Yuba County

Deputy Sheriff (20104662)

Law Enforcement
Northern California Inland
Until filled
$5,303.00-$5,834.00 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.


About the Sheriff’s Department

The Yuba County Sheriff's Office is comprised of multiple functions within the Operations Division including Valley and Foothill Patrol, Investigations, Narcotics Task Force, Gang Enforcement, Marijuana Eradication Team, Coroner, Crime Prevention, Crisis Negotiation Team, SWAT, Canine Program, Field Training Officer, Aero Squadron, and Marine Enforcement.  The department is committed to working in partnership with the community to identify and resolve public safety and quality of live issues, consistent with it’s core values.  The Sheriff's Office provides a full range of services to an estimated population of about 70,000.  The Sheriff’s Department is located in the City of Marysville with a substation in Brownsville.




Ideal Candidate

We are seeking dedicated, public services minded individuals to join our team in this honorable position. The ideal candidate serves as a department representative, upholding department policies and procedures, while fostering a safe working environment and maintaining command presence.

Required Qualifications:

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

Lateral: In addition to the Deputy Sheriff minimum, at least one year of current, full-time, paid patrol experience in a California municipal or state police agency, county sheriff's department or California Highway Patrol, or similar as defined in California Penal Code §830.1 or §830.2, which included successful completion of a Patrol Field Training Program and probationary period.


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 or §830.2 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.




Deputy Sheriff: $5,303 to $5,834 DOE

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

EDUCATIONAL/P.O.S.T. INCENTIVE PROGRAM: Employees within specified areas are eligible for incentive pay as follows (For complete details, refer to section 19.05 of the DSA contract.) :

- Associate's Degree: $135 per month

- Bachelor's Degree: $270.00 per month

- Employees with an Intermediate P.O.S.T. Certificate receive $75.00 per month

- Employees with an Advanced P.O.S.T. Certificate receive $125.00 per month

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 14 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). Health Waiver Opt-out of $250/monthly available with proof of other employer sponsored health care coverage.

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. Employees may purchase supplemental life insurance for themselves & dependents.

DEFERRED COMP: One Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan is available


Effective 07/01/2020, the County will provide the following deferred compensation plan match to all represented DSA employees with open 457 deferred compensation accounts:

• Beginning with the pay period following completion of 2 years of service, the County will match up to $35/mo or if a biweekly pay cycle $16.15 per pay period (26x/year)

• Beginning with the pay period following completion of 5 years of service, the County will match up to $85/mo or if a biweekly pay cycle $39.23 per pay period (26x/year)

• Beginning with the pay period following completion of 10 years of service, the County will match up to $170/mo or if a biweekly pay cycle $78.46 per pay period (26x/year)

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: County paid confidential counseling program for up to 5 sessions per incident per policy year.

SOCIAL SECURITY: Yuba County does not participate in the Social Security Program

MEDICARE: Yuba County does participate in the Medicare Program. Current EE & ER share is 1.45%

DISABILITY INSURANCE: Optional plans may be available through DSA membership

MISCELLANEOUS: For a specific job classification and/or specific department/location benefits, please reference the Memorandum of Understanding by visiting: 


UNION AFFILIATION: Deputy Sheriff’s Association (DSA)


Special Instructions

FINAL FILING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED (Next Application Review Date Monday, April 26, 2021):

Note: Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) affecting the county’s ability to safely conduct selection procedures such as, but not limited to: Qualifications Appraisal Panels, Speed Interviews, Written Exams, Departmental Interviews, etc. the Personnel Director may provided direction to postpone or change selection procedures, extend recruitments and/or cancel and pause recruitments as deemed necessary.



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)

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

- Diploma and Unofficial Transcripts

- Copies of Related 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.



Applicants must complete a required supplemental questionnaire with the employment application. This questionnaire is included as part of the on-line CalOpps application or available upon request from the Human Resources Department. The purpose of this questionnaire is to identify your qualifications and experience in job-related areas. It is critical that you fill out the supplemental questionnaire completely, listing all information which might demonstrate your qualifications in the rating areas. Be sure to include on your employment application dates and employment history. Failure to complete the supplemental questionnaire will result in your application being withdrawn from the recruitment.



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 document page under PHS - PEACE OFFICER located at https://www.yuba.org/departments/human_resources_and_organizational_services/documents.php or directly 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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