Sheriff Mike Downey would like to announce job openings for Deputy Sheriff Recruits for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office! Sheriff Downey would like to see local applicants who are vested in the community and are committed to making Humboldt County a safe, productive place to live, work, and play.
The Deputy Sheriff Recruit is an entry level position for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. Applicants do not need to have a law enforcement background to apply. A Deputy Sheriff Recruit will attend the Basic Police Academy at College of the Redwoods while receiving a salary, once they pass a detailed background check. The Sheriff’s Office will pay for the tuition, uniforms, and required gear for the academy.
Once a Deputy Sheriff Recruit successfully completes the Police Academy he or she then becomes a Deputy Sheriff I. They will participate in a Field Training Officer Program. Upon successfully completing the eighteen week FTO program, the Deputy Sheriff will be assigned to Patrol Operations for the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies will then have the opportunity to work in a number of specialized positions. Some of our specialized positions are:
• Boating and Waterway Safety
• Criminal Investigations Division
• Drug Task Force
• Drug Enforcement Unit
• Beach Patrol
• Court Security
• Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team
If you are interested in joining the largest law enforcement agency in Humboldt County, submit an application through the Human Resources Department online at www.humboldtgov.org/jobs. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. If you have further inquiries, please contact Human Resources at (707) 476-2349.