INFORMATION ON PERMANENT POSITIONS
The Placer County Personnel Department is responsible for the recruiting, testing and screening of candidates for employment for all county departments. The Placer County Sheriff’s department is comprised of both sworn and civilian personnel. The majority of permanent positions within the sheriff’s department are hired as full-time employees; however, the department does employ several part-time permanent positions as needed. You will find some brief information below regarding our sworn and civilian staff.
INFORMATION ON SWORN POSITIONS
The Placer County Sheriff’s Department employs over 200 sworn peace officers. These positions include deputy sheriff, sheriff’s sergeant, sheriff’s lieutenant, sheriff’s captain, assistant sheriff, undersheriff and sheriff-coroner-marshal. Candidates for a sworn position that have been chosen to continue in the hiring process have to successfully pass a thorough background investigation, psychological and medical examination prior to employment as a deputy sheriff. Our department follows the State of California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission guidelines for peace officer selection and appointment. The following list contains the many varied assignments that are available to a law enforcement officer within our department. A deputy can be assigned to several different specialty teams while assigned to a full-time position in one of the divisions within our department.
- Civil Unit
- Coroner Unit
- Court Security
- Corrections/ Custody
- Investigations Unit
- Marine Patrol
- Patrol Operations
- Resident Deputy
- School Resource
- Air Support
- Bike Unit
- Critical Accident Response Team
- EOD (Explosive Ordinance Detail/ Bomb)
- Honor Guard
- Hostage Negotiations Team
- Search & Rescue
- SET (Special Enforcement Team)
LOCATIONS SWORN STAFF ARE ASSIGNED
- Corrections Facility (Jail)
- South Placer, currently under construction, estimated completion 2012
- Court Security Operations
- Auburn Courts (Historical Courthouse)
- South Placer Courts (Santucci Center)
- Patrol Operations
- Auburn Main Office
- Colfax Substation
- Foresthill Substation
- North Lake Tahoe Substation
- South Placer Substation
INFORMATION ON CIVILIAN POSITIONS
The Placer County Sheriff’s department employs over 200 civilian support staff positions in the Sheriff’s Department. Listed below are the divisions that utilize civilian staff and what classifications work in the Sheriff’s Department. All civilian employees are held to the same high moral standards as the sworn staff and must also pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment into a position. Although civilian employees are less recognized for their contribution 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 department.
DIVISIONS WITH CIVILIAN CLASSIFICATIONS
- Community Services
- Crime Analysis
- Executive Management
- Fiscal Management (Accounting/ Payroll)
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Records – Corrections/ Custody
- Records – Main Office
- Search & Rescue
- Vehicle Maintenance
CIVILIAN CLASSIFICATION TITLES
To inquire if any of these classifications are currently open, please visit the County Personnel JOBS website at www.jobsatplacercounty.com.
- Account Clerk
- Accounting Technician
- Administrative Clerk
- Administrative Legal Clerk
- Administrative Legal Supervisor
- Administrative Secretary
- Administrative Technician
- Building Crafts Mechanic
- Community Services Officer
- Correctional Officer
- Corrections Support Program Manager
- Equipment Service Worker
- Evidence Technician
- Executive Secretary
- Information Technology Analyst
- Information Technology Supervisor
- Information Technology Technician
- Investigative Assistant
- Public Safety Dispatcher
- Public Information Specialist
- Staff Services Analyst
- Supervising Public Safety Dispatcher
- Technology Solutions Analyst
ENTRY LEVEL OPPORTUNITIES
The Placer County Sheriff’s Department recruits for entry level positions as needed. Entry level positions vary in required experience depending on the classification. To view minimum qualifications visit the County Personnel Department job descriptions by clicking the following link, Class and Comp Descriptions.
For current open recruitments, please click on the following link to visit Placer County Personnel JOBS.
LATERAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYEES WITH PUBLIC AGENCY EXPERIENCE (PAEL)
If you are currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency (other than Placer County) operating under a personnel civil service or merit system, you may be eligible to be placed on a Placer County Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a substantially similar job classification without going through an examination process with Placer County.
To be eligible for placement on a Public Agency Eligible List an applicant must meet all of the criteria described in Placer County Code Chapter 3, section 3.08.720.
For eligibility information, instructions and forms click here
REINSTATEMENT TO THE COUNTY
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 employment with Placer County. You would need to complete an application for the classification you wish to reinstate into.
For more information regarding re-instatement to your former position, please click here
TRANSFER/VOLUNTARY DEMOTION (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 of the following:
- Transfer in your current job classification to a different department and/or classification where the difference between the top step salary of your current classification and the top step of the new classification is less than five percent. Click here for information.
- Voluntary demotion to a different department and/or classification where the top salary step of the new classification is more than five percent less than the top salary step of your current classification. Click here for information.
INFORMATION ON EXTRA HELP POSITIONS
The County of Placer offers extra help employment for specific classifications and temporary office assistants. To view which classifications offer extra help opportunities, please refer to the Placer County Personnel Department’s list of current job openings. The process for applying for an extra help position for the county is completed through the Placer County’s Job Opportunities Broadcast System (JOBS).
Extra Help deputies may be assigned to the court services division, correctional facility, administrative services, or support services. In addition, extra help deputies may be utilized to assist in a law enforcement capacity in the event that an emergency disaster should occur.
Extra Help civilian staff may be assigned to any unit within the Sheriff’s Department.
INFORMATION ON THE RESERVE DEPUTY SHERIFF PROGRAMS
The Sheriff’s Department Reserve Deputy Sheriff program is for individuals that are interested in assisting law enforcement with the enforcement of local, state, and federal laws. Our reserve deputies may work a variety of assigned details, including general patrol shifts. Our department values integrity, commitment, and training. We place a great deal of trust in our reserves, which allows us to utilize the reserves in the different details. All reserve deputies must pass a thorough background investigation, psychological examination, and medical examination. All reserve deputy sheriff’s are classified as non-paid position with the Sheriff’s Department.
If you are interested in applying for a reserve deputy sheriff position, please click here for more information.