Jobs and careers

The sheriff's office offers a variety of job assignments for peace officers and civilians, with competitive salaries, excellent benefits, advancement opportunities and leadership development. Our more than 800 employees serve 1.2 million residents.

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Working for the sheriff's office

A statewide and national reputation

The sheriff’s office trains other law enforcement agencies in areas such as SWAT team work, community engagement, jail management, crisis intervention, and crime lab services. Our peace officers, civilians and department as a whole receive awards for outstanding service.

A variety of opportunities

The sheriff's office offers many types of positions, including:

  • Deputy sheriff
  • Detention deputy / trainee
  • 911 dispatcher
  • Public safety records clerk
  • Office specialist

Opportunities for peace officers 

Peace officers begin by working in the jail, then can move to any one of several areas.

Positions that don’t rely on seniority include narcotics task forces, water patrol, hospital security, and background investigations.

Peace officers can also work toward advancement in other areas including patrol, K-9, and special operations.

Opportunities for civilians 

Civilian positions include accounting, forensic sciences, legal/paralegal, public information, food service, radio technicians, biologists, fingerprint specialists and grant writing.

Employees can enjoy long term civilian careers.

Peace officer and civilian positions often include shift work, providing flexibility in work-life balance.

A sheriff's office with high standards  

The sheriff's office is an equal opportunity employer.

All sheriff’s employees undergo a full pre-employment background investigation.

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