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Holiday Pay - 4 hours

Shift Differential - $.75/hour

Tahoe Differential - $92.30/pay period

Bilingual Pay - $40/pay period

Check out the MOU for more. Click here

Incentives

Educational Incentive Pay:

  • 2% for AA/AS degree

  • 5% for BA/BS degree

  • 5% for MA/MS degree​​

Maximum accrual is 10% for education

POST Certificate Pay:

  • 6.5% of base pay for Intermediate POST Cert

  • 12.5% of base pay for Advanced POST Cert

Maximum accrual is 12.5% for Certificates

Specialty Assignments:

  • 5% on top of the above for specialty assignments such as detective, narcotics, and coroner detective and for collateral assignments (see below)

27.5%

in potential incentive pay!

Compensation

Base pay without incentives begins at:

$78,936/yr

$6,072/mo

$37.95/hr

Base pay with incentives can reach:

$117,539/yr

$9,042/mo

$56.51/hr

To see the full salary schedule, click here.

Medical

Affordable Medical Coverage

  • Medical insurance packages include great benefits

  • Packages cover dental, vision and prescription drugs

  • DSA members receive additional $170 bi-weekly to cover medical costs or cash out

To see a full listing of the benefits for this position, click here

Retirement

CalPERS Retirement

  • El Dorado County participates in the CalPERS retirement program

  • New safety members earn 2.7% @ age 57

Don't forget, we also provide a deferred compensation plan to supplement your retirement

Also consider potential retirement pay if you promote to sergeant, lieutenant, or captain

Deputy Sheriff

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to providing exceptional public service in alignment with Sheriff D’Agostini’s Mission and Vision, taking a modern approach to the traditional law enforcement values, fostering leadership and employee development, and remaining faithful and responsive to the communities we serve. Are you ready to join the best law enforcement agency in this state and possibly this country? Explore all the reasons why so many choose EDSO.

At EDSO, our deputies are given the opportunity to grow professionally and explore your interests. Collateral assignments are a way for you to be a full time deputy and participate in specialties that you perform on-duty or as overtime opportunities. Most deputies participate in two or three. Check out some of our collateral assignments available to you:

  • Psychiatric Emergency Response Team

  • Unmanned Aerial Systems

  • School Resource Officer

  • Gang Enforcement

  • Off-Highway Vehicles

  • Boats

  • Field Training Officer*

  • Rangemaster

  • Instructor (TASER, ACT, etc.)

* 5% Incentive pay

  • Canine Handler*

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal

  • Homeless Outreach Team

  • Crisis Intervention Team

  • Crime Scene Investigations

  • Resident Deputy*

  • Dive/Swiftwater/Recovery Team

  • Office of Emergency Services

  • Search and Rescue

  • Honor Guard

  • SWAT

The Position

There are two types of Deputy Sheriff applicants:

  1. Lateral applicants - Currently employed by another law enforcement agency as a sworn peace officer

  2. Academy Grad - Currently in, or recently completed a California POST academy

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for, and has applied for, citizenship

  • No felony convictions

  • Not on probation. (Misdemeanors may be disqualifying depending on the quantity, type of violation, and the date of the violation)

  • Vision: Subject to POST requirements

  • Valid Driver License

  • U.S. high school graduate or GED recipient

  • 21 years of age at time of application

  • Effective English oral and written communication skills

  • Successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation, computer voice stress analysis exam, Sheriff’s interview, psychological examination and complete medical examination

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is continuously recruiting for lateral deputies and those currently enrolled in a California POST Academy, including intensive, extended and modular formats. If you are in an academy or planning to attend, we highly encourage you to apply at the beginning of your academy. Our hope is that you successfully complete the hiring process during the academy, graduate in our uniform, and become an EDSO Deputy upon graduation. At EDSO, deputies do not work in corrections.

Laterals

You have experience and we like that. We also know that it is important that you learn about us discreetly. We designed this website with you in mind. If you are a current, sworn officer/deputy and are interested in learning more about our agency, we host a bi-annual (Spring/Fall) Lateral Recruitment Day. Peace officers from around the country come visit our facility, speak with the Sheriff, hear from our lateral deputies, and tour our facility and equipment. If that isn't reason enough to attend, we then show you the beauty of El Dorado County by hosting you at one of our local venues for lunch. Click on the button below to learn more about this event. 

