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DEPUTY SHERIFF RELATED QUESTIONS

 

What are the minimum requirements to be a Deputy Sheriff with Placer County?

Please visit the Placer County Human Resources page to view the Deputy Sheriff Job classification and current minimum requirements. See links below.

Deputy Sheriff I https://jobapscloud.com/Placer/auditor/ClassSpecs.asp. Select the job title of Deputy Sheriff I to view the minimum qualifications

Deputy Sheriff II https://jobapscloud.com/Placer/auditor/ClassSpecs.asp. Select the job title of Deputy Sheriff II to view the minimum qualifications

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What are the selection standards for a Deputy Sheriff?

Placer County Sheriff’s Office follows the same selection standards for a Public Officer and employee outlined by California Penal Codes §832 and §832.05; Gov. Codes §1029 and §1031 and the State Commission on California Peace Officers Standards and Training’s (POST), Regulation 11 CCR §1950-1955. In addition, our Agency follows the guidelines set forth by the State Commission on California Peace Officer’s Standards and Training (POST), Regulation 11 CCR §1953, when conducting a Pre-Employment background investigation. California Government Code, in part, specifies that as a minimum every peace officer shall:

Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship (Gov. Code §1031(a) and §1031.5);

Be at least 18 years of age (Gov. Code 1031(b);

Be fingerprinted for purposes of search of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record (Gov. Code 1030 and 1031(c) ;

Be free of any felony convictions (Gov. Code 1029(a) (1).

Be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation (Gov. Code 1031(d);

Be a high school graduate, pass the General Education Development test or have attained a two-year or four-year degree from an accredited institution (Gov. Code 1031(e);

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What are the typical duties of a Deputy Sheriff?

Our officers work a variety of assignments to uphold our Agency’s Mission Statement and Core Values [link to Placer county Sheriff’s Principles]. Various duties are performed in each position; the Deputy Sheriff Job Classification Specifications provides the main essential duties.

To view the Job Specifications, click here:

https://jobapscloud.com/Placer/auditor/ClassSpecs.asp and select the job title of Deputy Sheriff I/ II for classification specifications which include examples of essential duties.

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I currently work as a peace officer for another law enforcement agency and am interested in applying to Placer County Sheriff’s Office, what is the application process?

Our Agency values the knowledge and experience each lateral applicant has earned. Applications for employment under the Public Agency Eligibility List (PAEL) are continuously accepted. For information on lateral transfers from another agency, and to download forms, please visit https://jobapscloud.com/placer/default.asp and look for the job title of “employees from other public agencies”. Here you will find the requirements for the lateral (PAEL – public agency eligibility list) process as well as required documents and application.

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I am currently a peace officer outside of the State of California and want to apply with Placer County Sheriff’ Office, how do I apply?

If you have never worked as a peace officer in the state of California you will need to work with the California Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training (P.O.S.T.) https://post.ca.gov/ to determine what steps are necessary to apply for a P.O.S.T. basic academy equivalency certificate. You must possess either this equivalent Certificate for a Basic Academy Training Certificate to be qualified for a peace officer position within California, and our Agency. To apply for a Deputy Sheriff II, and you have never worked as a law enforcement officer in the state of California, you will need to work with POST https:// www.post.ca.gov to see what is necessary to have a POST basic academy equivalency certificate issued. The minimum qualifications for deputy sheriff II require possession of a CA POST basic certificate. Please visit POST’s website here [http://www.post.ca.gov/] to learn when POST issues this certificate.

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I have a college degree; do I still need to attend a basic police academy to be a Deputy Sheriff?

Yes, in order to be a Deputy Sheriff you must have a valid CA P.O.S.T. basic academy training certificate or basic academy equivalency certificate.

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How can I become a Deputy Sheriff if I haven’t attended a P.O.S.T. Basic Academy?

You can put yourself through a POST academy. Visit https://post.ca.gov/and select the quick link for basic training academies. Once you have your basic academy certificate you can then apply for the position of Deputy Sheriff I once it is open. The second option is to submit an interest card at https://jobapscloud.com/placer/default.asp for the position of deputy sheriff trainee and you will be notified when we are accepting applications to potentially send someone to the academy.

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What is the application process for Deputy Sheriff?

To begin your career as a Deputy Sheriff, please visit https://jobapscloud.com/placer/default.aspfor a list of current recruitments. The entry level Deputy Sheriff Trainee and Deputy Sheriff I positions must be listed as open recruitments to submit an application. Employees of other Public Employee Agencies may apply at any time. Placer County has an automated job-application service (JOBS) you will need to access to submit an application for position(s) you are interested in applying for.

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What if applications are not currently being accepted for Deputy Sheriff?

If our Agency is not currently accepting applications, you can submit an interest card for the position(s) you are seeking and the County’s online job-application service (JOBS) will electronically email a notification when an application can be submitted. Interest cards stay on file for up to 12 months. To submit an interest card, visit https://jobapscloud.com/placer/default.asp, click on “Notify me of New Job Openings”. Follow the instructions on submitting your interest. You can check any Job Group you are interested in. Please note Deputy Sheriff Positions are listed under “Public Safety/Law Enforcement”.

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What is the testing process for Deputy Sheriff?

Each recruitment job bulletin will indicate the testing process for the open recruitment. Deputy Sheriff Positions must be able to satisfy the P.O.S.T. selection standards by successfully completing a physical agility and written examination prior to appointment. If your application is accepted, you will be notified via the email address provided on your application of the confirmed date and location prior to the scheduled examinations. Notification for each phase of the recruitment process will be by email. Please contact the Placer County Human Resources Department at (530) 889-4060 with any email address changes for all applications submitted.

 

I’ve taken the Deputy Sheriff written test in the past, and have a T-score; can I apply it to Placer County’s written exam?

