Deputy Sheriff I

County of Orange
Full Time $88,212 - $126,568 Per year CA Orange County Sheriff's Department - Headquarters, 550 N Flower St, Santa Ana, CA 92703, United States
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Overview

CAREER DESCRIPTION


DEPUTY SHERIFF I
(LATERAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:
Effective June 28, 2024 – 5.00% increase
Effective June 27, 2025 – 4.00% increase

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

The recruitment will remain open on a continuous basis until the needs of the Department are met.


RECRUITMENT/POSITION INFORMATION

This recruitment is being held to establish an Open Eligible List to fill vacancies in this class until the next recruitment.



Incumbents will be periodically rotated through assignments and shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays, and correctional/court facilities.

A Deputy Sheriff I is assigned, under supervision, to guard and supervise prisoners in correctional and court facilities, and other law enforcement duties as required.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Sheriff's Department is the fifth largest sheriff's department in the nation, offering a rewarding career with the opportunity to serve Orange County in diverse assignments including land, air, and sea-based patrol, specialty investigative units, community engagement assignments, and unique collateral duty options.  The Sheriff's Department prides itself on embracing a policing model that employs intelligence-led policing strategies and a community-focused approach to providing law enforcement services.  We believe engaged communities make for safe communities. Accordingly, the Department also offers extensive training and outreach opportunities for personnel to build and strengthen relationships in the communities they serve through community-based policing, familiarization between law enforcement and community residents, and collaborative problem solving. This is more than a job; it is an opportunity to build a career of which you can be proud.


SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • CURRENT OR FORMER PEACE OFFICERS IN PC 830.1 STATUS THAT HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED PROBATION. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY PC 830.1 STATUS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
  • POSSESS A VALID CALIFORNIA P.O.S.T. CERTIFICATE (BASIC, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED, SUPERVISORY OR MANAGEMENT).
  • GRADUATED FROM A CALIFORNIA P.O.S.T. CERTIFIED PEACE OFFICER REGULAR BASIC COURSE ACADEMY.
  • MODULAR FORMAT (RESERVE) TRAINING WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

All applicants must scan, upload, and attach their VALID California P.O.S.T. Certified Peace Officer Regular Basic Course Academy certificate and California P.O.S.T. certificate (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, or Management) to the application. [Failure to immediately attach your certificates may result in an incomplete application and will not be accepted].

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Some Knowledge of:

  • Criminal law; police patrol procedures; legal requirements for incarceration; custody and control of prisoners in jail and during transportation; operations and maintenance of standard police firearms

Ability to:

  • Read, understand, interpret and apply departmental policies, rules, laws and ordinances pertaining to law enforcement work.
     
  • Write clear and comprehensive reports.
     
  • Accurately observe and remember names, faces, numbers and events.
     
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with others.
     
  • Skillfully and safely operate police vehicles and standard police firearms.
     
  • Pass a physical examination for peace officers whose typical duties demand top physical fitness and agility.
 
Option I
 
Have successfully completed the Sheriff-Coroner Department’s basic law enforcement training course at the Department’s Training Academy and have obtained a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Course Certificate.  

 
Must maintain a valid California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Proof of Eligibility (P.O.E.) and obtain and maintain a valid California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Certificate upon completion of probation. 
 
A  P.O.E. is not transferable between agencies and expires upon obtaining a valid California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic certificate.
 
Option II
 
Have successfully graduated from a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified basic law enforcement training academy, to the satisfaction of the Sheriff-Coroner, or possess a valid California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Course Waiver.


And

Possess and maintain a valid California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Certificate. 

License/Certification

Possession of a valid California Driver License by date of appointment.
 
Special Requirements
 
Must maintain periodic firearms qualification.

Requirements for Peace Officer Status

Applicant must:
  • Be legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law.  
  • Be at least 21 years of age by the date of appointment .
  • Not have been convicted of a felony, and not be otherwise subject to disqualification under  California Government Code Section 1029.    
  • Be free from any physical, emotional or mental condition, including bias against race or ethnicity, gender, nationality, religion, disability, or sexual orientation, that  might adversely affect exercise of peace officer powers, as determined by a licensed examining authority in accordance with California Government Code Section 1031.
  • Have graduated from high school, attained a satisfactory score on a General Education Development (G.E.D.) test or passed a California high school proficiency examination, or have attained a two-year or four-year degree from an accredited college or university.        
  • Pass a background investigation conducted in compliance with California Government Code Section 1031, to the satisfaction of the Sheriff-Coroner.

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PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
The County of Orange is committed to providing a means for applicants who may have a disability to identify areas in which they may request a reasonable accommodation. The following is a description of the physical and mental abilities, which are customarily required to perform the essential job functions of this position. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Recruiter for any questions or to request an accommodation during the testing/selection process.


Environmental Conditions:
Incumbents will be working inside a correctional or court facility and will have contact with inmates that may become violent or abusive. Incumbents will be required to drive in inclement weather conditions; and work shift work, holidays, weekends and rotating schedules.

Physical Requirements:
Applicants must have independent body mobility to stand, stoop, bend, and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.; climb a ladder, scaffolds, etc.; sit and stand for prolonged periods of time; speak and hear well enough to converse in person; communicate clearly and understandably over the phone and to address large groups of people; and vision sufficient to read a computer screen and oversee large groups of inmates.
SELECTION PROCESS

Sheriff Human Resources screens all applications and supplemental information to identify the qualified candidates. After screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process.



Oral Panel Interview: (Weighted 100%)

Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a panel comprised of subject matter experts and civilian personnel. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the position. Those who score high enough on the oral panel interview will be scheduled for a background interview.



Background Investigation:

Will include employment history, personal references, criminal history, credit history, a polygraph examination, medical examination, drug urinalysis test, and a written and oral psychological examination.



Based on the Department's needs, the selection process listed above may be modified and all affected candidates will be notified.
Veterans Employment Preference

The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. 


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ELIGIBLE LIST

After all selection procedures have been completed, Sheriff Human Resources will establish an Open Eligible List of qualified candidates.



HOW TO APPLY

Apply online by clicking the "Apply" link above. Only online applications with completed supplemental questions will be accepted. Application information must be current, succinct and related to the requirements in this job announcement. Duplicated and incomplete applications will be disqualified. Please print your online confirmation page. The confirmation page verifies receipt or your online application. Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is on your application and only use one email account.


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