,000 Term Life.
  • Holidays: 10 days per year plus one floating holiday.
  • Vacation: 10 days per year. The rate increases after 3, 10, 20, 21, 21, 23 and 24 years of service.
  • Sick leave: 12 days per year.
  • Public Employees Retirement Plan: Effective 12/1/07 employee pays 9%. 3% at 50 formula.
  • Educational Assistance Policy: Up to $5,250 per year.
  • Deferred Compensation: The County has a voluntary deferred compensation program.
  • The Deputy Sheriff classification is in Bargaining Unit A. More information regarding benefits may be obtained from the County Personnel web site. The information listed above is a general summary of benefits. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum Of Understanding for Unit A prevails over this listing.

     

    Visit our Recruitment sub site to learn more about becoming a Deputy Sheriff

    Review the Physical Ability Course (.pdf file)

    Download the Map to the Office of the Sheriff (pdf.file)

    Read an article published in the Carmel Pine Cone about the Deputy tryout experience (.pdf file)

    A LA: 03/26/07