Assistant Sheriff-Coroner (#EP2590)
$83.99-$102.09 Hourly / $14,558.69-$17,696.19 Monthly / $174,704.39-$212,354.28 Yearly


Under administrative direction, participates in the administration and supervision of assigned portions of the County law enforcement and Coroner functions and provides senior management oversight of assigned functions within the Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator’s Office; and does related or other work as required.


The class of Assistant Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator is a Sheriff’s Office position, at-will class that is exempt from the San Joaquin County Civil Service system, and is responsible to the Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator, through the Undersheriff serving at the pleasure of the Sheriff.  The incumbent interfaces extensively with external agencies and is responsible for leading, managing, directing and administering assigned budgets, functions and activities, while ensuring their compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as the policies established by the Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator, for the administration of the specified functional area of the office. 


This specification is a general guideline for the class.  The statements below are not restrictive, and the responsibilities and duties assigned to a position in this class may expand beyond those identified in the specification.

  • Acts as administrative head of the department in the absence of the Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator and Undersheriff, as designated by the Sheriff or Undersheriff.
  • Plans, supervises and directs assigned department administrative and custody functions; establishes standards of work and operating procedures; submits operation reports.
  • Advises and assists in the Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator and Undersheriff in forming, revising and implementing departmental policy and procedures.
  • Participates in selecting personnel for promotion and new hire; reviews applications and conducts interviews.
  • Assists in the preparation and monitoring of departmental annual budget.
  • Directs research and planning regarding department organization, facilities, training, systems, grants and other projects as assigned.
  • Maintains liaison with other law enforcement agencies, County departments and appropriate public and private groups.
  • Makes public appearances to explain departmental policies, procedures and to promote public relations.
  • Answers correspondence, prepares reports and conducts special studies.
  • Directs the effective use of technology in assigned areas to improve systems and processes.
  • May assume field command in cases of major crimes, riots, or disasters.


Experience: Three years performing advanced command responsibilities at a level equivalent to or higher than the class of Lieutenant in San Joaquin County service.

Licenses and Certificates: Possession of valid California driver’s license.

Special Requirements:
  1. Must possess an Advanced Certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training;
  2. Must meet minimum standards required for Peace Officers as set forth in Section 1029 and 1031 of the California Government Code;
  3. Must pass a background investigation conducted by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office; and
  4. Must meet the physical standards established for the class.


Principles and practices of management, planning, organizing, directing and controlling; management analyses and systems development; principles and practices of police administration; modern law enforcement principles, practices and resources; laws and ordinances governing Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator responsibilities; Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator department responsibilities, policies, and functions; public relations principles and practices; police report writing techniques; basic budgeting principles; human behavior; social aspects of law enforcement; basic cause and treatment of delinquent and criminal behavior.


Implement complex assignments requiring organization of material and development of procedures; analyze complex police problems and adopt effective and reasonable courses of action; plan, assign, supervise, and review the work of subordinate personnel; speak and write effectively; research and analyze data and prepare reports; react quickly and calmly in emergencies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other public officials, police agencies and the general public.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: EP2590; EST: 8/1/1986; REV: 8/8/2017;