Humboldt County Sheriff Has Measure Z Funding to Hire Recruits, Is It the Job for You?

Press release provided by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

hcsoSheriff Downey is pleased to announce Deputy Sheriff Recruit positions are now available for the Sheriff’s Office and interested persons are encouraged to apply. The Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing competent, effective, and responsive public safety services to the citizens of Humboldt County.

We are looking for motivated, hardworking men and women who have integrity, good communication skills, and physical ability to become one of Humboldt County’s finest.

No experience is necessary.  The Deputy Recruit position is intended to prepare candidates for the position of Deputy Sheriff I. Once an applicant passes the testing process, a comprehensive background investigation is conducted.  Application deadline is August 8, 2015.

The selected candidates will be hired and sent to the College of the Redwoods Police Academy, currently scheduled for January 2016. Persons who are currently attending the police academy are encouraged to apply. If you have any questions about the testing process, contact Human Resources at 707-476-2349. If you have any questions about the Deputy Sheriff position, you can contact the Sheriff’s Office at 707 445-7251. Multiple open deputy positions are made possible through funding from Measure Z.

SALARY: $17.73 – $22.75 Hourly

$3,072.69 – $3,942.95 Monthly

$36,872.28 – $47,315.40 Annually

OPENING DATE: 07/20/15 CLOSING DATE: 08/08/15 11:59 PM



Under close supervision, learn to perform a variety of basic peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression, case preparation and testimony, and providing information and assistance to the public; perform related work and training as assigned.


Deputy Sheriff Recruit is a trainee level class of this peace officer series intended to prepare candidates for the position of Deputy Sheriff I. Under close supervision,

incumbents perform basic and routine law enforcement duties and observe the

more skilled and complex work performed by Deputy Sheriff /II, while concurrently attending a P.O.S.T. approved basic academy.Incumbents may advance to Deputy Sheriff Iatter successfully completing a

P.O.S.T. approved basic academy and meeting the entry level qualifications for Deputy Sheriff I.

t:JS2I.1ii.. This position Is intended to prepare candidate for the position of Deputy Sheriff I. Incumbents in this position will attend a P.O.S.T. approved basic academy which will be paid in full by the Sheriff’s Office. Incumbents may advance to Deputy Sheriff I after successfully completing the academy and meeting the entry level qualifications for Deputy Sheriff I. Prior to appointment candidates must successfully complete a background investigation, polygraph, physical health examination and a psychological evaluation.


Accompany Deputy Sheriff on patrol of assigned areas to ensure the security of life and property, observe situations and deter crime by providing high visibility.

Accompany Deputy Sheriff in response to suspicious activities and answer emergency calls for service. Accompany Deputy Sheriff and observe enforcement of state and local laws and ordinances, Issuance of verbal warnings and citations, and pursuit and apprehension of suspects; request assistance as required.

Assist with coordination of crime scene control and investigation, including interviews and interrogations, identification of witnesses, and collection and preservation of physical evidence. Assist with restoring order, protecting life and property, and maintaining the peace at public gatherings and in conflict situations.

Assist with the preparation and documentation of cases; complete reports and records; prepare and maintain other logs and records.

Assist with the investigation of traffic accidents and provide traffic and crowd control as necessary, May retrieve, identify and return found property and/or evidence to owners.

May transport criminals to the courts, hospitals and various other locations.



  • OK all you people that do nothing but complain about the deputies here is your chance to show them how it should be done. You complain about the way the deputies do the job, you know what they say….”put up or shut up”.

  • How old do do you have to be?

  • Knowledge, respect & oath to the Constitution not a requirement?
    KrisAnne Hall provides free training, if anybody’s interested.

  • No experience necessary, just a complete lack of human decency and a 44+ inch waist.

  • another PR ploy. They finally advert size for deputies cause the publics been slamming HCSO. Downey is the worst. We won’t see these officers for a year and a half. Then they won’t be assigned where they’re needed. They’ll just chase pot grows

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