Deputy Sheriff

  • County of Yolo
  • Woodland, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Public Safety

Job Description


Yolo County, a place where YOU belong!
The average person spends one third of their life at work. Why not spend that time in an environment where you are seen for who you are, celebrated for the diversity you bring, and valued for your potential to contribute to an innovative and dynamic workforce? Yolo County is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable workplace which supports and values our diverse community.
Come join us! This is where YOU belong.

The County of Yolo is recruiting to fill multiple regular, full-time positions in the class of Deputy Sheriff at the Yolo County Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator's Office.

In addition to the annual salary range listed above, Deputy Sheriff employees may also receive additional compensation - up to a total of 10% of base - by stacking a maximum of two of the following incentives:
  • 2.5% for possession of Intermediate P.O.S.T
  • 5.0% for possession of Advanced P.O.S.T
  • 2.5% for possession of a 2 year degree
  • 5.0% for possession of a 4 year degree
Interested applicants should submit an online County of Yolo Employment application and a completed supplemental questionnaire. CANDIDATES THAT ARE CURRENTLY ATTENDING A CALIFORNIA P.O.S.T LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING ACADEMY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY ! Employment will be contingent upon proof of P.O.S.T Basic Certification after completion of Academy training. A copy of California P.O.S.T Basic certification OR verification of current P.O.S.T Basic Academy enrollment should be attached to the employment application.

Positions are open until filled. Submitted applications will be screened on a regular basis, and the applications of qualified individuals will be immediately forwarded to the department for further consideration. For important and detailed information regarding the application and selection process for this recruitment, please see the APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS section of this job announcement below.

Essential Functions

  • Patrols assigned area using patrol car and two-way radio unit;
  • Answers calls for the protection of life and property and the enforcement of State and local laws;
  • Observes assigned area for suspicious acts and unsafe conditions;
  • Conducts preliminary investigations at scenes of accidents and crimes;
  • Prepares detailed reports of all activities;
  • Provides assistance to other Deputies and other law enforcement agencies as necessary;
  • Receives and serves a variety of civil papers including summons and complaints, subpoenas, orders, writs of attachment, executions, and claim and delivery;
  • Confers with appropriate parties in serving civil processes;
  • Makes arrests in contempt proceeding;
  • Effects evictions and seizes personal property ties;
  • Serves as jailer;
  • Serves as bailiff;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Employment Standards

Education : Graduation from high school or possession of a GED.
Certificate : Possession of a valid POST Basic Certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training.

In addition to the above, applicants must:
1. Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment;
2. Be a United States Citizen;
3. Successfully pass a thorough background investigation conducted by the Sheriff's Department;
4. Not have been convicted of a felony; and
5. Be in good physical condition and pass a thorough medical and psychological examination prior to employment.

Special Requirements : Persons employed in this class must be willing to work odd, irregular, and/or rotating shifts, holidays and weekends. In addition, incumbents must continue to maintain department standards for firearms qualification and training as a condition of employment.

Ability to : Ability to learn, understand, interpret, and apply departmental policies, and rules and laws and ordinances pertaining to law enforcement work; ability to write clear, comprehensive reports and accurately remember names, faces, numbers, and events; ability to learn the use and care of firearms; ability to exercise care in proper driving of a departmental vehicle; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action under emergency conditions.

Special Requirement : Each deputy must continue to meet the department standards on firearms qualifications.

License : Positions in this classification require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver's license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.

Application & Selection Process

Application Process
It is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference.

Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the final filing date. Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement. In addition to a completed application, applicants are required to submit a completed supplemental questionnaire and a copy of California P.O.S.T Basic certification OR verification of current P.O.S.T Basic Academy enrollment. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Office in any one or more of the following ways:
  • As an attachment to the online application
  • By e-mail to
  • By fax to (530) 666-8049
  • By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Verification of Licensure
Acceptable forms of licensure, certification and/or formal training documentation are certificates that list the applicant's name, institution name, course title and date the certificate was awarded. If applicable, the verifying documentation should include a certification/license number as well as an expiration date.

Selection Procedure
The following is a tentative schedule of events that will occur as part of the selection process. The selection process steps may change with or without notice.
* Screen for Minimum Qualifications
* Department Selection Interviews
* Background Investigation
• Conditional Job Offer, pending:
* Psychological Examination
* Medical Examination
* Proof of Vaccination or Exemption
Contact Information
For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Human Resources by e-mail at or by phone at (530) 666-8055.

Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the County of Yolo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance. The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants. Reasonable testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities or who are unable to attend a scheduled test due to religious reasons in accordance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please call the County of Yolo Human Resources Office at (530) 666-8055 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled test date to request accommodation. Documentation from a medical doctor, rehabilitation counselor, or other qualified professional will be required.

Job Address

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