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Sheriff Special Officer


  • Sheriff’s Special Officer I (Entry Level): $24.51 hour/ $50,980.80 annually 
  • Sheriff’s Special Officer I (Maximum): $32.82 hour/ $68,265.60 annually 
  • Sheriff’s Special Officer II (Entry Level): $27.18 hour/ $56,534.40 annually  
  • Sheriff’s Special Officer II (Maximum): $36.62 hour/$76.190.40 annually  

The Position

Sheriff's Special Officer is a Public Officer position that provides opportunity for diverse assignments related to public safety and security. Sheriff's Special Officers are aviation security specialists at John Wayne Airport, work as civil bailiffs in the County courthouses, provide security within Orange County's five correctional facilities, maintain Sheriff's Evidence and Property and provide security at county buildings and facilities.


The County of Orange offers a comprehensive benefit package to its employees including:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Annual Leave:
    • 19 days after the first year
    • 27 days after three years
    • 32 days after ten years
  • Holidays (12 paid per year)
  • Tuition Reimbursement ($3,000/year)
  • Uniforms Provided
  • Alternative schedules are available
  • Overtime Pay
  • Bilingual Pay

Interested applicants should submit an online interest card at to be notified of the next open enrollment application.

For more information on how to get started, contact: 1 (877) – SHERIFF