Kern CountyBakersfield 93308
Full Time

High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent  Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of 45 net words per minute.

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Sheriff's Support Technician

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


Amended: 7/19/22, 8/4/22

Shift information: 5% additional pay for evening shift work; 7.5% additional pay for night shift work. Applicants must be able and willing to work any shift of a 24-hour period and any 5 of 7 days.

Minimum Qualifications/ Employment Standards:

  • High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent 
  • Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of 45 net words per minute

Applicants MUST submit a copy of their typing or keyboard certificate, issued within the last two years, verifying a speed of 45 net words per minute and attach it with their completed application. Certificates must conform to testing standards adopted by the Civil Service Commission. Typing certificates information may be found  

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Character: 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. 

Some Positions May Require:

  • Possession of a Valid California Driver's License
  • Transcription speed of 45 net words per minute
Full Job Description:

Examinations: Written Exam (Weight 100%) May include knowledge of standard office procedures, methods and equipment; basic filing and record keeping; English language, grammar and punctuation, customer service principles; basic math concepts and calculations other relevant material.

Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process.

The Human Resources Division may solely conduct an appraisal of application materials should there be an insufficient number of candidates to warrant a written examination. Should a written examination be necessary, the written examination will be weighted at 100%.  
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