Within certain guidelines you can have your t-score transferred. Please contact Placer County Human Resources at (530) 889-4060 prior to the application submittal deadline for each recruitment if you are interested in transferring your T-Score.

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Is there a physical agility exam for Deputy Sheriff? What does it consist of?

Candidates for Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Deputy Sheriff I and Deputy Sheriff II must pass the P.O.S.T. job-related work sample test battery which consists of five physical agility job-task simulation tests. This exam will test several physical performance abilities identified as necessary in the field of law enforcement. Successful completion of each physical test as specified is mandatory. A candidate must compile a minimum of 384 points to pass the physical performance test as a whole. The faster each test battery is completed the more points the candidate receives. Time to point conversion charts are available for viewing on day of testing.

Obstacle course

Obstacle Course

As rapidly as possible the candidate runs a 99 yard obstacle course consisting of several sharp turns, a number of curb-height obstacles, and a 34 inch high obstacle that must be vaulted. Two attempts at this test are allowed.

Fence Climb 

Solid Fence Climb

As rapidly as possible the candidate runs 5 yards to a solid fence, climbs over the fence, and continues to run another 25 yards. Two attempts at this test are allowed. 

Fence Climb

Chain Link Fence Climb

As rapidly as possible the candidate runs 5 yards to a chain link fence, climbs over the fence, and continues to run another 25 yards. Two attempts at this test are allowed.

 Body Drag

Body Drag

The candidate is required to lift a 165 pound life-like dummy and drag the dummy 32 feet as rapidly as possible. Two attempts at this test are allowed.

 

 Run   

500-yard Run

The candidate runs 500 yards. One attempt at this test is allowed. 

 

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What is the selection process for a Deputy Sheriff?

Selected candidates who are certified to the Sheriff’s Office may be scheduled for a series of Agency Panel Oral Interviews. Candidates selected from the outcome of the panel interviews will then meet with the Undersheriff for a final determination. Our Agency is looking for exceptional candidates and will accept nothing less than your best in an interview. To ensure your success, you may want to utilize all available tools to prepare. In addition to learning about our Agency and getting to know some of our Deputy Sheriff’s, the P.O.S.T. website https://post.ca.gov/ has a variety of information on how to prepare for a job as a peace officer. Candidates that pass the Agency Interview will be required to complete a P.O.S.T. Personal History Statement and will be subject to a background investigation using P.O.S.T. guidelines. https://post.ca.gov/Upon receipt and review of the background report, a conditional offer of employment may be made, and the final candidates must then pass a Pre-Employment psychological and medical standards exam.

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What training is provided to Sheriff’s Office Deputies?

All new officers will go through a jail training program consisting of eight weeks of basic jail functions, policies and procedures. Once completed, each officer will be then be required to complete a field training program consisting of the basics of patrol policies and procedures, full duties and responsibilities as a patrol deputy. Our Agency provides over 80 hours of accredited P.O.S.T. Annual Officer Training to all our officers. Topics include legal updates, tactical scenarios, ongoing firearms qualifications, defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operations and much more. In addition, a wide variety of additional voluntary employee training and development opportunities are available upon request. Our Agency training consistently exceeds CA POST requirements. We are committed to the proper training of our staff to ensure the best possible officer safety and service to our citizens.

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Where can I be assigned to work as a Deputy Sheriff?

Our deputies can work a variety of assignments from Administration, Corrections, Courts, Investigations, Community Services, or Patrol. We have Corrections Facilities and County Courtrooms located in Auburn and South Placer; and Patrol locations in Auburn, South Placer, Foresthill, Colfax and North Lake Tahoe.

Corrections Facilities (Jail)

    Auburn, 2775 Richardson Drive, Auburn

    South Placer, 11801 Go for Broke, Roseville, CA

Court Security Operations

    Auburn Courts (Historical Courthouse), 101 Maple Street, Auburn

    South Placer Courts (Santucci Center), 10820 Justice Center Drive, Roseville, CA

Patrol Operations

    Auburn Main Office, 2995 Richardson Drive, Auburn

    Colfax Substation, 10 Culver Street, Colfax

    Foresthill Substation, 24580 Main Street, Foresthill

    North Lake Tahoe Substation, 2501 N. Lake Blvd, Tahoe City

    South Placer (Loomis) Substation, 6140 Horseshoe Bar Road, Ste. D, Loomis

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What kind of special assignments/teams are there for a Deputy Sheriff?

Our officers have the opportunity to be involved in many different special assignments and teams during their career with us. Opportunities are available within assigned Unit performing special tasks during your regular responsibilities, but also being part of a special on-call team as emergencies and/or events occur. A wide variety of special assignments provides for an exciting and well-rounded career in law enforcement, and our Agency highly promotes the opportunities our special assignments and teams offer.

Air Support

Armory/Range Master

Bike Unit

Civil Unit

Custody/Corrections

Court Security/Bailiff

Critical Accident Response Team

Dive Team

Explosive Ordinance Detail/ Bomb Unit

Coroners Unit

Homeless Liaison Officer

Honor Guard

Hostage Negotiations Team

Marine Patrol

Mounted Unit

Off Highway Vehicle Team

Patrol

Problem Oriented Policing

Professional Standards Unit

Resident Deputy Assignment

Search and Rescue

Special Enforcement Team

Special Investigation Unit

Special Operations Unit

School Resource Officer

Training Instructor

Transportation

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What pay incentives are available to a Deputy Sheriff?

Some of the following pay incentives are negotiated items between the County and the Deputy Sheriff Association. These incentives can change with contract amendments.

