County Of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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Deputy Sheriff Trainee

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on July 27, 2019

Deputy Sheriff Trainee

$6,209 - $7,548/Monthly Apply by 7/30/19

What We Offer
A career with the Sheriff's Office is anything but monotonous. When you join the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, you become part of a strong work family that makes a difference in our community. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $750 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • For designated positions, bilingual premium pay of $0.90 cents per hour in addition to the hourly pay rate
  • Shift work differential premium pay (5%-10%)
  • County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • Onsite workout facilities
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

Train to Become a Deputy Sheriff

During the six month probationary period, Deputy Sheriff Trainees attend a basic law enforcement academy and must successfully complete all course work, physical training, vehicle operation, and use of weapons courses. Deputy Sheriff Trainees who successful complete the California POST certified Basic Peace Officer Academy may promote to Deputy Sheriff I. While Deputy Sheriff Trainee is a non-sworn position that has no police officer powers, and does not perform active law enforcement duties, Sonoma County Deputy Sheriff I positions learn how to patrol assigned areas, serve warrants, make arrests, and assist in preliminary criminal investigations.

Working in the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office

Serving the community since 1850, the Sheriff's Office employs over 650 employees to protect and secure the half-million residents within the 1,768 square miles of Sonoma County. With more than 30 different highly-trained and specialized units, you can be confident that a career with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office will be anything but monotonous.

After being hired, passing the academy, and receiving appropriate training, Deputies are assigned to the Patrol Division, a part of the Law Enforcement Division. The patrol force operates out of the main office of the Sheriff's Office in Santa Rosa, two substations located in Guerneville and the Sonoma Valley, as well as two contracted police stations in the Town of Windsor (Windsor Police Department) and the City of Sonoma (Sonoma Police Department).