Sheriff’s Correctional Deputy Cadet

  • Full Time
  • West Coast
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Job Information


Updated: June 07, 2024

Position Title: Sheriff’s Correctional Deputy Cadet

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The PHQ is not required for this position.

Salary Information:

$49.53 Hourly
$3,962.24 Biweekly
$8,584.85 Monthly
Department Overview:

The Sheriff’s Office is a highly esteemed agency offering plentiful professional development and advancement opportunities. We are a law enforcement organization deeply committed to serving our community, valuing equity, honesty, integrity, innovation, and adaptability.

County Information:

Santa Clara County (SCC) is the sixth most populous county in California, with a population of 1.9 million people. SCC contains 168 distinct voting districts, 15 cities encompassing approximately 1,300 square miles, and a large concentration of electronics, information technology, research, and manufacturing firms. SCC is the fifth-largest county government in the State.

SCC’s governmental structure includes a decentralized mix of approximately 50 agencies and departments. The County provides public safety and justice services, road construction and maintenance, parks and recreation, libraries, and environmental resource management. It also operates “enterprise” programs, which charge fees to users for services. Two examples are the County Health System, which includes three hospitals, and the County airports. The County acts as an agent of the State in administering health, social services, and criminal justice programs that are of statewide concern.

Policymaking and legislative authority are vested in the Board of Supervisors, which consists of an elected Supervisor from each of the county’s five districts. The Board’s responsibilities include passing ordinances and policies, adopting the budget, appointing committees, and appointing the County Executive who manages the day-to-day operations of the County. For more information, please go to

Population: 1.8 Million

Job Requirements:

Age: At least 21 at the time of hire

US Citizen: Must have the legal right to work in the US

High School Grad/GED: Yes

Valid California State Driver’s License: Yes

Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

College: None

Prior Experience: None

Hiring Process: Application > Meet employment standards > Take written and agility tests and pass both > Interview with Sheriff’s Office > Go through backgrounds > Go to final interview with Sheriff > Hired into Academy

Criminal History: No felonies

Drug Use: No drug use