If you have an active California Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) Certification or can obtain a California POST Waiver for regular basic academy training you've received from another state we can expedite the hiring process.
As one of the fastest growing counties in California, Riverside County offers affordable housing and great schools. Centrally located, Riverside County is surrounded by Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and San Bernardino Counties.
Lateral or Pre-Service applicants are encouraged to contact Human Resources before applying to determine their qualifications.
In addition to an exciting and challenging career opportunity with the Sheriff's Department, the County of Riverside participates in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) and offers an excellent retirement program.
- A flex benefit is provided in the amount of $712.00 monthly.
- A 2.5% premium pay benefit for completion of a Bachelor's degree and an additional 2.5% premium pay benefit for completion of a Master's degree from an accredited institution.
- Bilingual Skills:
- We offer additional compensation in assignments that require you to use your bilingual skills.
- Advanced Certification:
- Intermediate and Advanced levels of POST certification also qualify for additional compensation.
A lateral candidate is an individual who has worked as sworn peace officer for a California law enforcement agency, has passed their probationary period, and has obtained his/her California Basic POST Certificate.
Out-of-state candidates who have obtained a basic academy certification from another state can contact California POST and apply for a POST waiver letter. The Sheriff's Department will accept that as valid certification to qualify as a pre-service candidate. We do not accept POST (or equivalent) certifications from other states.
A pre-service candidate is an individual who has successfully graduated from a California POST-certified academy and holds an active California POST certification or has separated from a position as a California sworn peace officer.
Pre-service candidates who have obtained their California POST certification or separated from a sworn position in California within the last 1 year are not required to take the Physical Agility Test (PAT) with the Department.
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all of the steps listed above.
Comprehend and retain factual information pertaining to policies, rules, regulations, and laws and accurately apply what is learned; analyze situations and/or data and draw meaningful conclusions leading to a reasonable course of action; effectively communicate both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; meet the physical requirements of a Basic Peace Officer Standard Training (P.O.S.T.) academy.
Graduation from high school, or attainment of a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test, or possession of a Certificate of Proficiency issued by the California State Board of Education.
Applicants who wear glasses or hard contact lenses must have uncorrected vision of no worse than 20/40 correctable to 20/20. For soft contact lenses being worn for up to one year or more correctable to 20/20, there are no uncorrected requirements. Applicant must have normal peripheral fields and normal color vision.
Applicants must not have hearing loss greater than 25dB in frequencies of 500 to 6,000 in either ear. Hearing aids are not permitted to meet these requirements.
|Lateral & Pre-Service|
|21 years of age|
|Valid California Driver License|
|U.S. high school diploma or G.E.D., or equivalent|