Deputy Sheriff I:
This is the entry level training class in the series. Under close supervision of superior officers and until they have completed the required California POST (Peace Officer Standards Training) Basic Training Course and Nevada County Sheriff’s Office field training program, incumbents perform a wide variety of law enforcement duties. Incumbents who successfully complete POST Basic Training Course, and one year of probation, usually advance to the next higher level of Deputy Sheriff II.
Deputy Sheriff II:
This is the fully trained journey level classification in the series. Under general supervision, incumbents can be assigned the full range of difficult law enforcement duties on patrol. Incumbents in this class may perform in a lead capacity.
Level II (in addition to the above):
Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade and one year of experience in a position equivalent to Deputy Sheriff I with Nevada County within the last three years. Completion of at least 45 units of college education from an accredited college or university with a grade point average of 2.0 or above is desired and may qualify for advanced-step hiring.
Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid driver’s license within 30 days of hire.
Completion of POST basic training course within six (6) years if never employed as a peace officer or three (3) years if employed as a peace officer; OR
Completion of POST basic requalification course administered by the State Commission on POST with no longer than a three (3) year break of employment as a peace officer (possession of a valid POST Basic certificate will satisfy this requirement).
Proof of either A) or B) must be submitted at the time of application.
Possession of a valid, California POST BASIC Certificate; AND
Proof of no more than a three (3) year break of employment as a peace officer; OR
Completion of POST basic requalification course administered by the State Commission on POST with no longer than athree (3) year break of employment as a peace officer (possession of a valid POST Basic certificate will satisfy this requirement).
A valid Pelletb t-score of 45 or higher is required for these positions. Level I requires a score no older than 3 years from the date of application and must be submitted on agency letterhead. Level II does not have a date restriction. The POST Pelletb exam is conducted at Nevada County for all candidates who do not hold a valid post score.
Nevada City, California, 95959