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Not everyone who works for the Sheriff wears a badge. The skills and experience of wide variety of support personnel in non-sworn positions throughout Riverside County contribute to the success of the department.

As classified employees within the department, support staff are required to pass a pre-employment physical exam, a drug/alcohol test, and a criminal background investigation including fingerprinting.

Accounting & Clerical

Job assignments may be within Sheriff's administrative offices in downtown Riverside or at various Sheriff's stations or facilities throughout the county.


There are five jails, or correctional facilities, in Riverside County, all managed by the Sheriff's Department Corrections Division, one of the largest jail operations in the state and throughout the country.


The Coroner investigates and reports on all violent, sudden or unusual deaths of persons within the County as established by California law.

Support Staff

Other classified support positions can include professional, information technology, and equipment & facilities maintenance.

Sheriff's Job Gateway

Get Started

  1. Start by logging in or registering in Sheriff's Job Gateway. You may apply to any position in which you feel you qualify for, by submitting your resume and completing our online pre-screen questionnaire.
  2. Top applicants are notified and given instructions on how to proceed.
  3. 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.
  4. We interview you based on your background packet.
  5. You take a polygraph examination.
  6. You take a psychological examination.
  7. You take a medical examination including drug and alcohol screening.

If you fail any of these steps we stop the process and thank you for your interest. 

Minimum Requirements
Sheriff Support Staff
At least 18 years of age
Eligible to work in U.S.
U.S. high school diploma or G.E.D., or equivalent
Oral & written communications skills


  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