Sheriff Cadet (#TP0999)
$13.28-$13.28 Hourly / $2,301.87-$2,301.87 Monthly / $27,622.40-$27,622.40 Yearly


Under immediate supervision, trains in non-sworn law enforcement processes and procedures to provide support in divisions of the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department; and does related or other work as required.


This is a temporary class in the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department for individuals ages 18 to 21 who are pursuing a career in law enforcement.  The Sheriff Cadet is not a peace officer.  Incumbents receive training in legal processes and crime prevention techniques, traffic control procedures, first aid, and firearms to acquire experience necessary to pursue a career in law enforcement.  As a Sheriff Cadet gains experience through the program they may perform duties with more independence.


·   Gathers general information from a variety of sources; asks/answers questions and completes forms; searches for, receives and explains information regarding rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and technical office operations.
·   Searches records to establish information on missing persons; files routine reports and records. 
· Gathers information and writes counter reports for Sheriff’s divisions.
·   Assists technical services by performing routine tasks; fingerprints the general public for applications processing.
·   Assists with traffic enforcement including DUI checkpoints, on County roads and contract cities.
·   Assists with abandoned vehicle enforcement within the Sheriff Department’s jurisdiction.
·   Processes and searches inmate mail.
·   Assists and participates in special projects and events.
·   Assists in the maintenance and transportation of Sheriff’s records, including crime reports, citations and statistical data.


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


Education:   Graduation from high school or satisfactory completion of a G.E.D


Special Requirements:

            1)      Be at least 18 years of age upon appointment. 
            2)      Currently enrolled in an accredited two year community college or a four year college or university. 
            3)      Pass a background investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Department.


Basic social aspects of law enforcement; general office practices and procedures; personal computer systems and general office computer software; general human behavior; language usage and mechanics; basic mathematics; public relations principles; self-defense, restraint and emergency/crisis management techniques; first aid.


Understand, interpret and apply laws, regulations, and ordinances related to law enforcement; utilize standard office procedures and equipment; read, understand and apply detailed instructions and other job related materials; understand, interpret and apply laws, regulations, and ordinances related to law enforcement; relate to a wide variety of socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds; adapt to changes of assignment; establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, the public, and others; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; perform a variety of law enforcement support activities; physically restrain persons; exercise good judgment; stay calm under stressful or emergency situations; under go laws of arrest and self defense training.


Mobility-Operation of a data entry device; repetitive motion; sitting, standing, walking for extended periods of time; driving; occasional running, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, climbing, crawling; Lifting-Frequently 5 to 30 lbs; 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-May require working weekends and nights;  Environmental-Frequent exposure to varied weather conditions.

CLASS: TP0999; EST: 9/11/2007; REV: ;