Patrols County areas and enforces laws; checks homes, business establishments, schools and other features of the area for crime, suspicious circumstances and hazardous conditions; operates electronic communication equipment and responds to calls to preserve the peace and enforce laws to improve effectiveness and meet community needs; apprehends suspects and renders assistance; obtains statements and information.
Learns to and conducts investigations of complaint and criminal violations; gathers, maintains, and protects evidence; interviews victims, witnesses and suspects.
Learns to and performs coroner duties including, identification of decedent; identifies and notifies next of kin; routine inspections of bodies involved in traumatic or unexpected deaths as well as the scene of the incidents; maintains and protects property of deceased persons.
May supervise inmates in a variety of activities at detention facilities.
Services as bailiff, maintains security of and order in the court and removes disorderly persons when necessary; provides for security and safety of judges, jury deliberations, jurors, and the public; provides security and transportation of inmates to and from courts and other locations as required.
Serves and executes civil process.
Patrols County waterways in boats; responds to and investigates reports of law violations and accidents; issues citations and makes physical arrest.
Testifies at hearings and trials.
Prepares incident, arrest, investigation and related reports.
Administers first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as required.
On August 14, 2013 the Civil Service Commission approved the selective recruitment requirements identified below. Candidates must meet these requirements to be considered for this position.
Selective Recruitment Requirement:
Successful completion of the POST Certified Basic Academy or current enrollment in a POST Basic Academy, with a letter of attendance provided by the Academy Director.
Completion and possession of a valid POST Basic Academy Completion Certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standard and Training is required for appointment. Failure to complete the academy may result in release from employment.
Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a General Education Development certificate (G.E.D.), or have attained a two-year or four-year degree from an accredited institution.
Successful graduation or current enrollment in a POST Basic Academy at the time of application is required.
(1) Be at least 21 years of age upon appointment;
(2) Meet minimum standards required for Peace Officers as set forth in Section 1029
and 1031 of the Government Code;
(3) Pass background investigation conducted by Sheriff’s Department, and;
(4) Meet physical standards established for safety members.
Licenses: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
Note: Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.
Mobility-Frequent operation of a data entry device; repetitive motion; sitting, standing, walking for extended periods of time; driving; frequent running, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, climbing, crawling; drag 5 to 165 lbs; Lifting-Frequently 5 to 75 lbs; occasional lifting/turning of heavy objects or people; Visual-Constant good overall vision, reading/close-up work; color perception and use eye/hand coordination; frequent use of depth perception and field/peripheral vision; Dexterity-Frequent reaching; grasping; repetitive motion; writing; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone/radio, talking in person; ability to hear faint sounds; Emotional/Psychological-Constant decision making, concentration, and public contact; public speaking; dealing with emergency situations; frequent working alone; occasional exposure to trauma, grief, and death, hazardous materials; Special Requirements-Wear assigned safety equipment; work different shifts, weekends, holidays and extended schedules; Environmental-Frequent exposure to noise and varied weather conditions.
Health Insurance: San Joaquin County provides employees with a choice of three health plans: a Kaiser Plan, a Select Plan, and a Premier Plan. There is no cost for employee only coverage in the Kaiser and Select Plans. Dependent coverage is available for all plans, with the employee paying a portion of the premiums.
Dental Insurance: The County provides employees with a choice of two dental plans: Delta Dental and Pacific Union Dental. There is no cost for employee only coverage in either plan; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.
Vision Insurance: The County provides vision coverage through Vision Service Plan (VSP). There is no cost for employee only coverage; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.
For more detailed information on the County’s benefits program, visit our website at www.sjgov.org under Human Resources/Benefits.
Life Insurance: The County provides eligible employees with life insurance coverage as follows:
1 but less than 3 years of continuous service: $1,000
3 but less than 5 years of continuous service: $3,000
5 but less than 10 years of continuous service: $5,000
10 years of continuous service or more: $10,000
Regular employees in this unit shall be provided with a County-paid term life insurance policy with a face value of $40,000. The policy shall include a double indemnity accidental death and dismemberment provision.
Employees may purchase additional term life insurance to a maximum of $200,000 at the group rate.
125 Flexible Benefits Plan: This is a voluntary program that allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for health-related expenses that are not paid by a medical, dental or vision plan (Health Flexible Spending Account $2080 annual limit); and dependent care costs (Dependent Care Assistance Plan $5000 annual limit).
Retirement Plan: Employees of the County are covered by the County Retirement Act of 1937. Please visit the San Joaquin County Employees’ Retirement Association (SJCERA) at www.sjcera.org for more information. NOTE: If you are receiving a retirement allowance from another California county covered by the County Retirement Act of 1937 or from any governmental agency covered by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), you are advised to contact the Retirement Officer of the Retirement Plan from which you retired to determine what effect employment in San Joaquin County would have on your retirement allowance.
Deferred Compensation: The County maintains a deferred compensation plan under Section 457 of the IRS code. You may annually contribute $17,500 or 100% of your includible compensation, whichever is less. Individuals age 50 or older may contribute to their plan, up to $23,000.
Vacation: Maximum earned vacation is 10 days each year up to 3 years; 15 days after 3 years; 20 days after 10 years; and 23 days after 20 years.
Holiday: 14 paid holidays per year.
Sick Leave: 12 working days of sick leave annually with unlimited accumulation. Sick leave incentive: An employee is eligible to receive eight hours administrative leave if the leave balance equals at least one-half of the cumulative amount that the employee is eligible to accrue. The employee must also be on payroll during the entire calendar year.
