Sheriff's Security Officer

Recruitment #22-513080-04



COMMITMENT TO SERVICE: Our mission is to serve the people and to provide a safe and healthy place to live, learn, work and play.

We serve the public in many different ways, including:

  •  Providing primary medical, dental, substance abuse, mental health and social services to residents, including the uninsured, low-income, and medically underserved, and administering federal, state, and local public assistance programs
  •  Providing law enforcement services in the unincorporated area of the county
  • Protecting the community from public health threats such as communicable diseases
  • Coordinating countywide responses to domestic violence and terrorism or other emergencies
  •  Managing the criminal justice process after arrest (jail, prosecution, defense, probation)
  • Supporting other local governments through efficient property tax collection as mandated by the State, County and local jurisdictions; and,
  • Administration and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local laws and policies pertaining to environmental health, building construction, and land use planning.

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.


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.

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The Position

Sheriff's Security Officers assist sworn personnel in providing security and guarding County property and properties of public agencies against fire, theft, vandalism, and trespassing. These are non-peace officer positions. 

You are required by the Sheriff to carry a firearm. You must exercise independent judgment and distinguish between circumstances in which counseling, admonition, and explanation will serve to maintain a peaceful environment or where the intervention of law enforcement personnel is necessary, and respond to and/or report situations appropriately. 

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


  • Graduation from high school or satisfactory completion of an acceptable General Education Development Test (GED)

  • Possession of a certificate demonstrating satisfactory completion of a POST course on PC 832 (arrest and firearms training) within six (6) months of appointment. Completion of a basic law enforcement academy may be substituted for the PC 832 certificate.

  • Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license is required.

BACKGROUND: A Peace Officer Standard & Training (POST) background investigation is required prior to the start of employment. A Personal History Statement (PHS) is a part of this investigation. You may view the requirements of the PHS by visiting, clicking on “FORMS,” the selecting “Personal History Statement Peace Officer.

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Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage is $1,900.58 per month for 2023. 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.  

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

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.    

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

The County observes 12 full day fixed and 2 half day fixed paid holidays per year. Additionally, employees in this bargaining unit receive 2 floating paid holidays per year.   

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. Effective the first full pay period of July 2023, employees who complete fifteen years of continuous full-time service shall be entitled to an additional 2.5% increase in compensation over the rate for the class in which employed. 

Annual uniform allowance is $1,440.00

To view the benefits for a regular position, please visit:

Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off for every full hour worked.

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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

06/28/2023 5:00pm Deadline to submit application.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. 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 supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. 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, unless otherwise announced. 

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 qualified candidates 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 by the final filing date. Be sure to include the recruitment title (Sheriff's Security Officer) and the recruitment number (22-513080-04) in your email or fax.

Previously submitted application materials (e.g., 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, business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.

Document Submittal Requirements

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to  Be sure to include the recruitment title (Sheriff's Security Officer) and the recruitment number (22-513080-04) in your email or fax. 

Supplemental Questionnaire

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.


Have you graduated from High School or satisfactorily completed the General Education Development (GED) Test?

Yes  No 

Do you currently possess a certificate demonstrating satisfactory completion of a basic police academy?

  Yes, I have a basic police academy certificate
  No, I do not possess a basic police academy certificate but I am currently enrolled in a basic police academy
  No, I do not possess a basic police academy certificate and I am not currently enrolled in a basic police academy

Do you currently possess either of the following certifications:

  I have both a California POST PC832 Firearms Certification AND a California POST PC832 Arrest Certification
  I only have a California POST PC832 Firearms Certification
  I only have a California POST PC832 Arrest Certification
  I do not have either a California POST PC832 Firearms Certification OR a California POST PC832 Arrest Certification

If you do not currently possess a California POST PC832 Firearms Certificate, are you currently enrolled in a California POST PC832 Firearms certification course?

  Yes, I am currently enrolled in this course and will earn this certification
  No, I am not currently enrolled in this course
  N/A I already possess this certificate

If you do not currently possess a California POST PC832 Arrest Certificate, are you currently enrolled in a California POST PC832 Arrest certification course?

  Yes, I am currently enrolled in this course and will earn this certification
  No, I am not currently enrolled in this course
  N/A I already possess this certificate


To support the health and safety of employees, students, and members of the community, many of our partnering training academies are now requiring the COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals required to attend training in one of these academies will be required to be vaccinated prior to the beginning of the class. Individuals will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

I understand that I will be required to show proof of vaccination, unless the statement below is applicable.

Yes  No 

I understand that if I am requesting an exemption due to religious belief or medical reasons, I must submit the request to the academy for consideration and approval prior to the beginning of the class.

Yes  No 
8. *

I understand that there are requirements that apply to congregate settings (I.e.: jails, detention facilities) and training academies, in addition to vaccinations, that I will be required to comply with or seek appropriate exemptions, if available.

Yes  No

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 BY THE FINAL FILING DATE. 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 by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

Solano County



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.


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