MONTEREY, Calif.--The Monterey County Sheriff's Department has announced the opening of the Deputy Sheriff-Recruit position.
The position has not been open for almost three years.
This is an entry level position so no prior law enforcement training and/or experience is required.
Successful applicants will be invited to the written and physical agility testing which will be held at 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Friday December 14, 2012 at the Sheriff's Office in Salinas. Applicants that pass the testing will be invited to an oral board the following week. Those applicants who are successful in the oral board will be given two weeks to return a Personal History Statement before participating in a thorough background which includes polygraph, psychological and medical exams. Recruits that are hired will be attending the P.O.S.T Academy coordinated by the South Bay Regional Training Consortium at Monterey Peninsula College in March of 2013.
One of the more exciting changes new Monterey County Sheriff's Deputies will experience is, upon completing the Academy; they will begin their training in Patrol. Unlike prior years where initial training was focused in the jail, new deputies will begin their training with patrol and then progress through jail training. The goal of this new process is to provide a better-rounded training program to new Deputies, ultimately making them more experienced and versatile by the end of their training program.
Anyone interested in this position should apply on-line at: www.co.monterey.ca.us/personnel <http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/personnel> beginning December 3rd. Check-in for the testing on December 14th begins one hour before the testing begins; photo ID is required. Applications will be available the day of testing. Questions about the application or testing process can be directed to the Sheriff's Office Human Resources (831)755-3744.
Opportunities to practice the physical agility test will be offered by calling (831)755-3829.