The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications
for Deputy Sheriff - Services-As-Needed (SAN). Under general
supervision, the Deputy Sheriff (SAN) provides limited law
enforcement services on a services-as-needed basis.
Interested applicants should click on the "apply" link found in
the recruitment bulletin. 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
This is a continuous filing exam with filing deadlines on the
first Friday of each month. The next filing deadlines are on the
following dates at 5:00 PM:
- November 6, 2020
- December 4, 2020
WOMEN, MINORITIES, AND MILITARY VETERANS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED
Veterans who pass the examination process and provide a DD214
that meets the Countys criteria will receive additional points
added to their final overall score.
Please read the announcement in its entirety for important dates
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,
Well Path, has experience working with the National Commission on
Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).
The Sheriff's Office has a current budget 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
Sheriff's Casey Nice and Tom 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, Peralta Community
College District, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum complex, 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
For more detailed information about the agency, visit: Alameda
County Sheriff's Office
The classification of Deputy Sheriff (SAN) is used on a
services-as-needed basis and are only used to provide supplemental
law enforcement services to meet temporary fluctuations in staffing
needs. This class is distinguished from Deputy Sheriff I/II in that
the latter classifications perform the full range of law
enforcement duties within the Sheriffs Office. It is further
distinguished from Retired Annuitant Safety I/II in that the latter
classifications are limited to individuals who are retired from
regular employment in Alameda County Service. Positions in this
classification are not eligible for tenure status.
For more detailed information about the job classification,
visit: Deputy Sheriff (SAN) (#8603N)
Graduation from High School or possession of an acceptable
equivalency certificate, such as the General Educational
Development Certificate (State of California).
A minimum of 36 months full-time experience as a Peace Officer
in a non-37 Act retirement system in a California law enforcement
agency (municipality, Sheriff, Highway Patrol) within the last
- Valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
- Possession of a valid California Basic P.O.S.T. certificate or
Special Requirements :
- Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.
- If not a citizen of the United States, must have filed for
citizenship at least one year before applying for Deputy
- Federal law and County policy requires that certain positions
in the class of Deputy Sheriff Services-As-Needed, 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
- A thorough background investigation will be made of all
prospective Deputy Sheriffs Services-As-Needed. A record of any
felony conviction will result in disqualification.
Physical Requirements :
- 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
Knowledge of :
- Basic principles and practices of law enforcement and law
- Basic English usage including spelling, grammar and
- Basic preparation of law enforcement incident report
- Basic principles and concepts of law enforcement safety
Ability to :
- Read, understand, interpret and apply department policies,
rules, laws, and ordinances pertaining to law enforcement
- Write clear, concise comprehensive reports.
- Accurately observe and remember names, faces, numbers, and
- Establish and maintain effective working relations with
- 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
- Work effectively even when under stress or experiencing
- 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.
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 Physical Abilities Test (qualifying only). Candidates
passing this test will move on to the next step in the examination
3) An Oral Examination which will be weighted as 100% of the
candidate's final examination score.
4) 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 who successfully complete all application, PAT,
interview, and background processes will be assigned to a position
as vacancies arise.
CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF
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,
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
Deadline for Filing:
Review of Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires for
PRACTICE Physical Abilities Test (PAT)
*Saturday, January 30, 2021
Physical Abilities Test (PAT)
*Saturday, February 27, 2021
*Week of March 8, 2021
Continuous: We will accept applications during this period . 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 that completing an 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
Saturday, January 30, 2021: *Practice Physical Abilities 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. Sheriffs 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 time between 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.
Saturday, February 27, 2021: Physical Abilities 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
Week of March 8, 2021 : 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
IMPORTANT: All qualifying candidates will receive an email
notification at least 10 days prior to the scheduled exam.
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 veterans preference,
proof must be presented during check in on the date of the
applicants 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
present a valid photo I.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 Countys 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
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
NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email
notification system. Replies to the email box Noreply@jobaps.com a
re 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
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.