Sergeant (#RP1010)
$45.30-$55.07 Hourly / $7,852.81-$9,545.15 Monthly / $94,233.83-$114,541.81 Yearly

Sergeant (#RP1015)
$49.38-$60.02 Hourly / $8,559.57-$10,404.21 Monthly / $102,714.84-$124,850.53 Yearly


Under general supervision performs a wide range of responsible supervisory law enforcement work or functions in a special technical assignment area; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the first supervisory level class in the Deputy Sheriff series. Incumbents of this class either supervise sworn and non-sworn personnel on as assigned shift or perform technical law enforcement-related work. Emphasis is placed on community-based policing, familiarization between law enforcement and the community, and collaborative problem solving.


  • Plans, assigns, supervises and participates in the work of deputies and non-sworn personnel assigned to patrol, custody, detectives, boating safety, civil, and records sections; inspects custody facilities, operating equipment and appearance of subordinates; reads, interprets and posts special orders or instructions; prepares schedules; evaluates work performance.
  • Interacts with and develops and maintains positive relations with the public to prevent and resolve issues, gain compliance, and build trust.
  • Investigates complaints and reports of crimes; questions suspects and witnesses; searches for and preserves evidence.
  • Applies techniques of arrest; determines appropriate course of action when faced with potentially violent situations.
  • Receives and reviews crime reports; determines appropriate procedure to close case; distributes cases for follow up and continuation actions.
  • Serves in a technical assignment area such as administrative planning, community relations, personnel complaints, or similar functions.
  • Assists in planning, developing and implementing departmental in-service training programs.
  • Maintains records of work activities; prepares progress reports.
  • May testify in court on assigned cases; may act as liaison with federal, state, and local agencies; works in collaboration with community-based organizations relative to community service and crime prevention programs; may participate in conferences or seminars.


Experience: Three years as a Deputy Sheriff II in the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department.

Substitution: Experience as a Deputy Sheriff II in a California County Sheriff’s Department, as a Policeman in an incorporated California City Police Department, or as a State Traffic Officer in the California Highway Patrol may be substituted for up to two years of experience as a Deputy Sheriff II on the basis of 1 ¼ months of such experience for each month of experience required as a Deputy Sheriff II in San Joaquin County.

License and Certificates: Possession of a valid California driver’s license and an Intermediate Certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training.


Principles and practices of supervision and training; basic principles and practices of police administration; contemporary law enforcement practices, procedures, and resources; principles of community-based policing and conflict de-escalation; laws and ordinances of the County and State relating to Sheriff responsibility; criminal and investigative methods and resources; principles and methods of interviewing and interrogation; methods of personal identification used in law enforcement; basic elements of human behavior; public relations principles and practices; use and care of firearms; police report writing techniques; languages usage and mechanics; court procedures.


Assign and review the work of others; enforce laws and ordinances with firmness, tact, equity, honesty, and fairness; evaluate situations and determines appropriate courses of action; understand and follow oral and written instructions; express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; react quickly and calmly in emergencies; read and understand legal and other job related material; work effectively with prisoners, fellow officers, public officials, and the general public; foster and develop collaborative partnerships with community members and organizations to proactively solve problems.


Mobility–frequent operation of a data entry device; repetitive motion; sitting, standing, walking for extended periods of time; driving; frequent running, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, climbing, crawling; drag 5 to 165 lbs.; Lifting–frequently 5 to 75lbs; occasional lifting/turning of heavy objects or people; Visual–constant good overall vision, reading/close-up work; color perception and use eye/hand coordination; frequent use of depth perception and field/peripheral vision; Dexterity–frequent reaching; grasping; repetitive motion; writing; Hearing/Talking–frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone/radio, talking in person; ability to hear faint sounds; Emotional/Psychological–constant decision making, concentration, and public contact; public speaking; dealing with emergency situations; frequent working alone; occasional exposure to trauma, grief, and death, hazardous materials; Special Requirements–wear assigned safety equipment; work different shifts, weekends, holidays and extended schedules; Environmental–frequent exposure to noise and varied weather conditions.

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: RP1010; EST: 5/1/1958; REV: 11/30/2022;
CLASS: RP1015; EST: 5/1/1958; REV: 11/30/2022; FORMERLY JOB TITLE: RP1010;