Yuba County

Deputy Sheriff Trainee / Deputy Sheriff

Law Enforcement
Northern California Inland
Until filled
$4,655.00-$6,415.00 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


720 Yuba Street Marysville, 95901


The County of Yuba is recruiting to fill the Deputy Sheriff classification.  Deputy Sheriff perform a wide variety of patrol officer and related duties required to effectively respond to and resolve the normal scope of peace situations, including the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression, case preparation and testimony, and providing information and assistance to the public and perform related duties as assigned. Incumbents may be assigned to a specific geographic area for patrol, investigations, crime prevention or other peace officer-related functions.  We are seeking dedicated, public service minded individuals to join our team in this honorable position.





Ideal Candidate

Required Qualifications

Trainee Minimum: Graduation from high school and currently enrolled in a California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy.

***ACADEMY ENROLLMENT LETTER REQUIRED WITH TRAINEE APPLICATION (The letter must state which P.O.S.T. Academy you are attending or enrolled to attend and the anticipated graduation date.)***

NOTE: Trainees cannot be appointed to a Deputy Sheriff position until they possess a valid California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate and are 21 years of age or older.

Deputy Sheriff Minimum: Graduation from high school and possession of a valid California P.O.S.T. Basic Certification.


Preferred: In addition to the minimum, paid or volunteer law enforcement experience and/or experience as a patrol officer.

Special Requirements: Applicants are required to submit a background packet (Personal History Statement) with their application. Must meet the State of California requirements for peace officer status (830.1 CA Penal Code) including, passing a detailed background investigation with a fingerprint check, no felony convictions, passing a medical exam and psychological exam. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen at time of appointment (pursuant to Government Code Section 1031) and at least 18 years of age. Possess and maintain firearms qualification. DMV printout prior to hire.



MERIT INCREASE: Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years

RETIREMENT: Safety Classifications

Classic: 2% @ 50

New: 2.7% @ 57 (1/1/13 CalPERS pension Reform)

VACATION: 12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 yrs

HOLIDAYS: An average of 13 paid holidays per year (this includes 2 floating holidays)

SICK LEAVE: Accrued every payroll period, up to 12 days per yr

HEALTH: The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan Premium for employee only or 70% for employee and eligible dependent(s)

DENTAL/VISION: The County pays 100% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only or 80% for employee and eligible dependent(s)

LIFE: County provides $50,000 in life insurance coverage

DEFERRED COMP: Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan(s) are available

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: County paid confidential family wellness plan for up to 5 sessions per incident per policy year.

UNION AFFILIATION: Deputy Sheriff’s Association (DSA)


Special Instructions

FILING DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED (Next Applicant Review Date: Friday, March 15,2019)



Submit an official Yuba County employment application, copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts, diploma or grade reports on-line through CalOpps or to the Yuba County Human Resources and Organizational Services, 915 Eighth Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901.

(Note: All diplomas or degrees must be from an accredited college or university. To obtain information regarding accreditation, refer to the US Department of Education Office of Post Secondary Education at: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx)


Applicants must provide the following documents by the filing deadline:

- Yuba County Employment Application - (On-line through CalOpps or in person)

Trainee Applicants: P.O.S.T. Academy Enrollment Letter w/Anticipated Graduation Date - (Full-Time Academy or Modular I) 

- Lateral Applicants: Copy of valid P.O.S.T. Certification(s)

- Diploma and Unofficial Transcripts

- Copies of Certifications



To begin the hiring process, an applicant must submit a completed County application prior to the final filing deadline. Applications must be completed legibly, all questions must be answered, and the required documentation must be provided. Please be sure to use the on-line CalOpps application process or a current County paper application. Old applications cannot be accepted.All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County. Failure to provide the required documentation may result in rejection of your application.



All applicants must clearly demonstrate he/she meets the minimum qualifications, by the final filing deadline, to be considered in the selection and testing phases of the process.



Education and experience as detailed on the employment application will be thoroughly reviewed. Please include all experience, education, and training pertinent to the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position. This is an essential part of the process and will be used to determine further eligibility to participate in the next phase of the selection procedures.



All applicants that meet the minimum qualifications and are certified to an employment list as eligible for hire will be required to provide a completed Personal History Statement (PHS) directly to the Sheriff's Department prior to or at the department interview. A preliminary review of the PHS will be conducted prior to or at the department interview before any employment offers are made.  The Post Officer POST 2-251 PHS is available on the Yuba County website at www.co.yuba.ca.us under the applicant toolbox link, or through POST at www.post.ca.gov/forms.aspx under the background/hiring tab.



An employment eligibility list will be established for those applicants who successfully meet the minimum qualifications. This list will be held for a minimum of six (6) months from the date the list is certified. The employment list is an alphabetical order and provided to the department for additional selections processes which includes a Personal History Statement Pre-Review and department interviews.



The Sheriff’s Department will notify the applicant of the date and time of his/her interview. The applicant will be asked a series of questions about his/herself and his/her related experience, education and training that exhibit the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job. The applicant may also be asked questions about hypothetical situations to test his/her ability to make decisions and use sound judgment and common sense.

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