$1,065 - $1,215 yearly uniform allowance, depending on assignment

Additional pay incentive if assigned to swing or graveyard shifts

Additional pay incentive for completion of education and career advancement learning, such as:

         P.O.S.T. Intermediate and/or Advance Certificates

         P.O.S.T. Advance Certificate

         AA, BA, and/or Master’s Degree

Additional pay incentive Bilingual language depending on assignment and qualifying exam

Additional pay incentive for Special Assignments or Teams (if assigned), such as:

         Canine pay - $225 per month for a county owned canine/ $275 per month for an employee owned canine

         Certified diver - $130 per month

         Explosive ordinance detail/ bomb - $130 per month

         Field Training Officer – 5% of the base hourly rate on hours of training

         Hostage Negotiations Team - $130 per month

         Special Enforcement Team - $130 per month

         Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium - $675 per month

         Undercover - 5% of the base hourly rate on hours worked

         Stand-by pay - depending on assignment

Longevity pay – 5% after 5 years at top step or 10 years of County service. And, an additional 5% at 20 years of service

One hour on-duty paid workout, depending on assignment

Take home patrol car, depending on assignment and county of residence

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CORRECTIONAL OFFICER RELATED QUESTIONS

 

What are the minimum requirements to be a Correctional Officer with Placer County?

Please visit the Placer County Human Resources page to view the Correctional Officer job classification and current minimum requirements. Job Descriptions

Correctional Officer I -  Select the job title of Correctional Officer I to view the minimum qualifications

Correctional Officer II – Select the job title of Correctional Officer II to view the minimum qualifications

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What are the selection standards for a Correctional Officer?

Placer County Sheriff’s Office follows the same selection standards for a Public Officer and employee outlined by California Penal Codes §832 and §832.05; Gov. Codes §1029 and §1031 and the California Board of State Community Corrections, Title 15. In addition, our Agency follows the guidelines set forth by the State Commission on California Peace Officer’s Standards and Training (POST), Regulation 11 CCR §1053, when conducting a Pre-Employment background investigation. California Government Code, in part, specifies that as a minimum every Public Officer and employee shall:

Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship (Gov. Code §1031(a) and §1031.5)

Be at least 18 years of age (Gov. Code 1031b)

Be fingerprinted for purposes of search of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record (Gov. Code 1030 and 1031c)

Be free of any felony convictions (Gov. Code 1029a1).

Be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation (Gov. Code 1031d)

Be a high school graduate, pass the General Education Development test or have attained a two-year or four-year degree from an accredited institution (Gov. Code 1031e)

Officers must be able to read and write at the levels necessary to perform the job of a correctional officer as determined by the use of the Board of State Entry-Level written examination. (BSCC Title 15, Article 2, §131)

Competence in oral communication as demonstrated through an oral interview process. (BSCC Title 15, Article 2, §131)

Ability to perform the essential job functions of the position as demonstrated by meeting the Board of State’s current standards for Vision, Hearing, and Medical Screening. (BSCC Title 15, Article 2, §131) Correctional Officer training requirements are addressed separately in BSCC’s Title 15 and can be found on the BSCCA website at bscc.ca.gov

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What are the typical duties of a Correctional Officer?

Our officers work a variety of assignments within our Corrections Facilities to uphold our Agency’s Mission Statement and Core Values . Various duties are performed in each position; the Correctional Officer Job Classification Specifications provides the main essential duties. To view the Job Specifications, click here and select the job title of Correctional Officer I/ II for the classification specifications which include examples of essential duties.

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I currently work as a Correctional Officer for another agency and am interested in applying to Placer County Sheriff’s Office, what is the application process?

Our Agency values the knowledge and experience each lateral applicant has earned. Applications for employment under the Public Agency Eligibility List (PAEL) are continuously accepted. For information on lateral transfers from another agency, and to download forms, please visit jobapscloud.com/placer and look for the job title of “employees from other public agencies”. Here you will find the requirements for the lateral (PAEL – public agency eligibility list) process as well as required documents and application.

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What is the application process for Correctional Officer?

To begin your career as a correctional officer, please visit www.jobsatplacercounty.com for a list of current recruitments. The entry level correctional officer I must be an open recruitment to submit an application. Employees of other Public Employee Agencies may apply at any time. Placer County has an automated job-application service called JOBS you will need to access to submit an application for position(s) you are interested in applying for.

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What if applications are not currently being accepted for Correctional Officer?

  If our Agency is not currently accepting applications, you can submit an interest card for the position(s) you are seeking and the County’s Online job-application service (called JOBS) will electronically email a notification when the an application can be submitted. Interest cards stay on file for up to 12 months. To submit an interest card, visit placer.ca.gov/jobs, click on “Notify me of New Job Openings”. Follow the instructions on submitting your interest. You can check any Job Group you are interested in. Please note Correctional Officer Positions are listed under “Public Safety/Law Enforcement”.

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What is the testing process for Correctional Officer?

Each recruitment job bulletin will indicate the testing process for the open recruitment. Correctional Officer Positions must be able to satisfy both our Agency’s and the B.S.C.C. selection standards by successfully completing a physical agility and written examination prior to appointment. If your application is accepted, you will be notified via the email address provided on your application of the confirmed date and location prior to the scheduled examinations. Notification for each phase of the recruitment process will be by email. Please contact the Placer County Human Resources Department at (530) 889-4060 with any email address changes for all applications submitted.

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I’ve taken a correctional officer written test in the past and have a score; can I have it applied to the Placer County written exam?

Within certain guidelines you can have your exam score transferred. Please contact Placer County Human Resources at (530) 889-4060 prior to the application submittal deadline for the recruitment if you are interested in transferring your exam score.

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Is there a physical agility exam for Correctional Officer? What does it consist of?

