City and County of San Francisco

Deputy Sheriff I (#8302)

$33.60-$42.90 Hourly / $5,824.00-$7,436.00 Monthly / $69,888.00-$89,232.00 Yearly


Under direct supervision, receives intensive training in the performance of a variety of duties relating to supervision of prisoners in custody; may receive training in organizing jail work programs and work crews, and general law enforcement duties in preparation for completion of the POST Academy requirements; and may perform other custodial duties as directed.

Distinguishing Features

A Deputy Sheriff I is a Peace Officer trainee assigned to work throughout the Custody Division without restriction, except in a satellite facility, under the supervision of a regularly employed Deputy Sheriff, and is responsible for the custody and supervision of prisoners in a county jail. The class of Deputy Sheriff I is distinguished from that of Deputy Sheriff in that a Deputy Sheriff is a Peace Officer as defined in California Penal Code Section 830.1; possesses a POST Basic Certificate; and performs custodial, court, transportation, general law enforcement responsibilities, and other related duties. The Deputy Sheriff I is not assigned duties extending to the investigation of crimes or to the enforcement of general laws of the State of California. The class serves as a trainee under direct supervision of a regularly employed Deputy Sheriff, Senior Deputy Sheriff or higher ranking officer.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties

"Class specifications shall be descriptive of the class and shall not be considered a restriction on the assignment of duties not specifically listed." (CSC Rule 7)

1. Receives training and assists in supervising prisoners and maintaining order in county jails; this may include but is not limited to: techniques of checking jail security hardware, such as doors, locks, and windows, for evidence of tampering or malfunction; techniques of prisoner movement control; techniques of cell searches and contraband detection; techniques of detecting and reporting criminal activity and violations of prisoner rules of conduct; and techniques of daily jail operations.

2. Receives training and assists in collecting and handling of prisoner property, clothing, and money; distribution and handling of jail clothing and bedding; supervision of prisoner work crews in culinary, laundry, janitorial, stock handling, garbage, farm, and other jail details.

3. Receives training and assists in booking, classifying, and release of prisoners; and preparing, retrieving, and maintaining other jail records.

4. Receives training in and assists with the use of restraint gear and restraint techniques, non-lethal chemical agents, defensive tactics, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and other first aid.

5. May receive training in techniques of supervision of mentally ill persons in custody.

6. May receive training in techniques of arrest, collection and preservation of evidence, and preparation of accompanying documents.

7. May receive training in the use of firearms, baton, and other weapons in compliance with existing laws, policies, and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 Requires ability to: deal tactfully and courteously with the public; control prisoners individually and in groups and deal with them on a fair and impartial basis; remain alert at all times and react quickly and calmly in an emergency; speak and write effectively; observe situations and write reports accurately and concisely; prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.

Special Requirement: Prior to appointment, a candidate must successfully meet the requirements of San Francisco Sheriff's Department administered background investigation. Additionally, appointees to positions in this class are required to successfully complete the course requirements of a State of California Certified Peace Officers Standards and Training Academy, a State of California Certified Basic Jail Training Course, the San Francisco Sheriff's Department Training Program, and an 18-month probationary evaluation period, with overall performance ratings of Competent and Effective, or above.

License or Certificate

Requires possession of a valid California Driver's III Class C or 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: 8302; EST: 1/1/1900; REV: 1/1/1900;