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Career Opportunities

The Amador County Sheriff's Office continuously accepts applications for positions; however, vacancies in those positions may or may not exist at this time. Please visit the County's Human Resources department's Employment Opportunities page for a complete listing of all open positions within the County.

Deputy Sheriff (Academy Graduate/Lateral Transfer)

Interested in a Career in Law Enforcement?

Applicants for the position of Deputy Sheriff are required to submit either a POST Academy Certificate or Proof of Enrollment in a POST Academy before they can be considered for employment. The California Peace Officers Standard and Training (POST) website is a good source of information regarding minimum requirements and POST-Certified Academies. (WWW.POST.CA.GOV)

Deputy Sheriffs are assigned to the following duties: Patrol Bureau in both the county and contract cities, Canine, Swat, Boat Patrol, Bailiff, Narcotics, Investigation, Search and Rescue. Deputies must be at least 21 years old, a U.S. citizen, and have a valid California Driver’s License.  Deputy Sheriffs must have no misdemeanor restrictions which prohibit ownership or possession of a firearm and no felony convictions. Possession of a Basic POST certificate that qualifies under 830.1 PC and High School or GED equivalency are required.

FAQs

How long is the background process?
Answer: The duration of the background process varies on a case by case basis; however, most applicants can complete the process in 3-6 months. 
Do you accept police officer lateral transfers?
Answer: Yes. The testing is the same as the Deputy Sheriff position. Once you have completed all the tests successfully, your background file will be reviewed by the administration. Your academy training is considered on a case by case basis and a determination will be made if any additional training is required. 
How long will a deputy need to work in the jail before going out to patrol?
Answer: Deputies are initially assigned to patrol. There is no jail time.
During the testing process, do you receive additional points for being in the military service?
Answer: No. We are an equal opportunity employer. However, education, training and/or experience will be included in your background file for review by the administration during the selection process.
Do you have to live in Amador County? 
Answer: No. You do not need to be a resident of Amador County to work for the Amador County Sheriff's Office. However, you do need to be a resident of the State of California.
Do you have to be a United States citizen to become a deputy?
Answer: Yes. The law requires a deputy to be a United States citizen. The Sheriff's Office will allow you to test for the position of Deputy Sheriff Trainee while your application is being processed for citizenship; however, you will not be given a job offer until your citizenship is granted.
APPLY HERE!

Or you may pick up an application at the Amador County Human Resources Department, 810 Court Street, Jackson, California, 95642.


DEPUTY SHERIFF TRAINEE

Interested in a Career in Law Enforcement?

Applicants for the position of Deputy Sheriff Trainee are required to submit an Amador County Sheriff’s Office employment application before they can be considered for employment. The Deputy Sheriff Trainee is a recruiting level classification established to qualify candidates for duties as a Deputy Sheriff with the Amador County Sheriff’s Office. Incumbents of this class undergo a formal and comprehensive training program in a POST certified academy.

Employment as a Deputy Sheriff Trainee is limited to a period not to exceed twelve months and to those who have not completed the basic POST academy. A Deputy Sheriff Trainee is distinguished from Deputy Sheriff in that the Deputy Sheriff Trainee position is a classification which has no law enforcement powers. Upon satisfactory completion of the training and graduation from the academy, the trainee will be sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff with full law enforcement powers.

FAQs

How long is the background process?
Answer: The duration of the background process varies on a case by case basis; however, most applicants can complete the process in 3-6 months. 
How long will I be employed as a deputy sheriff trainee?
Answer: Employment as a deputy sheriff trainee is limited to 12 months. Upon successful completion of training and the academy, the trainee will be sworn in as a deputy sheriff.
During the testing process, do you receive additional points for being in the military service?
Answer: No. We are an equal opportunity employer. However, education, training and/or experience will be included in your background file for review by the administration during the selection process.
How long does the POST Basic Academy last?
Answer: The length of the academy can differ slightly depending on the POST Basic Academy attended, but most academies are approximately 24 weeks in length.
Do you have to live in Amador County? 
Answer: No. You do not need to be a resident of Amador County to work for the Amador County Sheriff's Office. However, you do need to be a resident of the State of California.
Do you have to be a United States citizen to become a deputy?
Answer: Yes. The law requires a deputy to be a United States citizen. The Sheriff's Office will allow you to test for the position of Deputy Sheriff Trainee while your application is being processed for citizenship; however, you will not be given a job offer until your citizenship is granted.
Will I be paid while I attend the academy?
Answer: Yes. If you successfully complete the hiring process for Deputy Sheriff Trainee, the Amador County Sheriff's Office will pay for you to attend the academy and as a county employee you will be paid an hourly wage and a variety of benefits are available to you. You will be required to complete a POST Basic Academy within 12 months from your date of appointment.
APPLY HERE!

Or you may pick up an application at the Amador County Human Resources Department, 810 Court Street, Jackson, California, 95642.


