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Hiring: Deputy Sheriff Trainee (DST)

Join The San Joaquin County
Sheriff’s Department

Final Filing Deadline for
Deputy Sheriff’s Officer Trainee Applications is
November 4, 2022.


The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office consists of two major divisions, Field Forces and Custody. The Field Forces division also provides service to one community service district, Mountain House. There are currently 867 total positions in the Sheriff’s Office, including 277 Deputy Sheriff positions. Patrol Operations, Administration, and the Jail are located in French Camp.


The San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office is seeking highly motivated individuals who are interested in a career as a law enforcement officer. This exciting opportunity offers successful Deputy Sheriff Trainee candidates the ability to earn pay while attending the required California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Certified Academy. While participating in this intensive academic instruction and rigorous physical training, the Sheriff’s Office will provide additional assignments on a training basis to learn departmental policies and procedures. Upon successful completion of the POST Academy, you will become a Deputy Sheriff I, will begin to receive Safety retirement benefits, and have a base wage increase of approximately 13%. The Deputy Sheriff I and Deputy Sheriff II classifications are scheduled for an additional pay increase of 4% in October 2022.

Typical Duties include:

  • Attend the assigned POST Certified Basic Academy and successfully meet all academic and physical requirements.
  • Receive training in the use of a variety of law enforcement equipment, physical fitness techniques, arrest control techniques, and other required trainings.
  • Learn the principles and techniques of interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with the general public and exchange crime-related and general information with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Learn and assist in operating electronic communication equipment to transmit and receive messages from electronic communication-equipped vehicles and other stations.
  • Learn to prepare a variety of reports and correspondence to meet department policy and protocol.
  • May assist Deputy Sheriffs on routine calls in a learning capacity.
  • May assist with supervision of inmates in a variety of activities at the detention facility.

Final Filing Date: November 4, 2022
Physical Agility Testing Date: November 18, 2022
Written Exam Date: Week of November 28, 2022


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a General Education Development certificate (G.E.D.), or have attained a two-year or four-year degree from an accredited institution.

Special Requirements:

  • Be at least 20.5 years of age upon appointment
  • Meet minimum standards required for Peace Officers as set forth in Section 1029 and 1031 of the Government Code
  • Pass background investigation conducted by Sheriff’s Department
  • Meet physical standards established for safety members
  • Posess a valid California Driver’s License

Candidates must be able to successfully pass a background investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office to be considered for this position. Background requires attending an orientation, submitting a personal history statement, drug screening, voice stress analysis, and a physical and psychological exam.


Approximate Monthly Base Salary: $4,898-$5,954

In addition to the base salary, the County offers an excellent benefits plan which includes a county contribution to health insurance, dental, and vision insurance plans.

Other benefits also offered by the County include:

  • 1937 Act defined benefit retirement plan with reciprocity with CalPERS
  • 10 days of vacation leave a year (15 days after three years, 20 days after 10 years, 23 days after 20 years)
  • 12 days of sick leave annually with unlimited accumulation
  • 14 paid holidays per year
  • 125 Flex Benefits Plan
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Members of the Safety, Investigative, and Custodial bargaining unit are eligible for life insurance up to $10,000

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office will be offering a hiring incentive in the amount of $10,000 ($3,000 upon completion of the Academy, $3,000 after one year, $4,000 after completion of 6th year of service). The department will award the cash incentive to any person who is hired for the position of Deputy Sheriff Trainee within the timeframes this program is active and so approved by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

Additionally, a moving stipend reimbursement up to $2,000 for any cost directly associated with relocating their primary residence as a result of gaining employment with this office is available.

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