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Deputy Sheriff Lateral


  • Deputy Sheriff I (Entry Level): $ 42.41/hour, $88,212.80 annually  
  • Deputy Sheriff I (Maximum): $60.85/hour, $126,5680 annually 
  • Deputy Sheriff II (Maximum): $64.28 hour/ $133,702.40 annually  

Plus, Incentive Pay For:

  • Bilingual
  • Shift Differential
  • POST Certifications
  • Special Assignment
  • Field Training Officer


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)
  • Paid Retirement (2.7% at 57 plan)
  • Tuition Reimbursement ($10,000/year)
  • Uniforms Provided
  • Alternative schedules are available
  • Flexible Benefits Plan
  • Field Training Officer Pay
  • Motorcycle Pay
  • Canine Pay
  • Tactical Support Pay
  • Helicopter Pilot Assignment Pay
  • Helicopter Observer Assignment Pay
  • Overtime Pay
  • Bilingual Pay
  • On-Call Pay
  • Call Back Pay
  • Night Shift Differential Pay
  • Educational Incentive
  • P.O.S.T. Pay
  • Hazardous Device Assignment Pay
  • Toxic Investigator Assignment Pay
  • Dive Team Pay

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the Sheriff-Coroner.
  • Must be 20 years of age by date of written exam.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who has filed for citizenship prior to application date.
  • Must have a U.S. high school diploma, or a satisfactory score on the GED or California High School Proficiency test, or have an AA or BA from accredited U.S. school of higher education.
  • Must have no felony convictions as a juvenile or adult AND cannot currently be on any form of probation.
  • Must have no domestic violence convictions AND cannot currently be the subject of a domestic violence restraining order.

Qualified lateral applicants will also:

  • Be currently employed as a Peace Officer by a California state, county or city agency.
  • Have attended a full time, intensive format, California POST approved academy.
  • Have a California POST "Basic" Certificate.

Testing Process: You will be required to complete the following scheduled exams:

  • Oral Interview
  • Background Interview
  • Medical
  • Psychological (written and oral)
  • Polygraph


As a Deputy Sheriff you will have the opportunity to be assigned to a variety of traditional and specialized assignments, click here to explore the opportunities.

Promotional Opportunities

  • Assistant Sheriff
  • Commander
  • Captain
  • Lieutenant
  • Sergeant
  • Investigator
  • Deputy Sheriff II
  • Deputy Sheriff I

For more information on how to get started, contact: (714) 834-5858 or

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