Correctional Officer/Correctional Assistant

Applicants for the position of Correctional Officer/Correctional Assistant are required to submit an Amador County Employment Application before they can be considered for employment.

Correctional Officers are assigned in the Corrections Division, and may be assigned to Custody or Transport duties. Correctional Officers and Correctional Assistants must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and have a valid California Driver’s License. Correctional Officers must have no misdemeanor restrictions which prohibit ownership or possession of a firearm and no felony convictions. Possession of a High School or GED equivalency is required.

FAQs

How long is the background process?
Answer: The duration of the background process varies on a case by case basis; however, most applicants can complete the process in 3-6 months. 
Do you accept lateral transfers?
Answer: Yes. Currently the testing is the same as the Correctional Officer position. Once you have completed all the tests successfully, your background file will be reviewed by the administration. Your academy training is considered on a case by case basis and a determination will be made if any additional training is required.
During the testing process, do you receive additional points for being in the military service?
Answer: No. We are an equal opportunity employer. However, education, training and/or experience will be included in your background file for review by the administration during the selection process.
Do you have to live in Amador County?
Answer: No. You do not need to be a resident of Amador County to work for the Amador County Sheriff's Office. However, you do need to be a resident of the State of California.
Do you have to be a United States citizen to become a Correctional Officer?
Answer: Yes. The law requires a Correctional Officer to be a United States citizen. The Sheriff's Office will allow you to test for the position while your application is being processed for citizenship; however, you will not be given a job offer until your citizenship is granted.
Will I be paid while I attend the academy?
Answer: Yes. If you successfully complete the hiring process for Correctional Officer, the Amador County Sheriff's Office will pay for you to attend, and you will be required to complete, a 179 hour Correctional Officer CORE Course within the first year of appointment.
APPLY HERE!

Or you may pick up an application at the Amador County Human Resources Department, 810 Court Street, Jackson, California, 95642.


Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD)/Law Enforcement Dispatcher

Applicants for the position of Emergency Medical Dispatcher are required to submit an Amador County Employment Application before they can be considered for employment.

Emergency Medical Dispatchers are assigned in the Communications Bureau. Emergency Medical Dispatchers are expected to complete the following job tasks under general supervision: to receive and dispatch radio and telephone communications, to dispatch law enforcement, emergency medical, and other public safety personnel to maintain field communications during incidents, to process warrants, to perform office support assignments and to do related work as required.

Emergency Medical Dispatchers must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and have a valid California Driver’s License. Possession of a High School or GED equivalency is required.

FAQs

How long is the background process?
Answer: The duration of the background process varies on a case by case basis; however, most applicants can complete the process in 3-6 months. 
Do you accept lateral transfers?
Answer: Yes. Currently the testing is the same for all entry level Emergency Medical Dispatchers. Once you have completed all the tests successfully, your background file will be reviewed by the administration. Your previous training is considered on a case by case basis and a determination will be made if any additional training is required.
During the testing process, do you receive additional points for being in the military service?
Answer: No. We are an equal opportunity employer. However, education, training and/or experience will be included in your background file for review by the administration during the selection process.
Do you have to live in Amador County?
Answer: No. You do not need to be a resident of Amador County to work for the Amador County Sheriff's Office. However, you do need to be a resident of the State of California.
Will I be paid while I attend the required training?
Answer: Yes. If you successfully complete the hiring process for Emergency Medical Dispatcher, the Amador County Sheriff's Office will pay for you to attend, and you will be required to complete, an Emergency Medical Dispatcher course within the first year of appointment.
APPLY HERE!

Or you may pick up an application at the Amador County Human Resources Department, 810 Court Street, Jackson, California, 95642.


Sheriff Services Assistant

Applicants for the position of Sheriff Services Assistant are required to submit an Amador County Employment Application before they can be considered for employment.

FAQs

Will I have to pass a background investigation?

Answer: Yes.  All employees of the Sheriff's Office are required to pass a background investigation.
Do I have to wear a uniform if I am hired as Sheriff Services Assistant?
Answer: Sheriff Services Assistants wear a modified uniform, with an embroidered Sheriff star and name.
Will I have to work nights and weekends?
Answer: Sheriff Services Assistants are typically assigned to a Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedule.
APPLY HERE!

Or you may pick up an application at the Amador County Human Resources Department, 810 Court Street, Jackson, California, 95642.


Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP)

The employment policy of the County of Amador shall provide equal opportunities for applicants and its employees regardless of race, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental handicap, marital status, veteran status, or sex, and shall not show partiality or grant any special favors to any applicant, employee or group of employees. The rules governing employment practices for the Amador County Sheriff's Office are maintained by the Amador County Personnel Department, Pursuant to Amador County Policy and Procedures Section 2-100, EMPLOYMENT HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION, AND RETALIATION POLICY and Amador County Board of Supervisors Resolution #02-307, Resolution Providing for Affirmative Action to Assure Equal Opportunity in Employment with the County of Amador.

Amador County Sheriff's Office Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (PDF)

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