8302 Deputy Sheriff I (Entry Level)

Recruitment #CCT-8302-060051

Sheriff – Entrance

Jill Obrochta

Date Opened:
2/19/2013 8:00:00 AM

Filing Deadline:
3/4/2013 5:00:00 PM

$28.25 – $36.11/hour; $4,897.00 – $6,260.00/month; $58,760.00 – $75,114.00/year

Job Type:
Continuous CBT

Employment Type:


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For Information Only

Online applications will be accepted for this recruitment only during the following 5-day time period:

8:00 a.m. (PST) Thursday, February 28, 2013 through
5:00 p.m. (PST) Monday, March 4, 2013
A Deputy Sheriff I performs a variety of duties relating to the custody and supervision of inmates in the San Francisco County Jail system, organizing jail work programs and general law enforcement duties. Assignments may be to any one of three divisions: Custody Division, Field & Support Services Division, Administration and Programs Division. Duties may include 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; responding to emergencies; preparing and maintaining records; and performing other duties as required. Shift work, weekend work and overtime may be required.
Appointment to class 8302 Deputy Sheriff I is for a period of eighteen (18) months except as otherwise provided by Civil Service Rules. All appointees must satisfactorily complete the Sheriff’s Department entry-level training program within the time prescribed by the department. Appointees must successfully complete a POST Basic Academy training within eighteen (18) months from the date of appointment, if they have not already completed one or do not have an active POST Certificate.  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 served eighteen (18) months in Class 8302 Deputy Sheriff I and who have successfully completed a POST Basic Academy training will advance to Class 8504 Deputy Sheriff pursuant to Civil Service Rule 114, Article VII.  No further probationary period as an 8504 Deputy Sheriff will be required.

Applicants must meet all of the following Minimum Qualifications listed below by the application filing deadline.  At any time, any applicant found not to meet the minimum qualifications will be disqualified.

1. AGE:
Applicant must be at least 20 years old at the time of filing and 21 years old at the time of successful completion of the peace officer training academy.  There is no maximum age limit.

Applicants must be a United States citizen at the time of application.

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

Applicants must have one (1) year (equivalent to 2,080 hours) of any verifiable and satisfactory work experience, or have completed one (1) year of any verifiable course work from an accredited U.S. college or university (30 semester hours/45 quarter units), or an equivalent combination.
Applicants must possess a valid driver license at the time of application, and have a
current history of careful and responsible motor vehicle operation. Prior negligent
operator probation, license suspension, drunk, reckless, or hit and run driving, or
multiple moving violations may be cause for disqualification, regardless of the state or
country in which they occurred. At the time of application or thereafter, any type of
vehicle-related probation, or driving without a valid license, or driving without insurance
will be disqualified.

Any applicant who has been convicted of a felony in this state or any other state, convicted of an offense that would be a felony if committed in the State of California, or convicted of any misdemeanor which carries a penalty of prohibiting ownership, possession or control or a firearm, will be disqualified. Applicants who do not report their complete criminal records on their applications will also be disqualified.

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted only through an online process starting at 8:00 a.m. (PST) Thursday, February 28, 2013 through 5:00 p.m. (PST) Monday, March 4, 2013.

Select an e-mail address that you will maintain throughout the examination process so that you can receive all official communications. Be sure to use an email address that is unique to you and not used by another applicant. Next, visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

· Select the desired job announcement (Scroll through the list of jobs)
· Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
· Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have
Registered Previously”
· Follow instructions on the screen

Computer kiosks 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 Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Supplemental Questionnaire:

All applicants must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire. Applicants will be prompted to respond to Supplemental Questionnaire questions in the online application process.

Upon successful submittal of the application online, you will receive an e-mail acknowledging the receipt of the application. If you are having difficulty submitting your application online or if you have any questions, please contact jill.obrochta@sfgov.org <mailto:jill.obrochta@sfgov.org>   or call 415-557-4882.


Applicants who possess a passing T-score and valid California POST certificate(s) must submit all verification no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST) Wednesday, April 3, 2013.  Official T-score verification must include the full name of the applicant, date the PELLETB test was completed and T-score on valid agency letterhead. Only official T-score verification will be accepted.
Please e-mail your verification to jill.obrochta@sfgov.org <mailto:jill.obrochta@sfgov.org>   (Subject line: 8302 Verification), or fax to 415-557-4967 (Attn: Jill).  Verification of certification/experience/education may be required at any point in the selection process. Failure to provide verification, if requested, will result in ineligibility for employment. All statements made on the application or on subsequent documents required under this selection process are subject to verification. Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application will result in disqualification.

Selection Process:
The selection process will be administered in two parts, as described below.  Candidates who fail to attend any of the selection components listed above will be disqualified from the selection process.  There will be no re-scheduling allowed for any testing components.

Written Examination
The California POST Entry-Level Test Battery (PELLETB) written examination was developed by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and measures reading comprehension and writing abilities.  No inspection of questions and answers is allowed.  A passing T-score is 46 or higher.

