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Deputy Sheriff - Entry Level
Reference JB491_V2_SHF_060716
Job Type Full-time
Job Status Sourcing
Date Posted 08/02/2016
Location
Duration
Company Information Shasta County
1450 Court Street
Suite 348
Redding, CA 96001
Website: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/shasta/default.cfm
Job Description ABOUT THE POSITION
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 being hired.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
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.
Qualifications 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.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
 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.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS
Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.
1. Do you possess a current, valid Basic Law Enforcement Certificate awarded by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.)? Yes ___ No___
2. If yes, did you attach a copy of the P.O.S.T. Certificate to your application? Yes ___ No___
3. If no, are you expected to graduate from a P.O.S.T. Academy prior to December 31, 2016? Yes ___ No___
4. If you are expected to graduate from a P.O.S.T. Academy prior to December 31, 2016, from what Academy are you expected to graduate?
5. Are you willing to accept a three year contractual assignment to the Burney Substation? Yes___ No___ (Please refer to the Example of Duties in regards to Burney Substation)
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and sit. The employee is frequently required to walk; and occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions and is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Compensation $4,049 Flat Rate Monthly / $23.62 Flat Rate Hourly
How to Apply APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURES
Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until the current vacancies have been filled. A cover letter and/or resume will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “See/Refer to Resume,” or “See Attached.” Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.
Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.
Veterans' Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.
Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.
SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515
Contact Info
Contact Phone: 530-225-5515

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