Civil Process Server (#RL3050)
$18.03-$21.91 Hourly / $3,125.20-$3,797.73 Monthly / $37,502.40-$45,572.80 Yearly


Under general supervision, performs civil process service work and related recordkeeping work for the Sheriff's Department Civil Division; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An employee in this class is responsible for serving notices and papers in civil matters in accordance with California Civil Process Code and may make such services in all matters except those that require service by a Peace Officer. This is a non-safety class.


  • Serves and makes return on civil process and papers; serves subpoenas for appearance in court; arranges cases according to priorities and geographical areas to facilitate the service of process with a minimum of travel; informs supervisor of problem cases.
  • Informs persons served of the general contents of the documents served.
  • Keeps records of each case; signs proof of service documents; maintains daily log of activities; fills out form for transmittal of information to courts.
  • Contacts debtors who are unable to come into office; gathers biographical and financial data.
  • Serves as messenger carrying documents to and from other offices and the departments.
  • May act as a keeper; may assist sworn officers.

    License:  Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license. 


    Experience: One year of paid work experience which required substantial public contact. 


    Education: Thirty (30) semester units at an accredited college or university


    Principles and practices of public contact work; fundamental aspects of human behavior; public relations techniques and practices;  basic recordkeeping techniques; map reading; legal terminology applicable to civil processes.


    Follow directions; read and understand laws and regulations and other job related materials; work independently; maintain confidentiality of information; establish and maintain working relationships with others.


    Mobility-Walking; driving; climbing stairs required; Visual Requirements-Overall vision required; requires reading and close-up work; Dexterity Requirements-Holding, reaching, grasping, and writing; Hearing and Talking-Requires ability to hear normal speech; talk in person and on telephone; Emotional/Psychological Factors-Requires public contact, working alone, travel within the County; Environmental Conditions-May encounter noise and outdoor weather.

    CLASS: RL3050; EST: 9/17/1979; REV: 7/9/1997;