Deputy Sheriff Intern (Part time/Extra help)

  • Stanislaus County, CA
  • Modesto, California
  • Mar 17, 2023
Part Time Clerical and Administrative Support Internship Public Safety
  • Salary: $19.52 - $25.47 Hourly USD

Job Description

About the Opportunity
The Deputy Sheriff Intern classification will be used to provide a formal training program for individuals who are 18 through 24 years of age with the goal of providing incumbents the opportunity to experience law enforcement and determine their career goals. Incumbents will be provided with the skills and competencies necessary to meet the demands of becoming a public safety officer while preparing them for a full-time law enforcement career. To learn more about the Sheriff's Department, click here .
This program is designed for college students to gain experience in the law enforcement field. Candidates will attend the POST academy and/or CORE academy as their college schedule permits. Stanislaus County will bear the cost of the POST academy and CORE academy. Deputy Sheriff Interns may attend the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified Regular Basic Course (RBC). Over the course of the approximately 740 hour RBC, incumbents will receive intensive academic instruction in law enforcement procedures combined with rigorous physical fitness training. Successful completion of the POST Regular Basic Course requires full-time attendance for approximately four months in addition to off duty study time.

Deputy Sheriff Interns may attend the CORE academy at the Stanislaus County Regional Training Center. Successful completion of the CORE academy requires full-time attendance for approximately six weeks.

The first year incumbent may be assigned to work in the Adult Detention facilities under the direct supervision of a Facility Training Officer (FTO). During this assignment, the incumbent will receive training in the care, custody, and control of inmates.

The second year incumbent may be assigned to work in the Operations/Patrol Division and will complete a POST approved Field Training program. During this assignment, the incumbent will learn law enforcement policies, procedures, crime prevention strategies, and enforcement protocols.

The Deputy Sheriff Intern must transition to the Deputy Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff Custodial classification through the County recruitment process or separate from County service before age 25.

The FTO internship program in each division will require hour and shift commitment based on your college schedule availability. You must retain your college enrollment through the entirety of the internship

The Deputy Sheriff Intern is a part-time, extra help, provisional classification where permanent status may not be obtained. This position may be subject to overtime assignment as schedule permits. This assignment will perform related duties as assigned. This position is non-benefited except for participation in the 401a program.

The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at under the "Disability" tab.
Typical Tasks
  • May attend the assigned POST Certified Regular Basic Course 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;
  • Participate in firearms course resulting in achieving a qualifying score for firearms qualification under California Penal Code Section 832;
  • Learn the principles and techniques of interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects;
  • Learn and assist in operating electronic communication equipment to transmit and receive messages from electronic communication equipped vehicles and other stations;
  • Prepare a variety of reports and correspondence to meet department policy and protocol;
  • Develop and maintain good relations with the general public, and exchange crime related and general information with other law enforcement agencies;
  • Assist Deputy Sheriffs on routine calls in a learning capacity;
  • Assist Deputy Sheriff-Custodial staff with supervision of inmates in a variety of activities at adult detention facilities; and
  • Perform identification and photographic work, and administrative or special assignments.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education/Experience)
  • Read and understand policies, instructions, laws and ordinances pertaining to law enforcement activities;
  • Keep accurate records and write clear and comprehensive reports;
  • Demonstrate physical endurance, agility and strength;
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions;
  • Make independent decisions;
  • Work with and control sensitive, confidential information;
  • Think clearly, exercise sound judgment and adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action under pressure and in emergency situations;
  • Remember names, faces, details of incidents and places, and possess good powers of observation;
  • Enforce rules and regulations with fairness, tact and impartiality;
  • Work effectively with inmates, fellow deputies, public officials, general public and others;
  • Relate to a wide variety of socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds;
  • Learn the use and care of a variety of specialized law enforcement equipment, including firearms, restraints and tactical equipment;
  • Perform basic arithmetic calculations;
  • Operate basic computer hardware and software; and
  • Operate a motor vehicle.

  • Basic English grammar, composition, spelling and punctuation;
  • Basic mathematics;
  • Law enforcement principles, practices, procedures and terminology;
  • Effective problem solving techniques;
  • Record keeping and report writing practices;
  • Methods and techniques used in customer service and public relations;
  • Basic computer and office automation technology; and
  • Professional ethics.

We recognize your time is valuable, please only apply if you meet the following required qualifications.