Correctional Officers (COs) must be able to respond to a variety of physical demanding activities to maintain the safety and security within a detention environment. This exam encompasses a candidate’s strength, endurance and agility required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and functions expected of a CO. This Physical Agility Exam (PAE) is modeled after the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Department entry Physical Fitness Test. Each candidate will be required to successfully complete an agility course with job-task simulations of physical trials presented throughout a 500 yard (1500 feet) course laid out on a variety of different surfaces. Points will be awarded to applicants based on the overall amount of time taken to complete the course. Applicants will have up to 5 minutes and 5 seconds to complete the course. A brief description of the agility course is below. Candidates should be prepared for this agility examination. On the day of the examination, candidates should be in good physical condition, wear athletic clothing and footwear, and bring plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.

Obstacle Course: This test simulates a correctional officer’s capacity to jump over obstacles, balance yourself on uneven or narrow surfaces, complete a series of box steps simulating ability to run up and down stairs, and pursue inmates on foot while maneuvering through small corridors and turns while running. The agility course consists of obstacles that will require you to make frequent changes in direction, balance on uneven or narrow surfaces, and step over obstacles, and clear hurdles while running as fast as possible.

Obsticle course

Weight Carry and/or Drag: These job-task simulations reflect a candidate’s capacity to carry heavy objects, lift and drag heavy objects, push hard-to-move objects, physically subdue or restrain a violent inmate, and physically separate two fighting inmates, among other duties.

 Obsticle Course

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What is the selection process for a Correctional Officer?

Selected candidates who are certified to the Sheriff’s Office may be scheduled for a series of Agency Panel Oral Interviews. Candidates selected from the outcome of the panel interviews will then meet with the Corrections Commander for a final determination. Our Agency is looking for exceptional candidates and will accept nothing less than your best in an interview. To ensure your success, you may want to utilize all available tools to prepare. In addition to learning about our Agency and getting to know some of our Correctional Officers, you can find helpful information on how to prepare for an interview in the adult corrections field on the California Department Corrections and Rehabilitation’s website  under their Career Opportunities and Exams information. Furthermore, although geared towards a deputy sheriff career, the P.O.S.T. website has some useful tips on interviewing as well. Candidates that pass the Agency Interview will be required to complete a P.O.S.T. Personal History Statement and will be subject to a background investigation using  P.O.S.T. guidelines. Upon receipt and review of the background report, a conditional offer of employment may be made, and the final candidates must then pass a Pre-Employment psychological and medical standards exam.

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Where can I be assigned to work as a Correctional Officer?

As a Correctional Officer you will be assigned to work in the Jail. We currently have two (2) Corrections Facilities located at:

Auburn, 2775 Richardson Drive, Auburn

South Placer, 11801 Go for Broke, Roseville, CA

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What training is provided to Placer County Correctional Officers?

All new correctional officers attend an 80-hour corrections academy administered by our Jail Training Officers prior to beginning the mandated Jail Training Program. During this initial training, new officers will learn basic procedural and legal aspects for working in a custodial setting, and physical skills and methods of controlling inmates in a confined setting. Once completed, officers are placed in the Jail Training Program intended to introduce new officers to our Agency’s policy and procedures, BSCC Title 15 regulations, and the full responsibilities of a corrections officer position. All officers must be able to complete this training with satisfactory reviews, demonstrating sufficient skill, competency, and understanding of their role within the corrections facility. As required by BSCC, all new officers to the Adult Corrections facilities will attend a 179 hour BSCC Adults Corrections Standard CORE Training (STC) course within the initial twelve months of hire, or demonstrate prior completion through another agency. In addition, the Sheriff’s Office provides all correctional officers a minimum of 56 hours of annual training, more than the mandated STC requirements, with an additional wide variety of voluntary training and development opportunities.

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What kind of special assignments/teams are there for a Correctional Officer?

Critical incident response team (CIRT)

Classification Officer

Facility/Operations Officer

Compliance/Title 15 Officer

Medical Officer

Canine Officer

Intel/Gang Officer

Cal-Trans Program Officer

Inmate Programs Officer

Training Coordinator

Jail Training Officer

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What pay incentives are available to a Correctional Officer?

Some of the following pay incentives are negotiated items between the county and the union. These incentives can change with contract changes.

$1,065 yearly uniform allowance, paid bi-weekly

Additional pay incentive Bilingual language depending on assignment and qualifying exam

Additional pay incentive if assigned to swing or graveyard shifts

Canine pay - if assigned to the canine unit, receive $225 per month

Critical incident response team - if assigned to the critical incident response team receive $125 per month

Jail Training Officer – 5% of the base hourly rate on all hours of training

Longevity pay - after 5 years at top step as a correctional officer service receive 5% of base hourly rate

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PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER RELATED QUESTIONS

 

What are the minimum requirements to be a Public Safety Dispatcher with Placer County?

Please visit the Placer County Human Resources page to view the Public Safety Dispatcher job classification and current minimum requirements. Click here

Public Safety Dispatcher I.  Select the job title of Public Safety Dispatcher I to view the minimum qualifications

Public Safety Dispatcher II. Select the job title of Public Safety Dispatcher II to view the minimum qualifications

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What are the selection standards for a Public Safety Dispatcher?

Placer County Sheriff’s Office follows the same selection standards for a Public Officer and employee outlined by California Penal Codes §832 and §832.05; Gov. Codes §1029 and §1031 and the California State Commission on California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST), Regulations 11 CCR §1956-1960. In addition, our Agency follows the guidelines set forth by the State Commission on California Peace Officers Standards and Training’s (POST), Regulation 11 CCR §1959, when conducting a Pre-Employment background investigation. California Government Code, in part, specifies at a minimum every Public Officer and employee shall:

Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship (Gov. Code §1031(a) and §1031.5);

Be at least 18 years of age (Gov. Code §1031b);

Be fingerprinted for purposes of search of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record (Gov. Code §1031(a) and §1031.5);

Be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation (Gov. Code §1031d);

Be a high school graduate, pass the General Education Development test or have attained a two-year or four-year degree from an accredited institution (Gov. Code §1031e);

Be free of any felony convictions (Gov. Code §1029(a)1 .

