Introduction NOW OFFERING $10,000 HIRING BONUS*
*Effective August 9, 2020, paid incrementally over 4 years THIS IS A NEWCONTINUOUSEXAMINATION.
The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended. This examination may be reopened as necessary and the names of additional candidates merged onto the existing list according to examination score. Supplemental Questionnaire:
A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.
Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must
be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Applications and supplemental questionnaires will only be accepted on-line. This is a continuous filing exam with filing deadlines on thefourth Tuesday of each month. The next filing deadlines are on the following dates at 5:00 PM:
• October 26, 2021 • November 23, 2021 • December 28, 2021 • January 25, 2022
WOMEN, MINORITIES, AND MILITARY VETERANS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
Veterans who pass the examination process and provide a DD214 that meets the County's criteria will receive additional points added to their final overall score.
*If you have previously applied or started an application for the Deputy Sheriff's Recruit,Examination #20-8601-01, to reapply for this recruitment, please contact the examination analyst, Elaine Lemi, at email@example.com
to have your previous application released back to you.The scores and dispositions of candidates for this examination will be merged with previous exam participants. If you previously submitted an application and choose to reapply, your new score/disposition will replace your current disposition. If you do not wish to change your score/disposition, you are not required to reapply to this examination. Candidates who received a qualifying score cannot participate in the examination within six (6) months of their disposition notice. Candidates who did not qualify may reapply sixty (60) days from their disposition notice. Candidates who failed any of the exam components (i.e., written, PAT, oral exam), may reapply sixty (60) days from the exam date.*
*Updated 11/17/2021 Please read the announcement in its entirety for important dates and information.
DESCRIPTION ABOUT THE ALAMEDA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is a full service law enforcement agency accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) for its law enforcement services, its Regional Training Center, and its Dispatch Unit; the American Correctional Association (ACA) for its Detentions and Corrections Division; the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board for its Crime Lab; the Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board for its Explosive Ordinance Unit. Additionally, the agency's health care provider, Wellpath, has experience working with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).
The Sheriff's Office has a currentbudget of approximately $444 million and has over 1600 authorized positions, including in excess of 1000 sworn personnel. The agency's Chief Executive Officer is Sheriff / Coroner Gregory J. Ahern, who is assisted in the operation of the agency by Undersheriff Richard T. Lucia, Assistant Sheriffs Charles "Casey" Nice and Thomas Madigan.
The Sheriff of Alameda County is responsible for a vast array of tasks and duties, including the following:
- Providing security to the Consolidated Superior Courts
- Operating the Coroner's Bureau
- Operating a full service criminalistics laboratory
- Performing Civil Process
- Operating a County Jail (Santa Rita)
- Operating the County Office of Emergency Services
- Providing patrol and investigative services to the unincorporated areas of Alameda County
- Pursuant to contractual agreements, providing patrol and investigative services to the City of Dublin,Oakland International Airport, Highland County Hospital, Social Services, and to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
- Conducting a basic academy pursuant to Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements. [ Sheriff's Academy Web Site ]
- Providing Fish and Game enforcement
- Project Director of the Narcotics Task Force
- Serving as the Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force
- Operating a Marine Patrol Unit in the San Francisco Bay waters.
For more detailed information about the agency, visit: Alameda County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Sheriff Recruit is the entry-level law enforcement position for Alameda County. This classification exists solely for those attending the Sheriff's Office Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certified Academy.
Deputy Sheriff Recruit is a classification characterized by assignment to a P.O.S.T. Certified Academy. Under close supervision during this Academy, the Recruit will receive intensive academic instruction in law enforcement combined with rigorous physical fitness training. Upon successful completion of the Academy, recruits will be sworn in as Peace Officers and promoted to Deputy Sheriff I.
For more detailed information about the job classification, visit: Deputy Sheriff's Recruit (#8601)
Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency certificate, such as the General Educational Development Certificate (State of California).
Valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator's License by the time of appointment to Deputy Sheriff I.
Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment to Deputy Sheriff I.
If not a citizen of the United States, must have filed for citizenship at least one year before applying for Deputy Sheriff Recruit.
NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:
• Read, understand, interpret and applying complex policies, rules, laws, and ordinances pertaining to law enforcement work.
• Write clear, concise, comprehensive reports.
• Accurately observe and remember names, faces, numbers, and events.
• Establish and maintain effective working relations with others.
• Use good judgment in emergency or critical situations.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, verbally, and in writing.
• Perform routine clerical and record-keeping duties.
A thorough background investigation and psychological examination will be made of all prospective Deputy Sheriff Recruits. A record of any felony conviction will result in disqualification.
Hearing must be normal in each ear.
Using both eyes, must have far vision of at least 20/100 without glasses, correctable to 20/20 with glasses. Must be free from color blindness and permanent abnormality in either eye.
These standards are confined to far vision and color vision. There are additional standards which may apply to other possible specific visual deficiencies.
Applicants must be in excellent physical condition with above-average strength, endurance and agility, and must meet Commission approved safety member physical standards.
EXAMINATION COMPONENTS THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING STEPS:
1) A review of candidates' applications and supplemental questionnaire to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.
2) A WRITTEN TEST (Qualifying only). Alameda County will accept T-scores from other agencies as this written will be the POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery written exam (PELLETB). The acceptable pass point of the POST exam will be 45
. Please note - if you are submitting a T-score from Alameda County or another agency, it must be on the agency's letterhead and the test date must be within 12 months of the upcoming scheduled test date
. Valid t-scores may be submitted to the recruitment analyst, Elaine Lemi, at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Candidates scoring a 45 or higher will move on to the next step in the examination process .
