DEPUTY SHERIFF TRAINEE

Job Specifications

Class Code: RE3 
Analyst:  LM 
Date Originated: 9/88 
Date Revised: 1/94, 4/03 

COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ

DEFINITION

Under close supervision, attends an approved Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) basic police academy to be trained to perform law enforcement service; and does other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is a non-sworn trainee level classification in the Sheriff's Office and is distinguished from the next higher level of Deputy Sheriff by being a non-sworn position with no peace officer powers. Incumbents in this class attend a police academy for basic training. Upon successful completion of the basic academy, incumbents are expected to promote to Deputy Sheriff.

TYPICAL TASKS

Attends Police Officers Standards of Training Police Academy; may assist in routine law enforcement support duties which do not require a sworn Deputy Sheriff including, but not limited to the following: takes information for reports and answers questions; keeps records and performs clerical tasks; takes fingerprints and photographs; delivers community relations programs; responds to non-emergency calls from citizens to take reports; collects information and data; transports materials and people; prepares records and reports.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Knowledge of:

Some knowledge of:

Ability to:

Physical Ability to:

Education:  Graduation from high school or attainment of a satisfactory score on G.E.D. test, as required for admittance to mandatory P.O.S.T. training.

Special Requirements, Conditions:

License: Possession of a valid California class C driver license.

Background Investigation: Ability to pass a full background investigation.

Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; confined work spaces; heights; two-way radio noise; strong, unpleasant odors; infections which might cause chronic disease or death; dust and pollens; chemical irritants; possibility of experiencing bodily injury and/or burns; contact with a diverse population;

Other Special Requirements: Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who has applied for citizenship at least one year prior to application for employment in accordance with Section 1031.5 of the Government Code; must be available to work nights, weekends and/or holidays. Note: Must be at least 21 years of age at completion of academy.

PREVIOUS CLASS TITLE: None

Bargaining Unit: Operating Engineers
EEOC Job Category: 04
Occupational Grouping: 62
Worker's Comp Code: 1073