County of El Dorado SHERIFF'S TECHNICIAN I/II in United States


This recruitment is being conducted to establish an eligibility list to fill current and future fulltime vacancies for the Sheriff's Office in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe. Positions may require you to work evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

*The pass/fail written examination has been tentatively scheduled for the week of November 14th. * *If it is determined that you meet the minimum qualifications you will be invited to participate in this examination. *

**The eligibility list will be ranked using the following method:

Oral Examination: Those who pass the written examination will be invited to participate in the oral board examination which is tentatively scheduled for the week of November 28th, 2016. Candidates will be required to pass this examination to be placed on the eligibility list for this classification. Oral board scores will determine applicants' rank on the eligibility list.**


Under general supervision, performs a variety of responsible and complex clerical and technical tasks related to processing legal documents: human resources services and documents in the Sheriff's Department; preparing and maintaining relevant financial and other records on activities, receipts and disbursements; disseminating information from files as mandated by law; booking; records maintenance; and performs other duties as assigned.


Sheriff's Technician Iis the first level in the Sheriff's Technician series. Incumbents initially receive closer supervision and training in a specific technical assignment. As experience is gained in the specialized area, incumbents achieve greater independence of action and responsibility in their assigned area. This class is alternately staffed with Sheriff's Technician II and an incumbent may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency in the assigned area and meets the qualifications of the higher-level class.

Sheriff's Technician II is the full journey level class in this series, fully competent to independently perform technical duties and assume responsibility for assigned area. Positions in this classification perform and coordinate specialized technical and clerical processes in the Sheriff's Department and work with a considerable amount of independence. Incumbents may report to sworn personnel but are responsible for day-to-day operations in the assigned technical functional area. The Sheriff's Technician classification is distinguished from the Community Services Officer classifications by the independence of action, the consequences of error, and the aggregation and level of skills and knowledge required in the assigned functional area.

Examples of Essential Functions

Performs a variety of responsible and complex legal clerical and technical tasks in an assigned functional area of the Sheriff's Department such as Civil, Records, Bookings, or Human Resources.

Receives, reviews, and processes various civil papers, such as summons, subpoenas, notices, orders, citations, warrants, and civil writs of attachment, execution, restitution, possession, claim and deliver; examines legal documents for form, sufficiency of information, and conformance with legal requirements.

Levies attachment and executions on such properties as automobiles, boats, and any other property; prepares wage and bank garnishments; computes fees and interests.

Prepares, types, and has responsibility for signing warrants for payment of fines and bails and for fees collected.

Coordinates Sheriff's department human resources activities and services; processes background documents; prepares recruitment and selection documents, announcements advertisements; processes testing results; establishes eligible lists; assists with reviewing qualifications and interviewing candidates; prepares, processes, and maintains personnel, background and internal affairs files, documents, forms and reports.

Confers with attorneys, plaintiffs, defendants, applicants, staff, and others regarding procedures and documents required.

Provides information about assigned area to interested parties, other agencies and the public.

As necessary confers with County Counsel's Office, Human Resources Department and other agencies on proper procedures, legal questions and proper interpretation of code sections.

Maintains accurate and complete records for receipts and disbursements of moneys and other funds deposited to the Sheriff's trust account by posting, checking, balancing, and adjusting accounts and keeping subsidiary ledgers.

Checks various statistical and accounting tables and reports; accumulates records and complies statements; assists in preparing accounting or statistical reports.

Acts as liaison to other County departments to assists in collecting referred delinquent accounts.

Keeps current regarding laws, codes, regulations and legal procedures as they pertain to assigned specialty area.

Explains laws and procedures to employers, financial institutions, and others pertaining to the collection of money under court orders; explains laws to employees regarding remedies for money attached under court orders.

Composes and types letters, memos, documents, forms, and reports.

Enters, retrieves, reviews and purges information from a variety of computer files, databases and other records.

Maintains, processes and audits arrest reports, warrants, and criminal histories and other records; confirms arrest warrants as required.

Enters, updates, assembles, codes, records and summarizes a variety of law enforcement data; classifies crime reports and enters into an appropriate computerized system.

Books inmates into the County Jail or other detention facility; obtains information from appropriate documents and files; completes arrest registers; receives and receipts monies for bail and prepares release docu­mentation.

Receives, receipts and records payment of fines, fees, and deposits to inmate's cash accounts; reviews, posts, adjusts and balances daily registers and journals; issues checks following established procedures.

Checks identification and follows procedures for admitting visitors to detention facilities; operates central control panel to allow staff and other authorized individuals access to secure areas of detention facility.

Education & Experience Requirements (typing "See Resume" in application will not be accepted)

Sheriff's Technician I: Two years of increasingly responsible clerical or support services experience which included responsibility for checking documents for accuracy and conformance with established guidelines, one year in a law enforcement environment is preferred. Relevant college course work in legal terminology, law enforcement, business or public administration is desirable. Completion of 30 semester units of college coursework in business administration, psychology, communications or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A BA/BS or higher can be substituted for both.

Sheriff' Technician II: In addition to the above, one year of experience in performance of specialized technical duties in a law enforcement agency equivalent to the County's class of Sheriff's Technician I. Specific experience in the area of assignment may be required.

NOTE: The above qualifications are a typically accepted way of obtaining the required knowledge and skills.

Other Requirements

Specified positions may require possession of a valid driver's license; require you to work evening, weekend or other off-shift work; and be able to pass a detailed background investigation.


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


Work is primarily performed indoors in a standard office setting with infrequent trips outdoors in all weather conditions.


Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in an office setting and operate office equipment; vision in the normal visual range with or without correction sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents and to operate equipment; hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Frequent sitting, wrist and arm motions and upward/downward flexion of neck; fine finger dexterity of both hands, ability to grasp and hold; lifting, carrying or pushing objects that weigh up to 15 lbs. Infrequent standing, walking; reaching, bending; lifting, carrying or pushing objects that weigh more than 15 lbs.

Salary: $39,187.20 - $52,520.00 Annually $18.84 - $25.25 Hourly $3,265.60 - $4,376.67 Monthly $39,187.20 - $52,520.00 Annually

Job Number: 1610-2716

Location: Placerville & South Lake Tahoe, CA Placerville & South Lake Tahoe, CA

Closing: 10/30/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Job Type: Full Time

Department: Sheriff

Agency: The County of El Dorado

Address: 330 Fair Lane Placerville, California, 95667.

Phone: 530-621-5565