Deputy Sheriff [Entry Level]
|Date Opened||6/29/2018 11:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$79,846.00 - $101,920.00/year|
|Job Type||Continuous CBT|
*ANNOUNCEMENT UPDATED 7/28/2021 TO REFLECT NEW CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT*
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. For details on how it is applicable to your employment, please click here.
A Deputy Sheriff [Entry-Level] performs a variety of law enforcement duties including but not limited to the custody and supervision of inmates in the San Francisco County Jail system, administering alternative programs to incarceration, general law enforcement duties and patrol operations. Employees may be assigned to any one of the following divisions:
· Custody Operations
· Field Operations
·Administration and Programs
· Planning and Projects
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Booking and processing inmates; controlling and supervising the activities of inmates; operating communication equipment; monitoring and controlling movement of all personnel and vehicles entering and exiting facilities; maintaining internal and perimeter jail, court or building security; preparing and maintaining records; responding to disturbances and emergencies; preserving evidence and chain of custody at crime and emergency scenes; patrolling on foot and in vehicles, watching for indications of illegal or unauthorized activities and contraband; testifying in court and at hearings; conducting criminal investigations; completing detailed and accurate reports; administering alternatives to incarceration, ensuring program participation and returning offenders to custody as authorized by law; responding to public inquiries in a professional manner; implementing crime prevention strategies; and performing other general law enforcement duties as required. This position requires shift work, weekend/holiday work and overtime.
Appointment to class 8302 Deputy Sheriff [Entry-Level] is for the period required to complete the POST Basic entry-level Academy. All appointees must satisfactorily complete a California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Basic Academy and a Sheriff’s Office entry-level training program within the time prescribed by the Sheriff’s Office. Failure to successfully complete these requirements or failure to perform satisfactorily on the job will be cause for release from appointment.
Appointees who have successfully completed a POST Basic Academy in class 8302 Deputy Sheriff [Entry-Level] will advance to Class 8504 Deputy Sheriff [Academy Trained]. A probationary period of 2,080 scheduled hours [WKP] worked, including legal holiday pay [LHP] will be required upon advancement to Class 8504.
Applicant must meet all minimum qualifications listed below to be eligible to participate in the examination. Verification of minimum qualifications will be required at the time of the background investigation
Applicant must be at least 20 years old at the time of application and 21 years old at the time of appointment. There is no maximum age limit.
Applicant must be a United States citizen at the time of appointment.
3. JUDICIAL RECORD:
Applicant must NOT have been:
Convicted of a felony;
Convicted of any misdemeanor that carries a penalty of prohibiting ownership, possession or control of a firearm;
Convicted of an offense involving domestic violence; or
Restricted from employment with the City & County of San Francisco.
4. DRIVER LICENSE:
Applicant must possess and maintain a valid driver license at the time of appointment.
Applicant must possess a U.S. high school diploma or have passed an equivalency test (GED or California High School Proficiency Examination), or possess a two-year or four-year degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
One (1) year (equivalent to 2,080 hours) of any verifiable and satisfactory work experience, or one (1) complete year of any verifiable course work from an accredited U.S. college or university (30 semester hours/45 quarter units), or an equivalent combination.
How To Apply
To apply, follow the instructions below.
Select “Apply;” read and acknowledge the information
- Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
- Follow all of the instructions on the screen
- Upon successful submittal of your online application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail acknowledging the receipt of your application. You should save this e-mail for your records. If you do not receive this email, it means that your online application was not submitted or received.
In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, "shelter-in-place" has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)'s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, Ca 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.
IMPORTANT: Applicants will be contacted by e-mail throughout this examination process. Therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure that your e-mail address is accurate and kept up-to-date on the JobAps system. To prevent blocking, you should set your e-mail to accept CCSF mail from “@sfgov.org.”
Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this e-mail means that the online application was not submitted or received. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please email
All information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be submitted at the time of the Sheriff’s Office background investigation.
Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores. If you have any questions regarding the online application process, please e-mail DHRemail@example.com.
All applicants must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire with the online application, or the application will not be considered. Resumes will not be accepted. Applicants will complete the Supplemental Questionnaire online and it will be submitted with the application. The Supplemental Questionnaire will assist in the determination of whether applicants meet the eligibility requirements to participate in the examination. All answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire must be completed, and all information is subject to verification. Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process. An incomplete Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification of your application.
Applicants must pass all of the components listed below in order to continue in the selection process.
NOTE: WE ARE NO LONGER USING THE CALIFORNIA POST ENTRY LEVEL LAW ENFORCEMENT TEST BATTERY (PELLETB). DO NOT SUBMIT PELLETB T-SCORES. PELLETB T-SCORES WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED.
Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be scheduled to take the Ergometrics REACT reading and writing test. The Ergometrics REACT reading and writing test is custody-oriented. However, as stated in the position description, the San Francisco Sheriff's Office also has responsibilities including patrol, building security, court bailiff function, supervision of alternatives to incarceration, and enforcement of civil processes and criminal law. An applicant's likelihood of success with regard to these additional responsibilities will be measured during the remainder of the selection process.
Scheduling notifications will be issued via e-mail approximately 2 weeks prior to the test administration date. Test administration dates will be scheduled approximately every three months, as needed, or as capacity allows. Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be scheduled and notified by the City & County of San Francisco Department of Human Resources. No inspection of questions and answers is allowed.
