Deputy Sheriff

County of Shasta
Full Time $63,156 Per year CA Shasta County Sheriff, 300 Park Marina Cir, Redding, CA 96001, United States Apply before 6/5/2024 5:00


Shasta County offers all the amenities of the big city while retaining a comfortable small-town atmosphere.  With its natural beauty, affordable housing, excellent educational system, abundance of recreational opportunities, and excellent quality of life, Shasta County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.


The Sheriff's Office is organized into four major divisions: Custody, Services, Enforcement and Coroner.

The Custody Division includes the County Jail and the Annex Work Facility. The purpose of the jail is to incarcerate offenders while providing basic medical care for County, State, out-of-County, and federal prisoners who are ineligible to be assigned to alternative custody programs. The jail is a maximum-security facility that houses both pre-sentenced and sentenced persons.

The Services Division includes The Local Office of Emergency Services, Personnel and Hiring, the Background Unit, Internal Affairs, and the Records Unit.

The Enforcement Division handles all Patrol related matters. The Major Crimes Unit augments patrol and investigates property crimes, and crimes against people. The Enforcement Division is also responsible for municipal law enforcement services within the City of Shasta Lake. The Animal Regulation Unit is also under the Enforcement Division of the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff is also the County Coroner; therefore, the Coroner’s Division is responsible for investigating sudden, violent, unusual, and unexpected deaths, when the decedent has not been recently seen by a physician. The Coroner’s Division is commanded by a Lieutenant who serves as the agency’s Chief Deputy Coroner. 


Under supervision, to perform law enforcement, crime prevention, and crime detection activities; and to do related work as required.

SPECIAL NOTE: An individual will be required to pass a background investigation relevant to working in a law enforcement office or facility prior to be hired.


This is the entry level sworn class in the Deputy Sheriff's series.  Incumbents rotate through various assignments and are expected to learn and perform the full range of duties required. 


Patrols assigned areas and answers calls for protection of life and property; conducts preliminary investigations; interviews witnesses, victims, and suspects; gathers evidence, and takes statements in connection with suspected criminal activities; substantiates finding of fact in court; serves warrants and civil documents; pursues and apprehends suspects and makes arrests; serves as rangemaster; directs traffic and enforces traffic laws; assists and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in investigations and arrests; and keeps firearms and other equipment in good working condition.

If assignment is in the Burney Station:  The employee must commit to serving the assigned beat areas for no less than three years.  Within 120 days of hire, the employee must establish residency.  Residency means, at minimum, that the employee is physically located within 30 road miles of the Burney Station on a regular, consistent, and frequent basis.


Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Knowledge of: Basic principles and practices of law enforcement; basic rules and regulations of the Sheriff's Office; basic laws of arrest and rules of evidence; basic laws applicable to the apprehension and treatment of juveniles; care and operation of small firearms and other law enforcement equipment.

Ability to: Demonstrate keen powers of observation and memory; secure information from witnesses and suspects; make independent decisions while working in the field; analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; writes or prepares accurate, concise, and detailed criminal and informational reports; understand and carry out oral and written directions, regulations, and departmental policies; use and care for firearms; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with fellow employees and the general public; learn to operate surveillance, control, and communications equipment; stand and walk for long periods of time, perform moderate physical effort on an intermittent basis and strenuous physical effort on an occasional basis; some positions may require the ability to use small boats in the performance of their duties.


  • Possession of a current, valid Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certificate of Completion awarded by P.O.S.T.
  • Possession of an appropriate California Driver's license.
  • Per California Government Code Section 1031.4, the minimum age at date of hire is 21.