Under close supervision, attends an approved Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) basic police academy to be trained to perform law enforcement service; and does other work as required.
This is a non-sworn trainee level classification in the Sheriff's Office and is distinguished from the next higher level of Deputy Sheriff by being a non-sworn position with no peace officer powers. Incumbents in this class attend a police academy for basic training. Upon successful completion of the basic academy, incumbents are expected to promote to Deputy Sheriff.
Attends Police Officers Standards of Training Police Academy; may assist in routine law enforcement support duties which do not require a sworn Deputy Sheriff including, but not limited to the following: takes information for reports and answers questions; keeps records and performs clerical tasks; takes fingerprints and photographs; delivers community relations programs; responds to non-emergency calls from citizens to take reports; collects information and data; transports materials and people; prepares records and reports.
Some knowledge of:
Physical Ability to:
Education: Graduation from high school or attainment of a satisfactory score on G.E.D. test, as required for admittance to mandatory P.O.S.T. training.
Special Requirements, Conditions:
License: Possession of a valid California class C driver license.
Background Investigation: Ability to pass a full background investigation.
Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; confined work spaces; heights; two-way radio noise; strong, unpleasant odors; infections which might cause chronic disease or death; dust and pollens; chemical irritants; possibility of experiencing bodily injury and/or burns; contact with a diverse population;
Other Special Requirements: Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who has applied for citizenship at least one year prior to application for employment in accordance with Section 1031.5 of the Government Code; must be available to work nights, weekends and/or holidays. Note: Must be at least 21 years of age at completion of academy.