Join Us

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 below.


The County of Humboldt does not mandate COVID-19 vaccination for employment. Beginning January 1, 2022, unvaccinated employees will be required to conduct weekly COVID-19 testing for pandemic control purposes.

Find a Job 

Deputy Sheriff on the street.


Now Hiring for Recruit, III

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

Correctional Deputy


Now Hiring

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

A female business office assistant processes time cards



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.

Policy of Nondiscrimination

The County of Humboldt does not discriminate on the basis of mental or physical disability in the admission or access to, treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Human Resources is wheelchair-accessible by entering the Courthouse from the ramp located on the east side of the building next to the marked handicapped parking. Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities or religious convictions. Contact Human Resources at (707) 476-2349 well in advance of the examination for assistance.

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 707-441-5100 or our Recruitment Sergeant Kyle Holt at