Deputy Sheriff

Contra Costa County Sheriff - Martinez, California

Nov 19, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Jun 8, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$4813.33 monthly
Academy Graduate:
$88,665.63 (2020-2021) $93,098 (2021-2022) annual
Lateral Transfer:
$88,665-$113,162 (2020-2021) $93,098-$118,820 (2021-2022) annual
Top Pay:
$113,662 (2020-2021) / $118,820 (2021-2022) annual

Job Description

Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriff's Pay Range

$88,665.63- $113,162.31 (2020-2021)

$93,098.91- $118,820.42 (2021-2022)

$97,753.85- $124,761.41 (2022-2023)

20% pay increase over 4 year period effective 07/01/2019

$3,000 Hiring Bonus for Laterals

No Retirement "Maximum Age"

Wide Variety of Assignments Numerous Promotional Opportunities

++The Position:++

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is seeking men and women interested in an exciting and challenging career in law enforcement. Prior law enforcement experience is not required. Individuals who are appointed as Deputy Sheriff-Recruit will be assigned to attend our Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) approved police academy, which involves 26 weeks of intensive academic instruction combined with rigorous physical fitness training. Upon successful completion of the Academy, recruits will graduate and be sworn in as Peace Officers and promoted to the first step of Deputy Sheriff. Academy graduates are initially assigned to the Patrol Division or the Custody Services Bureau.

To apply:

Additional Information

++Who We Are:++

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff enjoys an outstanding reputation as one of the most professional, progressive agencies in the United States. In addition to operating the most innovative detention facilities in the country, the Office of the Sheriff provides patrol services throughout the county including three contract cities for which it provides total police services. Many other specialized assignments are also available. As a department of over 1,100 employees, with some 700 who are sworn, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff continues to grow and progress, providing excellent opportunities in career development for its deputies.

++Specialized Assignments:++




Contract Cities


County Patrol

Court Services

Crime Prevention

Custody Alternative


Helicopter Patrol

Hi-Tech Crimes




Deputy Marine Patrol

Mutual Aid Mobile Field Force

Narcotics Unit



School Resource Officer

Sexual Assault Unit


Unmanned Aircraft Operator Vice

And many more...

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School/GED
  • Experience: None

Minimum Qualifications:

License: Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License at time of appointment.

Education: Possession of a US high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency, or California high school proficiency certificate.

Age: Must be 21 years of age or older at time of appointment. No maximum age

Citizenship: United States Citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship a minimum of one year ago.

Vision: 20/100 uncorrected each eye; corrected to 20/30 each eye. Hearing: Must not have suffered a hearing loss of over 25 decibels in the 500, 1000, and 2000 frequency ranges for each ear.

Physical: Ability to meet such health standards established by the County Medical Consultant.

Background Requirements: A polygraph examination and thorough background investigation. The County Medical Consultants shall conduct the psychological testing and medical exam utilizing specification of the State of California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Shall not have been convicted of a felony in this or any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, or of any offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, which would have been a felony if committed in this state. The testing process takes approximately two to three months to complete depending on each applicant's individual background.

Lateral Applicants/Academy Graduates Current California peace officers and academy graduates are encouraged to apply as lateral candidates. Lateral applicants may be hired at a higher step and receive bonuses depending on experience. Lateral applicants do not have to take the written test but otherwise will need to complete the same process as entry level applicants.

Contact Informaton

Erin Bai

Contra Costa County Sheriff
651 Pine Street. 7th Floor
Martinez, California 94553
phone: 925-655-0040

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