Deputy Sheriff II (Lateral)-Alameda County Sheriff’s Office

Date Posted: January 29, 2024

Employer: Alameda County Sheriff's Office



Deputy Sheriffs, under general supervision at the higher level (Deputy Sheriff II), and close supervision at the lower level (Deputy Sheriff I), supervise the work and conduct of inmates in a county correctional institution; patrol an area, and enforce law and order; receive and serve civil process; maintain order in courts; assist with special investigations; investigates circumstances surrounding death in cases referred to Coroner; under direction, coordinate emergency services programs and volunteer activities; and do related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
The equivalent of eighteen (18) months of experience as a Deputy Sheriff I in the Alameda County classified Service and possession of a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic certificate.


A minimum of 36 months full-time experience as a Peace Officer in a California law enforcement agency (municipal or state police department, Sheriff’s department, or California Highway Patrol) with a separation date within 36 months of the application date and possession of a California POST Basic certificate.


A minimum of 36 months full-time experience as a peace officer in a law enforcement agency outside of California and possession of a valid Basic Course Waiver (BCW) issued by California POST.

Valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator's license by date of appointment.

Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.

Candidates are not required to be a US citizens but must be legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law. (SB 960).

Special Requirements:
Federal law and County policy require that certain positions in the classification of Deputy Sheriff I, which require a commercial driver's license and the performance of duties defined as "safety-sensitive" are subject to post-offer/pre-placement/pre-duty, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, random, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing.

A thorough background investigation will be made of all prospective Deputy Sheriffs. A record of any felony conviction will result in disqualification.

Physical Requirements:
Hearing must be normal in each ear.
Using both eyes must have a far vision of at least 20/100 without glasses, correctable to 20/20 with glasses.
Must be free from color blindness and permanent abnormality in either eye.
These standards are confined to far vision and color vision. There are additional standards that may apply to other possible specific visual deficiencies.
Applicants must be in excellent physical condition with above-average strength, endurance, and agility and must meet California POST-approved safety member physical standards.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination

Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment based on, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.

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