Riverside Sheriff recruiting event planned for current/retired military and dependents

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting pre-employment written examinations on Thursday, Feb. 18, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Camp Pendleton, California. The open examinations will be offered in Building 1339 at Leatherneck Lanes from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Written Examinations will be for Deputy Sheriff Trainee and Correctional Deputy and will be open to all active/inactive military personnel and their dependents. Sheriff’s Department recruiters will be present for any questions prospective applicants might have.

Due to limited seating and testing, applicants are encouraged to schedule an appointment ahead of time at HRSheriffRecruiter@rc-hr.com or by calling 1-888-Join-RSD.  Walk-Ins are welcomed and will be accepted based on availability.

For more information, visit the sheriff’s Facebook Page at Join RSD for information about this and future recruiting events.

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Sworn Deputy Position

A sworn deputy sheriff is a commissioned employee empowered to continuously bear arms and perform the full range of peace officer duties as delegated by the Sheriff. It is the entry-level position in the department.

Duties

A deputy sheriff will perform a wide variety of law enforcement functions:

  • Patrol assigned beat areas
  • Investigate criminal acts and arrest criminal offenders
  • Enforce state laws and local ordinances and provide traffic enforcement
  • Serve and administer civil and criminal documents
  • Prepare police reports and ensure the safe storage of held property and/or evidence
  • Testify in court
  • Work on special enforcement details
  • Transport prisoners
  • Build relationships among local communities

What You Get

A deputy’s badge is a symbol of public faith. A law enforcement officer serves the public, safeguards lives and property, protects the innocent and weak, and respects their constitutional rights to liberty, equality and justice.

It is a position of authority and a commitment to service. It is a chance to make a difference in a career that protects the welfare of others yet doesn’t compromise over crime and criminals.

You get a competitive salary, great benefits, and the chance to advance and promote. The rest is up to you.

Salary & Benefits:

In addition to an exciting and challenging career opportunity with the Sheriff’s Department, the County of Riverside participates in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) and offers an excellent retirement program.

Medical/Dental/Vision:
A flex benefit is provided in the amount of $712.00 monthly.
Education/Degree:
A 2.5% premium pay benefit for completion of a Bachelor’s degree and an additional 2.5% premium pay benefit for completion of a Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
Bilingual Skills:
We offer additional compensation in assignments that require you to use your bilingual skills.
Advanced Certification:
Intermediate and Advanced levels of POST certification also qualify for additional compensation.

There are five jails, or correctional facilities, in Riverside County, all managed by the Sheriff’s Department Corrections Division, one of the largest jail operations in the state and throughout the country. Rules at the jail facilities are strictly enforced to protect visitors, corrections staff and inmates.

You start as a Correctional Deputy I on the corrections law enforcement career ladder. Once you have completed the 9-week academy, you are assigned to one of the county’s correctional facilities. Typical work shifts are 12 hours, and include weekends and holidays. A new correctional deputy must be available for any shift (i.e. swing, night, day, etc.).

Duties:

A correctional deputy works within the Sheriff’s jail system to control inmates:

  • Maintain security through key, door, tool & equipment control
  • Photograph prisoners, take fingerprints
  • Receive prisoners, process inmate correspondence & phone calls
  • Prepare & distribute paperwork, route booking sheets
  • Control contraband through routine facility and inmate searches
  • Supervise inmates during meals and recreational activities
  • Prepare prisoners for transport by applying restraint equipment and inspecting vehicles for safety
  • Perform business and record keeping functions
  • Administer medication to prisoners as prescribed by a physician

What You Get

A correctional deputy is a custodian of inmates in our jail system. It is a position of authority and a commitment to integrity. It is a career that upholds the rules of incarceration yet protects the welfare of inmates.

You get a competitive salary, great benefits, and the chance to advance and promote. The rest is up to you.

Salary & Benefits:

In addition to an exciting and challenging career opportunity with the Sheriff’s Department, the County of Riverside participates in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) and offers an excellent retirement program.

Medical/Dental/Vision:
A flex benefit is provided in the amount of $712.00 monthly.
Education/Degree:
A 2.5% premium pay benefit for completion of a Bachelor’s degree and an additional 2.5% premium pay benefit for completion of a Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
Bilingual Skills:
We offer additional compensation in assignments that require you to use your bilingual skills.
Advanced Certification:
Intermediate and Advanced levels of POST certification also qualify for additional compensation.

Still not Sure?

You can take an Introduction to Law Enforcement and Physical Conditioning for Basic Academy Students course through Moreno Valley College. The class meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Sheriff’s Ben Clark Training Center for one semester. It’s a great way to experience academy physical training and to meet training staff.

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Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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