There is a REACT Practice Test available online at https://ErgoPracticeTests.com. The cost of the sample test is paid by credit card by the applicant.
Candidates must wait 90 days to re-test on the REACT test. Other selection process restrictions are indicated below:
Restriction for retesting
Length of time passing score remains valid
1 year from the date of a fail
Must retest each time
Physical Ability Test (PAT)
Passing score valid for 1 year
1 year from the date of a fail
Valid for initial job only. Continued validity is at the discretion of the Sheriff.
Verification of certification/experience/education may be required at any point in the selection process. Failure to provide verification, if requested, will result in ineligibility for employment. All statements made on the application or on subsequent documents required under this selection process are subject to verification. Falsifying one’s test scores, education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application will result in disqualification.
Candidates who achieve a passing score on the written exam, will be placed on the eligible list in the order of their scores. Candidates’ names will remain on the eligible list for a maximum period of 24 months. Candidates who are on the eligible list and elect to re-test will be assigned their most recent test score.
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referral resolved.
The Certification Rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be the Rule of the List. The number of refusals allowed is zero (0).
Placement on the eligible list does not guarantee nor imply that you will be offered employment. The City & County of San Francisco reserves the right to hire only the most suitably qualified candidates for this important position. The eligible list resulting from this examination will change as subsequent candidate scores are added to the list. Note that a candidate’s rank on the list will not change unless he or she re-tests and scores differently for the prior test.
Departmental Selection Process:
All applicants must successfully complete the Departmental Selection Process components listed below to continue in the departmental selection process. After the eligible list is adopted, the Sheriff’s Office will administer the following selection processes to determine the most suitable candidates. Dates will be scheduled for these components approximately every three months, as needed or as capacity allows. Candidates will be scheduled and notified by the Sheriff’s Office.
1. Physical Ability Test (PAT)
Candidates must pass a PAT based on the physical requirements for the Deputy Sheriff [Entry Level] position. A description of the PAT will be issued at a later date to candidates who are placed on the eligible list and are not exempt from taking the PAT. The PAT is pass/fail. In lieu of the PAT, candidates may submit a valid Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB) PAT score to the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office Personnel Unit after they are contacted by the Personnel Unit about the PAT. Official WSTB scores must include the full name of the applicant, date the PAT was taken and the passing score on valid agency documentation. Official verification must be submitted directly to the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office Personnel Unit prior to the candidate’s scheduled PAT date and time.
2. Oral Interview
Candidates will be interviewed to evaluate their interpersonal effectiveness, oral communication and information processing abilities. The oral interview will be rated by subject matter experts, who will make recommendations as to which candidates should proceed in the selection process.
Exemption from Physical Ability Test (PAT):
Applicants do not need to take the PAT for this examination if they possess a valid:
A. California POST Academy Certificate of Completion, dated within 12 months of the candidate’s scheduled PAT date;
B. California WSTB certificate indicating a passing PAT score, dated within 12 months of the candidate’s scheduled PAT date.
Only California WSTB passing scores will be accepted for the PAT exemption. PAT scores of any other type will not be accepted.
3. Background Investigation
Applicants must complete and pass an employment, character and background investigation to determine fitness for employment as a Deputy Sheriff. Applicants must meet POST background requirements to become a California State Peace Officer. A comprehensive personal history statement must be completed, and all statements by the candidates are subject to verification. Candidates will be required to pass a polygraph test, a drug test and a psychological screening. Candidates who are untruthful during their background investigation will be disqualified.
A review of judicial and driving records will be conducted. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of appointment, and have a current history of careful and responsible motor vehicle operation. Prior negligent operator probation, license suspension, drunk, reckless, or hit and run driving, or multiple moving violations may be cause for disqualification, regardless of where they occurred. At the time of application or thereafter, any type of vehicle-related probation, or driving without a valid license, or driving without insurance will be disqualified.
The background investigation process includes an in-depth review of the applicant's private and public life including use of social media to identify biases. The includes, but is not limited to, action such as use of slurs, bias, disparate behavior or treatment of others or selective enforcement based on a protected status such as race, sex or sexual orientation. Evidence of such biases will weigh heavily in the selection process.
Criminal history, repeated or serious unlawful behavior, use of controlled substances, poor credit, unsatisfactory job performance, inability to deal with co-workers, inability to accept supervision, negative employment or personal references or other relevant factors will also weigh heavily in the selection process.
4. Medical Examination
Prior to appointment, candidates must be determined by a licensed physician to be free from any physical condition that would adversely affect the ability to perform the duties of a Peace Officer. Candidates must pass a medical examination by a designated City physician and must meet minimum standards for hearing, color vision, visual acuity and other prescribed physical standards.
As part of the selection process an image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) history will disqualify you as a candidate based on the specific requirements of the position to which you are applying. If selected for fingerprinting, the hiring department will contact you to schedule an appointment.
Disaster Service Workers
Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
Disaster Service Workers:
All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
General Information Concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco
can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.
All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact your departmental personnel officer.
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this examination can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities
Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules
Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.
Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.
Exam Type: Entrance
Issued: June 29, 2018
Carol Isen, Acting Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID No.: CCT-8302-902653
Public Safety Team
All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.
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