Deputy Sheriff-Lateral


    Deputy Sheriff Trainee (Academy)
    $30.56/hour, $63,564 annually

    Deputy Sheriff I (Entry Level)
    $32.24/hour, $67,059 annually

    Deputy Sheriff I (Maximum)
    $46.26/hour, $96,221 annually

    Deputy Sheriff II (Maximum)
    $48.87/hour, $101,649 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 ($3,000/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: The lateral testing process will be the same as a Deputy Sheriff Trainee, you will be required to complete the following scheduled exams:

    • Written Examination
    • Physical Agility
    • 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
    • Captain
    • Lieutenant
    • Sergeant
    • Investigator
    • Deputy Sheriff II
    • Deputy Sheriff I

    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