Deputy

Interested in applying to be a Deputy? Apply below

  • Deputy Sheriff Trainee

  • Deputy Sheriff I

  • Deputy Sheriff II

    • This Continuous Recruitment is open for experienced Peace Officers currently not working in a law enforcement officer capacity or applying from outside of California. Applicants must have a valid POST BASIC certificate or POST BASIC Waiver.

  • Deputy Sheriff II- Laterals From Other Public Agencies

    • This Continuous Recruitment is now open for experienced Peace Officers currently working, or have worked within the last year, in law enforcement capacity and have a valid POST BASIC certificate or POST BASIC Waiver. 

  1. Upcoming Tests
  2. Before/After The Exam
  3. Hiring Process
  4. Salary
  5. Benefits

Upcoming Deputy Sheriff I / Deputy Trainee Test

The below information refers to all applicants who have applied to the OPEN recruitments in 2024, which opened on 01/02/2024.

Written Examinations: The first written examination for the 2024 continuous recruitment is scheduled for February 15, 2024. Qualified applications received by January 21, 2024, will receive an email notification regarding the next stops in the recruitment process within one week prior to February 14, 2024.

 The Written examination is proctored by the County of Placer Human Resources Department. Applications are screened for applicant eligibility and notifications are emailed to applicants within one week of the tentative written examination date noted on the job posting. 

The written examination consists of the POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) and is administered by the County of Placer Human Resources Department. 100% of the written examination T-scores received from this examination will determine applicant ranking on the eligible list. 

For more information regarding the PELLETB, click here to be directed to the California POST website.

 The written examination consists of the POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB). T-scores received from this examination will determine applicant ranking on the eligible list. For more information regarding the PELLETB, click here

 Applicants who have already taken the POST PELLETB exam within twelve (12) months of their scheduled testing date may attach their official score report notice (including agency name, exam name, exam date, and exam scores) to their application materials to forward their scores to Placer County. Different agencies use different cutoff scores for the PELLETB exam. Therefore, it is possible for an applicant to pass the exam with one agency and fail it with another using the same score.

 Per California POST, applicants may not take the PELLETB exam more than once within a thirty (30) day calendar period. Applicants who have already taken the PELLETB exam within 30 days of a Placer County exam administration will not be permitted to test again.

 The County of Placer Human Resources Department has outlined the remaining written examination schedule for the upcoming year. The written examination has been tentatively scheduled for the following. 

 Week of February 12, 2024

Week of April 15, 2024

Week of June 24, 2024

Week of August 19, 2024

Week of October 21, 2024

Week of December 2, 2024

 Applicants Question and Answer (Q&A) Event: Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 5:00pm to 7:00pm. This event is designed to provide applicants with information regarding the next steps in the process and create an open forum for applicants to ask any questions they might have about our Agency, the agility testing process, helpful tips for a successful interview, and concerns regarding a Law Enforcement Background. Notices to qualified applicants will be sent an email notification regarding the next stops in the recruitment process within one week of March 12, 2024.

 Agility Performance Test (APT): Tuesday, March 26, 2024, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The APT test will be held at 2929 Richardson Dr, Auburn CA 95603.

 Agency Interviews: Wednesday, March 27, 2024, beginning as early as 7:00 a.m.

Interview times will be determined upon successful completion of the APT and applicants notified of their interview date and time by email no later than 5:30 p.m. the same day of the APT. Depending on the number of successful applicants, additional interviews may be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2024.

The agency interviews will be held at 2929 Richardson Dr, Auburn CA 95603.

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