What are the selection requirements for Deputy Sheriff Trainee (DST)?

  • 19 ½ years of age at the time of filing and 20 years of age at the time of hire.
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
  • Graduation from a U.S. high school or evidence of equivalent U.S. high school proficiency or higher. Evidence of equivalent high school proficiency includes having successfully passed the GED, TASC, HiSET, or CHSPE.
  • Valid California class “C” driver license or higher at the time of filing. Out-of-State applicants must have a valid driver license from the state in which they reside at the time of filing and will be required to obtain a California class “C” or above driver license, prior to hire.
  • Applicants cannot have any felony convictions nor be on probation; misdemeanors may be disqualifying, depending on the number, type of violation, and date of the violation.
  • Good general physical condition.
  • 20/70 uncorrected vision, corrected to at least 20/30.
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