NOW OFFERING $12,000 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 the fourth Friday of each month . The filing deadline for the upcoming testing cycle is Friday, October 26, 2023, at 5:00 PM .
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.
Please read the announcement in its entirety for important dates and information.
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 current budget of approximately $600 million and has over 1600 authorized positions, including in excess of 1000 sworn personnel. The agency's Chief Executive Officer is Sheriff / Coroner Yesenia L. Sanchez, who is assisted in the operation of the agency by Undersheriff Richard T. Lucia, Assistant Sheriffs Emmanuel Christy, and Colby Staysa.
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 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 website]
- 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's Sheriff's Office
D eputy Sheriffs, under general supervision at the higher level (Deputy Sheriff II), and close supervision at the lower level (Deputy Sheriff I), supervise the work and conduct of inmates in a county correctional institution; patrol an area and enforce law and order; receive and serve civil process; maintain order in courts; assist with special investigations; investigates circumstances surrounding death in cases referred to Coroner; under direction, coordinate emergency services programs and volunteer activities; and do related work as required.
For more detailed information about the job classification, visit:Deputy Sheriff I (#8602)
D eputy Sheriff I
Current enrollment in the Alameda County Sheriff's Office Recruit Training Academy, with successful completion of the academy by the time of appointment.
Successful completion of a certified P.O.S.T. approved basic academy within three years of application date or possession of a valid recertification certificate.
Valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.
Candidates are not required to be a US citizen, but must be legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law. (SB 960).
Special Requirement :
Federal law and County policy requires that certain positions in the class of Deputy Sheriff I/II which require a commercial driver's license and the performance of duties defined as "safety sensitive" are subject to post-offer/pre-placement/pre-duty, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, random, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing.
A thorough background investigation will be made of all prospective Deputy Sheriffs. A record of any felony conviction will result in disqualification.
Physical Requirement :
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.
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:
Ability to :
- Read, understand, interpret and apply department 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.
- Exert physical force in the apprehension of suspects and in the saving of lives and property.
- Use good judgment in emergency or critical situations.
- Identify and address issues, problems, and opportunities.
- Interact with others in a way that gives them confidence in one's intentions.
- Work effectively even when under stress or experiencing conflict.
- Communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing.
- Perform routine clerical and record keeping duties.
- Quickly learn and apply the rules, procedures, laws, and regulations relevant to the work.
***IMPORTANT TESTING INFORMATION - PLEASE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY***
Candidates must complete the Physical Abilities Test (PAT)/Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB). The acceptable pass point for the PAT/WSTB is 320
. Valid WSTB scores must be on the agency's letterhead and reflect the date of the test. Scores are valid for one year from the test date. Valid PAT/WSTB scores must be submitted to the recruitment analyst, Elaine Lemi, email@example.com
In order to be invited to the oral examination, candidates must submit a WSTB score. Failure to submit a valid WSTB score will prevent candidates from moving forward in the recruitment process.
Candidates who have not taken the WSTB exam may take the exam with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office. To view upcoming test dates andregister, please visit: PELLETB and PAT/WSTB Test Registration
. Pick "PAT/WSTB" from the drop-down menu.
Test scores must be submitted to the recruitment analyst, Elaine Lemi, firstname.lastname@example.org
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) An Oral Examination which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score.
3) A thorough Background Investigation and Psychological Examination will be made of all prospective Deputy Sheriffs. A record of any felony conviction will result in disqualification. *Candidates must submit a valid PAT/WSTB score in order to move forward in the recruitment process.
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:
T ENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN - For applications submitted by the September 1, 2023 , filing deadline.
Deadline for Filing:
Review of Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires for Minimum Qualification:
*Week of September 25, 2023
Continuous: We will accept applications during thisperiod . 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.
IMPORTANT: Candidates must submit a valid PAT/WSTB score in order to move forward in the recruitment process. The deadline to submit valid test scores is *Friday, September 1, 2023.
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 discounts, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall wellbeing. 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)
- 12 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