Job Opportunities

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When you work for the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, you aren't just another employee, you are family. Our family is growing and we want YOU to join! From serving on the front lines of public safety as a patrol deputy, to working behind the scenes as an emergency communications dispatcher, records clerk, or shelter kennel assistant, every position is critical to ensuring effective service to the community. Find out more about how you can be part of this innovative team!

Current Employment Opportunities 

Correctional Deputy I

Salary:  $34,557.36-$44,344.92 / Annually
Job Type: Full-time

This is the entry level class in this series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents learn and perform varied duties related to the operation of the correctional facilities. As experience is gained, there is greater independence of action within established guidelines. This class is alternately staffed with Correctional Deputy II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency which meet the qualifications of the higher level class.

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to

Deputy Sheriff Recruit 

Salary:  $39,538.92 - $50,737.32 / Annually
Job Type: Full-time

Deputy Sheriff Recruit is a trainee level class of this peace officer series intended to prepare candidates for the position of Deputy Sheriff I. Under close supervision, incumbents perform basic and routine law enforcement duties and observe the more skilled and complex work performed by Deputy Sheriff I/II, while concurrently attending a P.O.S.T. approved basic academy. Incumbents may advance to Deputy Sheriff I after successfully completing a P.O.S.T. approved basic academy and meeting the entry level qualifications for Deputy Sheriff I. Prior to appointment candidates must successfully complete a background investigation, polygraph, physical health examination and a psychological evaluation. 

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to

Deputy Sheriff II

Salary: $48,996.48 - $62,873.52 / Annually
Job Type: Full-time

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression, case preparation and testimony, and providing information and assistance to the public; performs related work as assigned. Deputy Sheriff II is the experienced class in this series, fully competent to perform a wide range of peace officer duties. It is distinguished from Sheriff's Sergeant in that the latter supervises and trains deputies in addition to participating in law enforcement activities.


Emergency Communications Dispatcher

Salary: $35,785.20 - $45,920.40 / Annually
Job Type: Full-Time

Under general supervision, receives 911 system emergency and non-emergency calls; dispatches assignments according to established emergency and County procedures; operates various telecommunications equipment; performs related work as assigned. Initially under close supervision, incumbents learn Sheriff's Department, County, state and federal rules and regulations as well as the operation of varied communications related equipment. With experience incumbents become fully competent to independently perform responsible emergency dispatching on an assigned shift. This class is distinguished from Senior Communications Dispatcher in that the latter is the working lead level in the Emergency Communications Dispatching series, with responsibility for assisting the Emergency Communications Supervisor with the planning and direction of emergency communications activities.Successful candidates will be required to pass an extensive background investigation prior to appointment. Evening, night and weekend work will be required.


Current Volunteer / Internship Opportunities

Animal Shelter Volunteer

Volunteers at the Humboldt County Animal Shelter, located in McKinleyville, help care for animals, walk dogs, clean kennels, and perform other tasks as directed by the shelter manager. 

To find out more about this opportunity, call (707) 840-9132

Correctional Facility Programs Internship

Humboldt County Correctional Facility offers an exceptional approach to rehabilitation by providing vocational, educational and treatment based programs to incarcerated individuals. Programs interns assist in the development of reintegration plans for incarcerated individuals, while helping coordinate programs for residents of the facility. Note: this is an unpaid internship. Interns may receive college/university credit for the successful completion of the internship. 

To apply for the internship, send your resume and CV to:

Sheriff's Citizens on Patrol

SCOP is a volunteer program that assists the Sheriff’s Office law enforcement efforts by patrolling neighborhoods as a law enforcement presence. Volunteers may conduct vacation checks, patrol identified problem areas, conduct traffic control at incidents or other activity assignments directed by the Sheriff’s Dispatch. Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older, have a valid California Driver’s License and pass a routine background check.

To find out more about this opportunity, contact the SCOP office at (707) 268-2536.

Sheriff's Search and Rescue Posse

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Posse is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the support of the Sheriff’s legal function to protect life and property in Humboldt County. Specific responsibilities include: searching for lost persons, evacuating ill or injured persons from areas not accessible by conventional means and removing deceased persons from areas not accessible by conventional means.

For more information and to sign up, visit

$34,557.36 - $44,344.92