Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License.
Graduation from high school, possession of a Certificate of Proficiency issued by the California State Board of Education, or attainment of a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test.
Knowledge of: California driving laws, and the safe operation of passenger vehicles.
Ability to: Understand and follow rules and oral and written instructions; establish rapport and supervise inmates; think and act decisively in stressful situations; render emergency first aid; operate passenger vehicles; detect conditions that may affect safe vehicle operation; observe and recall factual information; communicate in verbal and written form; perform basic arithmetic computations; maintain and update files and records; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and the public.APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS
Application and selection of candidates is based upon successful completion of a series of assessments including, but not limited to:
• Online Pre-Screen Questionnaire
• Written Examination
• Physical Agility Test (PAT)
• Completion of a Background Packet
• Extensive Background Investigation, including interview
• Polygraph Examination
• Pre-Employment Psychological Assessment
• Medical Examination, including a pre-employment drug & alcohol screeningWritten Examination:
Upon successful completion of the pre-screen questionnaire, candidates will be allowed to schedule their Written Examination. Candidates will be directed to our scheduling calendar to check for available testing dates, and schedule themselves. Appointments must be scheduled online and cannot be made over the phone or via e-mail. All candidates must appear in person with valid government-issued photo identification and professionally dressed. No resume is required at this time.
The Written Examination consists of 2 sections: a 10 minute, timed vocabulary test; and an untimed section, containing 225 questions based on you, your personality, past experiences, and additional questions of this nature. This examination typically takes approximately 2 hours to complete, and there is no study guide available to prepare.
Candidates who are unsuccessful in the Written Examination may re-apply six months from their testing date. Successful candidates will proceed through the process to the Physical Agility Test (PAT).
Veteran's Preference Points: Candidates may bring in a copy of their DD-214 form on the date of their Written Examination. Veteran's Preference points will be added to their total overall score for the Written Examination.Physical Agility Test (PAT):
Upon successful completion of the Written Examination, candidates will be notified of their scheduled PAT. All candidates must appear in person with valid government-issued photo identification and dressed in physical training attire to participate.
The PAT consists of:
• Sit-ups: A minimum of 27 sit-ups must be completed within 60 seconds.
• Push-ups: A minimum of 22 push-ups must be completed within 60 seconds.
• 1 ½ mile run: The run must be completed within 14 minutes, with no stopping or walking. The run is conducted on an oval-shaped, dirt track.
Upon successful completion, candidates will be placed on an eligibility list, and then contacted via e-mail when it is time to obtain their background packet. Candidates will have twelve (12) business days from the date Human Resources emails them to complete their background packet and return it to Sheriff's Personnel. Candidates who are unsuccessful in the PAT on their first attempt may contact a recruiter to schedule a second attempt. Candidates are afforded two attempts to pass this portion of the testing process. If both attempts are unsuccessful, candidates may re-apply 1 year from their PAT date. Background Investigation:
Candidates will be assigned a background investigator once their completed packet has been received. The assigned investigator will contact the candidate via telephone or USPS mail service, informing them of their status in the selection process.
Candidates will be disqualified in the background investigation for reasons that include, but are not limited to: (1) DUI violations within the last 3 years (2) Currently on probation (3) Adult felony convictions (4) Conviction of misdemeanor domestic violence, 243(e)(1)PC. Candidates who fail the background investigation are not eligible to re-apply for a minimum of one year.
Successful candidates will then begin the background investigation process, including scheduling all necessary assessments with their assigned investigator. HOW TO APPLY
To begin the application process, click 'Apply Now' and follow the instructions to complete our Pre-Screen Questionnaire.
Out-of-state candidates are advised to contact a recruiter before scheduling their written exam.
For more information, visit the F.A.Q. tab on our website at www.JoinRSD.org
For general inquiries, please call us at 1-888-JOIN-RSD (1-888-564-6773) or e-mail at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]
Read this posting for special application instructions. Unless otherwise stated, use our resume builder to submit your resume, or select 'Apply' on this page. For specific questions regarding this position, contact [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] at 888-564-6773.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam, including a drug/alcohol test, and a criminal background investigation, including fingerprinting. (A felony or misdemeanor conviction may disqualify the applicant from County employment).
Required Probationary Period - As an Approved Local Merit System, the County of Riverside requires all new regular or seasonal employees to serve an initial probationary period, the duration of which is indicated in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, County Resolution, or Salary Ordinance. Temporary and Per Diem employees serve at the pleasure of the agency/department head.
The County of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the County of Riverside to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non job-related factor.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS - The County of Riverside is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the applications or selection process may contact the Disability Access Office at (951) 955-5663 or via email at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]. Individuals with hearing and/or speech impairments may also contact the recruiter for this position through the use of the California Relay Service by dialing 711.