Successfully complete a Verbal, Reasoning, Memory, and Perceptual Abilities Assessment as determined by the use of the California Commission P.O.S.T. written examination. (11 CCR §1957)

Ability to complete an Oral Communication Assessment as determined by California Commission P.O.S.T. (11 CCR §1959)

Ability to perform the essential job functions of the position as demonstrated by meeting the California Commission P.O.S.T Medical Evaluation standards. (11 CCR §1960)

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What are the typical duties of a Public Safety Dispatcher?

Our Dispatchers provide Law, Fire, and Emergency Medical Dispatch Services for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. They do this with integrity, compassion, command presence, and dedication to our Agency’s Mission Statement and Core Values.  To view the Job Specifications, Click here and select the job title of Public Safety Dispatcher I/ II for the classification specifications which include examples of essential duties.

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I currently work as a Public Safety Dispatcher for another law enforcement agency and am interested applying to Placer County Sheriff’s Office, what is the application process?

Our Agency values the knowledge and experience each lateral applicant has earned. Applications for employment under the Public Agency Eligibility List (PAEL) are continuously accepted. For information on lateral transfers from another agency, and to download forms, please visit jobapscloud.com/placer and look for the job title of “employees from other public agencies”. Here you will find the requirements for the lateral (PAEL – public agency eligibility list) process as well as required documents and application.

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What is the application process for Public Safety Dispatcher?

To begin your career as a public safety dispatcher, please visit jobapscloud.com/placer  for a list of current recruitments. The entry level public safety dispatcher I must be an open recruitment to submit an application. Employees of other Public Employee Agencies may apply at any time. Placer County has an automated job-application service called JOBS you will need to access to submit an application for position(s) you are interested in applying for.

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What if applications are not currently being accepted for Public Safety Dispatcher?

If our Agency is not currently accepting applications, you can submit an interest card for the position(s) you are seeking and the County’s Online job-application service (called JOBS) will electronically email a notification when the an application can be submitted. Interest cards stay on file for up to 12 months. To submit an interest card, visit placer.ca.gov/jobs, click on “Notify me of New Job Openings”. Follow the instructions on submitting your interest. You can check any Job Group you are interested in. Please note Public Safety Dispatcher Positions are listed under “Public Safety/Law Enforcement”.

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What is the testing process for Public Safety Dispatcher?

Each recruitment job bulletin will indicate the testing process for the open recruitment. Public Safety Dispatchers must be able to satisfy the P.O.S.T. selection standards by successfully completing a written examination and oral board interview prior to appointment. If your application is accepted, you will be notified via the email address provided on your application of the confirmed date and location prior to the scheduled examinations. Notification for each phase of the recruitment process will be by email. Please contact the Placer County Human Resources Department at (530) 889-4060 with any email address changes for all applications submitted.

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I’ve taken the P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatcher written test in the past, and have a T-score; can I have it applied to Placer County’s written exam?

Within certain guidelines you can have your t-score transferred. Please contact Placer County Human Resources at (530) 889-4060 prior to the application submittal deadline for each recruitment if you are interested in transferring your T-Score.

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What is the selection process for a Public Safety Dispatcher?

Selected candidates who are certified to the Sheriff’s Office may be scheduled for a series of Agency Panel Oral Interviews. Candidates selected from the outcome of the panel interviews will then meet with the Division Commander for a final determination. Our Agency is looking for exceptional candidates and will accept nothing less than your best in an interview. To ensure your success, you may want to utilize all available tools to prepare. In addition to learning about our Agency and getting to know some of our Public Safety Dispatchers, the P.O.S.T website has a variety of information on how to prepare for a job as a public safety dispatcher. Candidates that pass the Agency Interview will be required to complete a P.O.S.T. Personal History Statement and will be subject to a background investigation using P.O.S.T. guidelines. Upon receipt and review of the background report, a conditional offer of employment may be made, and the final candidates must then pass a Pre-Employment psychological and medical standards exam.

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Where can I be assigned to work as a Public Safety Dispatcher?

Our Agency’s Dispatch center is located in our Auburn Justice Center Building, 2995 Richardson Drive, Auburn.

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After being hired, what kind of training am I provided as a Public Safety Dispatcher?

All dispatchers new to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office will go through a dispatch training program designed to teach the necessary skills and knowledge required to work in our communications center. In addition, all entry level public safety dispatchers must attend the POST Public Safety Dispatchers Basic Course where they will receive a minimum of 120 hours of course instruction prior to the completion of a probationary period. The course prepares each student for the basic roles, responsibilities, and duties of a public safety dispatcher within the law enforcement agency.

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What kind of special assignments/ teams are there for a Public Safety Dispatcher?

Certified Dispatch Training Officer

Incident Management Team

Peer Support Member

Tactical Dispatcher

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What pay incentives are available to a Public Safety Dispatcher?

Some of the following pay incentives are negotiated items between the county and the union. These incentives can change with contract changes.

Additional pay incentive Bilingual language depending on assignment and qualifying exam

Additional pay incentive if assigned to swing or graveyard shifts

Certified Training Officer Pay - 5% of the base hourly rate on all hours of training

Longevity pay - after 5 years at top step as a public safety dispatcher receive 5% of base hourly rate

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CIVILIAN POSITION RELATED QUESTIONS

 

What is the application process for civilian positions within the Placer County Sheriff’s Office?

