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Alameda County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Sheriff Recruit

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Position Title: Deputy Sheriff Recruit
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Entry Level

Hiring Agency

Agency: Alameda County Sheriff's Office
Address: 1401 Lakeside Drive, 12th Floor
City: Oakland
State: CA    Zipcode: 94612-4305
Contact: Background & Recruiting
Phone: 9258037823 / 9258037821
Fax: 9258037298
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

Deputy Sheriff Recruit is the entry-level law enforcement position for Alameda County. This classification exists solely for those attending the Sheriff's Office Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certified Academy.

Deputy Sheriff Recruit is a classification characterized by assignment to a P.O.S.T. Certified Academy. Under close supervision during this Academy, the Recruit will receive intensive academic instruction in law enforcement combined with rigorous physical fitness training. Upon successful completion of the Academy, recruits will be sworn in as Peace Officers and promoted to Deputy Sheriff I.



Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency certificate, such as the General Educational Development Certificate (State of California).


Valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator's License by the time of appointment to Deputy Sheriff I.


Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment to Deputy Sheriff I.


If not a citizen of the United States, must have filed for citizenship at least one year before applying for Deputy Sheriff Recruit.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 07/06/2021

Application Period Ends: 12/31/2022

Number Positions to be Filled: 100

Yearly Salary: $80,894.20 to $140,681.88
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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