3) A PHYSICAL ABILITIES TEST (Qualifying only). Candidates passing this test will move on to the next step in the examination process.
4) An ORAL EXAMINATION which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score.
5) A thorough BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION and PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION will be made of all prospective Deputy Sheriff Recruits. A record of any felony conviction will result in disqualification. CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION
Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.
For more information on the Civil Service Selection process, please visit the "What You Need to Know" section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs
Applicants will be informed via e-mail with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency: TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN -
For applications submitted by the January 25, 2022 filing deadline.
Deadline for Filing:
Review of Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires
for Minimum Qualifications:
PELLETB Written Test
*Friday - Saturday, March 4 -5, 2022
PRACTICE Physical Abilities Test (PAT)
*Saturday,March 5, 2022
Physical Abilities Test (PAT)
*Saturday, March 26, 2022
*Week of April 4, 2022
*UpdatedOctober 19, 2021 Continuous:
All applications must be completed according to the instructions. Incomplete applications, and resumes in lieu of properly completed applications, will not be considered. Applications and supplemental questionnaires will only be accepted electronically,via the County's online application system by 5pm on the deadline for filing. Please note thatcompletingan application template is not the same as submitting an application for this position. To apply for the position, select the "Click Here to Apply" link on the announcement.
This is a new continuous examination. This examination may be reopened as necessary and the names of additional candidates merged onto the existing list according to the examination score.
For upcoming academy dates, please visit: ACSO Basic Academy
. Friday, March 4, 2022 and Saturday,March 4, 2022: WrittenTest
(Qualifying Only).Applicants that meet minimum qualifications will be scheduled to take the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB). Those passing the written exam, with a score of 45 or higher,will be invited to the PhysicalAbilities Test (PAT). Candidates who have taken thistest with Alameda County or another agency within the past 12 months of the scheduled exam date may submit their scores in lieu of taking the exam. Saturday, March 5, 2022: Practice PhysicalAbilities Test.
Although not a test component or part of the selection plan, a practice PAT will be held at the Regional Training Center track located at 6289 Madigan Road in Dublin, CA. Sheriff's Office staff will be available to provide assistance and guidance to candidates on all aspects of the PAT. Candidates who choose to participate in the practice should wear athletic clothing and arrive at the bleachers any timebetween the hours of 8am - 5pm. Participation in the practice PAT does not guarantee continued participation in the exam process. Guidance and assistance is not provided on the day of the actual PAT. Wednesday, March 9, 2022: Cutoff to Accept T-Scores.
T-Scores will not be accepted after 5pm on this date. T-Scoresshould be dated within the last 12 months of our Written Test date. Saturday, March 26, 2022:PhysicalAbilities Test
(Qualifying only) to assess candidates' abilities to perform the physical aspects of law enforcement work. Those passing the PAT will be scheduled for the Oral Board Interview. We are not accepting previous Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB) scores in lieu of the scheduled PAT. Qualifying candidates must participate and successfully pass the PAT to move forward in the recruitment process. Week of April 4, 2022: Oral Board Interviews
(weighted as 100% of the candidate's score) will consist of an evaluation conducted by an interview panel (the oral exam may include situational exercises). Veterans' Preference
Each applicant entitled to veterans' preference as provided in the Alameda County Civil Service Rules who has served in the armed forces of the United States during a war or campaign as defined by Section 1897 of the Government Code of the State of California and who has been discharged or released under honorable conditions and wishes to claim such preference shall do so by presenting proof of his/her honorable discharge (DD214) from the armed forces of the United States, showing the dates of his/her military service. Each applicant entitled to Disabled Veterans' points as provided in the Alameda County Civil Service Rules, who wishes to claim such preference shall additionally present proof of military-connected disability from the United States Veterans Administration.
U.S. military veterans (including applicants already employed by the County of Alameda) intending to claim preferential consideration pursuant to Alameda County Civil Service Rules must present proof of honorable discharge or release (DD Form 214) concurrent with this application but in no event later than the final step in the recruitment process (usually the oral interview.)
To claim veteran's preference, proof must be presented during check in on the date of the applicant's scheduled oral interview. Failure to submit proof by this date will forfeit the applicant's claim to veterans' preference in such examination.
Candidates will be required to presenta valid photoI.D. for admittance to each phase of the examination, i.e., driver's license, military I.D., Passport, or California Department of Motor Vehicle's I.D. card. *WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED RECRUITMENT & SELECTION PLAN*
Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County's Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statues. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing.
Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.
For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs
Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being. These benefits include but are not limited to*: For your Health & Well-Being
For your Financial Future
- Medical - HMO & PPO Plans
- Dental - HMO & PPO Plans
- Vision or Vision Reimbursement
- Share the Savings
- Basic Life Insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
- County Allowance Credit
- Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
- Short-Term Disability Insurance
- Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
- Employee Assistance Program
For your Work/Life Balance
- Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
- Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)
- 11 paid holidays
- Floating Holidays
- Vacation and sick leave accrual
- Vacation purchase program
- Catastrophic Sick Leave
- Group Auto/Home Insurance
- Pet Insurance
- Commuter Benefits Program
- Guaranteed Ride Home
- Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
- Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
- Child Care Resources
- 1 st United Services Credit Union
*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement. This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.
All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @jobaps.com, @acgov.org and Noreply@jobaps.com
as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the "My applications" button on the Current Job Openings page and clicking on the link 'last notice sent' for the respective recruitment. Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.
NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box Noreply@jobaps.com
are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs
. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.
Elaine Lemi | Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
(510) 272-6434 | email@example.com DISASTER SERVICE WORKER
All Alameda County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to report to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous