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With five correctional facilities in Riverside County, the Sheriff is continuously seeking applicants for correctional deputy positions. Great benefits and retirement program, educational pay premiums (get a degree and get more money) and a challenging career await successful applicants.

Here's how it works:

  1. The hiring process starts when you select the Correctional Deputy career path and fill out an online application.
  2. Register and complete a profile, or logon if you already have an account.
  3. We send you a pre-screen questionnaire.
  4. You take a written examination.
  5. You take a physical agility test.
  6. We send you a background investigation packet to complete.  It's a detailed history of your life, and we conduct an extensive background check based on your statements.
  7. We interview you based on your background packet.
  8. You take a polygraph examination.
  9. You take a psychological examination.
  10. You take a medical examination including drug and alcohol screening.

Getting Hired as a Trainee

If you successfully pass all of the steps we provisionally hire you as a correctional deputy trainee and send you to our 3-month basic correctional deputy training academy .

Recruiting Guidelines

Understand and follow rules and oral and written instructions; establish rapport and supervise inmates; think and act decisively in stressful situations; render emergency first aid; operate passenger vehicles; detect conditions that may affect safe vehicle operation; observe and recall factual information; communicate in verbal and written form; perform basic arithmetic computations; maintain and update files and records; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and the public.

Graduation from high school, possession of a Certificate of Proficiency issued by the California State Board of Education, or attainment of a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test.

Correctional Deputy Job Description Apply Now

Minimum Requirements
Correctional Deputy
At least 18 years of age at time of application
Eligible to work in U.S.
Ability to obtain California Driver License
U.S. high school diploma or G.E.D., or equivalent


  1. DUI violations within the last 3 years
  2. Currently on probation
  3. Felony convictions
  4. Conviction of misdemeanor domestic violence
  5. Lying or withholding any information