Additional information about the PELLETB and a sample examination may be accessed on the following website:  www.post.ca.gov <http://www.post.ca.gov/>

Exemption from Written Examination:  Applicants who have completed the PELLETB within 1 year prior to April 3, 2013 and achieved a T-Score of 46 or higher, or who possess a California Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) Academy Certificate of Completion, a California POST Basic Certificate or a California POST Basic Course Waiver Certificate, will be exempt from taking the written exam, provided that all official verification is submitted by the deadline (see Verification section, listed above).

Departmental Selection Process:
In addition to the written examination, the Sheriff’s Department will administer the following selection processes to determine the most suitable candidates from the eligible list.  Candidates must successfully complete all of the components listed below in order to continue in the departmental selection process.

Personal History Questionnaire
Candidates must complete a Personnel History Questionnaire (PHQ), a multiple-choice survey designed to solicit information regarding the candidate’s background and criminal history. This questionnaire identifies candidates who appear most likely to pass the full background investigation process.  The PHQ is pass/fail and there is no inspection allowed for questions, answers or results.

Physical Ability Test
Candidates will be required to pass a physical ability test (PAT) based on the physical requirements for the Deputy Sheriff I position.  Applicants who have completed a California POST Basic Academy within the last six months from the date of the scheduled physical ability testing will be waived from taking the PAT.  The PAT is pass/fail.
Oral Interview
Candidate will be interviewed to evaluate their interpersonal effectiveness, oral communication and information processing abilities.  The oral interview will be rated by subject matter experts, who will make recommendations as to which candidates should proceed in the selection process.  Those who are not recommended to continue in the process may not reapply for class 8302 Deputy Sheriff I until their period of eligibility has expired.

Background Investigation
Candidates must complete and pass an employment, character and background investigation to determine fitness for employment as a Deputy Sheriff. A comprehensive personal history statement must be completed and all statements by the candidates are subject to verification. Candidates will be required to participate in a polygraph, a drug testing process and a psychological screening.  A review of judicial and driving records will be conducted. Any indication of criminal history, repeated or serious unlawful behavior, use of controlled substances, poor credit, unsatisfactory job performance, inability to deal with co-workers, inability to accept supervision, negative employment or personal references or other relevant factors will result in disqualification.

Medical Examination
Prior to appointment, candidates must be determined by a licensed physician to be free
from any physical condition that would adversely affect the ability to perform the duties of a Peace Officer. Candidates must pass a medical examination by a designated City physician and must meet minimum standards for hearing, color vision, visual acuity and other prescribed physical standards.

Re-Testing Restrictions:
Candidates (previous and current) who do not pass one or more of the exam components may be restricted from re-testing within a specific period of time, as follows:

Test Component
Restriction for retesting
Length of time passing score remains valid

PELLETB (POST written exam)

Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ)
30 days calendar days from
date last taken at any agency

1 year from the date of a fail
Passing score valid for 1 year prior to April 3, 2013

Passing score valid for 1 year from date of test

Drug Test

1 year from the date of a fail

Must retest each time

Physical Ability Test (PAT)
No restriction
Passing score valid for 1 year

Background Investigation

1 year from the date of a fail

Valid for initial job only. Continued validity is at the discretion of the Sheriff.

Candidates who achieve a T-Score of 46 or higher will be placed on the eligible list in the order of their scores.  Exempt candidates will be awarded a score of 100.  Candidates who are on the eligible list may not reapply for class 8302 Deputy Sheriff I until their period of eligibility has expired.

All candidates will be placed under administrative waiver on the eligible list until they successfully complete the Departmental Selection Process as described above.

The Certification Rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of the List. The duration of the candidates’ eligibility on the list resulting from this examination process will be 24 months. The expiration date may be extended by the Appointing Officer with the approval of the Human Resources Director. The number of refusals allowed is zero.

Placement on the eligible list does not guarantee nor imply that you will be offered employment.  The City & County of San Francisco reserves the right to hire only the most suitably qualified candidates for this important position.

The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals) as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job
announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities
Requests for an alternate test date may be considered in limited circumstances and must be submitted to the analyst listed in this announcement within five (5) calendar days of the announcement of the first testing component date.
General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.
Veterans Preference:
To be eligible for Veterans Preference, an applicant must have served on active duty (non-reserve) and been released from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable.  Applicants wishing to receive Veterans Preference credit must notify the DHR exam analyst of his/her veterans status at the time he/she submits the online application form, by the exam filing deadline. All such claims or withdrawals of claims must be made prior to participation in the first part of the test to be administered.  For additional information regarding Veterans Preference, please go to http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20
Terms of Announcement:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf <http://www.jobaps.com/sf>
Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.
Exam Type: Continuous
Issued: February 19, 2013
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID No.: CCT-8302-060051
Public Safety Team/JO/415-557-4882

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