Bereavement Leave: 3 days of paid leave for the death of an immediate family member, 2 additional days of accrued leave if the distance traveled is in excess of 300 miles each way.
Merit Salary Increase: New employees will receive the starting salary, which is the first step of the salary range. After employees serve 52 weeks (2080 hours) on each step of the range, they are eligible for a merit increase to the next step.
P.O.S.T. Pay: Employees in this unit holding an Intermediate POST certificate shall continue to be compensated at 3% of base salary bi-weekly. Employees in this unit holding an Advanced POST certificate shall be compensated at 10% base salary bi-weekly. Employees in this unit holding an Advanced POST certificate and who have completed 15 years of service as a Deputy Sheriff, shall be compensated at 12.5% of base salary bi-weekly. Employees in this unit holding an Advanced POST certificate and who have completed 24 years of service as a Deputy Sheriff shall be compensated 15% base salary bi-weekly.
Additional Compensation: Employees assigned to the duties of Field or Custody Training Officer (FTO) shall receive a pay supplement of five percent (5%) of their base salary while performing such duties. Employees in the class of Deputy Sheriff II assigned to the Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureaus shall receive a pay supplement of five percent (5%) of their base salary while assigned to the Bureau. Employees assigned to the Tactical or Explosive Ordinance Teams who are not receiving Detective or Field Training Officer supplements shall receive a pay supplement of five percent (5%) of their base salary while assigned to such teams. Employees assigned to Boating Safety shall receive a supplement of five percent (5%) of their base pay while performing boating safety duties.
Bilingual Pay: Each employee who is designated by the appointing authority and approved by the County Administrator and who has passed a bilingual proficiency examination administered by Human Resources Division shall receive a biweekly supplement of five percent (5%) of their base pay.
Uniform Allowance: Employees in this unit shall receive a lump sum payment of $400 to offset purchase of new uniforms due to the change in Department uniforms. Employees in this unit shall receive a lump sum uniform allowance of $1100 on or about the payday nearest December 1. Employees in this unit shall receive a lump sum uniform allowance of $1200 on or about the payday nearest December 1, 2009 and on or about the payday nearest December 1 each year after.
Pre-Employment Physical Exam: If required, will be conducted at Dameron Hospital at no cost to the employee.
Educational Reimbursement Program: Eligible employees may be reimbursed for career-related course work up to a maximum of $850 per fiscal year. Eligible employees enrolled in an approved four (4) year College or University academic program may be reimbursed up to $800 per semester for a maximum of $1600 per fiscal year.
Parking Supplemental Downtown Stockton: The County contributes up to $17 per pay period for employees who pay for parking and are assigned to work in the Downtown Core Area.
School Activities: Employees may take up to 40 hours per year, but not more than eight (8) hours per month, to participate in their children’s school activities.
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will go through the following examination process:
- Written Exam: The civil service written exam is a multiple choice format. If the written exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score. Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list.
- Oral Exam: The oral exam is a structured interview process that will assess the candidate’s education, training, and experience and may include a practical exercise. The oral exam selection process is not a hiring interview. A panel of up to four people will determine the candidate’s score and rank for placement on the eligible list. Top candidates from the eligible list are referred for hiring interviews. If the oral exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score. Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list.
- Written & Oral Exam: If both a written exam and an oral exam is administered, the written exam is weighted at 60% and the oral exam is weighted at 40% unless otherwise indicated on the announcement. Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% on each examination in order to be placed on the eligible list.
- Rate-out: A rate-out is an examination that involves a paper rating of the candidate’s application using the following criteria: education, training, and experience. Candidates will not be scheduled for the rate-out process.
Note: The rating of 70 referred to may be the same or other than an arithmetic 70% of the total possible points.
Testing Accommodation: Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date.
Veteran’s Points: Eligible veterans, unmarried widows and widowers of veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have been honorably discharged and who have served during wartime shall be given veteran’s points in initial appointment to County service. Eligible veterans receive 5 points and eligible disabled veterans receive 10 points. Disabled veterans must submit a recent award letter stating a 10% service connected disability issued by the United States Veterans Administration. Note: A copy of your DD214 showing the discharge type must be received in the Human Resources by the date of the examination.
Acceptable wartime service dates:
September 16, 1940 to December 31, 1946
June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975
Persian Gulf War, August 2, 1990, through a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation.
Eligible Lists: Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that classification. Eligible lists are effective for one year, but may be extended up to two additional years by the Civil Service Commission.
Certification/Referral: Names from the eligible list will be referred to the hiring department by the following methods.
- Rule of the Rank: The top three ranks will be referred for hiring interviews. If there are less than 5 names in the top three ranks the next rank is referred. This applies only to open competitive recruitments.
- Rule of the List: The entire list will be referred to the department for further selection.
- Rule of Five: The top five names will be referred for hiring interviews. This applies only to department or countywide promotional examination.
Physical Exam: Some classifications require physical examinations. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination. The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.
Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grand parent, grand child or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when;
Department Head may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.
Proof of Eligibility: If you are offered a job you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.
By mail or in person:
San Joaquin County Human Resources
44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330
Stockton, Ca 95202
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.
Phone: (209) 468-3370
For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377.
When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).
San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.
Equal Opportunity Employer: San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. For more information go to www.sjgov.org/eeo.