County of MarinSausalito 94965
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Deputy Sheriff

County of Marin
Full Time 72 per week Marin County Sheriff's Department, 850 Drake Ave, Sausalito, CA 94965, United States


At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do and they are proud to tell people "I work for the County of Marin." Read on to find out more about this opportunity.

The Marin County Sheriff's Office:

The Marin County Sheriff's Office is committed to partnering with our communities to provide leadership and excellence in public safety.  We take pride in our department and work hard to provide a safe environment for our residents. The department is divided into three major bureaus; Administrative and Support Services, Detention Services, and Field Services in addition to operating the countywide Major Crime Task Force. The responsibilities of the Sheriff's Office Bureaus include providing general law enforcement services in the unincorporated communities of Marin County, maintaining the county jail, providing security to the Superior Court, operating a countywide communications division, performing death investigations under the purview of the Coroner, operating a documentary services division consisting of records, warrants, civil units, and more. To learn more about the Sheriff's Office, visit our



This Deputy Sheriff opportunity is for those who are

lateral applicants, academy graduates or current academy attendees

. Deputy Sheriffs serve in patrol, custody, court, and investigation divisions that include a variety of specialty assignments. Deputies provide law enforcement for unincorporated communities and rural areas throughout Marin County.  Deputies process, guard, transport, and supervise prisoners as well as provide security for courtrooms.

Deputy Sheriff Academy Attendees receive appointment at the Deputy Sheriff Trainee level. Upon successful completion of a POST Academy, the Marin County Sheriff's Field Training Program, Jail Operations Program, or the Court Floor Operations Training Program, and meeting the qualifications for the higher level class, graduates will be promoted to Deputy Sheriff and paid as such.

Our Highly Qualified Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the desire for a career in law enforcement through college coursework and, in accordance with POST guidelines, will continuously demonstrate, maintain and exceed high standards of personal conduct in the following areas:

  • Personal and professional integrity;
  • Attention to safety;
  • Effective impulse control;
  • Avoidance of risk taking activity and substance abuse;
  • Consistent acceptable performance in high stress environments;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Proper decision making and judgment;
  • Ability to continuously learn and effectively communicate.

We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required Minimum Qualifications: 

High School graduation, or equivalent (GED), is required. Candidates using a GED to qualify must have obtained GED scores of at least 35 on each test section and have an overall score of at least 45.  College level coursework in law enforcement, criminal justice, criminology, or a field related to the work is highly desirable.  Applicants must be 21 years of age.

In addition to the above, applicants must possess:

  • Experience: One year of current, full-time, paid patrol experience in a California municipal or state police or county sheriff's department or California Highway Patrol, or similar as defined in Penal Code 830.1 or 830.2 OR one year of current full-time, paid correctional experience as a sworn Deputy Sheriff as defined in Penal Code 830.1.
  • Training: Successful completion of the California Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Regular Basic Course, and completion of either the Field Training Officer Program or the Jail Training Officer Program. 
  • P.O.S.T. Certificate: Possession of a California Commission on P.O.S.T. Basic certification.

  • P.O.S.T. Certificate: Possession of a valid California P.O.S.T. Basic Course Certificate* OR valid Basic California P.O.S.T. Professional Certificate* OR California P.O.S.T. Basic Course Waiver.

*If there has been a break in qualifying service over three years (36 months) but less than five years (60 months) OR previously attended a California Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) approved Basic Academy over three years (36 months) but less than five years (60 months), you must submit your P.O.S.T. Basic certificate and/or current P.O.S.T. Basic Course Re-qualification certificate.

ACADEMY ATTENDEE:  (Note: Candidates who have not completed the P.O.S.T. Academy by the time of appointment will be hired as a Deputy Sheriff Trainee)
  • Academy Attendance: Current attendance at a California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy with a letter from the academy verifying current attendance submitted at the time of application.
  • POST Pellet B T-Score: A minimum P.O.S.T. T-Score of 42 achieved within one year prior to the date of application with a copy of the official T-Score letter/notice submitted at the time of application.

Please note that all required documentation must accompany the application when submitted.  Applications and accompanying documentation may be submitted online, by mail, or delivered in person to the Human Resources Department.  Faxes and incomplete applications will not be accepted.


California Government Code Section 1031(a) states that a peace officer shall be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. (Note: Peace officers with the California Highway Patrol must be U.S. citizens, per Vehicle Code Section 2267).  California Government Code Section 1031.5 states that for an alien to be eligible for peace officer employment, he/she is subject to the following: Any permanent resident alien who is employed as a peace officer shall diligently cooperate with the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the processing of his or her application for citizenship and shall be disqualified from holding that position if, three years after the filing of an application for employment, the person has not obtained citizenship due to failure to cooperate in the process of the application for citizenship.  Any permanent resident alien who is employed as a peace officer shall be disqualified from holding that position if his or her application for citizenship is denied.


Possession of, or the ability to obtain a California Class C Driver's License by the time of appointment.


Must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness and must be able to meet the demands of a career in law enforcement.  A history of drug or substance abuse or criminal convictions may result in disqualification.

Drug Use Standards: 

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  • No use of any illegal drug in the past three years.
  • No felony drug use (e.g., Cocaine, Amphetamines, etc.) in the past five years.
  • No hallucinogenics ever. No intravenous drug use or drug sales ever.
  • Applicants successful in recruitment testing will be given a polygraph examination and/or a computerized voice stress analysis, and will be asked about illegal drug use.
Skills and Abilities:

A list of the requirements for this position is listed on the class specification.  These include the ability to satisfactorily complete the P.O.S.T basic course (Academy) within 12 months of appointment; write and speak effectively in English; read and interpret complex documents including maps, diagrams, and textbooks; proficiency in basic math; ability to comprehend and retain factual information and apply what is learned; ability to observe and remember details of events, names, faces, numbers, and physical descriptions; exercise restraint, tact, good judgment, and strategy in dealing with a wide variety of people in oftentimes difficult or stressful situations; correctly interpret a given situation and take the appropriate action under both normal and stressful conditions.

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be willing to work any shift including nights, weekends, and holidays.