Deputy Sheriff Trainee

Salaries and Benefits for the Orange County Sheriff's Department:

Opportunities

After successfully completing a 28 week paid academy, you will be promoted to Deputy Sheriff I. As a Deputy Sheriff you will have the opportunity to be assigned to a variety of traditional and specialized assignments including:
  • Patrol
  • Motorcycle Patrol
  • Community Programs
  • Custody
  • Harbor Patrol
  • Commercial Traffic Enforcement
  • Canine
  • School Resource Officer
  • Mounted Enforcement
  • Gang Enforcement Team
  • Aero Bureau
  • Warrant Service Team
  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Neighborhood Enhancement Team
  • Training/Academy Staff
  • Major Accident Response Team
  • Dive Team
  • Auto Theft Detail
  • Bank Robbery Apprehension Team
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Court Services
  • Bomb Squad
  • Drug Enforcement Team
  • Recruiting
  • Field Training Officer

Salary

Deputy Sheriff Trainee (Academy)
$25.72/hour $53,498

Deputy Sheriff I (Entry Level)
$29.36 to $39.90/hour $61,069 to $82,992 annually

Deputy Sheriff II (Maximum)
$42.16/hour $87,693 annually

Plus, Incentive Pay For:

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

Benefits

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 (3% at 55 plan)
  • Tuition Reimbursement ($2,000/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

Promotional Opportunities

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

Deputy I - Entry Level Deputy II - Maximum
Base Pay: $5,089 month $7,308 month
Shift Differential:
(4p.m. - 8a.m.)
$100.00 month $100.00 month
Holiday:
(12 per year)
$203.04 month $291.60 month
P.O.S.T. Pay: Intermediate Certificate $175.00 month
Advance Certificate $325.00 month
Supervisory certificate $365.00 month
BI-Lingual Pay
(no test)
Paid to qualified employees $52.00 per month (30) cents per hour $52.00 month
Exceptional BI- Lingual Pay: (Passed test) Paid to qualified employees

$104.00 per month
(60) cents per hour

$104.00 month
Hazardous Devices:
(Regular Substitutes)
$255.00 month $255.00 month
Dive Team: $230.00 month $230.00 month
Tactical Support Team: $230.00 month $230.00 month
Motorcycle Pay: $230.00 month $230.00 month
Helicopter Pilot Pay: $580.00 month $580.00 month
Helicopter Observer Pay: $355.00 month $355.00 month
Toxic Investigator Pay: $230.00 month $230.00 month

For more information on how to get started, contact our job line number:

(877) SHERIFF