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Collateral Assignments

To see the full salary schedule, click here.

Deferred compensation program and tuition reimbursement also available


$3,614/mo - $ 4,392/mo

$20.85/hr - $25.34/hr

Sheriff's Tech I:

Sheriff's Tech II:

$3,984/mo - $4,844/mo

$22.99/hr - $27.95/hr

$4,082/mo - $4,962/mo

$23.55/hr - $28.63/hr

*Salaries recently increased for all three positions

Sheriff's Fiscal Tech:


Life Insurance:

  • $20,000

Long Term Disability:

  • 66.67% of regular monthly earnings

Employee Assistance Program:

  • 5 free counseling sessions, child/eldercare assistance, financial services, legal services, identity theft recovery, and daily living services. 

Leave Allowances:

  • 11 regular holidays and 2 floating holidays/yr, 3.7 hours sick leave per pay period (two weeks), Vacation based on longevity up to 6.2 hours earned per pay period after 133 months.


  • Tuition reimbursement


Affordable Medical Coverage

  • County contributes 80% of the total plan premium

  • 3 Blue Shield PPOs and 2 Kaiser HMOs

  • Delta Dental PPO + Premier

  • VSP Choice Vision Plan

  • Basic Life Insurance $20,000

To see a full listing of the benefits for this position (Bargaining Unit GE), click here


CalPERS Retirement

Tier 1 - Classic: 2% @ 55 (single highest year final compensation)

Tier 2 - Classic: 2% @ 60 (average 3-year final compensation)

Tier 3 - PEPRA: 2% @ 62 (average 3-year final compensation)

Sheriff's Technician

Sheriff's Technicians have the opportunity to serve their communities in a clerical capacity; following the Sheriff's Vision of Total Professionalism and providing law enforcement support to the Sheriff's Office and allied agencies. Sheriff's Technician work various assignments in all Divisions of the Sheriff's Office, including Records, booking support in both the South Lake Tahoe and Placerville custody facilities, Support Services and Patrol.

A fulfilling career in Law Enforcement

At EDSO, our Sheriff's Technicians are given the opportunity to participate in the law enforcement process. Sheriff's Techs work in a variety of positions all of which are integral in the administration of justice. You may perform clerical filings of crime reports, arrest warrants, and court orders. You may  be checking for criminal history using state and national databases or facilitating the intake and release of inmates from our jails. 

A variety of opportunities

Sheriff's Technicians are positioned throughout our organization. Although many are trained in law enforcement clerical work, there are many specialty assignments that come available. Some of our techs work in our Records Unit, Fleet Services, Support Services, Corrections facilities, Body Worn Camera Unit, Concealed Carry Weapons Unit, and more! 

For Fiscal Tech:

Performs technical, complex and specialized accounting or financial office support work and assists with special projects as assigned in the Sheriff's department. Prepares worksheets for the annual departmental budget; assists in the administration of various budgets by reconciling accounts and preparing justifications. Recommends and implements financial recordkeeping, revenue tracking, and similar procedures and forms for the Sheriff's department. Reviews and reconciles varied reports, journals, budget, payroll or related fiscal or statistical data. Audits, verifies and reconciles various information, including source data as well as manual and computer-produced reports. Maintains varied subsidiary ledgers, auditing and reconciling reports and information and posting data as required, and more!

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. 

  • No felony convictions

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

  • Valid Driver License

  • U.S. high school graduate or GED recipient

  • Effective English oral and written communication skills

  • Successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation, Sheriff’s interview, and drug screening. To see the full list of requirements, view the job classifications by clicking here.

The Position

There are three types of Sheriff's Tech positions:

  1. Sheriff's Tech I: This is the entry level position. Under immediate supervision, you will learn and perform a variety of routine duties of clerical and technical duties. Complexity of work increases with competency.

  2. Sheriff's Tech II: This is the journey-level class for this position. Positions at the II-level are distinguished from the I-level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently under less supervision than the I-level, and exercising judgment and initiative.

  3. Sheriff's Fiscal Tech: This is the highest technical level in the fiscal support series.  The work normally focuses on performing complex financial, accounting and/or statistical support work, and the direction or supervision of others in a project or day-to-day basis may be required. 

Job Definition

Perform a variety of specialized legal and administrative, clerical and technical duties in areas such as Records, Inmate Records, Investigations and Patrol support, etc. Compile data from multiple sources to complete and process forms, documents, and reports in accordance with established procedures; researches problems and refers it for appropriate handling. Assists the public in filing and/or obtaining information regarding crime reports; concealed weapon permits; registering of sex, drug, and arson offenders, etc. Responds to inquiries regarding inmates, facilities, operations, and Sheriff's Office policies and procedures; and inputs information into automated law enforcement data systems, and more!

The Hiring Process

Step 1 - Application

To become a Sheriff's Tech, no previous training or experience is required. Most applicants are just like you! From high school grads, to food servers, baristas, and retail clerks, our technicians come straight from the community. We will teach you everything you need to know. If you like what you've seen so far, your first step in the process is to apply. Complete and submit an online application for Sheriff's Technician. 

Step 2 - App Review

If you meet the minimum qualifications for Sheriff's Technician I, the Sheriff’s Personnel Unit will review your application and invite you to testing.

Step 3 - Written Test

Candidates will participate in a written exam which may contain multiple choice questions, true/false questions, short answers, or essay response. All examinations are job-related and test job-related knowledge, skills and abilities required on the job classification. To prepare, read the job posting, then study the material you feel would relate to the necessary knowledge, skills, or abilities. For example, if two of the requirements for a job classification are performing mathematical calculations and interpreting regulations, some of the exam questions may cover math and reading comprehension. 

Step 4 - 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. The interview will be a formal, panel style interview with two or three interviewers. There are resources online that can help you prepare for a standard interview. 

Step 5 - Pre-Background

Within five business days, you should be notified by email of your rank. 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, certificates, and many more. You can help expedite your background process by having gathering all of your official records. Keep in mind that your official records may require weeks for government agencies and colleges to process.

Step 6 - 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.

You can prepare ahead of time for this step by gathering all personal documents like marriage certificates, sealed highschool and college transcripts, etc. and by gathering the full contact information for family, friends, co-workers, references, and former supervisors. 

Is this job right for me?
  • Do you have an interest in public service?

  • Do you have an interest in being part of the law enforcement process?

  • Are you of good moral character?

Most of our Sheriff's Techs come from a variety of backgrounds. Some have a lot of experience, others do not. The skills you learn here are very unique and we don't expect you to know how to do it all. We provide all the training and allow you to become independent over time. A good work ethic and a positive attitude will set you up for success. Sheriff's Techs have frequent contact with the public and other law enforcement agencies both in-person and on the phone. Good interpersonal skills is also desirable. If you fit these descriptors, we encourage you to apply!

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/ Drug Test

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 drug test.

That's it!

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 the FAQs in the menu for additional information. 

Still have Questions?

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