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Deputy Sheriff

Company: Sutter County Human Resources
Location: yuba city
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

NOTICES: All correspondences, notices and invitations to test and/or interview will be via e-mail through Governmentjobs.com/ NEOGOV . Please be sure to set-up your inbox to receive them or check your junk-mail to make sure you are receiving Sutter County's recruitment communications.

Possession of California P.O.S.T. Basic or Intermediate Certificate: $5,203 - $6,728
Possession of California P.O.S.T. Advanced Certificate: $5,481 - $6,728

Under direct supervision of the Patrol Sergeant, performs law enforcement and crime prevention work. Shift work, standby, call back, and holiday, evening and weekend work is required. Deputy Sheriffs may be assigned to road patrol, boat patrol, special investigations, K-9 and/or other areas. This position requires shift work, weekends, evenings, overtime and 12-hour shifts.


The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Enforces all applicable codes, laws and regulations (both traffic and criminal) in order to protect life and property, prevent crime, and promote security.
  • Patrols designated areas via motor vehicle, via boat, or on foot to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations.
  • Prevents/discovers commission of crime; inspects premises of residential/commercial buildings/properties to detect suspicious conditions.
  • Apprehends, arrests and processes criminals, fugitives and offenders; writes citations.
  • Responds to calls relayed by dispatchers, including domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, public service duties, stranded motorists, etc.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations; interviews victims, complainants and witnesses and takes statements; gathers information and evidence; secures crime scenes.
  • Participates in court activities; testifies in judicial proceedings; performs various court-related functions as assigned (e.g., serves warrants, subpoenas, and civil process documents.)
  • Provides traffic control and police protection for events such as parades, processions, funerals, ball games, school crossings, etc.; provides security/escort services to individuals, businesses or others as appropriate.
  • Inspects and maintains assigned patrol vehicle, uniform, weapons, etc.
  • Creates/maintains positive public relations with the general public; educates the public on laws, law enforcement, crime prevention, drug abuse, etc.
  • Responds to questions, complaints and requests for information/assistance by telephone or in person from the general public, court personnel, employees, officials, motorists, other agencies, or other persons; takes and relays messages and/or directs calls to appropriate personnel; returns calls as necessary.
  • Prepares and maintains reports, files, logs, records, citations, forms and other documentation; performs other clerical duties; maintains current manuals, policies/procedures, bulletins, map books, etc., for reference and/or review.

  • Assignment to Boat Patrol Unit may include :
  • Patrols County waterways; plans and executes rescue/recovery operations.
  • Provides boat patrol at water-related events.
  • Provides education to the general public by conducting demonstrations and presentations regarding boating and safety.

  • Assignment to K-9 Unit may include :
  • Works with specialized K-9 Unit to detect drugs, conduct searches, control suspects, provide crowd control, or provide protection.
  • Trains and handles dogs; coordinates K-9 demonstration activities.
  • Assists in developing K-9 Unit budget and monitoring related expenses.

  • Assignment to Special Investigations Unit may include :
  • Investigates crimes and related law enforcement problems; conducts investigations into financial, juvenile, vice, homicide, narcotic, auto theft, property, robbery, assault, gang-related, and other crimes.
  • Examines crime scenes for clues and evidence; makes photographs or diagrams of crime scenes and evidence; collects, evaluates and preserves evidence; checks for latent fingerprints; maintains control over physical evidence gathered; records and stores evidence.
  • Identifies potential witnesses and suspects; conducts interviews to gather information; takes statements; verifies truth/accuracy of statements.
  • Coordinates/directs activities of informants in the gathering of information and evidence.
  • Formulates, implements and conducts strategic operations leading to potential arrest of suspects; determines whether probable cause exists to conduct searches; obtains search warrants and conducts searches.
  • Conducts stakeouts and undercover operations as necessary.
  • Determines whether sufficient evidence exists to substantiate an arrest; obtains arrest warrants; makes arrests or turns warrants over to other law enforcement personnel for service.
  • Prepares detailed investigative reports and records; reviews investigative information; assists in determining whether cases are ready for prosecution.

  • May participate in special tactical team operations, responding to situations involving hostages, barricaded persons, high-risk drug raids, missing person searches, riots, and other situations requiring special weapons and tactical team assistance; participates in related training activities.
  • May provide training or instruction to other deputies as assigned; field training officer responsibilities may be assigned.

    The following are the minimum qualifications for this position. Possession of these qualifications does not ensure that an applicant will be interviewed. Applications will be reviewed in comparison with all other applications received.

    Ability to: Learn, understand, interpret and apply rules, laws, ordinances, and departmental policies pertaining to law enforcement work; enforce laws firmly, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others; learn law enforcement and crime prevention techniques, principles, procedures, and methods; learn the county road system, waterway system, and geographical layout of the area; learn first aid and CPR techniques; learn law enforcement and emergency radio communication systems and radio codes used in public safety work; react quickly and effectively under emergency conditions; effectively interview and interrogate individuals; accurately remember names, faces, numbers, and events; prepare clear and concise reports and records; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, and the general public; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; learn to operate standard and specialized police equipment, machinery, and tools; exercise care in proper driving of departmental vehicles; operate standard office equipment; and utilize various software programs relevant to the position.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR DEPUTY SHERIFF LATERAL ENTRY: Deputy Sheriff Lateral Entry candidates must possess a P.O.S.T Basic Certificate or above AND be currently employed as a full-time , sworn peace officer in a California law enforcement agency.


    Essential Duties require the following physical skills and work requirements:
    Ability to use firearms in a safe manner; ability to think and act quickly in emergencies; effectively deal with personal danger; maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include effecting arrests, subduing resisting individuals, chasing fleeing subjects, running, walking, crouching, or crawling during emergency operations, moving equipment and injured/deceased persons, climbing stairs/ladder, performing life-saving and rescue procedures; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observation and communicating with others.

    Other Requirements: Shall not have been convicted of a felony in this state or any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, or of any offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction which would have been a felony if committed in this state, pursuant to Government Code, Section 1029; shall have a good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation pursuant to Government Code Section 1031; shall be a citizen of the State of California pursuant to Government Code 24103. Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment. Must successfully complete a pre-placement medical examination which includes drug screening. Assignment to Boat Patrol may require completion of specialized training in basic and/or advanced boating, advanced diving, and/or water rescue. Assignment to K-9 Unit may require completion of specialized K-9 Training certification.

    License or Certificate: Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License.

    Recruitment Process
    The recruitment process for this position includes completing an application, successful participation in the POST Pellet-B written examination; physical agility test and participating in oral interview(s). Please notify the Human Resources Department when applying if you believe you have a disability, which would make it difficult to participate in any portion of the recruitment process and would require reasonable accommodation. Sutter County reserves the right to require medical documentation concerning the need for accommodation. Offers of employment are contingent upon a thorough background investigation, drug testing, medical examination, psychological evaluation and fingerprinting in addition to other appropriate requirements of the position.

    NOTE: Sutter County utilizes E-Verify to confirm the eligibility of employees to work in the United States.

    The County of Sutter is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Sutter County encourages both incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Keywords: Sutter County Human Resources, Yuba City , Deputy Sheriff, Other , yuba city, California

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