Deputy Sheriff

Recruitment #20-513030-01


To Protect and Serve the Community!


The Sheriff’s office is dedicated to the protection and well-being of every person in Solano County by providing excellent community service. 


The values of the Sheriff’s Office are to bring:

Professionalism:  Performing to the highest standards with integrity, ethical behavior and accountability.

Trust: Confidence in the character and ability to meet expectations.

Courage: To persevere with mental and moral strength in the face of difficulty.

Innovation:  Embrace and inspire creativity to apply better solutions that accomplish goals and outcomes.

Teamwork:  Unified collaboration to accomplish common goals without regard to personal agendas.

Service: Providing professional assistance in support of the community's best interests and well-being.

Respect:  To value and embrace individuality with special regard to differences.


To learn more about the Sheriff's Office please visit: 

The Position

Sheriff's Deputies perform general law enforcement duties including patrolling the county, investigating crimes, serving arrest warrants, controlling disturbances, along with other emergency or routine assignments and related duties.        

Deputies serve in numerous full time assignments including, patrol, investigations, marine patrol, coroner’s office, civil, and resident deputy to name a few. In addition, the sheriff’s office offers “lateral” or ancillary assignments such as SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics), CNT (Crisis Negotiation Team), HAZMAT response, specialty instructor positions, Arson Investigation and MFF (Mobile Field Force). Deputies in some assignments are provided with take home vehicles.

The Sheriff’s Office also provides a variety of working schedules depending on operational needs and specific assignments. The current options include a traditional five 8-hour schedule, a four 10-hour schedule and a three/four 12-hour schedule.

The Solano County Sheriff’s Office offers a competitive wage and vacation time with a generous benefits package and retirement benefits through CalPERS.

The eligible list created as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill part-time and full-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur throughout the County.    


One (1) year of recent law enforcement experience AND

Possession of a Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate 

  To view the full job description please visit:


n Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2019 calendar year is $1,498.55 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

n Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.  


n Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement.  

n Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years. Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.

n The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year.  

n Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years.

To review the complete benefits package for this position, please visit:



Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:

• Tuition Reimbursement Program

• Annual Education Fair

• County Mentoring Program

• Leadership Academy

• Supervisory Trainings

• Skill Development Trainings

• Self-paced learning opportunities


Selection Process

Application Review Date - Ongoing 

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a written and/or practical exam, an oral interview, or any combination listed. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. 

A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.


RETIREES - Solano County invites all to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

How to Apply

Please visit the County of Solano website,, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: or at the Department of Human Resources’ office,  and are due by the application review date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA

Document Submittal Requirements

A Basic POST Certificate is required for this position and must be submitted with application.

Candidates who fail to submit their certificate will be disqualified from the recruitment. 


How to Submit Your Documents    

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person, by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA 94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email at   When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Deputy Sheriff - Lateral) and the recruitment number (20-513030-01). If submitting via email, please include the recruitment title and number in the subject


Supplemental Questionnaire

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and whether they will continue in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely.  Omitted information will not be considered or assumed.  Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.    


I possess the following professional peace officer certificates issued by the Commission on POST (please check all that apply):

I do not possess any of the above professional peace officer certificates

2. Please indicate your P.O.S.T. certificate number. If you do not possess a P.O.S.T. certificate, please state "N/A"

Special Requirements

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class C California driver's license is required.  A valid Class B California driver's license may be required depending upon assignment.


Possession of a Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate is required.


Peace officers must meet minimum standards concerning citizenship, age, character, education and physical/mental condition as set forth in Section 1031 of the California Government Code.


Independent travel is required.


Incumbent must be able to work in a noisy and stressful environment and which may require both near and far vision, exposure to communicable disease and involve lifting objects weighing more than 100 pounds and which may include working with the full range of body movements involving reaching, bending, grasping and climbing.  Incumbents may be required to work outside normal business hours.


Incumbents must be able to work any shift, holidays and weekends, and anywhere in the County. 


Candidates for positions in this class will be required to pass a background investigation in accordance with applicable law, regulation and/or policy.


Incumbents of this class have full peace officer powers as delineated in the California Penal Code and must therefore meet training requirements in accordance with Penal Code 832.


Positions allocated to this class may require bilingual skills.


Positions allocated to this class who are assigned to the Coroner's Office will be required to x-ray cadavers.


Incumbents and candidates applying for positions in this class may be subject to, depending on job assignment, drug and alcohol testing as required under the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991.  Testing includes post-accident and pre-employment, as well as random and reasonable suspicion testing as required by law.


Must be at least nineteen (19) years of age at the time of application.

Veterans Preference Points

To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT within 5 days of application submittal. Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons.


Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score. Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score. Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.

Americans With Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form:  

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department within 5 days of application submittal.  Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

Solano County


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Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play…  The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight yearsthe only California community with that distinction.

·         Live – Solano County as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.

·         Learn Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include: Solano Community College, CSU Maritime Academy, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.

·         Work The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the county is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries.

·         Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento—the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts and fertile farmland. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe region and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

County Population (2018): 439,793

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.