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Deputy Sheriff I - Academy Grad - Continuous Opening
County of Napa, California | Napa, California
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Job Description

The Napa Valley Benefits Supplemental Questions


The Napa Valley, internationally known for its fine wines, exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.

Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.

County of Napa as an Employer:

The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa, we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.

As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: integrity, accountability, and service.

The Position:

Veterans' Preference Applicable for this Position and will be applied by the Napa County Sheriff's Office

The Deputy Sheriff I Academy Graduate will perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; patrol assigned areas and enforce State and local laws; and conduct investigations of misdemeanor and felony crimes.

Be advised that the following requirements must be met in order qualify for the position:

* A Pellet-B T-Score of 45 or higher should be attached and submitted at time of application. The T-Score must be dated within the last 12 months from the date of application submission. T-Score must be on issuing Agency's letterhead with the date the Pellet-B exam was taken. Attachments that are cut and pasted from emails will not be accepted.
* OR-
* A certificate of Completion from a POST Certified Basic Academy issued no earlier than January 1, 2017 should be attached and submitted with your application.*
* Applicants who are scheduled to graduate from the Academy after application submission will be required to submit your POST Academy Certificate before the completion of any background check.

Additional Pay Incentives

HIRING BONUS: Newly hired Deputy Sheriff I will receive $5,000. $1000 of the hiring bonus will be paid in the second pay period of employment. The remaining $4000 bonus will be paid upon successful completion of probation period.

LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM: Applicants who attended and received a degree (Associate's or Bachelor's) consisting of a minimum of 60 credits/units at a regionally accredited school by the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions are eligible to receive a payment up to $20,000 (or $30,000 if certified bilingual by Napa County) towards student loan(a). Loans must be existing loans, which the employee can prove they held as of their hire date and was borrowed while attending the accredited institution during the time the degree was earned. All payments will be made directly to the student loan lender once appropriate verifications have been made.

EMPLOYEE REFERRAL BONUS: County employees who refer a candidate for Deputy Sheriff will receive a recruitment bonus of $750 upon the successful completion of a one year probationary period. Employee's names must be listed on the candidate's application prior to submission.

EDUCATIONAL REIMBURSEMENT: County employees are eligible for reimbursement up to $300 per fiscal year for tuition and books upon successful completion of County approved college or university courses or other courses directly related to the candidate's job duties.

BILINGUAL PAY: For bilingual speaking skills, Deputy Sheriffs are eligible to receive $60 for Level I and $80 for Level II, per pay period, upon the recommendation of the hiring manager.

The Recruitment Process:

1. Application review for minimum qualifications and oral panel interviews will be conducted on a periodic basis. The dates for Oral Panel Interviews will be provided with advanced notice. Agility testing may be required in the selection process.

2. Only the most qualified candidates based on the minimum qualifications, certifications and supplemental questions will be invited to Departmental Oral Board Panel Interviews.

Human Resources reserves the right to make changes to the recruitment process and schedule at any time.

Applicants who are currently enrolled in, but have not completed the California POST Basic Academy may be invited to the Oral Panel Interview, however, completion of the California POST Basic Academy is required before any conditional offer of employment.

The Human Resources Department reserves the right to change the recruitment process at any time.

Example of Duties:

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Maintain law and order within the County by performing law enforcement activities in a variety of assignments: patrol, investigations, and civil.

Patrol: Patrol assigned areas; answer calls for protection of life and property and the enforcement of County and State laws; conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations of criminal incidents; direct traffic and detain drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; issue citations and make arrests as necessary; write reports on arrests, traffic violations and impounded property; contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of offenses; respond to mutual aid requests to assist other public jurisdictions; keep firearms and other equipment in good working condition; maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems; and preserve good relationships with the general public.

Investigations: Investigate major crimes against property and persons; conduct extensive follow-up investigation at the scene of crimes and accidents; gather evidence; conduct surveillance; locate and question witnesses; take statements from witnesses; interrogate suspects; contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation and apprehension of offenders; receive and investigate complaints of violations by or against juveniles; confer with juveniles and their parents; present information to the District Attorney's office for filing charges; appear in court as directed; respond to mutual aid requests to assist other public jurisdictions; keep firearms and other equipment in good working condition; maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems; and preserve good relationships with the general public.

Civil: Serve legal papers such as subpoenas, summonses, complaints and writs of attachment, executions and restitution.



English language including grammar, punctuation and spelling to produce clear and understandable written documents and to read and understand written documents.

Public contact techniques and approaches to assist the public in a courteous and pleasant manner.

Computer software programs, (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook) to prepare memo, letters etc.

Conflict resolution techniques to address and deal with conflicts and issues that may arise.


Type and enter data using a computer keyboard in order to prepare documents and forms.

Learn to use departmental computer software.

Acquire a working knowledge of law enforcement writing requirements.

Demonstrate an aptitude for law enforcement work.

Learn, understand and interpret laws and regulations.

Learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.

Communicate orally in English with staff and the general public.

Communicate in writing in English to prepare documents and forms.

Interact effectively and courteously with staff and the general public.

Follow oral and written directions pertaining to assigned job tasks.

Observe and accurately remember names, faces, numbers, incidents and places.

Analyze situation accurately and thoroughly in order to determine and implement effective appropriate courses of action.


Meet standards of adequate physical stature, endurance and agility.


To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge, skills and abilities. The required minimum qualifications are:


None required. However, applicants must be an Academy Graduate or currently enrolled in a California POST Certified Basic Academy.


Equivalent to completion of high school. Completion of two years of college is highly desired.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required.

Possession of a valid Certificate of Completion from a California POST Certified Basic Academy issued within the last 12 months (no earlier than January 1, 2016) is required.

Minimum Requirements:

Must be able to provide proof of age requirement which is 21 years of age.

Must be able to provide proof of United States citizenship.

Special Requirements:

Must be able to pass a comprehensive background investigation.

Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical.

Must be able to work nights, weekends, holidays and/or rotating shifts.

ADA Accommodation

Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

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