The Hiring Process

Step 1 - Application

Whether you are currently a Law Enforcement Officer, recently completed an academy, or currently enrolled, you are eligible for our Deputy Sheriff II recruitment. Complete and submit an online application for Deputy Sheriff II. Be sure to attach one of the following items of documentation with your submission:

  • POST Certificate, Or

  • California POST Waiver for Out of State Applicants, Or

  • California POST Re-Certification Course Letter with original California POST Certificate, Or

  • California POST Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certificate of Completion, Or

  • Letter of Good Standing and attendance confirmation from a California POST Certified Academy, Or

  • Copy of your POST Profile from the POST website showing you are currently working as a Law Enforcement Officer

POST Certificates are valid for three years past: a) POST Academy completion certificate date or b) Last date of employment as a Peace Officer in California c) date on the POST Waiver for out of state applicants

Out of state applicants must contact the California POST to inquire whether their training qualifies them for a California POST Certification waiver

CA Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training

Address: 1601 Alhambra Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95816

Phone: (916) 227-3909 Fax: (916) 227-3895

E-mailpostmaster@post.ca.gov

Step 2 - App Review

If you meet the minimum qualifications for Deputy Sheriff II and you have one of the above items attached to your application, the Sheriff’s Personnel Unit will review your application and contact you via e-mail to complete a Pre-Investigative Questionnaire. Please complete this document honestly and in its entirety and return promptly. Failure to answer questions fully and honestly could lead to disqualification later in the background process. Applicants may be disqualified based on El Dorado County Personnel Rule 406 – Disqualification of Applicants. Failure to return this document in the given timeframe could lead to an automatic withdrawal from the recruitment.

Step 3 - Interview

The Sheriff’s Personnel Unit will give you directions on how to use the online self-scheduling feature to schedule yourself for an upcoming oral board interview. Once scheduled, you may not receive a reminder to appear at your scheduled interview. Please record the date and time of your exam when you schedule yourself. This is your responsibility.

Step 4 - Pre-Background

Within five business days, you should be notified by email of your ranking. Those who are selected to begin the background investigation phase will be given a list of documents you will need to submit prior to the background process. This includes certified copies of your birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce decrees, POST certificates, and many more. You can help expedite your background process by having gathered all of your official records ahead of time. Keep in mind that your official records may require weeks for government agencies and colleges to process.

Step 5 - Background Investigation

A Comprehensive background investigation is conducted. Save yourself time by being thorough and honest. Many of the delays and disqualifications are a result of omitting or minimizing incidents in your past. Some indiscretions are expected, however, dishonesty is never acceptable. If you question whether to include something, just include it.

Step 6 - CVSA

The Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (Truth Verification Exam) is administered by an investigator. You will be asked about information discovered in your background investigation. Be honest.

Step 7 - Review

The EDSO Chain of Command receives and reviews your background file. If your background investigation reveals no disqualifying issues, you will be scheduled for an interview with the Sheriff.

Step 8 - Interview/ Medical/Psych

The Sheriff will discuss you as a person and expectations of employees. At the end, he may provide you with a conditional offer of employment. The conditions are that you successfully complete a psychological evaluation and medical/vision exam as per POST guidelines.

Step 9 - Final Steps

If you successfully completed these conditions, you will receive notice of your swearing in, start date, uniform information, and a date for your welcome ceremony! Check out the FAQ section in the menu for some additional details.

Still have Questions?

Ready to join EDSO?

Safety is priority one. We outfit our deputies with the best equipment and training. Take a look at some of the things to look forward to:

  • Colt M4 Carbine Rifle

  • Glock semi-automatic pistol

  • Ballistic Helmet

  • Ballistic Plate Carrier

  • Patrol Duty Gear

  • Danner boots with replacements

  • TASER, Baton, OC

  • Personalized soft armor

  • Riot Gear

  • Cold weather gear

  • Body Camera

  • Smart Phone

  • Fire turn-outs

  • Fire shelter

  • Radio & Earpiece

  • Tourniquet

  • Ballistic Shield

  • Remington Shotgun

  • Remington Less Lethal

  • In-Car Camera

  • Chevy Tahoe, Ford Explorer, and Ford Expedition vehicles

  • Mobile Data Terminals that link to smart phone

  • Uniform Allowance