Monterey County Sheriff Deputy Job
|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
FINAL FILING DATE: CONTINUOUS. Applications screened weekly.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.)
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
days per year. The rate increases after 3, 10, 20, 21, 21, 23 and 24 years of
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
Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package (A Bargaining Unit)
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.
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