Benefits and Incentives

Are you looking for an employer that values family, time off, and pays you for your talents? How about a job that offers stability and an opportunity to secure your wellness long after your career ends? The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office offers a variety of benefits and incentives with the work-life balance in mind. 

COVID-19 NOTICE:

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. 

Benefits By Position

A female and male deputy in front of the Sno-Cat

DEPUTY SHERIFF / SWORN 


Hiring Incentives

Deputy Sheriff II lateral transfers to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office are eligible for the following incentives:

  • $12,000 Hiring Bonus
  • Abbreviated Field Training Program
  • Take Home Patrol Car (after completion of training program)
  • Bilingual Pay

Job Incentives

When you work at the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office as a Deputy Sheriff, there are endless opportunities for advancement.

  • Special assignments with salary increases (Field Training Officer, Bomb Squad, Marijuana Enforcement Team, Boating, SWAT, Rotational Detective, and more).
  • Out-of-county deployment for emergency mutual aid response.
  • Professional training in and out of the county/state.

Benefits

RETIREMENT: The County participates in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), local Safety; 1st tier 3% @ 50, 2nd tier 2.7% @ 57.

MEDICAL /DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: The County participates in the CalPERS health insurance program, providing several options for employees; the County pays all or nearly all of the employee premium (depending upon plan chosen) and a portion of dependent coverage. The County also provides a dental and vision plan with premium for the employee and family paid in full by the County.

VACATION: Full-time employees earn 12 days per year (one day after one month of employment); three weeks after three years; four weeks after ten years; five weeks after fifteen years; and six weeks after twenty years. Part-time employees earn vacation on a pro-rated basis.

HOLIDAYS: 16 paid days per year (includes 3 personal holidays). 

SICK LEAVE: Employees earn 12 days per year (unlimited accumulation).

SPECIAL LEAVES: Leaves of absence with pay for illness or death in the employees' immediate family may be approved. 

LIFE INSURANCE: $5,000 in life insurance paid by County with employee option to purchase up to $500,000.

LONGEVITY: 2½ % salary increase upon completion of 5 years of active service in a P.O.S.T. certified law enforcement capacity. Additional 2½ % salary increase upon completion of 10 years of active service in a P.O.S.T. certified law enforcement capacity.

EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE PAY: Additional pay for obtaining P.O.S.T. certification above and beyond that required by job class. 6% salary increase for obtaining a P.O.S.T. Intermediate Certificate and an additional 6% salary increase for obtaining a P.O.S.T. Advanced Certificate (12% for both).

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT PAY: Additional 5% salary increase (Field Training Officer, Rotational Criminal Investigations Division, and Bomb Squad).

EDUCATION EXPENSES: The County offers an educational reimbursement program for tuition fees and the cost of books (up to a maximum per year) for job related courses.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION: A voluntary employee paid deferred compensation plan is available.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: County paid counseling services provided for employee and dependents.

Correctional Deputy inside a housing unit

CORRECTIONAL DEPUTY


Job Incentives

The Humboldt County Correctional Facility offers a variety of special teams and positions to employees wanting to grow their skills. 

  • Special assignments (Sheriff's Work Alternative Program (Farm, Wood Lot, Special Assignments), Court Services, Mobile Field Force, Specialized Emergency Response Team, Gang Resource Intelligence Team, and more). 
  • Out-of-county travel for transportation assignments and training.
  • Professional training opportunities.

Benefits

RETIREMENT: The County participates in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), local Safety; 1st tier 3% @ 50, 2nd tier 2.7% @ 57.

MEDICAL /DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: The County participates in the CalPERS health insurance program, providing several options for employees; the County pays nearly all of the employee premium and a portion of dependent coverage. The County also provides a dental and vision plan with premium for the employee and family paid in full by the County.

VACATION: Full-time employees earn 12 days per year (one day after one month of employment); three weeks after three years; four weeks after ten years; five weeks after fifteen years; and six weeks after twenty years. Part-time employees earn vacation on a pro-rated basis.

HOLIDAYS: 16 paid days per year (includes 2 personal holidays). 

SICK LEAVE: Employees earn 12 days per year (unlimited accumulation).

SPECIAL LEAVES: Leaves of absence with pay for illness or death in the employees' immediate family may be approved. 

LIFE INSURANCE: $10,000 paid life insurance with employee option to purchase up to $500,000.

LONGEVITY: 5% salary increase upon completion of 10 consecutive years of County service. Additional 5% salary increase upon completion of 20 consecutive years of County service.

EDUCATION EXPENSES: The County offers an educational reimbursement program for tuition fees and the cost of books (up to a maximum per year) for job related courses.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION: A voluntary employee paid deferred compensation plan is available.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: County paid counseling services provided for employee and dependents.

Woman talks on phone PROFESSIONAL STAFF


Benefits

RETIREMENT: The County participates in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), local miscellaneous; 1st tier 2.7% @ 55, 2nd tier 2% @ 55, 3rd tier 2% @62. The County also participates in Social Security.

MEDICAL /DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: The County participates in the CalPERS health insurance program, providing several options for employees; the County pays nearly all of the employee premium and a portion of dependent coverage. The County also provides a dental and vision plan with premium for the employee and family paid in full by the County.

VACATION: Full-time employees earn 12 days per year (one day after one month of employment); three weeks after three years; four weeks after ten years; five weeks after fifteen years; and six weeks after twenty years. Part-time employees earn vacation on a pro-rated basis.

HOLIDAYS: 16 paid days per year (includes 2 personal holidays). 

SICK LEAVE: Employees earn 12 days per year (unlimited accumulation). 

ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE: 10 paid days per fiscal year.

SPECIAL LEAVES: Leaves of absence with pay for illness or death in the employees' immediate family may be approved. 

LIFE INSURANCE: $20,000 in life insurance paid by County with employee option to purchase up to $500,000.

LONGEVITY: 5% salary increase upon completion of 10 consecutive years of County service. Additional 5% salary increase upon completion of 20 consecutive years of County service.

VACATION CONVERSION: Annual conversion of up to 10 days of vacation to cash, or as a contribution to deferred compensation.

EDUCATION EXPENSES: The County offers an educational reimbursement program for tuition fees and the cost of books (up to a maximum per year) for job related courses.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION: A voluntary employee paid deferred compensation plan is available.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: County paid counseling services provided for employee and dependents.