Deputy Sheriff

County of Napa
Full Time $92,331 - $112,236 Per year CA 1535 Airport Blvd, Napa, CA 94558, United States



The County of Yolo is recruiting to fill two (2) regular, full-time positions in the class of Deputy Sheriff at the Yolo County Sheriffs Office.  This assignment will be

 to patrol an assigned area and enforce State and local laws; to receive and serve civil processes and subpoenas; to supervise inmates in the jail facility; to perform duties as a courtroom bailiff; and to perform other related duties as required.
Competitive Pay Incentives!New hires may also eligible for up to $10,000 hiring incentive pay!
Prior sworn safety experience with a law enforcement agency shall be credited towards years of County service solely for the purpose of calculating longevity.

In addition to the salary posted in this job bulletin, employees receive additional compensation, up to a total of 15% of base, by stacking a maximum of two of the following incentives:

  • 2.5% for possession of Intermediate POST   
  • 7.5% for possession of Advanced POST   
  • 2.5% for possession of a 2 year degree   
  • 7.5% for possession of a 4 year degree
  • 10% for possession of post graduate degree

How To ApplyInterested applicants must submit an online County of Yolo Employment application and a completed supplemental questionnaire.
Employment will be contingent upon proof of P.O.S.T Basic Certification after completion of Academy training.  A copy of California P.O.S.T Basic certification OR verification of current P.O.S.T Basic Academy enrollment should be attached to the employment application. 
For important and detailed information regarding the application and selection process for this recruitment, please see the APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS section of this job announcement below.

Essential Functions

  • Patrols assigned area using patrol car and two-way radio unit;
  • Answers calls for the protection of life and property and the enforcement of State and local laws;
  • Observes assigned area for suspicious acts and unsafe conditions;
  • Conducts preliminary investigations at scenes of accidents and crimes;
  • Prepares detailed reports of all activities;
  • Provides assistance to other Deputies and other law enforcement agencies as necessary;
  • Receives and serves a variety of civil papers including summons and complaints, subpoenas, orders, writs of attachment, executions, and claim and delivery;
  • Confers with appropriate parties in serving civil processes;
  • Makes arrests in contempt proceeding;
  • Effects evictions and seizes personal property ties;
  • Serves as jailer;
  • Serves as bailiff;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Employment Standards

Minimum Qualifications
Education:  Graduation from high school or possession of a GED.

Certificate:  Possession of a valid POST Basic Certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training.
 In addition to the above, applicants must:
1.  Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment;
2.  Be a United States Citizen;
3.  Successfully pass a thorough background investigation conducted by the Sheriff's Department;
4.  Not have been convicted of a felony; and
5.  Be in good physical condition and pass a thorough medical and psychological examination prior to employment.

Special Requirements

: Persons employed in this class must be willing to work odd, irregular, and/or rotating shifts, holidays and weekends.  In addition, incumbents must continue to maintain department standards for firearms qualification and training as a condition of employment.

Each deputy must continue to meet the department standards on firearms qualifications. License

: Positions in this classification require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver's license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.

 Ability to

:  Ability to learn, understand, interpret, and apply departmental policies, and rules and laws and ordinances pertaining to law enforcement work; ability to write clear, comprehensive reports and accurately remember names, faces, numbers, and events; ability to learn the use and care of firearms; ability to exercise care in proper driving of a departmental vehicle; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action under emergency conditions.

Application & Selection Process

It is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference.

Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement.

In addition to a completed application, applicants are required to submit a completed supplemental questionnaire and a copy of California P.O.S.T Basic certification OR verification of current P.O.S.T Basic Academy enrollment.Incomplete applications will be disqualified.  
Selection Procedure
The following is a tentative schedule of events that will occur as part of the selection process.  The selection process steps may change with or without notice.

  • Screen for Minimum Qualifications
  • Department Selection Interview
  • Behavioral Assessment
  • Background Investigation
  • Final interview with the Sheriff and/or the Sheriff's designee
  • Conditional Job Offer, pending:
    • Psychological Exam
    • Medical Exam

 Verification of Licensure

Acceptable forms of licensure, certification and/or formal training documentation are certificates that list the applicant's name, institution name, course title and date the certificate was awarded. If applicable, the verifying documentation should include a certification/license number as well as an expiration date.

Contact Information

For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Human Resources by e-mail at or by phone at (530) 666-8055.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the County of Yolo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance.  The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.  Reasonable testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities or who are unable to attend a scheduled test due to religious reasons in accordance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please call the County of Yolo Human Resources Office at (530) 666-8055 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled test date to request accommodation. Documentation from a medical doctor, rehabilitation counselor, or other qualified professional will be required.