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Alameda County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff's Technician

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Position Title: Sheriff's Technician
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Entry Level

Hiring Agency

Agency: Alameda County Sheriff's Office
Address: 1401 Lakeside Drive, 12th Floor
City: Oakland
State: CA    Zipcode: 94612
Contact: Recruiting
Phone: 9255515730
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position


Sheriff’s Technicians, under general supervision perform duties related to law enforcement functions that do not require the assignment of a Deputy Sheriff; and do related work as required. Sheriff’s Technicians are assigned throughout the Sheriff’s Office. Positions in this class are filled with unarmed, non-sworn employees who work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays, within various divisions of the Sheriff's Office throughout the County. This class is distinguished from Deputy Sheriffs, who have peace officer responsibilities.

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The equivalent of six months full-time experience in the classification of Sheriff’s Safety Aide in the Alameda County Classified service

The equivalent of one year full-time experience in a clerical position (60 semester units from an accredited college or university may substitute for 6 months of the clerical experience).

The equivalent of two years honorable service in the United States Military

Must possess a valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator's License.


1. A thorough background investigation will be conducted of all prospective Sheriff's Technicians to ensure they are suitable for law enforcement related work.

2. Hearing must be normal in each ear.

3. Vision must be correctable to at least 20/20 in each eye, and free from color blindness and permanent abnormality in either eye.

4. Sheriff’s Technicians must be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.

5. Sheriff’s Technicians are assigned to work day, evening, night and rotating shifts, including weekends and holidays.

6. Sheriff’s Technicians are assigned positions throughout Alameda County and are subject to rotation of assignments.

7. Sheriff’s Technicians assigned to the Coroner’s Bureau must have the ability to assist in lifting dead bodies weighing a minimum of 160 pounds and to maneuver a gurney.

8. Sheriff’s Technicians assigned to certain work locations must successfully complete training relevant to that assignment.

9. Sheriff’s Technicians must attend and successfully complete the Sheriff’s Technician Training Academy.

NOTE: The Civil Service may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

• Modern office practices and procedures
• Recordkeeping coding and basic arithmetic
• Proper safety methods and procedures affecting assigned duty station
• Computer skills such as Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and Outlook

Ability to:

• Communicate effectively; both verbally and in writing
• Interpret and apply department policies, rules, laws, and ordinances pertaining to law enforcement work
• Write clear, concise, comprehensive reports
• Accurately observe and remember names, faces, numbers, and events
• Establish and maintain effective working relations with others
• Practice sound judgment on a daily basis and in emergency or critical situations
• Prepare and conduct presentations to community groups
• Learn laws, regulations, policies, vocabulary, and practices unique to the duties or functions being performed
• Perform clerical and record keeping duties, including making arithmetical computations.
• Work independently with only general supervision.
• Communicate with diverse groups and people demonstrating effective interpersonal skill and sensitivity.
• Work in contact with inmates in a custodial setting
• Adjust effectively to changing work assignments
• Maintain performance under stressful situations
• Interact with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization
• Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situations; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people

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Application Period

Application Period Begins: 03/08/2023

Application Period Ends: 12/31/2024

Number Positions to be Filled: 100

Yearly Salary: $66,185.60 to $78,977.60
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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