Deputy Sheriff-Corrections

Monterey County Human Resources
April 6, 2021
Salinas, CA
Job Type


Position Description

$5,680 per month $6,618- $9,006 per month

FINAL FILING DATE: CONTINUOUS. Applications screened monthly.
Exam Dates:
Written: Thursday and Friday, March 18 and 19, 2021 @8:00 AM.
Physical Agility: Saturday, March 20, 2021 @8:00 AM.

The Monterey County Sheriff's Office seeks Deputy Sheriffs to work in the Corrections and Enforcement Operations Bureaus. Deputy Sheriffs assigned to Corrections Operations are responsible for the security, custody, transport and supervision of inmates and may serve as a Court Bailiff. Deputy Sheriffs assigned to Enforcement Operations patrol unincorporated areas, enforce state and local laws, perform crime prevention and detection, conduct investigations and perform community policing activities.

RECRUITS: Are "at-will" employees. Recruits are sworn in as Deputy Sheriffs upon graduation from the P.O.S.T. Academy. Failure to graduate or to meet the Sheriff's Office standards is cause for release from this position.

DEPUTY SHERIFF: Possession of a valid Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate or an academy graduate required to be hired as a Deputy Sheriff.

Examples of Duties • Receive and process arrested persons, conduct inmate counts, search for contraband, and conduct searches.
• Responsible for the custody, care, security, supervision, classification and transportation of inmates, and provide Court security.
• Patrol unincorporated areas, prevent, detect and investigate crimes.
• Prepare written reports, maintain various agency records, collect evidence and testify in court.

Additional Information A picture identification is required to participate. The Applicant Preparation Guide for the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery and sample written exam is available on the P.O.S.T. website at:

WRITTEN WAIVER: Applicants who have graduated from an approved CA P.O.S.T Police Academy or applicants who have previously taken the P.O.S.T. Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) written exam within one-year with a T-Score of 42 or above are not required to retake the written exam. A copy of the certificate must be included with the application.

PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST/WAIVER: The physical agility may be waived for those applicants who have previously taken the South Bay Regional Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB) physical agility test within one-year with a score of 320 or better. A copy of the certificate must be included with the application materials.

Working Conditions: Corrections Operations: Work effectively in an enclosed jail environment with potentially hostile individuals. Enforcement Operations: Work effectively in remote areas and community settings, with minimum supervision in potentially dangerous conditions.

Minimum Qualifications: Must meet the California Government Codes 1029 and 1031 requirements, Sheriff's Office Standards, minimum requirements as indicated on the Supplemental Questions and a Class C Driver's License issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicle. Computer and typing skills highly desired.

Required Conditions of Employment: Work flexible hours, shifts, weekends and holidays; Wear a uniform and maintain the standards established by P.O.S.T., S.T.C. (Standards and Training for Corrections) and the Sheriff's Office.

Background Review: Applicants must successfully pass a thorough background/suitability process which includes a polygraph examination or voice stress analysis. Upon receiving a conditional job offer, a psychological examination and medical examination will be completed. Some positions in this classification are covered by the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 and shall be subject to drug/alcohol testing as required by law.

Visit the Monterey County website to view the complete job description:

Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "A" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.

Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identify and authorization for employment in the U.S.

Application and Selection Procedure:
Apply on-line

Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Human Resources
1414 Natividad Road
Salinas, Ca 93906
Phone: (831) 755-3702 or 755-3744 Fax: (831) 755-3828

The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made.

The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application packet will include:

• A completed County of Monterey employment application
• Responses to the supplemental questions
• If applicable, proof of academy graduate, Basic P.O.S.T Certificate, a T-Score of 42 or above and a WSTB physical agility test from South Bay Regional with a score of 320 or better.

Applicants who fail to provide all required materials will not be considered. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.
Equal Opportunity

Monterey County is a drug free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-3744.
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