Kern CountyBakersfield 93308
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Sheriff's Detentions Deputy Trainee

Kern County
Full Time Kern County Sheriff's Office, 1350 Norris Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93308, United States



7/5/2022, 7/19/2022, 8/4/2022, 9/19/2022, 10/31/2022, 1/3/2023, 1/11/2023, 1/25/2023, 3/22/2023, 3/30/2023, 4/7/23, 6/5/2023, 7/21/23, 8/31/23, 9/12/2023

*$15,000 Recruitment Bonus - More information below*
Exam Schedule 2023 (subject to change at any time without prior notice)
This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice
Minimum Qualifications / Employment Standards:
  • High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent.

  • Possession of a valid California Class "C" Driver's License is required at the time of employment. Specialized licenses are required for some assignments.

In accordance with Government Code Section 1031 and 1031.5 to be appointed as a peace officer in California, incumbents must be a citizen of the United States or permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Citizenship status must be conferred within three years of applying for citizenship. Failure to confer citizenship status may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.
Medical Examination:

Candidates must pass a rigid post-employment offer, pre-placement examination given by the County Physician. It may include, but not be limited to, spine and chest x-rays, blood chemistry and electrocardiograph tests, hearing and vision test, functional capacity examination and psychological examination.


Applicants must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness. Felony law convictions will be disqualifying and except for a limited number of minor traffic offenses, misdemeanor convictions may be disqualifying. Candidates must pass a thorough background investigation.

Minimum Age:

Applicants must be 18 years of age at the time of filing deadline.

Knowledge of:grammar and spelling.

Ability to: give clear verbal instructions/directions, testify, and other oral communication; understand and follow oral instructions from others; understand facility forms, reports, manuals and laws pertaining to corrections; accurately observe, recall, and report behavior; maintain discipline without causing unnecessary tension; work with others and interact with diverse individuals and groups; have tolerance for the stress of working in a potentially dangerous environment; have tolerance of highly structured, regimented work environment; maintain self-control when confronted with verbal harassment or threats; stay calm and respond with composure in emergencies; work under close supervision; obey authority; perform repetitive tasks effectively or tolerate long periods of inactivity.

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Examinations: Written Exam (Pass/Fail):  

Will be conducted for the purpose of assessing the applicant's knowledge of grammar and spelling; ability to understand and follow written instructions; understand forms and reports, work attitudes and other relevant subjects.

Applicants must attain at least a 70% score to pass the written examination. An Applicant Preparation Guide may be accessed
A link to the physical fitness pre-academy fitness guide may be accessed
Background / Pre-employment Polygraph Examination / Psychological Evaluation: The background evaluation will include a pre-employment polygraph examination and psychological evaluation and will assess overall suitability for employment only as a Kern County Deputy Sheriff Trainee. This evaluation may not indicate present suitability for other law enforcement positions or future suitability as a Kern County Sheriff's Detentions Deputy Trainee. Candidates must be found satisfactory in all respects on the Background Evaluation. Candidates determined to be unsuitable on this evaluation, or who have previously been found unsuitable, are encouraged to wait a minimum of twelve months before they may reapply for this classification.
Sheriff's Detentions Deputy: Salary Range - $2,622.81 - $3,134.50/bi-weekly.  Incumbents promoted to Sheriff's Detentions Deputy must fulfill all requirements for the position.
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