Merced CountyMerced 95340

Actively participate and successfully pass POST certified basic law enforcement academy.

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Extra Help Deputy Sheriff Trainee

Merced County
25 per week Merced County Sheriff's Office, 700 W 22nd St, Merced, CA 95340, United States


NOTE: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications may be eligible for a hiring incentive one-time payment of $1500.

This recruitment is being established to obtain a current eligible list for Extra-Help vacancies.  Extra-Help are not entitled to county benefits and are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week.  

As a Deputy Sheriff Trainee, you will attend an intensive training program that will last approximately 24-weeks; tuition and other fees are paid by the Merced County Sheriff's Department. 

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Actively participate and successfully pass POST certified basic law enforcement academy.
Minimum Qualifications


Special Requirements:
Successful completion of the following:

  • Medical examination
  • Written examination
  • Background investigation
  • Psychological examination
  • Oral examination
  • Personal History Statement
  • Physical agility examination
  • Polygraph examination
  • Basic POST Academy
High School Graduation or equivalent.

Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.

Must be a United States Citizen.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions:

  • Follow orders and directions of senior staff in charge of command.

  • Perform job duties under stressful conditions.

  • Analyze data, complete comprehensive reports, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses.

  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.

  • Maintain consistent/regular attendance and punctuality.

  • Effectively represent the County, Sheriff and department within the community.

  • Lift and move with help objects weighing over 100 pounds.

  • Perform timely and required procedures, duties and responsibilities.

  • Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.

  • Establish, implement and achieve goals and objectives.

  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.

  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.

  • Kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.

  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination; normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.

  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.

  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function.

  • Successfully pass academic requirements from approved POST training program.

Knowledge Of:
  • The general geography and topography of Merced County.

Ability to:
  • Observe and accurately remember names, faces, numbers, incidents, and places.

  • Make independent judgments, adopt quick and effective and responsible courses of action during emergencies.

  • Write clear, complete and comprehensive reports.

  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work.

  • Meet standards of physical stature, condition, strength, endurance and agility.