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.
Lateral or Pre-Service applicants are encouraged to contact Personnel before applying to determine their qualifications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all of the steps listed above.
|Lateral & Pre-Service|
|21 years of age|
|Valid California Driver License|
|U.S. high school diploma or G.E.D., or equivalent|