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The 2022 EDSO Career Day was a Success!

There are many ways to work in law enforcement without ever stepping foot in a patrol car. Our mission is incomplete without the contributions of dispatchers, technicians, correctional officers, and other support staff. Have you considered the benefits of working in the most rewarding career fields? We welcome you to the El Dorado County Sheriff's Career Day.

We held the Career Day on May 7th from 9am to 2pm at the EDSO Public Safety Facility. We hope to have another in the future. The good news is most of our recruitments are continuous. So, it's never too late to apply. If you are interested in learning more about our jobs, chat with us!


Have you ever considered being a:

  • Dispatcher

  • Sheriff's Technician

  • Sheriff's Fiscal Technician

  • Deputy Sheriff (Lateral/Academy Grad)

  • Extra Help Deputy - Boat Patrol

  • Extra Help - Morgue Technician

  • Correctional Officer

  • Correctional Cook

  • Student Intern

Want to get the most out of your experience? Here's some tips:
  • For Correctional Officer - If you are planning to participate in the physical abilities course, please be dressed in athletic wear, including athletic shoes. Don't worry about changing for your interview, we understand this may not be possible. 

  • For Dispatch - The test includes CritiCall and a typing test. Please practice your typing now! You will need to type at least 35 words per minute. 

  • Go to the individual pages to learn more about deputy, correctional officer, dispatcher, and sheriff tech.

  • All positions will require an interview. Here's a few tips to improve your interview scores:

    • Do some research. Read our annual reports, browse our Facebook posts, and watch welcome ceremonies. We will have staff at the Career Day to talk to you and answer all your questions! It helps to know about the job you are applying for.

    • Anticipate some questions you might receive in an interview and prepare some answers. If you can answer an interview question in one sentence, you're probably missing an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and skills. 

    • Internalize. Don't tell interviewers what you think they want to hear in scenario questions. Explain a) what you would do b) why you would do it c) the consequences of not doing it or d) the benefits of doing it.

    • Ensure your answers give insight to who you are as a person and employee. Interviews are not oral exams. They are opportunities to demonstrate you know the information, can think critically on the matter, and have a philosophy on the topic. The questions are meant to give you an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and skills. It is not a quiz.

    • Practice in front of a mirror or get someone to mock-interview with. Their feedback can be insightful.

    • Demonstrate in some way that you are qualified AND the best candidate for the job. Including the professional items listed in your resume in the introduction or in the final comments is a good way to do that.

    • Lastly, list the qualities you believe the interviewers are looking for in an employee and determine which ones you have. These qualities should be demonstrated during your answers.

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