City and County of San Francisco

Sheriffs Cadet (#8300)

$21.35-$25.93 Hourly / $3,701.00-$4,494.00 Monthly / $44,408.00-$53,924.00 Yearly


Under supervision of a sworn member or supervising civilian personnel of the Sheriff's Department, assists in maintaining building and area security in assigned work locations, and performs non-law enforcement duties in administration, alternative programs, or the custody division at the Sheriff's Department offices and facilities in San Francisco and San Bruno.

Distinguishing Features

The Sheriff's Cadet is the trainee level in the Sheriff's Department.  Sheriff's Cadets are assigned non-law enforcement duties and responsibilities.  Cadets perform paraprofessional office and field support duties under supervision of a sworn member or supervising civilian personnel in the Sheriff's Department. 

Supervision Exercised


Examples of Important and Essential Duties

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

1. Monitors walk-through metal detectors and video surveillance equipment in building security assignments.

2. Operates hand-held metal detectors.

3. Searches handbags, briefcases, backpacks, and other containers.

4. Provides directions and other information to persons entering public buildings.

5. Provides first aid and CPR in case of life-threatening emergencies.

6. Answers telephone, routes calls, and takes phone messages.

7. Types and files correspondence, records, and other forms.

8. Orders office supplies and materials and responsible for maintaining an orderly inventory of daily office needs.

9. Operates a computer workstation.

10. Fingerprints new employees.

11. Records attendance of alternative program participants.

12. Maintain statistics on alternative program participants, requiring mathematic skills.

13. Performs interoffice mail duties including distributing and sorting mail to different facilities/units.

14. Collects urine specimens from alternative program participants, and analyzes urine specimens using an ADX machine.

15. Performs clerical support in department operation centers.

16. Performs related non-law enforcement duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:  basic functions and operations of a law enforcement agency; customer service; English language; basic mathematics, and office procedures and practices.

Ability to: communicate orally using grammatically correct English with people of diverse education, social and ethnic backgrounds; write clear, legible, grammatically correct reports in English. Gather, record, evaluate, and draw logical conclusion(s) from verbal information. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of people; walk and or stand for long periods; lift and or carry up to fifty (50) pounds; and work independently in the field; perform simple mathematical problems such as adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing numbers; and learn to operate a network desktop computer and printer.

Experience and Training

No work experience is required for this trainee level position.

Education: Possession of a high school diploma or successful completion of equivalency test (GED or California High School Proficiency Examination).

License or Certificate

Valid California driver's license.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

CLASS: 8300; EST: 1/1/1900; REV: 1/1/1900;