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$12,000 hiring bonus available for lateral Deputy Sheriff hires.

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$9,000 hiring bonus available for Correctional Deputy II hires.

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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 our team above

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The County of Humboldt does not mandate COVID-19 vaccination for employment. 

How to Apply

A complete, original application must be filed for each position you are interested in applying for. Applications may only be submitted online through the County’s automated application system no later than the final filing date listed on the job flyer. All applications are screened by subject matter experts. The most qualified candidates may then be invited for further testing.

It is important that your application show all the relevant experience and education you possess.

Please read the job requirements section of the announcement. Be sure you meet these requirements since they will be carefully evaluated during the selection process.  Your performance in this examination will be compared with the performance of others who take the test. All candidates who pass will be ranked according to their scores. The examination results will be emailed to you as quickly as possible. Scores will be provided in writing only.

Looking for part-time work? Fill out an Extra Help Application and return to to Humboldt County HR. Please include what department/division you are interested in working. 

Policy of Nondiscrimination

The County of Humboldt is committed to providing equal access to all county programs, services and activities including pre-employment testing through the provision of accommodations for individuals with qualified disabilities as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  With 72 hours prior notice, a request for reasonable accommodation can be made. Please contact the Human Resources at 707-476-2349.

Human Resources is wheelchair accessible, the accessible entrance to the Courthouse is the 4th Street entrance. Accessible parking is available adjacent to the 4th Street entrance and on the 4th Street side of the K Street lot. If you are a person with a qualified disability and need a modification or reasonable accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (707) 476-2349, or the ADA Coordinator at  844-365-0352 or by email at

The County is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military service, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Reasonable accommodation may be made in the testing procedure as well as the work site. If you need accommodation for an exam due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources office as soon as possible.

Contact a Recruiter

Need more information about the recruitment process? Please review our frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer to you question, please contact the Sheriff’s Recruitment Line at 707-441-5102 or our Recruitment Sergeant Andrea Sherrod at