Deputy Sheriff (Entry)

For Current Solano County Sheriff's Office Employees

Recruitment #19-512030-D1




WHY WE EXIST: The mission of the Sheriff's Office is 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.

Dedicated to the protection and well-being of every person in Solano county by providing excellent community service. 


  • Providing law enforcement services in the unincorporated area of the county
  • Provide safe, humane and secure jails, courts and other County facilities
  • Maintain a healthy, professional, productive and diverse workforce
  • Managing the criminal justice process after arrest (jail, prosecution, probation)
  • Embrace community partnerships

OUR EMPLOYEES: Our diverse workforce is committed to fulfilling this mission and does so by exemplifying our IDEAL Core Values, engaging in our day to day work of serving the public with Integrity, Dignity, Excellence, Accountability, and Leadership.


The Position

Current Solano County Sheriff's Office employees are invited to apply for this promotional opportunity.

The Deputy Sheriff (Entry) is the entry-level class if the Deputy Sheriff series and under immediate supervision, learns to provide services and protection to the public through the performance of law enforcement duties. 

The current vacancy exists in the Sheriff's Office for regular full-time positions.

The eligible list created as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill full-time regular, limited-term positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.  


Education and/or Experience:

  • No experience required, however, applicants must demonstrate possession of and competency in the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be a current Solano County Sheriff's Office Employee
  • Must submit a Pellet B - T-Score of 42 or higher received no later than 12/13/18. (see document submittal requirements)
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class C California driver's license is required.

Selected candidates may be required to successfully complete the following onboarding process prior to position appointment: 

  1. POST Peace Officer Background
  2. Medical Evaluation
  3. Psychiatric Evaluation

Selected candidates that pass all onboarding requirements will be scheduled to attend and graduate the Basic Police Academy. The required academy tentatively begins April 2020 and runs through September 2020. For additional information regarding the Basic Police Academy, which is funded by the Sheriff’s Office please contact Captain Autry at (707) 784-7085.

To review the job description for this position, which includes the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities, 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 2017 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

12/13/19Deadline to submit application and (if available)T-Score score of 42 or greater and any other supporting documents.  Applicants can bring a copy of their official T-Score certificate in-person to Human Resources or submit it via email to  
01/10/20 - Final opportunity to submit T-Score of 42 or greater.  Applicants can bring a copy of their official T-Score certificate in-person to Human Resources or submit it via email to  
1/19/20 - 1/24/20 - Tentative week for physical agility test.
2/10/20 - 02/13/20 - Tentative week for oral board interviews.
All applicants are required to submit a California POST PELLETB T-Score of 42 or higher received no later than 12/13/2018.  If you need to take the PELLETB exam, there are numerous locations throughout the state that administer the exam, however, there are a limited number of testing dates/times being offered throughout the state in the next 30 days (see document submittal requirements). While it cannot be guaranteed, the Sheriff’s Office will make a reasonable effort to accommodate all requested time off.    Some providers may not be able to return a test score immediately, therefore although all applications must be submitted no later than December 13, 2019.  Applicants will be allowed to submit their official T-Score no later than January 10, 2020.
All successful applicants will be scheduled for a physical agility test. 
The testing is tentatively scheduled for the week of January 20, 2020.  Applicants meeting the T-Score requirement will be sent an invitation to take the physical agility test.  The test will require applicants to run 1.5 miles within 17 minutes, perform 17 push-ups within one minute (continuous motion), and perform 25 sit-ups within one minute(continuous motion).  This is a pass or fail exam.  Applicants will have only one opportunity to take and pass this test.  This test will be proctored by Solano County.
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 will consist of an initial application screening, an oral board exam, and a hiring interview. 
Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.


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


Applicants who are selected and certified to the department according to civil service rules  will have to meet all POST background, Medical and Psychological requirements.  This may or may not require additional background and testing depending on the individual’s prior hiring process. 


These provisions are subject to change.




How to Apply

Please visit the County of Solano website,, to apply. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement must be submitted with a document cover sheet, available on the County's employment website:, or at the Department of Human Resources’ Office, and are due by the final filing 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

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

Document Submittal Requirements

All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (e.g. Request for Testing Accommodation) 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 final filing date.  

If you have not previously taken the Pellet B exam and received a score of 42 or higher received no later than 12/13/2018, The PELLETB Exam is offered throughout the state at various locations and times.  Additional information about the PELLETB exam can be found on the POST website (  Some locations and times can also be found on the “” website (examples; 11/16 – San Jose, 11/18 – San Jose, 11/19 – San Jose, 11/19 – San Mateo, 12/2 – San Jose, 12/11 – Seaside, 12/16 -  San Jose).  Many other locations and times can be located with a basic internet search.  The length of time that scores will take to be returned will vary from a few days to three weeks. 

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  

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA 94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or via email to When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Deputy Sheriff Entry) and the recruitment number (19-512030-D1). If emailing, please include the recruitment name and number in the subject field.










This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance 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.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.


Below best describes my current Solano County Sheriff's Office employment (this recruitment is for current Solano County Sheriff's Office employees only):

I am a current Solano County Sheriff's Office part-time or full-time employee
I am a current Solano County Sheriff's Office contractor, contract employee, or extra-help employee
I am NOT a current Solano County Sheriff's Office employee

If you are a current Solano County Sheriff's Office employee what is your employee ID number? If you do not have an employee ID number please indicate "n/a."

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 by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.