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Deputy Sheriff Cadet - Registry

at Pinal County

Pay: $45,969 to $51,164/year
$45969 - $51164
Posted: 9/23/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2798046

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Please note the following tentative dates below and schedule accordingly:
Physical Agility and Written Exam: 1/23/2021
(PT requirements available at: 
Oral Board Interview: 1/26/2021.
Police Academy begins: 7/26/2021; Ends: 12/9/2021.

NOTE: All listed dates are tentative and a subject to change. 
  • This is a registry intended to collect applications for current or future vacancies containing one or more positions.
  • Every question requires a response. If the question does not apply, put N/A. Failure to answer each question will result in your application being rejected as INCOMPLETE.
  •  This announcement may be closed as soon as a sufficient number of qualified applicants have applied.

This is a training position that is under close supervision. Incumbents performs tasks through formal and informal training programs to learn and perform responsibilities of an Arizona peace officer which include interacting with a diverse population, exercising problem solving skills, maintaining public order, preventing crime, enforcing laws and ordinances, conducting investigations, making arrests, issuing summonses/citations and warnings, and assisting the public. This is an Entry/Trainee position, which works under close supervision.

Example of Duties

Work in this classification requires an individual to be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary classification functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this classification may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in this classification description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this description.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: The duties listed below are examples of the work typically performed by employees in this class.  An employee may not be assigned all duties listed and may be assigned duties which are not listed below. 

  • Attends and obtains Certification by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) academy to learn the principles, methods and techniques employed by the Deputy Sheriff class.
  • Attends in and out door training sessions for preparation as a Deputy Sheriff.
  • Learn federal, state, and local traffic and criminal laws.
  • Learn proper work habits, appearance, and interpersonal skills.
  • Learns to drive a motor vehicle under normal and emergency conditions safely.
  • Learns to demonstrate command presence in conflict situations.
  • Learns use of various firearms and first aide methods.
  • Participate in a physical fitness program to develop the physical skills for the job.
  • Learns to write clear, comprehensive and accurate reports, legibly and with correct grammar and spelling.
  • Performs tasks employing patrol methods, community relations, courtroom procedures, finger-printing, report preparation, physical agility and strength formation, and other law enforcement related duties commensurate with attained skills.
  • Performs other duties, including housekeeping duties as requested or assigned.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, customer records, and restricted County information.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must be a minimum of twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of graduation of Basic Police Academy on 12/9/2021, a United States Citizen, and demonstrate the ability to successfully complete written, psychological, polygraph, physical or stress test, pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background examinations.
  • One (1) year of satisfactory work experience.
  • Valid Arizona State Driver's License.
  • Must pass a thorough background investigation.
  • Within one (1) year of hire, must complete the peace officer's basic course and be certified by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board.

Supplemental Information

Additional Information
  • Must be able to successfully complete written, psychological, polygraph, physical or stress test, pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background examinations.
  • Must complete and pass a Deputy Sheriff Entry Examination with a score of 70% or higher.
  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications as applicable. 
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of police methods, practices, and procedures.           
  • Ability to apply knowledge gained to specific situations        
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of County geography and related landmarks. 
  • Ability to work effectively with all segments of the public.    
  • Ability to use good judgment and make effective decisions under pressure.           
  • Ability to evaluate situations and adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action.
  • Ability to prepare clear and comprehensive reports. 
The work is medium and requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The work also requires the ability to crouch, feel, finger, grasp, handle, reach, perform repetitive motion, kneel, lift, pull, push, to operate motor vehicles, hear, speak, stand, stoop, walk, and demonstrate mental and visual acuity.
This position may reasonably be expected to come into contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials in the performance of the work duties and is therefore subject to the vaccination and training provisions presented in the County Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Control plan.

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