  • The Sheriff's Department will administer the POST Entrance Exam, which will include a written and physical agility test. Candidates must obtain a minimum T-Score of 45 on the entrance exam (written test); OR
  • Must have successfully passed the POST Academy entrance exam with a minimum T-Score of 45 within the last 12 months; AND
  • Graduation from high school or passage of high school level General Education Development (GED) test; AND
  • Physical/manipulative abilities required by the department; AND
  • Mental/cognitive abilities required by the department; AND
  • Possess a valid First Aid and CPR Certificate within six (6) months from the date of appointment; AND
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License; AND
  • Not less than 18 years of age or more than 24 years of age at time of appointment; AND
  • No felony convictions, must be of good moral character and must not have been convicted of a crime for which the punishment could have been imprisonment in a Federal penitentiary or State prison; AND
  • Maintain enrollment with a minimum of 9 units and minimum grade point average of 2.0 with a higher education program to obtain an AA/BA degree; AND
  • Meet minimum standards required for peace officers as set forth in Government Code 1031; AND
  • Must possess or be eligible to possess a Proof of Eligibility (POE) or certificate (Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced) from California Peace Officer Standards and Training under SB 2. Ineligibility or decertification from POST will automatically disqualify candidate from holding a peace officer classification.

  • Ability to read or see objects under ambient, limited or artificial lighting and at a reasonable distance with sufficient clarity to permit their recording or accurate description, i.e., persons, vehicles, license numbers, addresses, street signs, items of property, written messages, printed material, etc.;
  • Ability to hear normal speech and other audible events, even in combination with other environmental noise, i.e., gunshots, cries for help, glass breaking, alarm bells ringing, tires, squealing, etc.;
  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time;
  • Walk, run, jump, kneel, crouch, reach, twist, stoop, squat, crawl, and climb;
  • Carry the average weight of a person (approximately 165 pounds);
  • Take physical charge of a person who may resist arrest;
  • Work indoors and outdoors, including extreme heat and cold;
  • Tolerate extreme noise and vibrations; and
  • Work in confined working space.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicant screening will focus on the following desirable qualifications. Please list any of these qualifications you may have within the "duties" section of the online application.
  • Minimum of three (3) months of Explorer, ROP or criminal justice/law enforcement related experience.
Application and Selection Procedures
Applications cannot be submitted past 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application form. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications.

Most County recruitments consists of the steps detailed below and are governed by Merit Principles. The examination process ensures that all applicants are given the same opportunity to gain employment within Stanislaus County.

  • Application Review and Screening: Applications are carefully screened based on information provided. Those who submit incomplete applications that lack relevant qualifications or do not submit all required documents will not be invited to move on.
  • Physical Agility Examination-Pass/Fail: A timed physical agility exam will be administered. The physical agility exam may include, but is not limited to, the following events: 500 yard run, 165 pound body drag, 99 yard agility obstacle course, six foot fence climb and six foot wall climb.
  • Written Examination-Pass/Fail: A timed written examination using the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB). The exam will contain sections in Spelling; Vocabulary, Clarity, Reading Comprehension and CLOZE.
  • Oral Examination: An oral exam will be administered during this recruitment. The oral panel consists of at least three panel members from the Sheriff's Department, community and/or local law enforcement. A minimum scoreof 70% must be obtained in order to continue in the process.
  • Eligible Lists: Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that classification. Eligible lists are effective for six months, but may be extended up to eighteen months. As part of the selection process, candidates will be expected to pass a(n):
    • In-depth background investigation including completion and review of a Personal History Statement;
    • Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) or polygraph examination;
    • Psychological examination; and
    • Medical examination.

The Sheriff's Department will administer the POST Entrance Exam, which will include a written and physical test. Candidates must obtain a minimum T-Score of 45 on the entrance exam (written test);


Applicant must have successfully passed the POST academy entrance exam with a minimum T-Score of 45 within the last twelve (12) months.


Application Deadline: Continuous but may close at any time.

Apply by Date: May 31, 2023, by 5 p.m.
Physical Examination: June 15, 2023
Written Examination: June 15, 2023
Oral Examination: TBD

Apply by Date: June 26, 2023 by 5:00 p.m.
Physical Examination: July 12, 2023
Written Examination: July 12, 2023
Oral Examination: TBD

Apply by Date: August 1, 2023, by 5 p.m.
Physical Examination: August 17, 2023
Written Examination: August 17, 2023
Oral Examination: TBD

Apply by Date: August 30 2023, by 5 p.m.
Physical Examination: September 14, 2023
Written Examination: September 14, 2023
Oral Examination: TBD

Apply by Date: September 27, 2023, by 5 p.m.
Physical Examination: October 12, 2023
Written Examination: October 12, 2023
Oral Examination: TBD

Candidates must be available at any time on the dates above in order to continue in the recruitment process. There will be no exceptions or the rescheduling of dates for any reason.

If you meet the requirements stated herein, you may compete in the selection process. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not assure your participation in this recruitment. Unsatisfactory results in any aspect of the foregoing, including background investigation findings, may result in removal from the eligible list and disqualification from further consideration in the recruitment/hiring process.

Final appointment will be conditional upon successfully passing a County paid pre-employment drug screening (if applicable for position) and a job-related background investigation.

Some positions may require possession or the ability to obtain, and maintenance of a valid California Driver’s license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job related essential functions.

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Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser. We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer. If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627.

Participates in the PARS Retirement System.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Modesto, California United States View Map