To begin your career in law enforcement, please visit jobapscloud.com/placer for a list of positions applications are being accepted for. Placer County has an automated job-application service called JOBS. You may find recruitments open and applications currently being accepted for the position(s) you are interested in, in which case you may apply at that time.

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What are the requirements to be employed with the Sheriff’s Office as a civilian?

All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications outlined for the job classification in which they have applied for. Job specifications can be found at jobapscloud.com/placer

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I am currently working for another public agency; can I apply as a lateral transfer?

Our Agency values the knowledge and experience each lateral applicant has earned. Applications for employment under the Public Agency Eligibility List (PAEL) are continuously accepted. For information on lateral transfers from another agency, and to download forms, please visit jobsatplacercounty.com and look for the job title of “employees from other public agencies”. Here you will find the requirements for the lateral (PAEL – public agency eligibility list) process as well as required documents and application.

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What divisions have civilian classifications?

Administrative Services

         Accounting

         Human Resources

         Payroll

Corrections and Detentions

Corrections Support Staff and Records

         Accounting

         Court Liaison

         Inmate Welfare Programs

Executive Management

         Administration

         Public Information Officer

Field/Patrol Operations

         Administration

         Community Services

         Crime Analysis

         Investigations

         Search and Rescue

Support Services Administration

         Administration

         Backgrounds

         Civil

         Concealed Weapons

         Coroner

         Evidence

         Facilities

         Fleet Services

         Information Technology

         Main Office Records

         Training

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What classifications work in civilian positions?

Account Clerk Entry/Journey

Accountant I/II

Accountant Supervising

Administrative Clerk Entry/Journey

Administrative Clerk Senior

Administrative Legal Clerk Entry/Journey

Administrative Legal Clerk Senior

Administrative Legal Supervisor

Administrative Secretary

Administrative Services Manager

Administrative Services Officer

Administrative Services Officer Senior

Administrative Technician

Building Crafts Mechanic

Building Crafts Mechanic Supervising

Community Services Officer I/II

Correctional Officer I/II

Corrections Support Program Manager

Crime Analyst I/II

Crime Analyst Senior

Dispatch Services Manager

Dispatch Services Supervisor

Equipment Service Worker I/II

Evidence Technician I/II

Executive Secretary

Information Technology Analyst I/II

Information Technology Analyst Senior

Information Technology Manager

Information Technology Specialist

Information Technology Supervisor

Information Technology Technician

Investigative Assistant

Public Information Assistant

Public Safety Dispatcher I/II

Public Safety Dispatcher Supervising

Staff Services Analyst I/II

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What if applications are not currently being accepted for the civilian position that I would like to apply for?

If our Agency is not currently accepting applications, you can submit an interest card for the position(s) you are seeking and the County’s Online job-application service (called JOBS) will electronically email a notification when the an application can be submitted. Interest cards stay on file for up to 12 months. To submit an interest card, visit placer.ca.gov/jobs, click on “Notify me of New Job Openings”. Follow the instructions on submitting your interest. You can check any Job Group you are interested in. Please note most professional/civilian classifications are listed under “Clerical/Administrative Support” Job Group. If you are interested any ‘officer’ or ‘dispatcher’ classifications, you will need to choose the Public Safety/Law Enforcement” Job Group.

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What is the testing process for a civilian position?

The testing process may be different for civilian positions. Each recruitment job bulletin will indicate the testing process for the open recruitment. Public Safety Dispatchers must be able to satisfy the P.O.S.T. selection standards by successfully completing a written examination and oral board interview prior to appointment. If your application is accepted, you will be notified via the email address provided on your application of the confirmed date and location prior to the scheduled examinations. Notification for each phase of the recruitment process will be by email. Please contact the Placer County Human Resources Department at (530) 889-4060 with any email address changes for all applications submitted.

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What are the typical duties of a civilian position?

The particular tasks for civilian positions within the Sheriff’s office vary depending on the assignment/ division working in. For more information on general duties for a particular classification, review the posted job classification specifications on the Placer County Human Resources webpage for each classification you are interested in. Click here jobapscloud.com and select the job title you are interested in.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

 

Placer County Sheriff Volunteers Program

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office continuously recruits for qualified volunteers who are willing to donate a minimum of 100 hours per year to support the mission and goals of the Agency and the community it serves. The purpose of the volunteer program is to unite citizens of Placer County interested in helping their community alongside Placer County Sheriff’s staff for the following reasons: 

  • Forming a mutual partnership whereby volunteers supplement existing departmental services freeing paid staff to perform other necessary duties.
  • Placing volunteers in projects which best utilize their existing skills, talents, and interest while offering a rewarding challenge, and, in some cases, new skills.
  • Building better community relations by giving citizens of Placer County the opportunity to become more familiar with the services provided by the sheriff’s office, as well as a better understanding of the inner working of the agency. 
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    Areas of Interest Available to an Unpaid Volunteer:

    Community Services

    •     Field Work
    •     Administrative/Office Work

    Law Enforcement

    •     Administration/Management
    •     Crime Analysis/Evidentiary process/Investigations
    •     Dispatch Services/Records Keeping
    •     Other

    The following is a list of Sheriff Office activities that can be completed by trained volunteers:

    Sheriff’s Office Receptionist/front desk assignment

    •     Staff Service Centers
    •     Crime Prevention Resources
    •     Conduct or assist with Neighborhood Watch meetings
    •     Conduct tours of the Sheriff’s Office
    •     Data entry, filing, and other clerical duties
    •     Transport equipment for repairs
    •     Fingerprint at community events
    •     Help compile and send informational literature to crime
    •     victims and neighborhood watch groups
    •     Conduct home security and business security surveys
    •     Assist at special events
    •     Assist the Vehicle Abatement Program
    •     Assist with traffic control 

    For more information regarding volunteering for the Sheriff’s Office, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator listed below:

    Carly Redlich, Community Services Officer
    Email: credlich@placer.ca.gov
    South Placer Loomis Substation
    6140 Horseshoe Bar Road, Suite D
    Loomis, CA 95650
    (916) 652-2400

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    Placer County Sheriff’s Air Operations Volunteers

    Along with Sheriff’s Office employees, the Air Operations Unit relies on both current and former military and commercial pilots, certified flight mechanics, and other aviation professional volunteers to keep the program running efficiently. These volunteers have donated thousands of hours to establish air operations for our Agency. Due to their efforts, the Placer County Sheriff's Office is operating this unit for a fraction of the costs that most major law enforcement air units incur. For more information regarding volunteering for this unit, please visit our Air Operations webpage at https://www.placer.ca.gov/departments/sheriff/unitsanddivisions/airoperations

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    Placer County Search and Rescue Volunteers

    Placer County Sheriff’s Office personnel work in tandem with some of our most dedicated search and rescue volunteers, all members of our community, to make our Search and Rescue (S.A.R.) invaluable. Each year, numerous S.A.R. missions are carried out in all kinds of conditions by these professionals. Incidents can vary from a missing child in fair weather in a residential neighborhood to a rescue of a trapped skier in blizzard conditions in the harsh wilderness backcountry. Some of our units are recognized world-wide for their accomplishments and professionalism. The Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team is one of these units. The Sheriff's Off-Road Motorcycle unit is another decorated unit, recently receiving the California Off-Highway Recreation Commission's Special Unit Award. The Mountain Rescue Team is accredited annually in Mountain Search and Rescue Operations by the Mountain Rescue Association, a National Organization with International Affiliations For further information please contact Katrina Kane at (530) 889-7846. To view additional information on specific Search and Rescue Teams and Assignments, visit our Sheriff’s S.A.R. webpage at https://www.placer.ca.gov/departments/sheriff/unitsanddivisions/search The Search and Rescue Unit relies strongly on donations to assist in the rescue operations. If interested in supporting this worthy cause, please send donations to PO Box 4150, Auburn, CA 95604

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    GENERAL QUESTIONS


    Sheriff’s Office Personnel and Staffing

    The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is allocated 571 positions by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. We currently have approximately 250 sworn peace officers, 130 correctional officers, and 165 civilian staff working. All employees are held to the highest moral standards and are dedicated to our Agency’s Mission Statement and Code of Ethics. All staff members working in our Agency undergo an extensive Pre-Employment background investigation to determine moral character and suitability for working as a Placer County Sheriff’s employee. Law Enforcement Officers hold a very notable and important role in today’s society; maintaining our safety, upholding State and Federal Law and maintaining order in our Corrections Facilities. Although civilian employees are less recognized for their contributions in law enforcement, they too hold important and necessary jobs assisting our Officers in ensuring that our county is a safe place to live, work and visit. Each civilian position is vital to the successful operation of this Agency.

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    Where can I find out more information regarding becoming a Reserve Deputy Sheriff?

    The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is continuously seeking qualified Reserve Deputy Sheriff candidates interested in assisting our Patrol Officers with the enforcement of local, state, and federal laws. This unpaid volunteer opportunity is open to anyone who possesses a current California P.O.S.T. reserve level II or level I certificate, or a P.O.S.T. basic academy certificate. Reserve deputies work a variety of details, such as general patrol, civic functions, concerts, public safety needs, high school graduations and dances, football games, foot patrol at county fairs, and other local community events. You can view the Reserves webpage HERE. For more information about the reserve program please email PCSOReserves@placer.ca.gov

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    I am interested in becoming a Law Enforcement Explorer. Can you give me more information about this program?

    Explorer Post 901 is sponsored by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. This successful program is designed to educate and involve young men and women in police operations and to interest them in law enforcement functions, whether they enter the field of law enforcement or not. Law Enforcement Explorers are volunteers. As an Explorer, young adults have the opportunity to assist the Placer County Sheriff’s Office by broadening their understanding and firsthand knowledge of the challenges and job skills that make up their community’s law enforcement service. In addition to gaining a working knowledge of police work, participants have the opportunity to give themselves to their community. For more information contact our Sheriff’s Office or visit the Explorer Post 901 Website HERE.

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    I would like to become a Law Enforcement Chaplain, how do I go about doing that?

    The Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy (PCLEC) is a field service ministry working with the members of law enforcement and their families and also works through Law Enforcement to act as victim advocates to the citizens of Placer County. The Chaplaincy continually provides the service of trained, critical incident Chaplains on a 24 hour / 7 day a week basis, with both proactive and reactive responses. The PCLEC serves a combination of 10 City, County, and State agencies at 14 locations. All of the services are provided at no cost to either the individuals, families, or the agencies the Chaplaincy serves. For more information, please visit the Sheriff’s Office webpage for the Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy HERE or visit the PCLEC website directly at placerchaplains.com

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    Does the Sheriff’s Office use student interns?

    The Sheriff’s Office does take student interns on a very limited basis. Other County Departments also use paid student interns as needed and the County Human Resources Department establishes a Student Intern applicant list at least once a year. If interested in this position, please check jobsatplacercounty.com to inquire about current student intern recruitments.

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    What positions are you currently accepting applications for?

    All positions for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office are posted at Placer County Human Resources’ website HERE . All applications should be submitted to Placer County Human Resources Department through their automated job-application system (JOBS).

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    Where can I get information on benefits with Placer County?

