DEPUTY SHERIFF TRAINEE
1/94, 4/03, 1/23
COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ
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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
Some knowledge of:
- Human motivation and behavior.
- Functions of local law enforcement agency.
- Understand, interpret, and apply State and local
laws and departmental policies and procedures.
- React quickly and calmly in emergency situations
and adopt an effective course of action.
- Follow oral and written instructions.
- Learn to operate firearms safely and skillfully.
- Obtain information through interview, interrogation,
- Write clear and accurate reports.
- Establish and maintain effective relationships.
- Successfully complete an approved Peace Officers
Standards and Training (POST) basic police academy.
Physical Ability to:
- Perform tasks and complete coursework required to
graduate from an approved Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.)
basic police academy.
- Perform a variety of physically strenuous
activities, such as pursuing and restraining suspects and lifting injured
persons (in a training capacity).
- Normal color vision and unrestricted peripheral
vision. If no corrective lenses worn, vision of at least
20/20. If glasses worn, uncorrected vision of at least 20/100,
correcting to 20/20. If soft contact lenses are worn, vision of at
least 20/200, correcting to 20/20 with one year minimum of successful
contact lens use. Candidates who have had corrective eye surgery
must meet all applicable vision guidelines at all times of day. A
minimum of one year must have elapsed between surgery and examination, and
all post-operative records must be submitted for review.
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:
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 workspaces; 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 legally authorized to work in the
United States in accordance with Section 1031 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: 34
EEOC Job Category: 04
Occupational Grouping: 62
Worker's Comp Code: 1073