County of CalaverasSan Andreas 95249
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Deputy Sheriff Recruit

County of Calaveras
Temporary Calaveras County Sheriff's Office, 1045 Jeff Tuttle Dr, San Andreas, CA 95249, United States


Position Description

Our next PelletB testing dates will be: Saturday, October 7th, 2023 and Saturday, December 2nd, 2023.

Under supervision and for a limited duration, to serve in a civilian position, assigned to attend an approved P.O.S.T. certified police academy; to do other related work as required. This classification has been created to offer potential employment opportunities to individuals who are interested in pursuing a career as a Deputy Sheriff with the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office.

This classification is a civilian extra-hire (temporary) position. Incumbents are expected to be in a training capacity for the length of the academy. Retention in the classification of Sheriff's Recruit is contingent upon acceptance to and ongoing successful participation in the assigned training program/police academy. Successful completion of the program as a Sheriff's Recruit may result in appointment to the classification of Deputy Sheriff I.
Example of Duties
  • In a trainee capacity, learns under academy staff supervision, all aspects of law enforcement work, such as patrol, answering calls for protection of life and property, conducting preliminary investigations, interrogating witnesses, gathering evidence, taking statements, making arrests, investigating accidents, directing traffic, serving warrants and civil papers, booking and guarding prisoners, and jailer and bailiff duties.
Minimum Qualifications

Ability to:
Observe accurately and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents and places; demonstrate an aptitude for law enforcement work; learn, understand and interpret laws and regulations; learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio systems; make independent decisions and adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action; write clear and comprehensive reports; understand and carry out oral and written directions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with fellow employees and the general public. Current membership in the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department Explorer Post is highly desirable.

Training and Experience:
Equivalent to graduation from high school.

Possession of an appropriate California driver's license issued by the State Department Of Motor Vehicles is required; successfully pass the following in accord with law: P.O.S.T. approved written test; oral examination conducted by the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department; complete background check; medical examination; psychological examination; satisfy all entry requirements of an approved P.O.S.T. Certified Academy.

Special Requirements


You need to be in good physical condition to complete the Physical Agility test so you should begin to prepare immediately. The agility test consists of: 

  • Drag 165 lb. dummy 30 feet in 15 seconds
  • Scale a 6 foot wall in 12 seconds
  • Run 500 yards in 1 minute, 45 seconds.

You will be required to pass a 2 hour multiple choice written exam and obtain a passing T-Score.  We will accept a valid T-Score from another P.O.S.T. agency as long as it dated within 12 months of application.


Upon successful completion of the Physical Agility, applicants will be scheduled for an oral board interview which will evaluate such job related factors as motivation, interpersonal skills, problem solving ability, use of sound judgment and oral communication skills. This interview is usually scheduled within two – three weeks of the written and physical agility test dates.   


  • A polygraph examination and thorough background investigation. The County Medical Consultants shall conduct the psychological testing and medical exam utilizing specification of the State of California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.
  • Shall not have been convicted of a felony in this or any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, or of any offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, which would have been a felony if committed in this state.