Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Deputy Sheriff II (Lateral)

Recruitment #19-8604-01

Introduction

THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION.  The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.

Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Applications and supplemental questionnaires will only be accepted on-line.

WOMEN, MINORITIES, AND MILITARY VETERANS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Veterans who pass the examination process and provide a DD214 that meets the County’s criteria will receive additional points added to their final overall score. 

 
Please read the announcement in its entirety for important dates and information.

DESCRIPTION

ABOUT THE ALAMEDA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is a full service law enforcement agency accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) for its law enforcement services, its Regional Training Center,  and its Dispatch Unit; the American Correctional Association (ACA) for its Detentions and Corrections Division; the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board for its Crime Lab; the Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board for its Explosive Ordinance Unit.  Additionally, the agency's health care provider, Well Path, has experience working with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). 

The Sheriff's Office has a current budget of approximately $444 million and has over 1600 authorized positions, including in excess of 1000 sworn personnel. The agency's Chief Executive Officer is Sheriff / Coroner Gregory J. Ahern, who is assisted in the operation of the agency by Undersheriff Richard T. Lucia, Assistant Sheriff's Casey Nice and Dennis Houghtelling.

 

The Sheriff of Alameda County is responsible for a vast array of tasks and duties, including the following:

• Providing security to the Consolidated Superior Courts
• Operating the Coroner's Bureau
• Operating a full service criminalistics laboratory
• Performing Civil Process
• Operating a County Jail (Santa Rita)
• Operating the County Office of Emergency Services
• Providing patrol and investigative services to the unincorporated areas of Alameda County
• Pursuant to contractual agreements, providing patrol and investigative services to the City of Dublin, Peralta Community College District, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum complex, Oakland International Airport, Highland County Hospital, Social Services, and to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
• Conducting a basic academy pursuant to Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements. [
Sheriff's Academy Web Site
• Providing Fish and Game enforcement
• Project Director of the Narcotics Task Force
• Serving as the Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force
• Operating a Marine Patrol Unit in the San Francisco Bay waters.

 

For more detailed information about the agency, visit: Alameda County Sheriff's Office

 

 

THE POSITION

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.

For more detailed information about the job classification, visit:  Deputy Sheriff II (#8604)

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Either I

Experience:
The equivalent of eighteen months of experience as a Deputy Sheriff I in the Alameda County classified Service (non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts) and successful completion of a certified P.O.S.T. approved basic academy.

Or II

(1) A minimum of 36 months full-time experience as a Peace Officer in a California law enforcement agency (municipality, Sheriff, Highway Patrol) with a separation date within 12 months of application date.
(2) Successful completion of a certified P.O.S.T. approved basic academy;
(3) Attainment of a P.O.S.T. Basic Law Enforcement certificate.

And

License:
Valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

Age:
Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.

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

Special Requirement:

Federal law and County policy requires that certain positions in the class of Deputy Sheriff I/II 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 Requirement:

Hearing must be normal in each ear.

Using both eyes, must have 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 which 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 Commission approved safety member physical standards.

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

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Ability to:

• Read, understand, interpret and apply department policies, rules, laws, and ordinances pertaining to law enforcement work
• Write clear, concise comprehensive reports
• Accurately observe and remember names, faces, numbers, and events
• Establish and maintain effective working relations with others
• Exert physical force in the apprehension of suspects and in the saving of lives and property
• Use good judgment in emergency or critical situations
• Identify and address issues, problems, and opportunities
• Interact with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions
• Work effectively even when under stress or experiencing conflict
• Communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing
• Perform routine clerical and record keeping duties
• Quickly learn and apply the rules, procedures, laws and regulations relevant to the work

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING STEPS:
1) A review of candidates' applications and supplemental questionnaire to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.

2) A Physical Abilities Test (Qualifying only).  Candidates passing this test will move on to the next step in the examination process.

3) An Oral Examination which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score.

4) A thorough Background Investigation and Psychological Examination will be made of all prospective Deputy Sheriffs. A record of any felony conviction will result in disqualification.

CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit.  Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position.  Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position.  Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

For more information on the Civil Service Selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via e-mail with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:

 

TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN

Deadline for Filing:

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Review of Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires for Minimum Qualification:

Friday, July 26, 2019

PRACTICE Physical Abilities Test (PAT)

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Physical Abilities Test (PAT)

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Oral Exam

Week of August 26, 2019

 

June 24, 2019:  Recruitment Announcement Release

 

June 24, 2019 – July 19, 2019: We will accept applications during this period.  All applications must be completed according to the instructions.  Incomplete applications, and resumes in lieu of properly completed applications, will not be considered.  Applications and supplemental questionnaires will only be accepted electronically, via the County's online application system by 5pm on the deadline for filing.  Please note that completing an application template is not the same as submitting an application for this position.  To apply for the position, select the "Click Here to Apply" link on the announcement.

 

August 10, 2019: Practice Physical Abilities Test.  Although not a test component or part of the selection plan, a practice PAT will be held at the Regional Training Center track located at 6289 Madigan Road in Dublin, CA. Sheriff’s Office staff will be available to provide assistance and guidance to candidates on all aspects of the PAT. Candidates who choose to participate in the practice should wear athletic clothing and arrive at the bleachers any time between the hours of 8am - 5pm. Participation in the practice PAT does not guarantee continued participation in the exam process. Guidance and assistance is not provided on the day of the actual PAT.

 

August 17, 2019:  Physical Abilities Test (Qualifying only) to assess candidates’ abilities to perform the physical aspects of law enforcement work. Those passing the PAT will be scheduled for the Oral Board Interview.

 

Week of August 26, 2019: Oral Board Interviews (weighted as 100% of the candidate's score) will consist of an evaluation conducted by an interview panel (the oral exam may include situational exercises).

 

Veterans’ Preference
Each applicant entitled to veterans’ preference as provided in the Alameda County Civil Service Rules who has served in the armed forces of the United States during a war or campaign as defined by Section 1897 of the Government Code of the State of California and who has been discharged or released under honorable conditions and wishes to claim such preference shall do so by presenting proof of his/her honorable discharge (DD214) from the armed forces of the United States, showing the dates of his/her military service. Each applicant entitled to Disabled Veterans’ points as provided in the Alameda County Civil Service Rules, who wishes to claim such preference shall additionally present proof of military-connected disability from the United States Veterans Administration.

U.S. military veterans (including applicants already employed by the County of Alameda) intending to claim preferential consideration pursuant to Alameda County Civil Service Rules must present proof of honorable discharge or release (DD Form 214) concurrent with this application but in no event later than the final step in the recruitment process (usually the oral interview.)

To claim veteran’s preference, proof must be presented during check in on the date of the applicant’s scheduled oral interview. Failure to submit proof by this date will forfeit the applicant's claim to veterans' preference in such examination. 

Candidates will be required to present a valid photo I.D. for admittance to each phase of the examination, i.e., driver's license, military I.D., Passport, or California Department of Motor Vehicle's I.D. card.  

 

*WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED RECRUITMENT & SELECTION PLAN*

 

Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statues.  To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.  

 

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

 

Conclusion

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @acgov.org and alamedacountyHR@acgov.org as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the "My applications" button on the Current Job Openings page.

Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box alamedacountyHR@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

 

Elaine Lemi | Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
(510) 272-6434 | elaine.lemi@acgov.org

 

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer