Deputy Sheriff I

City and County of San Francisco , California

Job Information 



Entry Level


$74,906.00 - $95,602.00 Annually

Application Deadline 


No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


Revised 06.18.20

The City and County of San Francisco has temporarily halted testing for 8302 Deputy Sheriff. Testing will resume pending a comprehensive review of the testing instruments and underlying job analyses to ensure we are utilizing the best possible tools to screen for employees who will implement the City’s vision of law enforcement that is unbiased and reflects the values of our community.

We anticipate that this review could take a minimum of three months to accomplish. We encourage you to file an application in the interim to ensure that you will be informed when testing resumes. We value your interest in working for the City and County of San Francisco and appreciate your patience while we ensure that our selection and hiring process reflects industry and social best practice.



A Deputy Sheriff [Entry-Level] performs a variety of law enforcement duties including but not limited to the custody and supervision of inmates in the San Francisco County Jail system, administering alternative programs to incarceration, general law enforcement duties and patrol operations. Employees may be assigned to any one of the following divisions:

  • Custody Operations
  • Field Operations
  • Administration and Programs
  • Planning and Projects

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:  Booking and processing inmates; controlling and supervising the activities of inmates; operating communication equipment; monitoring and controlling movement of all personnel and vehicles entering and exiting facilities; maintaining internal and perimeter jail, court or building security; preparing and maintaining records; responding to disturbances and emergencies; preserving evidence and chain of custody at crime and emergency scenes; patrolling on foot and in vehicles, watching for indications of illegal or unauthorized activities and contraband; testifying in court and at hearings; conducting criminal investigations; completing detailed and accurate reports; administering alternatives to incarceration, ensuring program participation and returning offenders to custody as authorized by law; responding to public inquiries in a professional manner; implementing crime prevention strategies; and performing other general law enforcement duties as required. This position requires shift work, weekend/holiday work and overtime.

Appointment to class 8302 Deputy Sheriff [Entry-Level] is for the period required to complete the POST Basic entry-level Academy. All appointees must satisfactorily complete a California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Basic Academy and a Sheriff’s Office entry-level training program within the time prescribed by the Sheriff’s Office.  Failure to successfully complete these requirements or failure to perform satisfactorily on the job will be cause for release from appointment.

Appointees who have successfully completed a POST Basic Academy in class 8302 Deputy Sheriff [Entry-Level] will advance to Class 8504 Deputy Sheriff [Academy].  A probationary period of 2,080 scheduled hours [WKP] worked, including legal holiday pay [LHP] will be required upon advancement to class 8504. The salary range for 8504 Deputy Sheriff is available at

Applicant must meet all minimum qualifications listed below in order to be eligible to participate in the examination.  Verification of minimum qualifications will be required at the time of the background investigation

1. AGE:

Applicant must be at least 20 years old at the time of application and 21 years old at the time of appointment.  There is no maximum age limit.


Applicant must be a United States citizen at the time of appointment.

Applicant must NOT have been:

  • Convicted of a felony;
  • Convicted of any misdemeanor that carries a penalty of prohibiting ownership, possession or control of a firearm;
  • Convicted of an offense involving domestic violence; or
  • Restricted from employment with the City & County of San Francisco.

Applicant must possess and maintain a valid driver license at the time of appointment.  


Applicant must possess a U.S. high school diploma or have passed an equivalency test (GED or California High School Proficiency Examination), or possess a two-year or four-year degree or higher from an accredited college or university. 


One (1) year (equivalent to 2,080 hours) of any verifiable and satisfactory work experience, or one (1) complete year of any verifiable course work from an accredited U.S. college or university (30 semester hours/45 quarter units), or an equivalent combination.

To apply, follow the instructions below.

  • Select “Apply;” read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow all of the instructions on the screen
  • Upon successful submittal of your online application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail acknowledging the receipt of your application.  You should save this e-mail for your records.  If you do not receive this email, it means that your online application was not submitted or received.
  • Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.  The offices close at 5:00 p.m. so it is recommended that applicants arrive by at least 4:00 p.m. in order to allow time to complete the application.

IMPORTANT:  Applicants will be contacted by e-mail throughout this examination process.  Therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure that your e-mail address is accurate and kept up-to-date on the JobAps system.  To prevent blocking, you should set your e-mail to accept CCSF mail from “”   

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this e-mail means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be submitted at the time of the Sheriff’s Department background investigation.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores. If you have any questions regarding the online application process, please e-mail

Click on Apply Link for more information regarding Application Process.


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