    Benefits are determined by each Job Groups Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Union and Placer County. Each job classification falls within the following Benefit Groups. You will find a listing of these Benefit Groups, the benefit details, and the classifications represented on the Placer County Human Resources webpage, to view the Benefits by Summaries by Group click HERE. The MOU for each bargaining unit is also viewable on the Placer County Human Resources webpage, under this same link.

    Below is a list of the Benefit Groups and classifications within the Sheriff’s Office. 

    DEPUTY SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION - SAFETY

        Chief Deputy Coroner

        Deputy Sheriff - I

        Deputy Sheriff - II     

        Deputy Sheriff - Trainee

        Sheriff's Sergeant

    ELECTED MANAGEMENT - SAFETY

        Sheriff-Coroner-Marshal

    GENERAL

        Account Clerk Entry/Journey

        Administrative Clerk Entry/Journey

        Administrative Clerk Senior

        Administrative Legal Clerk Entry/Journey

        Administrative Legal Clerk Senior

        Administrative Legal Supervisor

        Administrative Secretary

        Administrative Technician

        Building Crafts Mechanic

        Building Crafts Mechanic Supervising

        Community Services Officer I/II

        Dispatch Services Supervisor

        Equipment Service Worker I/II

        Evidence Technician I/II

        Executive Secretary

        Investigative Assistant

        Public Safety Dispatcher I/II

        Public Safety Dispatcher Supervising

    GENERAL - SAFETY

        Correctional Officer - I

        Correctional Officer - II

        Correctional Sergeant

    MANAGEMENT

        Accountant Supervising

        Administrative Services Manager

        Administrative Services Officer

        Administrative Services Officer Senior

        Corrections Support Program Manager

        Dispatch Services Manager

        Public Information Assistant

    MANAGEMENT - SAFETY

        Sheriff's Captain

        Sheriff's Lieutenant

        Undersheriff

    PROFESSIONAL

        Accountant I/II

        Crime Analyst I/II

        Crime Analyst Senior

        Information Technology Analyst I/II

        Information Technology Analyst Senior

        Information Technology Manager

        Information Technology Specialist

        Information Technology Supervisor

        Information Technology Technician

        Staff Services Analyst I/II

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    Where is Placer County located?

    Placer County is located in beautiful Northern California, 80 miles northeast of San Francisco and 20 miles west of Reno. Placer County borders Sacramento, Nevada and El Dorado Counties as well as the State of Nevada. If traveling by air, the Sacramento International Airport is a 50 minute drive from Auburn, and Reno-Tahoe International Airport is a short drive from Lake Tahoe. There are smaller airports located in Auburn, Lincoln, Truckee-Tahoe and Blue Canyon. If traveling by car, Interstate 80 runs the length of the county, and is intersected by a network of well-developed rural roads, providing easy access to many areas.

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    What kinds of activities are there to do in Placer County?

    Please visit the Placer County’s Welcome Center’s website HERE

    Please visit Placer Valley Tourism’s website HERE.

    Please visit North Lake Tahoe Resort Association’s website HERE

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    I am interested in working an Extra Help Position. How do I find out about applying?

    The County of Placer offers extra help employment for specific classifications. Our Sheriff’s Office utilizes extra help staff to maintain minimum staffing levels, complete special projects, staff Court Security stations, and cover vacant shifts due to employees on vacation or sick leave.

    Extra help classifications are recruited for in the same manner as other permanent positions. To view what recruitments are currently accepting applications, visit the Placer County Human Resources on-line JOBS bulletin board HERE.

    If Placer county is not currently accepting applications for the classification(s) you are interested in, you can submit an interest card for the position(s) you are seeking and the County’s Online job-application service (called JOBS) will electronically email a notification when the an application can be submitted. Interest cards stay on file for up to 12 months. To submit an interest card, visit HERE, click on “Notify me of New Job Openings”. Follow the instructions on submitting your interest. You can check any Job Group you are interested in. Please note Deputy Sheriff Positions are listed under “Public Safety/Law Enforcement”.

    Extra Help deputies are typically assigned to our Court Security Services, Background Investigations, Concealed Weapons or Civil Units.

    Civilian staff may be assigned to a variety of units within the Sheriff’s Office depending on the classification and need for staffing.

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    I used to work for Placer County and would like to come back, what is the process to apply?

    If you were a permanent Placer County employee within the last five years and you left county employment “in good standing” and wish to return to permanent or extra help employment with Placer County, you would need to complete a “Reinstatement” application for the classification you wish to reinstate into through the County’s Online job-application service HERE. To submit an application, click on “Special Appointments (Placer County Transfer/Reinstatements). Locate the “Reinstatement” section and click on the appropriate command to complete an application. Click on classification you are interested in and follow the instructions.

    For more information regarding re-instatement to your former position, please click HERE.

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    I currently work for Placer County and am interested in working in the Sheriff’s Office, how do I apply for an Inter-Department transfer? (Placer County Employees Only)

    This section only applies to permanent Placer County employees who are interested in working in a different department and/or classification. An application must be completed if you wish to apply for either a lateral transfer to a similar position to your current classification or a voluntary demotion. For either action, you must meet the minimum qualifications for each classification and qualify under the Placer County Code, Chapter 3.08.380. You can view the guidelines HERE. To submit an application, click HERE and click on “Special Appointments (Placer County Transfer/Reinstatements). Locate the “Reinstatement” section and click on the appropriate command to complete an application. Click on the classification you are interested in and follow the instructions.

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    If I can’t find an answer to my question(s) here, who can I contact with additional questions?

    If you have additional questions please contact Sheriff Human Resources at either pcsohr@placer.ca.gov or (530) 889-6948.

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    Contact Sheriff-Coroner-Marshal

    Office Address
    2929 Richardson Dr
    Auburn, CA, 95603
    530-889-7800
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    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 6990
    Auburn, CA, 95604
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    Official website of Placer County