Multiple law enforcement positions available. Come to beautiful Sonoma County and become a Deputy Sheriff!
Choose Sonoma County
We offer expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment that provides continuous training and education, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better our communities. You can also look forward to some excellent benefits*, including:
A cash allowance of approximately $600 per month
An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $750
Bilingual premium pay of $0.95 cents per hour in addition to the hourly pay rate
Premium pay for specialty assignments, ranging from 2.5% to 10.0%
Differential pay for swing and graveyard shifts
Onsite workout facilities
Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 11 holidays per year
Significant 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
Retirement is fully integrated with Social Security. With the recent pension reform, new employees as defined and eligible will receive a 2.7% at 57 formula, or for those individuals who meet certain criteria, 3.0% at 50
*Salary is negotiable. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can found in the Deputy Sheriffs' Association Memorandum Of Understanding (DSA MOU). Bilingual positions require English and Spanish skills at either the basic (conversational) or fluent (reading, writing, and conversational) level. A bilingual examination will be conducted prior to employment to confirm level of skill. The bilingual premium pay begins upon the assignment of a bilingual caseload.
This entry, working-level position in the Deputy Sheriff job series is for individuals who meet one of the following criteria:
Completed a California Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) approved Basic Peace Officer Academy within the last three years
Are currently attending a California POST approved Basic Peace Officer Academy and will complete the Academy by December 31, 2018
Are out-of-state law enforcement officers possessing a California POST Basic Course Waiver (BCW)
If you are an experienced Peace Officer, please apply to our separate Deputy Sheriff II recruitment.
Out-of-state applicants are encouraged to apply. In order to qualify for this position, they must obtain a California POST BCW. Please review the Selection Procedure section of this job announcement for further information.
Deputy Sheriff I candidates must satisfactorily complete a California POST approved basic Law Enforcement Academy prior to appointment. Corrections Academy experience is not applicable.